Our long-serving team will help you feel right at home starting at your first visit. Many of them have been a part of Michel Dental for over 10 years, so they know exactly how to help a patient feel comfortable and ensure they enjoy an efficient, well-organized visit. You’ll come to trust their smiling faces whether you’re scheduling an appointment, settling into the chair, or have a question about payment. Before you meet everyone, you can start getting to know them by reading on below.
Beth first joined Dr. Michel’s team in 2006, and her overall career in the oral healthcare field first got started in 2003. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry and knows how to help with virtually all aspects of a busy dental office, from hygiene care to assisting to front desk duties! She loves that the whole team feels just like family.
Outside of work, Beth enjoys spending quality time with her wonderful husband and their two adult children. Her other hobbies include traveling as often as possible and doing arts and crafts.
Alex is originally from Valley Falls, KS! He may be one of the newest members of our team, but his easy-going personality and the fact that he is such a people person make him an incredible fit already. When asked about his favorite part of the job, he shared that it is being around his awesome coworkers and seeing each patient’s smile as they walk out the door from a successful visit.
When Alex isn’t at our office, you’ll most likely find him spending time with his puppy, Salvy. He also enjoys golfing!
For over a decade now, Zach has been helping his patients achieve the healthy, happy smiles they deserve. Currently, he is going to school and planning on earning his business management degree in December of 2021. In the meantime, he finds it extremely rewarding to work alongside his amazing team and make such a positive impact on the community!
When he isn’t at the office, you can find Zach spending time with his family, including his two stepchildren and newborn (who keep him on his toes!). He also loves heading to the local golf course to unwind.
Lorraine has been working in the dental field since 2003, first joining Dr. Michel’s practice in 2019. She works tirelessly with our patients in order to resolve account issues in a smooth and stress-free manner. Her reputation as an excellent problem-solver makes her a great fit for the position! Her favorite part of this position is being able to see how much the doctors care about their staff members and the patients.
As for her background, Lorraine actually grew up in a small town on a farm. Today, the interests she pursues in her free time include woodworking and embarking on big home renovation projects.
Heather was originally born in Guyana, South America, but she has lived in the Topeka community for nearly 30 years now. She first joined our team in September of 2016, and her overall career in the field spans over 15 years! She loves spending time with such a tight-knit group of coworkers, and she’s always happy to fill in for any of the dental assistants if an unexpected illness pops up.
When she isn’t busy at work, you can usually find Heather working diligently in her gardening or going on bird-watching adventures.
Mona has over three decades of experience in the dental field. In that time, she has helped countless patients with everything from scheduling their appointments to providing referrals. Being a part of a team that is driven by their mission to provide quality care is what she loves most about working at our practice, and we love having her here!
Outside of dentistry, Mona’s interests include fishing, boating, camping, and hanging out with family. Here’s an interesting fact about her: she has 21 grandchildren!
Becca joined the dental field over a decade ago! In that time, she has successfully handled a number of responsibilities, from helping patients in the treatment chair as a hygiene assistant to welcoming them in as a part of the front desk team. Now, she spends her days sending medical claims, going over predeterminations, scheduling appointments, and much more. She always happily goes the extra mile for patients!
Outside of dentistry, Becca’s interests include camping, fishing, hiking, and kayaking with her friends and family, including her wonderful husband. She also enjoys doing karaoke!
Crystal is a graduate of the Wichita State University Dental Hygiene Program. She joined our team in 1994 and has since then worked in every area of our practice. She also has extensive training in dental sleep medicine, Invisalign, and the Nomad system. Crystal is passionate about helping patients understand their dental hygiene and treatment needs, and assuring a pleasant and comfortable appointment is her top priority.
When she’s not helping patients receive pleasant, comfortable care, she enjoys sports, traveling, exercising, and reading.
Doug served in the United States Navy for five years. Afterwards, in 1984, he earned an Associate in Applied Science from Delmar College and attended the University of Kansas. He has been with our office since 2003.
After hours, Doug cares for his mother and two aunts. His interests include biking, shooting pool, landscaping, record collecting, and traveling.
Anna officially entered the field of dentistry after completing her studies at Wichita State University. Since joining our team, she spends her days helping patients prevent and treat periodontal disease, sharing good oral health best practices, taking X-rays, and keeping her patients’ smiles happy and healthy. She loves being part of a big team that feels like family!
Originally from Hoyt, Anna now resides in Silver Lake. Outside the office, she enjoyed spending time with her husband, two dogs, and close friends.
A Kansas native, Kiersten joined our practice in 2018. She genuinely loves people, and she enjoys living out that passion by helping them achieve healthy teeth and gums! Her favorite part of her job is being a part of a team of dental professionals that works hard each day and are always available to help each other.
Every moment she can, Kiersten is spending quality time with her family, including her son, Bryson, and her daughter, Emmaline. She also likes doing puzzles and playing games with her close family and friends.
Patsy has nearly 40 years of experience in the world of dentistry! Although the field has changed throughout the years, her passion for people and oral health certainly hasn’t, and she is grateful that each day provides her with the opportunity to do her favorite things. Plus, the family-oriented atmosphere helps her patients enjoy their visits too!
When Patsy isn’t at our dental office, you can most likely find her whipping up her latest creation in the kitchen. Her newest endeavor was creating Madagascar vanilla bean extract!
Christina earned her associate degree in dental hygiene before entering the world of dentistry roughly a decade ago! Since joining our practice in 2020, she has thoroughly enjoyed establishing relationships with her patients and helping them on their journey to improved oral health. For her, the wonderful people she gets to work with each day are her favorite part of her job.
Outside of dentistry, Christina’s interests include barrel racing, riding horses, kayaking, hiking, and going to the lake. She’s definitely happiest when she’s being active!
Becky first entered dentistry in 1997 and has been a part of our office since 2005. In addition to being a dental assistant, she has extensive training in dental sleep medicine and is also a certified supragingival scaler.
After hours, she enjoys running and spending time with her kids.
Dawnly was born and raised right here in Kansas. She joined our practice in 2020, bringing roughly a decade of experience in the field of dentistry with her. Today, she loves working alongside such a welcoming team and making sure patients get the absolute best dental care. Her dedication to ensuring each patient is comfortable during their visit is what makes her the perfect fit for her job!
When she isn’t helping her patients on their journey to improved oral health, Dawnly soaks up every minute she can with her young son. She also enjoys watching football, being outdoors, hanging out with friends and family, and line dancing!