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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.


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 two beautiful daughters: Chesney (7) and Bryar (3). The family stays active enjoying the outdoors, participating in 4-H activities, attending Quarter Horse shows and gravel bicycle races.


Jenny ​Littrell

Dental Hygienist

Jenny fell in love with dentistry at the young age of 16, when she began working as a dental assistant in her hometown of McPherson, Kansas.  She would later graduate from the Wichita State University Dental Hygiene program and just recently celebrated her 25th year as a Dental Hygienist.  She is passionate about dentistry and loves building personal relationships with her patients. Jenny is honored by the trust her patients have placed in her throughout her career.

In 2002, Jenny moved to Lebo, Kansas with her husband Jeremy where he began his career with the Kansas Highway Patrol.  They now reside in Osage City and have three sons.  Her oldest son, Weston, is a C.P.A. in the Kansas City area. Her two youngest sons, Wyatt and Brody, are both students at Pittsburg State University pursuing degrees in the Constructions Sciences. The boys have kept the family very busy throughout the years, having participated in many sports and activities.

Now, as “empty nesters”, Jenny and Jeremy enjoy spending their time cooking up new recipes, playing music together, road tripping to visit their boys and extended family, and going on adventures with friends.  They hope to check off a few bucket list vacations in the next few years as well!


Kristy ​Hoy

Dental Hygienist

Kristy is a 2003 graduate of the Sheridan College Dental Hygiene program in Sheridan, Wyoming. What she enjoys most about her profession is the opportunity to build relationships with her patients while working together with them to attain and maintain optimal dental health.

Originally from Montana, Kristy met her husband Gregg, an Emporia native, when he was cowboying on the ranch she grew up on. Gregg and Kristy enjoy the ranching lifestyle, raising beef cattle and Quarter horses, and spending as much time as possible out in the Flint Hills on horseback, with a dog or two along.


Jessica ​Munoz

Dental Assistant

Jessica was born and raised in Emporia. She graduated from Emporia High and has worked in a dental office since she was 15 years old. She joined Kohlmeier Dental in 2014. She loves making friendships with patients and especially enjoys helping Spanish speaking patients.

Jessica is married with a daughter and two sons. She enjoys listening to music, taking walks with her dog and spending time with family.


Leslie ​Carranza

Dental Assistant

Leslie graduated from the Flint Hills Technical College Dental Assisting program in May of 2020. She enjoys meeting new people and the variety of tasks that being a dental assistant provides.

Leslie was born and raised in Emporia, KS. She has a two-year old son named Jadiel, and loves spending her free time with him and her family.


Kendra ​Price

Office Manager

Kendra graduated from Flint Hills Technical College’s Dental Assisting program in 2009.  She has been a member of our team since 2011.

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

Running is a favorite pastime and passion of Kendra’s.  She also enjoys family camping trips to Melvern Lake and spending time outdoors with her children.


Tyla ​Kohlmeier

Front Desk

Tyla is a graduate of Wichita State University and just recently “officially” joined the Kohlmeier Dental team as part of the front desk staff. She grew up in rural Chase County, in the beautiful Flint Hills, where she and Ryan met and began their journey together.

Ryan and Tyla got married in 1997, and together they have 3 kids – Cade, who is currently attending Emporia State University and a member of their Nationally ranked Disc Golf Team; Cal, a recent Chase County High School graduate and future Pitt State Gorilla; and Cora, a 6th grader, who is just beginning to become very active in sports and activities. After several years of traveling and lots of moving with Ryan’s baseball career and schooling, the couple has loved being settled in the Emporia area since 2011!

After being a stay-at-home mom for over 20 years, Tyla enjoys getting to know patients and working alongside the amazing team at Kohlmeier Dental.

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