Jeffery A. Higgins, DDS

Owning Dentist

Dr. Higgins transplanted to Springfield, MO when he was twelve years old from Duluth, MN. After graduating from high school there, he went on to receive his Associates Degree of Applied Science in Computer Information Technology. Jeff spent his late teens and early twenties working in the IT field for several companies in the Springfield area, creating and maintaining networks for dental labs and offices, law firms, manufacturers and other corporations to support himself during college. In 2004, Jeff graduated with his undergraduate degree in Cell and Molecular Biology and began dental school at UMKC.

Dr. Higgins was the President of his dental class all four years of his doctoral studies. After completing his Doctorate in Dental Surgery in 2008, he bought a practice from a doctor in Lathrop, MO and began practicing in the rural community. Although Jeff loved the country and appreciated spending time with his patients there, he decided that he wanted to be a bit further south, and when the opportunity to buy ODCC from Dr. Leins came up, he jumped at it. Joining the practice in October of 2011, Dr. Higgins counts himself very fortunate to work with his phenomenal staff and patients!

Jeff and MaKenzi, an attorney who works right next door to ODCC, live in Olathe, where they plan to always call home. Dr. Higgins enjoys time traveling with his wife, especially to Jamaica where they were wed, and raising their growing family of two cats (Svenand Wee Peepers) and one very happy dog (Magnus).

 

 

 

Charles E. Leins, DDS

Dentist

Charles E. Leins, DDS

Kristi Myers, RDH

Business Administrator

Kristi is thrilled to be at Olathe Dental Care Center.   As a dental hygienist, hygiene coordinator and business administrator, she is a highly motivated individual and has placed herself in many avenues of business. Kristi graduated from Wichita State University in 1992 and has been practicing dental hygiene since then.  Her calling is to serve people and develop lasting relationships by promoting health and wellness through good dental hygiene. She have received advanced training and certification to administer local anesthetics and nitrous oxide sedation.

Kristi is the mother of two amazing daughters that fill her life with awesome adventure every day!  One of her daughters plays competitive volleyball, so weekends are filled with tournaments and absolute joy watching her play. Her eldest daughter is thriving at KU where she is studying accounting and economics. She also enjoy working out and has her personal training certification that she puts to use on occasion. Kristi is very active in her church, Grace United Methodist, and enjoys participating in community service and mission projects throughout the community.

Kristi has enjoyed meeting patients here at Olathe Dental Care and if she hasn’t met you yet, she is looking forward to it!!

Vivian Sexton, RDH

Dental Hygienist

Vivian came to Olathe Dental Care in the winter of 1981, while a student in the JCCC dental hygiene program.  Her first job in the dental field was assisting for ODCC founder, Dr. Barney Graham.  After graduation, Vivian took a job in Hays, Kansas, but she missed her friends in Olathe. She returned a year later and has now worked at ODCC for over thirty years. Vivian has an active family, with three children and three grandchildren! She lives in Shawnee with her husband Bob.

 

Vila Sanoubane, RDH

Dental Hygienist

Vila has been at Olathe Dental Care for fourteen years.  She was born in Laos and immigrated to Canada in 1980, moving to the United States in 1987.  Vila graduated from UMKC with a bachelors degree in Dental Hygiene, and has worked in the some of the best offices in Johnson County.

She and her husband, Sid, live in Lenexa with their two children, a daughter and a son.  Vila enjoys cooking, and entertaining family and friends.  She also enjoys walking and jogging outdoors.

 

Terri Franklin

Dental Assistant

Hailing from right here in Kansas City, Terry was raised in Johnson County. Although she moved to New Mexico and Colorado for a time, she has lived here most of her life. Terry has worked at Olathe Dental Care Center for over ten years, working as an assisting for six years and really loves it.  Terry enjoys her family and her pets; she is active in her church and participates every year in their Christmas Cantata.  Terry has a wonderful daughter and son-in-law who have brought her so much joy by making her the excited grandma of two beautiful kids!

 
 

Diane Ellsworth

Office Manager

Diane Ellsworth is on her thirty-seventh year here at Olathe Dental Care.  Diane says she works with the best doctors and co-workers in the business, and absolutely loves working with the patients on a daily basis.  No day is ever the same.

Diane has been married for thirty-seven years, and together they have two daughters, one son, and five wonderful grandchildren.  She spends her days off babysitting her grandkids, hanging out with her family, gardening, cooking, walking, and watching all of our local teams – especially K-State.