Connie Reynolds grew up in Independence and has been Dr. Kelley’s office manager since 1989. Connie does an excellent job ensuring patients with emergencies are seen in a timely fashion. Connie also answers the phone, files insurance claims, and works with patients to find financial arrangements that fit the patient’s budget.
She is married to Dale Reynolds and has 3 children and 2 grandchildren.
REBECCA BELLAR LANNING, R.D.H.
Registered Dental Hygenist
To support the periodontal health of the practice, there are two registered dental hygienists who are passionate about oral health.
Becky graduated from Wichita State University in 1984 with a degree in Dental Hygiene and a bachelor’s degree in health science. Originally from Elk County, she decided to bring her professional skills back to southeast Kansas. She is passionate about oral health and cares about her patients. Ms. Lanning has done an excellent job caring patients at Dr. Kelley's office since 1993. Ms. Lanning appreciates the patient loyalty for the last 32 years.
Becky is married to Keith and has 2 children.
KELSIE MEIER, R.D.H
Registered Dental Hygienist
Kelsie joined Dr. Kelley’s team in 2015. She received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Wichita State University May 2015. She is a very passionate about our patients’ oral health.
Kelsie grew up in Independence and is glad to be back working in her hometown.
Erin Douthit joined Dr. Kelley’s team in August of 2012. She grew up in Cherryvale where she still resides. In addition to being a dental assistant, Erin also serves as the hygiene coordinator for the office.
She enjoys helping patients find times that fit their needs.
Amber Schafer grew up in Independence. She joined our team in May of 2016. She has been in the dental industry since 2014 and is currently working towards being a certified dental assistant (CDA).
She enjoys working with the team and helping our patients. Her hobbies include cooking, making crafts, and spending time with family.
About Our Office
We are a dental practice devoted to
restoring and enhancing the natural
beauty of your smile using conservative,
state-of-the-art procedures that will
result in beautiful, long lasting smiles!
A standard of excellence in personalized
dental care enables us to provide the quality
dental services our patients deserve. We
provide comprehensive treatment planning
and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry
to achieve your optimal dental health.
Should a dental emergency occur, we make
every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible.
Education & Prevention
As a practice, we truly believe that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health. We strive to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care”; that’s why we focus on thorough exams – checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking X-rays when necessary. We also know that routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride are all helpful in preventing dental disease. Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, we’re also concerned about your health. A review of your medical history can help us stay informed of your overall health, any new medications, and any illnesses that may impact your dental health.
Infection control in our office is also very important to us. To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross contamination processes using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Training & Expertise
As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care. Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.
A Positive Experience
Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients can feel about their dental visits, and we know that we can make a difference by providing a relaxing and positive experience. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.
We thank you for allowing us to take care of your dental needs and look forward to serving you.
GREG A. KELLEY, D.D.S.
Doctor Of Dental Surgery
Dr. Greg Kelley has practiced general dentistry in Independence Kansas for nearly 30 years. Prior to that, Dr. Kelley got his doctorate in dental surgery at the University of Missouri Kansas City Dental school where he graduated with honors. Dr. Kelley received a Bachelors of Science degree in biology from Kansas State University. Dr. Kelley is also certified in the placement of mini implants.. He is constantly expanding his professional knowledge in an effort to provide his patients with the highest quality of care and comfort. Dr. Kelley’s years of experience and expertise enable him to provide outstanding dental care.
Dr. Kelley is a member of the American Dental Association, Kansas Dental Association(KDA) and served on the KDA executive council. He has also served as president of the Southeast Kansas District Dental Society. He is a member of the SEK Study club.
Dr. Kelley donates his time providing oral health care services to those in need including Kansas Mission of Mercy, Donated Dental Services, school dental screenings, and Masonic Lodge cancer screening.
Dr. Kelley is very active in the Independence community and has previously served as Rotary president and St. Andrew’s Catholic Church. Some of Dr. Kelley's interests include scuba diving, racing, golf, farming, motorcycling, and hunting.