Dr. Jamie Thurman-Taylor

Dentist in Lee's Summit, MO

Dr. Thurman - Taylor received her undergraduate degree at Kansas State University , majoring in Biology. She then graduated from dental school at the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry in 2007. She joined TLC Family Dentistry in 2007, and is passionate about providing exceptional patient care for the whole family.

 Dr. Thurman-Taylor is originally from Great Bend, Kansas. She is married to Brent, and they have two young children. She loves running, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

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Dr. Erica Ketchem

Dentist in Lee's Summit, MO

Dr. Ketchem attended Nebraska-Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Nebraska where she received her undergraduate degree in Biology and played for the university tennis team. She then graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry , and joined TLC Family Dentistry in 2018. Dr. Ketchem enjoys building personal relationships with patients, and her mission is to provide quality dental care with honesty and compassion.

Dr. Ketchem is originally from Fremont, Nebraska. Along with her husband Tyler, she enjoys biking, Frisbee golfing, skiing, playing tennis, reading and spending time with family.

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Meet Our Team

Alyssa Flint

DENTAL HYGIENIST
Alyssa graduated from the Summit Dental Assisting Academy and lives in Pleasant Hill, Missouri. She loves crafts, decorating and playing with her daughter Weslynn.

Crystal Highfill, R.D.H.

DENTAL HYGIENIST

Crystal is a Registered Dental Hygienist, and joined our team in the summer of 2018. She is a graduate of the UMKC Dental Hygiene Program, and has over 10 years of experience in the dental field. She enjoys making patients feel comfortable and giving them the best care possible

Crystal lives in Lee's Summit with her husband, Kyle, and they have two children. When she's not at work she enjoys hanging out with her family and stays busy with her kids many activities.

Geri Ford

DENTAL ASSISTANT

Geri is a Kansas City native with over 2 decades of experience as a dental assistant. She became a certified dental assistant, has completed multiple expanded function certificates, and enjoys continuing her education. She believes that good oral care is so important to overall health that she willingly dedicates time to volunteer to educate elementary schools on the benefits of home care. Geri has also participated in the Mission of Mercy and the annual Give Kids a Smile event we host in our office.

Geri practices good nutrition and exercise and appreciates art and nature. Some of her favorite activities are visiting museums, local farmers markets, hiking trails, and swimming. Geri lives in Independence with her husband, Dan, and enjoys traveling to visit her daughters Marla and Paige.

Gerianne Sarratt

DENTAL ASSISTANT

Gerianne grew up in Independence and has over 2 decades of experience as a dental assistant. She attended Concorde Career Institute for dental assisting, has completed skills exams and earned certificates, and has experience in both clinical and private practice. She joined the TLC Family Dentistry team in 2015.

In her free time, Gerianne enjoys activities such as going to the lake, spending time with family and friends, and shopping.

Jeanna Fryer, R.D.H.

DENTAL HYGIENIST

Jeanna is a Registered Dental Hygienist, and joined our team in the summer of 2017. She is a graduate of the Concorde Career College Dental Hygiene Program, and has over 10 years of experience in the dental field. She truly loves what she does and wants to make a difference in her patients lives.

Jeanna lives in Raymore with her husband, Josh, and they have three children. She enjoys spending time with her family, making crafts, cooking, and listening to music.

Jule Fockler, R.D.H., BS

DENTAL HYGIENIST
Julie has over 20 years experience in dentistry. She obtained her degree in Dental Hygiene from UMKC School of Dentistry. She joined our team in the ring of 2019. Julie is a gentle but thorough hygienist who always puts her patients needs first. Julie lives in Lee’s Summit with her husband Lance and their Scrappy Doo. She enjoys swimming, hiking, running and doing triathlons. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Karen Reed, R.D.H.

DENTAL HYGIENIST

Karen has almost 3 decades experience as a Registered Dental Hygienist and has been with TLC Family Dentistry since 2011. She is a graduate of UMKC Dental Hygiene Program. She loves her profession and believes in treating patients with respect and compassion and is dedicated to providing dental care that promotes optimal oral health and a healthy smile.

In her free time, she enjoys gardening, cooking, and trout fishing. Karen and her husband, Darren, have been married since 1991 and they live in Pleasant Hill with their two children, Emily, and Walker.

Lisa Raines

OFFICE MANAGER

Lisa grew up in rural southeast Kansas and moved to the Kansas City area to pursue a career in dental assisting. She has been dental assisting since 2003 and joined TLC Family Dentistry in 2012. She loves helping patients and working with a great team. Lisa is the problem solver in our office, always thinking outside of the box. Lisa is ready to help patients with any questions they may have, including helping patients understand their insurance benefits and financial responsibility.

In her free time, Lisa quilts and rides the off-road trails in her Jeep with her husband, Larry.

Margaret Hisler

SCHEDULING COORDINATOR

Margaret joined the TLC Family Dentistry team in early 2017 as our Scheduling Coordinator. She is an Iowa native, and earned her Dental Assisting Certification at ILCC, and Expanded Function Certificate at DMACC. She has worked in the dental field in both chairside and front office positions for over 20 years. Margaret enjoys working closely with patients to help them achieve their dental goals.

Margaret and her husband Bill live on an acreage near Creighton, and have three children who make them very proud. She enjoys being outdoors, working in flowerbeds, canoeing, and spoiling her pets.

Our Dental Clinic in Lee’s Summit

At TLC Family Dentistry, we value our patient relationships, making it our priority to deliver gentle compassionate care that you deserve. We work hard to make you feel at ease by providing exceptional patient care in a relaxed, convenient atmosphere. We strive to develop lifelong relationships with our patients by combining the latest dental technology with a professional and compassionate dental staff . The result is a beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime.

TLC Family Dentistry is locally owned and has proudly been serving patients in the Lee's Summit area for over 35 years.

TLC Family Dentistry is a full-service dental practice, where Dr. Jamie Thurman-Taylor provides a wide range of services to meet your dental needs.

We also believe that patients should have sufficient information to make educated decisions about their oral health, treatment options, and choice of dentist in Lee's Summit. You'll find all of this important information on our website, including directions to our office, service descriptions, patient forms, patient education, resources, and more.

Not only are we a leading dental office in Lee's Summit for over 35 years, we are a full-service practice providing for all of your dental needs. Our services include:

  • Dentistry For Children
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Fillings
  • Root Canals
  • Veneers
  • Crowns and Bridges
  • Periodontal Exams
  • View a Complete List of our Dental Services

 Should you ever need additional information about our practice, we are always available to answer your questions at 816.537.6161. Let us care for your entire family! We look forward to meeting you!

Dentists serving Greenwood, Lake Winnebago, Pleasant Hill, Raymore, Belton, Lone Jack and Harrisonville, MO

State of the Art Dental Facilities

We pride ourselves on the state-of-the-art features in our office. Starting when you walk in the door you will notice our Caesy education system playing on a large screen television in the reception area. As you continue on into the office, our computers and scanners keep your patient information and privacy safe and secure. Once seated in the dental chair, the digital x-ray will allow you and the doctor a multi-faceted view of your tooth structure and bone, enabling you to better understand how decay, bone level, and abscesses may pertain to your dental health. If your tooth is fractured or has a large filling or if there is an unusual area on your gum tissue, we will use an intra-oral camera to take a photo of the affected area that will display on our large computer monitor, for you to see and understand. We can copy that photo to send home with you, or if needed, send on to a specialist if a referral is necessary. Either way, the area is documented and will be in your permanent record if needed in the future.

We strive to make your dental visit comfortable. Do you have back or neck issues? Be sure to mention it! We have special pillows that can be placed to alleviate any pressure points. You will notice our treatment rooms have disposable plastic shields on chairs, computer keyboards, switches, and x-ray heads which are changed after every patient. We strictly abide by all OSHA standards. We are a latex free office, to alleviate any concern for those with allergies.

We offer Cerec technology! The Cerec system is a computer assisted design program that allows us to prepare, design, and complete a porcelain crown in one appointment! Our milling unit actually mills a crown from a block of porcelain that can be cemented that day. This eliminates the need for a temporary crown and a second appointment!

Once your dental visit is completed, we will place in you in our recall system that will email or text reminders of upcoming or needed appointments to your computer or cell phone. Prefer a phone call? No problem! Just let us know your preference!

Contact Us

LOCATION

TLC Family Dentistry
3568 SW Market St
Lee's Summit, MO 64082
816-537-6161

HOURS

Monday:
8:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday/Wednesday:
7:00am - 4:00pm

Thursday:
8:00am - 5:00pm

Friday:
7:00am - 2:00pm

Saturday/Sunday:
Closed

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