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Meet the Atchison Family Dentistry Team
in Atchison, KS

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


Dental Assistant

I joined Atchison Family Dentistry in 1984 with Dr. Corrigan, continued with Dr. Van Dyne, and now get to work with Dr. Patel! My role includes assisting him with patient procedures, general maintenance of equipment, and inventory control. I love getting to know our patients on a personal level, and helping them in achieving all their dental goals.

My husband Bob and I have been married for 33 years. We have two grown daughters, Jennifer (Anthony) and Stephanie (Jacob), as well as three grandchildren, Aaden, Addison, and Callie. My hobbies include bowling and spending time with my grandchildren.


Registered Dental Hygienist

I graduated with my Associate of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Johnson County Community College in 1987, and joined Atchison Family Dentistry in 1993. We have so much history together here; it is a joy to come to a workplace when I know we will give our clients the best oral care and advice. The transition from Dr. Van Dyne to Dr. Patel in the last year has been a smooth process and I feel that the staff, in their professional demeanor, has been instrumental.

I am the mother of two (Kevin and Allison) and a grandmother of two (Jessi and David). I spent many years enjoying 4-H with the kids and the community but now enjoy traveling and scrapbooking.


Registered Dental Hygienist

I began my career in 1994 after earning my Associate’s degree from Fayetteville Technical College and my Bachelor’s degree from Minnesota State University-Mankato. Since joining Atchison Family Dentistry in 2007, I’ve provided a full scope of dental hygiene services, including oral healthcare and education. I really enjoy being a part of this team, their awesome approach to our patients, and Dr. Patel’s approach to oral healthcare.

I’ve been married to my husband Michael for more than 30 years; he is a retired Army Officer. We have two grown children and four wonderful grandchildren. I enjoy reading, movies, traveling, and hiking in my free time.

Kirsten M.

Front Desk Office Manager

I graduated from Highland Community College in May of 2011 as a Certified Medical Office Assistant, and began at Atchison Family Dentistry right after. I love working with our patients: greeting them when they arrive, answering any questions they may have at the end of their appointment, and ensuring they have a great experience with us from beginning to end. I enjoy coming to work; we all have a great time together!

My husband Ronnie and I were married in 2016. We had a beautiful wedding here in Atchison. I have three fur babies: two pugs Bandit and Monty and a mini Rat Terrier named Lola. We hope to give these fur babies a human baby in the near future! In my free time, I enjoy being with my husband, family, and friends.


Front Desk/ Dental Assistant

I wear two hats in our office: assisting Dr. Patel with dental procedures in the clinic area and taking payments and scheduling patients at the front desk. I worked in orthodontics for five years before coming here, so I love it when we help patients achieve beautiful smiles. My main goal is getting to know them to help them feel more comfortable in our office.

I have been married for two years; we have the best baby boy ever and will be adding another in the spring of 2017! When I’m not in the office, I enjoy spending time with my family, watching movies, and going on family dates.


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