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Dr. Bill Busch

Dr. Tucker VanYperen

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Meet Our Team

MelanieMelanie M, RDH

Melanie graduated from the Johnson County Community College Dental Hygiene Program in 2005. She had previously completed the Penn Valley Community College Dental Assisting Program in 2001. As a Registered Dental Hygienist, Melanie believes in providing our patients with a comfortable, caring environment while helping them achieve optimal oral and overall health. She continually offers an amazing patient experience, while providing a variety of products and treatment options that suit our patients’ needs. She considers herself incredibly fortunate to have become a member of this elite team of dental professionals. Melanie is a devoted Royals fan, and enjoys cooking and Zumba workouts.

SamanthaSamantha B, RDH

Samantha graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and attained Extended Care Permit I and II from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She has been in the dental field for around a decade and finds it extremely rewarding to work closely with dentists in order to improve the oral health of patients. Samantha believes that prevention is key to a healthy smile and is always excited to learn about her patients’ improvements.

PhoebePhoebe S, RDH

Phoebe is originally from Austin,TX, and has been in Hygiene for 4 years. She loves to spend time with her husband and two dogs. Her hobbies include various outdoor activities.

JoannaJoanna W, Dental Assistant

Joanna has been with North Kansas City Dental since she moved to Missouri six years ago. She has been an assistant in Iowa, and Texas prior to her move to the Kansas City area. Joanna’s background is primarily general dentistry but she has also worked in pediatric dentistry and really enjoys our younger patients. Joanna and her husband Brent have four children between the two of them. Brittni, Amber, Kayliss and Thomas keep them busy and provide lots of entertaining stories. Joanna really loves her co-workers and finds the diversity of our office exciting. As someone who was “dentally shy” when she was younger, her personal goal is to make sure our patients feel at ease and to exceed their expectations.

JillJill F, Dental Assistant

Jill has enjoyed being a dental assistant for the last five years. Before she joined North Kansas City Dental, Jill worked at a pediatric dental office. Jill has been a patient of Dr. Busch’s since she was a teenager, so she was excited to join the practice. She grew up on a farm and still enjoys a small-town atmosphere.

SamanthaSamantha H, Dental Assistant

Samantha is from Liberty, Missouri. She graduated as a dental assistant from Concorde Career College. She completed her externship at North Kansas City Dental, and is now enjoying her position as a part of the team. When she’s not working, Samantha enjoys spending time with her husband and family.


Sara Sara V, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Sara has been in dentistry for close to two decades and has a passion for her patients. In her spare time she loves music and art, spending time with her family, various physical activities and providing community service.

Amanda Amanda T, Front Desk Coordinator

Amanda has been in dentistry for 5 yrs. In her spare time she loves to spend time with her family and loves to bake!

JessicaJessica H, Insurance and Billing

Jessica has been in dentistry for around a decade. She is very passionate about taking care of our patient’s financial needs. In her spare time Jessica is an avid Kansas City Royal’s fan and loves to spend time with her family.