Meet our team

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Dr. Jennifer Kirwan General and Cosmetic Dentist Read Bio

Dr. Kirwan is a native of Las Cruces, New Mexico and decided at the age of 8 that she wanted to become a dentist one day! She attended Benedictine College in Atchison, KS on a tennis scholarship and earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Biology in 1996. While attending she was awarded an Army ROTC scholarship and began her military career. Dr. Kirwan graduated with her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Creighton University School of Dentistry in 2000. She completed an Advanced Education in Ge...Read More

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Dr. Eric Van Boening General Dentist Read Bio

Dr. Van Boening is originally from North Platte, Nebraska. He completed his undergraduate studies in human biology at Chadron State College where he graduated Suma Cum Laude. He then went on to receive his doctorate in dentistry from the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry in Lincoln, Nebraska. After finishing his doctorate degree, Dr. Van Boening completed a one year post graduate Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency where he received extensive training in cosmetic dent...Read More

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Becky M Hygienist
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Jackie S Hygienist
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Paul L Assistant
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Terri G Practice Administrator
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Karley McLaughlin Dental Hygienist Read Bio

Karley McLaughlin, a northeast Kansas native, is one of The Smile Centré’s registered dental hygienist’s. Karley attended Cowley County Community College from 2012-2014 where she received her Associate’s Of Science Degree and was a part of the Tigerette Dance Team for both years. Karley then transferred to Flint Hills Technical College in Emporia, Kansas for the Dental Assisting program and went on to complete the Dental Hygiene program in 2017. After graduating and receiving her r...Read More

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Kyah Ferguson Dental Assistant Read Bio

Kyah Ferguson graduated from Labette Community College with an Associates of Applied Science in Dental Assisting in May of 2019. She is a dental assistant at The Smile Centre. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family, taking her dog for walks, and drag racing. Seeing how happy patients are after they leave The Smile Centre makes going to work something she looks forward to everyday.

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Merrie Vu Scheduler Coordinator/Receptionist
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Jackie Schowengerdt Dental Hygienist Read Bio

Jackie counts it a complete honor and privilege to be a part of The Smile Centre and the Leavenworth community. She grew up in a small farming community in central Iowa. She graduated from UNI with a degree in communications, married my college sweetheart, Cory, and began a life supporting my husband’s Army career. Jackie and Cory's daughter Loren was born in 2003 and then in 2009 were blessed with their son Carson. After spending most of their time in Colorado Springs, the Army lead them to Fo...Read More

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At THE SMILE CENTRE we strive to provide our patients with the best and most complete dental care. Our doctors and staff frequently attend continuing education seminars to learn the latest dental techniques. Here are some of the services we provide, please click here.

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