A Little About US...

Dr Chronister grew up in the Kansas City area. He attended college at Westminster College, a prestigious private liberal arts school in central missouri, from 1976 to 1980. He graduated Magna cum Laude, was active in campus leadership and was a member of several honor societies. He then attended the UMKC dental school in Kansas City from 1980 to 1984, where he graduated with honors. He worked for a year in Kansas City getting his feet wet in private practice before starting his own practice in Topeka in July of 1985. That same year, he became a member of the American Prosthodontic Society. He attends their two-day continuing education seminar in Chicago every year. Dr Chronister additionally completes over 30 hours of continuing education every year, emphasizing his areas of special interest.

In his personal life, Dr Chronister has a lovely wife, Michelle. They have had six children and an ever-growing number of grandkids. He is very active in the community, supporting several charities. He and his wife have also started their own not-for-profit charity called Be Your Best Self, that supports nutrition and hunger needs in the area. Their big fund-raiser event every year is a hot-rod show called Rev it Up!.

Dr Chronister likes to think he has the best staff in town. A great team is absolutely mandatory to giving our patients the care they deserve.

Dr Chronister's staff consists of Jackie, our hygientist "specializing" in cleaning, prevention, and periodontal treatment. Jackie has been with us since 1995. She is also the current president of the Kansas Hygientist Associtation. Way to go Jackie!

Nancy, his full-time chairside assistant. Nancy coordinates and assists in all clinical care. She is his "right hand" and has been with since 2001.

Lori, our bookkeeper has also been with the team since 1997. She is indespensable to the practice by filing all the insurance and managing the billing. She also helps out at the front desk.

Lois has been with us since 1997. She is the nerve center of the practice. She is the one to contact for appointments and general questions. She knows all, hears all, sees all

Sarah is our latest team member. She has already become indispendable. She is our part-time clinical assitant. She supports all the clinical activities and does all the important behind-the-scenes activites that keep the clinical care flowing. She is currently studying to be a dental hygienist.