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Meet Our Team

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Dr. Ryan Kohlmeier DDS

Dr. Kohlmeier is a graduate of the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry. He earned his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Emporia State University – Go Hornets!

Dr. Kohlmeier is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Kansas Dental Association, and the Flint Hills Dental Society.

Ryan grew up just down the road from Emporia, in Cottonwood Falls, KS. He and his wife, Tyla, have 3 children – Cade, Cal, and Cora. Ryan is a member of the 12th Ave Baptist Church and enjoys serving there and in the community. Some of his hobbies include hunting, fishing, woodworking, and simply being outdoors.

Ryan is also an avid sports fan, having had the opportunity to play professional baseball for 8 years, including 2 seasons with the Baltimore Orioles.

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Chandry Nelson
Dental Hygienist

Chandry graduated from the Flint Hills Technical College Dental Hygiene program in May of 2012.  She enjoys getting to know her patients individually to provide high quality dental care.

Chandry, a native of Emporia, enjoys spending time with her family.  Her husband, Brandon, works at Simmons and together they have a little girl named Chesney. The family stays active enjoying the outdoors, attending Quarter Horse shows and gravel bicycle races.

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Emily Waechter
Dental Hygienist

Emily is a graduate of the Flint Hills Technical College dental hygiene and dental assisting programs. Prior to this, Emily earned an undergraduate degree in psychology at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri. She received a softball scholarship and played there for four years.  She is an active member of the American Dental Hygiene Association.

Emily grew up in Miami, in northeastern Oklahoma. She spent the majority of her youth playing many different sports, showing cattle, and being active with FFA. She was recently married on October 3rd, 2015 to Johnny Waechter. Together they have several pets that they love dearly. She enjoys being outdoors, trail riding in their off road vehicle with her husband, and also loves to watch any type of competitive sport.

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Jessica Munoz
Dental Assistant

Jessica began as a dental assistant while still in high school. She has been assisting for 15 years. She likes working hands on with patients, and likes all aspects of working in a dental office.

Jessica was born and raised in Emporia, KS, and comes from a large extended family. She has three children with her husband, Francisco.  She looks forward to attending her 15 yr old, Rosario, and 12 yr old, Cristian’s soccer games. She also has a 4 yr old son, Isaac. As a family, they enjoy traveling to Mexico to visit family.

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Kendra Price
Dental Assistant

Kendra graduated from Flint Hills Technical College’s Dental Assisting program in 2009.  She has been a member of our team since 2011, first as a chairside assistant and now as an office manager.

Kendra and her husband, Jordan were both born and raised here in Emporia.  Together they have two children, a son, Zayin, and a daughter, Kelti.  

Running has become a past time and passion of Kendra’s.  She also enjoys family camping trips to Melvern Lake and spending time with her children.

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Ciara Davis

Ciara graduated from Marinello School of Beauty in 2014, where she realized her love of aesthetics and client interaction. She joined our office in April 2018, where she enjoys making sure each patient has a seamless experience. 

Ciara was born in Southern California and lived there until her family moved to Lyndon, Kansas for her elementary school years. After marrying her husband Matt, the couple moved to New Mexico for a short time before returning to Matt’s hometown of Emporia, where they look forward to raising a family. Until then, they enjoy spoiling their furry family–two dogs and one cat. In her free time, Ciara enjoys playing instruments (guitar and flute), singing and spending time outdoors.

“Thank you for making my son’s 1st dentist experience a great one.”
–Heather | Emporia, KS