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Ryan S. Ferns, DDS Dentist Read Bio

Dr. Ferns was born and raised in Kansas City, where he lived until he went on to the University of Missouri-Columbia for his undergraduate education. Dr. Ferns continued his studies at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. After graduation, Dr. Ferns completed a General Practice Residency at Truman Medical Center- Lakewood which focused on training in general dentistry, endodontics, implant placement, and oral surgery. Dr. Ferns went on to practice in California before fina...Read More

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Elizabeth Office Manager Read Bio

Elizabeth grew up in Blue Springs. As Office Manager, she loves educating patients on their dental needs and answering questions to help them achieve a healthy smile. She became a dental assistant in 1998 and is certified with Expanded Functions in Missouri. She additionally taught at Advantage Dental Assisting School in Olathe, KS. Elizabeth is a mother of 3 children, away from the office, she is continually supporting from the sideline as her kids play soccer.

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Leah Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Read Bio

Leah is a small-town girl from Odessa, Missouri. She graduated from Adlard Dental Assisting school in 2004. Leah has continued her training and has achieved the Expanded Functions Dental Assisting duties in multiple dental disciplines. Leah is great at building relationships with patients and making them feel comfortable and at home in the dental office. Away from the office, Leah loves spending time with her family and friends.

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Heidi Dental Assistant Read Bio

Heidi has been a dental assistant since 2013. She has assisted in a wide spectrum of dentistry, her favorite being prosthodontics and oral surgery. She loves everything about dentistry, especially connecting with her patients. She grew up south of Kansas City but prefers being in the city. In her free time she enjoys reading and spending time with her nieces.

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Star Patient Services Representative Read Bio

When you walk into our office you will be greeted by Star. Star has been working in the dental field since 2002. Her initial training was as a Dental Assistant. Due to this training, she is very knowledgeable not only with front office duties, but with the clinical side of dentistry as well. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Jake, and her two golden labs, Lexi and Bentley. She also loves to be around her friends and family and is an avid pool player.

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At Preferred Dental - Ryan Ferns, DDS 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

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