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.
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.
Lisa has been a member of the TLC Family Dentistry team since 2012 and is known as the office’s problem solver and leader, always ready to answer patient questions or explain insurance benefits. Outside the office, Lisa enjoys quilting and exploring off-road trails with her husband, Larry.
An Iowa native, Margaret has worked in the dental field in both dental assistant and office positions for more than 20 years. She joined TLC Family Dentistry in 2017 as our Scheduling Coordinator and enjoys helping patients achieve their dental goals. Margaret and her husband, Bill, live on an acreage near Creighton, and enjoy being outdoors.
With nearly three decades as a Registered Dental Hygienist, Karen is dedicated to providing dental care that promotes optimal oral health and a healthy smile. A graduate of UMKC’s Dental Hygiene Program, Karen lives in Pleasant Hill with her husband, Darren, and their two children.
A Registered Dental Hygienist with more than 10 years of experience, Jeanna loves making a difference in her patient’s lives. Part of the TLC team since 2017, she lives in Raymore with her husband, Josh, and their three children.
A graduate of the UMKC School of Dentistry, Julie joined TLC Family Dentistry in 2019, adding more than 20 years of experience to the team. Julie lives in Lee’s Summit with her husband, Lance, and spends her off hours swimming, hiking, and competing in triathlons.
Part of the TLC Family Dentistry team since 2018, Crystal is a Registered Dental Hygienist with more than 10 years of experience. When she’s not working, she and her husband, Kyle, stay busy with their two children and their many activities.
A Kansas City native, Geri is a certified dental assistant and brings more than two decades of experience to our team. An advocate for good oral care, she volunteers at local elementary schools and our annual Give Kids a Smile event. In her off hours, she and her husband, Dan, enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Alyssa is a graduate of the Summit Dental Assisting Academy and is the newest addition to the TLC Family Dentistry team. She lives in Pleasant Hill, and enjoys crafts and spending time with her daughter, Weslynn.
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:
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
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!