Meet the Wright dental team

The dentists and support staff at Wright Dentures & Dental Care are all dedicated to you and your smile. Together, they have exceptional training, skills and experience to deliver the smile you want. Our doctors truly do care about their patients and take pride in their work. When it comes to fillings and crowns, they do all the work, not an assistant. They also insist that our licensed by the state of Missouri take care of her patients as well. She will see you from start to finish, with the dentist doing the exam.


Dr. Shaun Kanion, D.D.S

After serving 26 years in the US Army Dental Corp i returned back to my home town of Kansas City. I attended Mehenry Medical College. In 1988 i graduated with a DDS degree. At Fort Braggs, NC, I completed a 2 year comprehensive dental residency thus adding additional knowledge and experience in Oral Surgery, Prosthodontics, endodontics, and cosmetic procedures. My interest, include going to the Chief and Royals games, playing golf, tennis and boating at the Ozarks.


 Shilpa Kelkar, D.M.D.

Shilpa Kelkar, D.M.D. - Independence, MODr. Kelkar graduated with high honors from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 2010. Although a new mother, she very much enjoys staying fit with exercise and running. She is exceptionally talented with her hands and expresses that with her portrait paintings for all the home decorating she does in her spare time. Dr. Kelkar loves to travel with her family.


Linda Hygienist

I always knew that helping people was the direction I wanted to go in my career. I spent many years in the medical field, working my way up to hospital director. Although medicine is one of my passions, I found my true passion within dentistry while graduating high honors and obtaining a RDH license. Besides spending time with family, I also enjoy cooking, traveling, and trying new things.


Ty Bell - Operations Manager

I began my career in Dentistry over 25 years ago. I have been fortunate to have had several mentors in my life and career. I joined Wright Dental Care August 2015. My true passion is delivering a new smile to a patient and watching them light up with the new possibilities for their lives. I am honored to work with such a wonderful team right here at WDC. When not working i enjoy my farm of 20 acres. I enjoy gardening and remodeling my home also a new hobby of mine is riding back roads and discovering new trails on the RZR.


Emily - Financial And Treatment Coordinator

As the financial and treatment coordinator, I ensure all of our new patients receive a warm welcome and understand everything about their dental treatment plan, insurance, financial options, and scheduling. I also facilitate communication between our office, our patients, referring dentists, and other dental specialists. I enjoy building relationships with our patients and their families, and helping them have a positive dentist experience. I love being part of the Wright Dental team because we help people feel good about themselves every day! When away from the office, I enjoy spending time with my daughters, working on projects at home, and helping others in any way I can.


Brandy Scheduling Coordinator

As scheduling coordinator, I am one of your first faces that you will see when you walk- in our office. My main responsibility is to keep the schedule running smoothly and to make your entrance into our practice as pleasant and comfortable as possible. I have been working with a dental office since 2010, and I have 6 years of receptionist experience. The best part of my position is meeting new people and being able to accommodate their busy lives with the importance of their dental care. I feel that I have finally found my external "family” when I was hired at Wright Dental Care. In my free time I spend it with my family.


Diane - Collections Administrator

Hi my name is Diane I have worked in the dental field for 40 plus years I joined the team at wright dental care in 1997. I enjoy working with the patient's I meet each and everyday and coordinating a financial plan to complete their needed dental treatment. In my free time I enjoy my daughter and two grandsons. Helping the community through the Elks Club is a passion of mine.


Anna Ceja – Insurance Specialist

I am one of the newest members to Wright Dental Care but have been in the dental field since 1990. As the insurance specialist, I process all insurance claims, update patient coverage, and verify benefits. It is my goal to successfully get treatment covered that exceeds the expectation of our patients. Working with insurance companies can be challenging and I enjoy helping our patients as much as I can. I am married to my high school sweetheart and blessed with three beautiful girls. Outside of work I love to spend time with my family, shopping with my girls, and just enjoying life!


Jane - Expanded Function Dental Assistant

I have been in the dental field since 1988. I began my profession in dental at Wright Dental Care, with Dr. Lee Wright himself. This is where my passion in removable prosthetics began. I have obtained various certifications including expanded functions in removable Prosthetics. Being mentored for 4 years by Dr. Don Drevna was quite the honor. In my free time Jane enjoys shopping, riding her horse, crafting and time with family.


Lisa Dental Assistant

I have been in the dental field since 1992. I had the honor of working with Dr. Wright whom was a wonderful mentor and good-hearted person. Continuing my career with WDC to take part in continuing Dr. Wrights legacy. Prior to fulfilling my dental career, I obtained a variety of certifications including CNA and Medical Technician. Making people smile is the best job in the world-making to me.


Mashelle - Expanded Function Dental Assistant

I started her journey in the dental field 17 years ago. Where I soon found my calling in removable prosthetics. I obtained a degree in expanded function certification along with many others. Being a part of the smile transformation process is the most rewarding aspect of my career. In my leisure time I enjoy time with my family. I also loves to inspiring creativity with crafting of all sorts.


Jessica - Dental Assistant

I completed a well-recognized dental assisting program at Concorde College in 2012. I enjoy working with all patients and seeing the joy we bring to them. The favorite part about my job is when I have the opportunity to see a new patient who is extremely apprehensive due to bad experiences develop into a comfortable patient, whom is no longer afraid to have their dental work completed. At home, I have a beautiful daughter. We look forward to any family vacation that includes the beach. When we are not outside, we enjoy family time watching movies, playing on the tablet and just hanging out.


Melanie - Dental Assistant

I have accomplished what many single mothers struggle to do. I went back to school in October of 2014 to get my GED and Graduated in December of 2014. I started Dental Assisting school @ Concord and graduated in January of 2015. I joined our team in August of 2016. I truly love to work with a team that is always willing to help out and working with new patients as well.Outside of work, Melanie enjoys spending time with her boys and family, I also enjoy spending time outdoors.


Mak - Expanded Function Dental Assistant

As an EFDA i am an integral part of Wright Dental Care practice, and serves as the team leader for the general dentistry side. I joined Wright Dental Care in June of 2016. Since starting here, I has been involved with introducing new technologies as became available. Meeting new patients, and the ones we have seen for years have become like family to me. Dental assisting has given me experiences that span almost a decade, while learning something new every day. In my free time my interests include working out, competitive swimming is a passion of mine., and skiing in the winter. Family means a lot to me, I enjoy spending as much time as possible with my twin brother AJ, and appreciates quality time with members of my family.


Heather - Hygiene Assistant

I always knew I wanted to work in the medical field but never knew what it was I wanted to do. I received my associates degree and went on to Pharmacy Tech school. That's when I first heard about Wright Dental Care, I was in search of a reliable and affordable dental office. As a patient I loved the treatment I received and the people who worked here. I was first hired on to work at the front desk and quickly moved my way to the back. You can now find me working along side with our hygienist as her assistant.


Layne - Lab Technician

I has been a Dental Lab technician for the past 20+ years. My experience, skill, and creativity that I bring to Wright Dental Care lets me partner with our doctors and staff to make sure our patients have desired optimal results. My wife Leslie and I collectively have five children, two boys and three girls ages 3-17. I spend my free time attending the kids activities such as competitive soccer, cheer, and dance or watching my favorite shows on t.v. like Walking Dead and all things Science Fiction. Although mostly working "behind the scenes" at Wright Dental Care, I am happy to work chair side to help bring our patients the smile they deserve!


Caleb - Lab Technician

I was born and raised in Toledo Ohio. I originally moved to Kansas City Missouri for school and now i am working as a dental technician. I'm married to my beautiful wife Kaitlyn and we have two wonderful kids named Jesse and Geneva. In my free time I like reading, working out, and making dentures.




Achieve beautiful smiles at affordable costs with Wright Dentures & Dental Care. Call 816.461.2916 or 800.8.DENTURE (800.833.6887) or use our Online Request an Appointment form. We welcome patients from Blue Springs, Kansas City, Lee's Summit, Independence, Raytown (Jackson County, MO) and Johnson County, KS.


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