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.

 

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!

 

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.

 

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!

 

 

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.

Testimonials

    Very friendly run office. Makes sure work is done right and looks good. My porcelain crowns turned out great with a small adjustment. Whitening looks great. My teeth look a lot bette...
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