We have a great team of friendly and qualified dental professionals that will help you feel comfortable during your visit. They provide you with excellent dental hygiene and assist Dr. Naler with dental procedures.
Meet the Team
“We help our patients better understand their treatment plans and options.”
Shannin Weaklend serves as Office Manager and has worked in dentistry for nearly 20 years. For nine of those years, she was a dental assistant. Shannin is responsible for working with patients to help them better understand their treatment plans as well as insurance benefits and payment options. Shannin says, “I love to help people love their smiles!” She says the patients and dental team are like family to her. She describes Dr. Naler as a genuine, caring person who is continually striving to do his very best for patients, while keeping things upbeat. Shannin says, “We like to work hard and have fun doing it!”
“We love giving our patients the best care with the friendliest attitude.”
Alexandra Miller is a Dental Assistant.. Lexi loves working in the field of dentistry because of the variety of responsibilities it requires, and because of the cheerful encounters she gets to make every day. There’s never a dull moment in the dental office! She says she’s especially thankful to be working with Dr. Naler’s team because they take great pride in giving patients the very best care. She also enjoys the fact that her co-workers are fun and are great at making a patient’s experience more comfortable. Lexi has worked with Dr. Naler since 2016 and credits him with being an outstanding dentist, not only because of his expertise and abilities, but also because of the kindness and concern he shows patients. Lexi says, “He puts patients at ease with his humor and contagious laughter.”
MalloryReceptionist & Dental Assistant
“I love working with Dr. Naler and the team. It's fun, and it's wonderful getting to know our family of patients!”
Mallory Stillwell is a Dental Assistant working with Dr. Naler as he provides a wide range of dental treatments and services. Mallory is a graduate of the Concorde Career Dental Assistant Program. Her favorite part of the job is interacting with patients and leaning something new every day. Mallory feels the best thing about working with Dr. Naler is his sense of humor and positive attitude. Mallory says “Dr. Naler keeps our patients’ best interests at heart, and it really shows that he loves what he does!”
KaleeRegistered Dental Hygienist
“We take the time to talk with patients about their best dental health choices.”
Kalee Vertin is a Registered Dental Hygienist who has been part of Dr. Naler’s team since 2011. She is a graduate of the hygiene program at the UMKC School of Dentistry. Kalee says she loves her job because she learns something new every day. She enjoys educating patients on how to improve their oral hygiene to help them to be more comfortable and to have more beautiful smiles. She says Dr. Naler and his team take the time to ask the right questions that result in the best answers to help patients improve and maintain their dental health.
Sue AndersonDental Hygienist
“We enjoy working as a team to help out patients - and it shows!”
Sue Anderson is a registered dental hygienist who has been a member of Dr. Naler’s team since 2012. She received her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from Wichita State University, and has more than 25 years experience as a hygienist in the Kansas City area. One of the things Sue really enjoys about her job is “helping patients with dental anxiety maintain their dental health with encouragement and compassion.” She says Dr. Naler doesn’t try to “sell” dentistry, but puts patients at ease by providing excellent dental care based on each individual’s needs.
KaraRegistered Dental Hygienist
“We educate patients about their oral health, which makes everyone healthier and happier!”
Kara Wells is a Registered Dental Hygienist who has been a member of Dr. Naler’s team since 2012. Kara is a graduate of the hygiene program at the UMKC School of Dentistry receiving her Bachelors Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2011. Kara says she enjoys being a dental hygienist because she likes getting to know people and establishing long-term relationships. She says, “I like being able to educate patients about their oral health. I know that helps them be healthier and that makes them (and me!) smile more.” Kara says she loves working with Dr. Naler because, “He is very easy going, always in a good mood, and keeps us laughing to make work a little more fun.”