My Dental Career began here in 1991 as a Registered Dental Hygienist. Years later, I started working at the Front Desk. I learned everything from answering the phone & confirming appointments to the challenging world of insurance & beyond. I semi-retired in July 2020. I’m still around working “behind the scenes” on Wednesdays.
My journey began when I was a senior at Shawnee Mission East High School participating in an afternoon work placement program. I was originally hired as the receptionist for Prairie Village Dentists, and now over 40 years later I am still going strong as our Business Manager. I work hard to keep everyone busy, on time, and always with quality production. I strive to ensure that each patient has not only the best experience but leaves feeling like family. In my spare time I enjoy karaoke, yearly trips to Florida with my sister to visit Mom, and spending time with my dog, Piper.
“Better late than never does not apply to your dental appointments.”
I started out as a music major in voice and flute at Missouri Western State College in 1997, but then I met Dr. Grant and he convinced me that a degree in dental hygiene was the way to go! So, I took the well-rounded scenic route and went to Longview Community College to finish up my basics and then proceeded to go to UMKC School of Dentistry where I graduated at the top of my class in Dental Hygiene in 2003. I have since been the President of the Greater Kansas City Dental Hygienists’ Association and I enjoy taking an active role in learning how to advance the field of dentistry. In the summer of 2021, I graduated with distinction as a fellow in the American Association in Dental Office Managers (FAADOM).
A few years ago, I transitioned into a position out of clinical work to one of working with patients up front while sitting up straight! I enjoy broadening my horizons and am learning a lot about what happens “behind-the-curtain” in quality patient care. What I love more than anything in my career, whether it’s at the front desk or working as a hygienist, is being able to share a smile and laugh with anyone who walks in the door!
I’ve had several hobbies over the years, but currently, I enjoy:
- Spending time with my friends and family (Dr. Grant, Eva 15 years old, Eric 12 years old and our two dogs, Bruna and Benny. Bruna is a Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier that’s 7 years old. Benny is our Aussie Poo, who is two years old.)
- Staying super active (I’m a Jazzercise instructor, I love being outdoors and taking the dogs with Grant on our daily 4:45 a.m. morning walks)
- Listening to audible books and podcasts (like “Sawbones” and “TED Radio Hour”) and my current obsession is Googling videos about history and things I know nothing about!
- Encouraging/supporting my kiddos in their interests of guitar, ukulele, bass guitar, sewing, aerial silks, art, choir, gaming (not much encouragement needed there!) and digging in the dirt.
I absolutely delight in trying new things and am always on the hunt for my next great adventure!
“A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.” – Mark Twain
“Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be.” – Clementine Paddleford
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I started my dental career as a dental assistant and progressed to the front desk. I absolutely love working with patients and helping them with their dental needs. Seeing them smile when they leave gives me great joy.
I have two adult children, both girls, Kyndall 22, and Paige 20. I also get to enjoy my cute 1 1/2-year-old granddaughter Eastyn. I enjoy hiking and exploring anything KC has to offer, such as restaurants, museums, and local shops. I escape to The Lake of The Ozarks at least once a month with my sister to unwind.
“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention” –Oscar Wilde
Registered Dental Hygienist
Hi my name is Diane and I have been caring for patients at Prairie Village Dentists since 1992. Over the years I have seen a lot of changes and advancements in dentistry. As hard as change can be, I am happy that I am part of a team that embraces progress and keeps up with technology so we can provide our patients with the best care. People always ask me if I ever get tired of cleaning teeth, and that’s very easy for me to answer. “No way,” I say. “I still love it.” Because along with every set of teeth is a unique person that I am fortunate enough to get to know. When I become familiar with someone, it makes it easier to make suggestions about your dental care that will fit your lifestyle.
When not working, I enjoy being active and traveling with my husband. We have two dogs and a
cat and love the home we have created here in Prairie Village.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Jennifer is a New York City girl transplanted to Kansas and Dentistry has been her passion and career choice for over 10 years. As a dental hygienist, she really loves getting to educate her patients in their dental health as well as getting to contribute to their overall health with dental cleanings. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband and two sons who are her heart and soul. Being a working mom doesn’t leave her much time for hobbies but when she does get some free time she loves cooking especially a traditional Italian meal while listening to music and drinking a glass of wine. Her other pastime is watching historical drama shows/ movies preferably British and doing puzzles!
Registered Dental Hygienist
As a Kansas City native, it only made sense that I pursue my Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene right in my own backyard. In the spring of 2022, I graduated from the University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Dentistry. Prior to UMKC, I studied undergrad in Biology at Truman State University in Kirksville, where I met my now husband. I have loved the dentist my whole life, so pursuing my career in teeth seemed fitting. I was fortunate growing up that I had a dentist and an office that valued the whole person and truly got to know me in a way that allowed them to best advise my dental needs. I am passionate about providing the highest quality care, which I believe can only be achieved when I get to build relationships with my patients. I value education and working for a practice that stays up to date with technology and advancements in dentistry.
In my spare time outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two dogs Kenai and Shiloh, and our cat Gizmo. I love to travel, try out new baking recipes, and watch documentaries. I’m a HUGE swiftie (Taylor Swift fan) and love having the occasional dance party to any of her songs.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou
I was born and raised right here in Kansas City. I love spending time with my family and my pets. I have a chihuahua and pit bull mix, Maizy and Bella, who are my world. I was an avid sports player growing up, so now I enjoy attending all different types of sport events around KC and other cities. Although I do not do it very often, I love spending time in the kitchen baking, and I have been deemed the “pie baker” of the family. I also enjoy spending time relaxing and watching all different types of documentaries. I graduated from JCCC in the spring of 2021 with my Associate’s degree in General Studies. I was not quite sure what career path I wanted to take until I unexpectedly found myself working as a dental assistant here at PVD. I have loved every minute of being part of this great environment they have created in the office. I am passionate about educating and helping patients achieve their goals at maiming good oral health.
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” -Eleanor Roosevelt
“Be the change you want to see in the world” -Gandhi
Growing up, I had always dreamed of working in a dental office. I had the BEST pediatric dentist from about 7-18. He was so caring and taught me so much about oral health care that I still know today. Dr. Cobb truly inspired my career journey as well as my love for pediatric dentistry. I started my journey during the covid year (2020). Started off in a pediatric office where I learned the basics of dentistry, oral health, and pedo knowledge. I then went on to give general practice a run where I learned all things general practice just to go back to pediatrics and here I am again back in general practice but a family-oriented office! My love and passion for dentistry are so strong but even stronger is my care for my patients and their oral health care!
I was born in Winter Haven, Florida, and moved to Olathe when I was 7. I grew up in south Olathe most of my childhood. I played basketball all through my school years and love watching women’s basketball in my free time. I have a younger brother, Sammy who is 2 years younger than me. He is my best friend and my roommate. Somehow it works lol. I also have two step-siblings on both my mom’s and dad’s sides. When I’m not working I love getting to spend time with my family and friends, coloring outside in my hammock during the nine months, and most importantly traveling.
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Doctor of Physical Therapy
Jackie Stuewe, DPT, graduated from Kansas State University in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in Life Science, then earned her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from The University of Kansas in 2009. She enjoys treating a variety of conditions and orthopedic injuries and is very successful in manual techniques helping those with neck, back and rib dysfunctions. She has unique expertise treating headaches, facial and jaw pain, a typically undertreated population. Patients are drawn to her skill, positivity and deep sense of caring. Collaborating with dentists and other specialists ensures patients receive the excellent comprehensive care they deserve. Jackie has a one on one treatment approach that integrates hands-on therapy, education and home programs tailored to each individual’s unique needs and goals to improve their quality of life.
- Treatment for TMJ dysfunction, Facial Pain and Headache
- Skilled Care for Neck, Spinal and Rib Pain
- Orthopedic Manual Therapy
- Therapy for Chronic Pain Syndromes
- Postural Stabilization and Body Mechanics Training
One Hour initial evaluation $150 One Hour follow up visits $125 30 minute follow up visits $75
*Offering Free 20 minute consultations to discover if physical therapy is right for you
Please call (913) 649-5600 to schedule Questions email email@example.com
Office Therapy Dog
When a poodle and an Australian Shepard wished to bring the happiest of creatures into the world, they made ME! I’m a silly, noodley ball of goofy fuzz! I’ve been affectionately nick-named “Bennigan”, “Benzocaine”, “puddle of fuzz” and “Three-poops-McGee”! I love to “ponk” kisses with my nose and acorns are my favorite fall treat (even without pumpkin spice! And like my “sister”, Bruna, I’m here to provide comfort and therapy for all of my favorite two-legged friends! I am also pretty hypoallergenic and don’t shed much at all. Big sis Bruna has been helping me learn how to do tricks, but really, I’d rather play all day! If you want a smile on your face, the best bet is to come see me!
“No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you feel rich.” – Louis Sabin
“Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished.” – Dean Koontz
Prevention-Oriented Dental Team
Your Prairie Village team is composed of some of the best dental professionals in the area. We have the training, experience and continuing education to keep you in the best dental health possible.
Our practice is also known for our people skills. We love what we do and we genuinely care about our patients. We get to know patients better, so their visits with us are always pleasant. Our office is warm, friendly, and it’s definitely a very fun place to be.
Prairie Village Dentist is value-oriented. You get the best value because we are thorough, gentle and good at what we do. Patients have a say in everything that has to do with their dental health. We’ll give you the information and present treatment options and then we’ll provide the services that YOU choose.
Can’t have anesthesia because you’re afraid of needles and drugs? We have solutions for you. Some patients are not thrilled about having plastics in their body, some are allergic to many dental products, and some are special needs patients, so we find ways to provide them the dental care they need.
We are very accommodating, very patient, and capable of treating anyone.