Zona Rosa Dental Team

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Katie – Office Manager

Katie is Zona Rosa Dental’s Office Manager. Before joining Zona Rosa Dental, Katie was in management within the banking industry for almost seven years; while also earning her Associates Degree in Business Management. Even though she grew up in the dental world her entire life, she just did not know that one day, she  would also take part in the dental realm of work.

Katie’s mother was a dental assistant for over 30 years, her grandfather and uncle are very successful orthodontists in Northland, and her aunt, the owner of Zona Rosa Dental,  Dr. Kirby Kavanaugh, is who she is blessed to get to work with day in and day out.

Katie holds family near and dear. She has a wonderful husband, Daniel and an amazing little boy, Karson, who always is sure to keep Katie and her husband on their toes. They have a Great Dane Zoey, who thinks she is more like a lap dog, and a cat named Whiskers who would prefer to be the only animal in the house.

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Teri – Dental Assistant/Front Office

Teri has been with Dr. Kavanaugh since 2001. She wants to make sure your visit is as positive as possible. She assists Dr. Kavanaugh when needed and she will now be the face you see when you walk in the door. Teri also does the ordering for Zona Rosa Dental and maintains the sterilization department. Teri maintains Dr. Kavanaugh’s schedule for her school talks, and is our in-office bleaching specialist. Teri went to Dallas, Texas in August 2008 to become trained on our E4D CAD/CAM system, and received her certification in March 2009. Teri is the second CDD in the state of Missouri

Teri and her husband, John, have three children, John Jr., Nicole, and Morgan, and has four beautiful  granddaughters, Emma, Emily, Lily and Carly.

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Teresa – Dental Hygienist

Teresa is one of our hygienists and graduated from the University Of Missouri Kansas City School Of Dentistry in 2006 with a Bachelors degree in Dental Hygiene. Since graduating, she has worked in a variety of dental offices and public health centers through a dental staffing company, as well as being a part-time clinical instructor to dental hygiene students at the dental school. She is currently working on her Masters Degree in Dental Hygiene Education.

We were happy that when an opening became available, she decided to make Zona Rosa Dental her permanent home 5 years ago. 

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Mariah – Patient Coordinator

Mariah is our patient coordinator. She has been working in healthcare for 7 years. She has a love for dentistry, and has always dreamed of working in a dental office. Mariah grew up in a small town named Hamilton, MO. Ironically this is where Dr. Kavanaugh’s grandparents lived their whole lives.

Outside of work, Mariah likes to stay busy. In her free time, you can find her baking a cake, tending to her flowers, or enjoying a good workout at the gym. Mariah is recently married and has a sassy 3 legged cat named Franklin. She and her husband are expecting their first child in July 2018. Please come by Zona Rosa Dental to meet another addition to Dr. Kavanaugh’s amazing dental team. 

Alanah – Expanded Function Dental Assistant

Alanah is Dr. Kirby’s Expanded Function Dental Assistant. She has been a dental assistant since 2010 and loves every minute of it. Every patient, every day is something different and keeps her on her toes.

Outside of work, she stays busy with her two fantastic children; her mini-me Teagan and legendary son, Tayven! They are both so full of personality, freakishly smart, and ridiculously good-looking. (They obviously take after their mother!).

She was born and raised in Kansas City, MO where she lived with her mom and five siblings. (Yes, five!) Kansas City was great for her when she was younger, but she wanted something more for her family, so she moved to Maryville and they couldn’t be happier. GO BEARCATS!

She looks forward to working with you in the office and helping you achieve and maintain that beautiful smile of yours!!



Contact Us Today

Contact Zona Rosa Dental today if you have any questions, or if you’re ready to schedule an appointment. We can’t wait to meet your entire family and help you all start working toward the healthy, beautiful smiles you deserve with our personalized care.
Located in Kansas City, MO we welcome patients from all over the Northland area and beyond.