Clinical Team

Dental Hygienist


Shelby graduated from Flint Hills Technical College in Emporia with an Associate of Dental Hygiene degree. While at FHTC, Shelby was awarded the Golden Scaler Award. After practicing for a few years, she attended Wichita State University and received a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and recently obtained a Masters in Human Resource Management degree.

Shelby moved to Wichita in 2016 when she joined Implant and Perio Center of Kansas. Since being at I&P, she has worked as both a registered dental hygienist and a surgical assistant. Shelby is also certified in the Advanced Laser Training with the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry. She is a member of American Association of Dental Office Managers.  In 2019, Shelby was a part of the Implant and Perio Center of Kansas dental assistant’s team that was awarded the Eileen Ahern Dental Assistants Team of Distinction at the Dental Assistants National Conference of Excellence (DANCE).  In 2021, Shelby was nationally recognized by Elite Dental Alliance as Dental Hygienist Employee of the Month. Shelby also manages the Implant and Perio Hygiene Study Club.

In 2023, Shelby accepted the role of Integrator for Implant and Perio Center of Kansas and Care Esthetics of Wichita, where she orchestrates the major functions of the two offices.

In her spare time, Shelby enjoys going to concerts and loves watching and attending sporting events with her friends and family.

Dental Hygienist


Stephanie has been working in the dental field since 2005. She started as a dental assistant in general dentistry where she quickly became passionate about dentistry and decided to pursue her dental career in dental hygiene. She graduated from Wichita State University with her Associates of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2009. Stephanie has been working as a dental hygienist in the periodontal field for most of her dental hygiene career. She has been part of the Implant and Perio Center of Kansas team for over 10 years.

She is trained and certified in Dental Perioscopy and Advanced Laser Training. Stephanie is also trained as a surgical assistant where she works chairside with Dr. Sams.  In 2019, Stephanie was a part of the Implant and Perio Center of Kansas dental assistant’s team that was awarded the Eileen Ahern Dental Assistants Team of Distinction at the Dental Assistants National Conference of Excellence (DANCE)

When Stephanie’s not at work, she is a busy mom of 4 beautiful daughters and has a loving husband of 18 years.

Dental Hygienist


Megan is a Wichita native where she has spent the last 6 practicing Dental Hygiene. Megan spent 5 years in General Dentistry before joining Implant and Perio Center of Kansas.

Megan graduated in 2016 with her Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene. She has Advanced Laser Dental Training. During your appointment Megan does her best to make sure her patients are educated and comfortable for their appointments.

Megan is married to her husband, Jacob, with who she shares two dogs. Megan enjoys traveling and reading, but during football season you’ll find her cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs with her husband. 

Dental Hygienist


Ngoc is a native of Wichita. She had 13 years of Dental Hygiene experience before joining Dr. Sam’s team in 2020.

Ngoc graduated with her Associate’s in Dental Hygiene at Wichita State University in 2006. She is certified in Advanced Laser Technology. She is also certified in the Perioscope. Ngoc loves getting to know her patients and providing them the tools they need to maintain their overall oral health.

Ngoc is married and has two children, who keep her very busy. She enjoys spending time with family, friends, eating good food, and traveling. 

Dental Hygienist


Stacee is a registered dental hygienist at Implant and Perio Center of Kansas. She is a New Mexico native and has lived in the Wichita area for the last six years. She has been married to her wonderful husband for 20 years and they have two beautiful teenagers. She has dedicated the last 11 years to the dental field because of her passion to educate and help others. Being a dental hygienist has allowed Stacee to fulfill her desire to achieve this goal. She graduated from Wichita State University Magna Cum Laude, was inducted into the Alpha Eta Society for allied health professionals, and received the Golden Scaler Award from faculty by demonstrating remarkable skill and talent of the course of her classes. “The encouragement I received has allowed me to fulfill my dream and help every patient I meet. I have the pleasure of working with different people from different walks of life on a daily basis, and I am forever grateful.”

Dental Hygienist


Cameren is a Registered Dental Hygienist who has always had a passion for caring for people. She graduated from Dodge City Community College with her Associate of Science degree in 2021. During these two years of study, she participated on the cross country and track team. She has recently graduated from Wichita State University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree. Cameren joined/started her career with the Implant and Perio Center of Kansas team in 2023. While at WSU Cameren was awarded the Sigma Phi Alpha award for being one of the top in her graduating class. In addition to this she was on the Dean’s Honor Roll each semester she attended WSU.

When she is out of the office, Cameren enjoys staying active outdoors and in the gym. You can also find her going to concerts and hanging out with friends and family. Cameren moved to Wichita 2 years ago from the small town of Cimarron, KS where she grew up, and has since enjoyed her time in the city.

Dental Assistant


Jennifer has completed some college and is currently enrolled at Butler Community College. Jennifer was born and raised here in Wichita, KS. She has worked at Implant and Perio Center of Kansas since 2021 as a surgical assistant. In 2023 she received her IV sedation certification. She is also a freelance interpreter.

Jennifer has a ten-year-old son who enjoys playing soccer and drawing.

In her free time, Jennifer enjoys riding her motorcycle and loves doing science experiments with her son.

Dental Assistant


Reanna graduated from Butler County Community College with her Associates in Science.  While in her last semester at Butler, she received her certificate for Dental Assisting.  Reanna has worked in dental for 12+- years and has been a surgical assistant at Implant and Perio for 10 years.

In 2019, Reanna was a part of the Implant and Perio Center of Kansas dental assistant’s team that was awarded the Eileen Ahern Dental Assistants Team of Distinction Award at the Dental Assistants National Conference for Excellence in Chicago, IL.

Outside of work Reanna enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Dental Assistant


Jenn has been a Dental Assistant at Implant and Perio since 2011, and is the resident expert in all the details of dental implants! In 2019, Jenn was a part of the Implant and Perio Center of Kansas dental assistant’s team that was awarded the Eileen Ahern Dental Assistants Team of Distinction Award at the Dental Assistants National Conference for Excellence in Chicago, IL.  

Laboratory Technician


Barbara is our Laboratory Technician. She has been in the dental field for the better part of ten years. While she has experience in dental assisting, her chosen career path is in the laboratory setting. The ever-changing nature of dental technology always provides a way to learn and grow. She is grateful to be a part of this wonderful team and the opportunity to help improve patients’ quality of life.

Barbara attended Butler Community College from 2010-2012, where she studied General Education; Heritage College from 2012-2013, for Dental Assisting and Radiology.

She enjoys crochet, hiking, and reading. Barbara lives in Wichita with her husband and fur kids.

Sterilization Technician


Miranda is the Sterilization Tech for Implant and Perio. She attended Hutchinson Community College and received an Associates in Arts. She previously worked as a CNA, but is planning on applying to dental hygiene school! She enjots this job because it is getting her experience in a dental office. Miranda enjoys spending time with family and friends when she is not at work.

Business Team

Business Manager


Katie is the Business Manager at Implant and Perio. She comes from Restaurant Management and moved to Wichita to open a restaurant. She was looking for a job that would allow her to have the work/life balance her family needed, and she loves feeling like she is part of an amazing team and office that makes a difference in patients’ lives! Outside of work Katie likes working on home projects, spending time with family and going out to local restaurants.

Treatment Coordinator


Christy was born and raised in Fredonia, Ks. After graduating high school, she moved to Wichita and earned her degree in Dental Hygiene from Wichita State University in 1993. She is certified in local anesthesia and nitrous oxide administration. Prior to Dental Hygiene school, Christy worked as a dental assistant part time after high school for her childhood dentist and that is where her she knew she had found her calling. After graduating college, she worked in general dentistry as a hygienist for 4 years then joined this practice in 1997 as a full- time hygienist. In 2015, she transitioned from the clinic into the role of treatment consultant. Christy’s passion is patient education and helping people achieve their optimum oral health goals. She enjoys meeting new people every day!

Christy and her husband Kyle have 3 grown children and 3 grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and reading.

Patient Coordinator


Sydney graduated from Ottawa University in 2018 with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Sydney is our patient coordinator and has been a part of the practice since 2021. Sydney has two kids: Lillian, and Nash. In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her family and going to the gym.

Business Assistant


Elena went to Wichita State University, where she studied psychology; after college Elena started working in the dental field, although she is no stranger to the dental field. Elena hopes to go back to college to get a Bachelors in Science for Nursing. In her free time Elena enjoys reading books, traveling, and taking her dog for long walks.

Business Assistant


Courtney attended the dental assisting program at Wichita Area Technical College and graduated in 2011. Her experience includes pediatrics and oral surgery. In Courtney’s free time she spends a lot of time cheering on her kids at their sporting events and hanging out with her family.

Insurance and Financial Coordinator


Laken is the insurance and finance coordinator at Implant and Perio Center of Kansas. She was inspired to pursue a career in dental after seeing how a smile can change someone’s outlook on life. Prior to working at Implant and Perio Center of Kansas, she has previous experience in numerous dental offices ranging from general dentistry, pediatrics, and ortho. In her free time, she can be found at the lake with her family, concerts with her best friend, or at home listening to Crime Junkies with her three dogs.



Dianna has been the transcriptionist for the office since 2009. She previously worked for GMAC before taking time to raise her three sons. She completed a transcription course and worked for several doctors before starting with the Implant and Perio. She enjoys the flexibility this position gives her so she can travel to see her grandbabies! When she’s not working, Dianna enjoys hiking, biking, quilting, knitting, and spending time with her family.

Project Manager


Lynne is the Project Manager at Implant and Perio, and previously worked with the front desk team for the office. Lynne has a Music Theatre degree from Friends University, and comes from a background in retail management. She enjoys planning the events the office hosts, coming up with new marketing ideas and handling any other projects that pop up! In her free time, Lynne enjoys reading, crafting and fixing up her 100+ year old home with her husband.