(816) 741-6200

Meet the Team

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


Shannon Lumsden, EFDA, CDD

I was born and raised in the Northland area. I’ve been a member of the dental field in Kansas City, MO. for 29 years. While working under the mentorship of Dr. Kirby Kavanaugh for over 11 years, I have been able to become the first dental assistant in the state of Missouri to be certified as a CadCam Dental Designer in 2009. I take personal pride in my design knowledge and enjoy working with patients and being able to create art through CadCam technology while making smiles.  CadCam is the dental design software and milling system that allows us to create Crowns and Bridges in office to be delivered to the patient in one appointment. In high school I took a jewelry class and ended up being one of very few jewelry artists that had their work displayed at Kansas City Art Institute for over 3 months. Unfortunately, the jewelry class was taken away and replaced with a Computer Art class. My teacher, at the time pushed me to join in. (Thank you Mr. Kennedy!)  Computers were a new deal back then and I was hesitant, but with his persistence, I climbed on board and took the class. I ended up making some of the first ever printed flyers for the Oak Park High School sports events. With the technology I have learned while making crowns and bridges, I have come full circle and brought both skills completely together. Through jewelry making I learned to pay strict attention to detail and through computer art I can run the Cerec system to the best of its ability. I could not have ever asked for a more fulfilling profession! I love to listen to live local music, and be around friends and family. The entire team at Zona Rosa Dental is an extension of my family and I am proud to be a member!


Megan, Dental Assistant

Megan joined the practice in 2021. She has worked in the dental field for the last 23 years, which most of that time has been chairside. She took a few years off from that to be a treatment coordinator. Megan is great at making patients feel at ease and answering any and all questions regarding what to expect during dental visits from start to finish. 

Megan is a die hard Chiefs fan and any given Sunday when the Chiefs are playing at home, you can guarantee she is there at Arrowhead cheering on the team. When Megan is not working, she loves spending time with her husband, children, and two dogs as well as her new born grandson. She also enjoys traveling anywhere she can put her toes in the sand and enjoy an ocean view. 


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 is one of the friendly faces you see when you walk in the door. Teri takes care of ordering for Zona Rosa Dental and maintains Dr. Kavanaugh’s schedule for her school talks. Teri is your coordinator with our specialists’ office, from helping schedule your appointments to forwarding requested documentation and keeping your patient record updated with all correspondence back to Dr. Kavanaugh. Teri and her husband, John, have three children, John Jr., Nicole, and Morgan, and have four beautiful granddaughters, Emma, Emily, Lily, and Carly. She enjoys cooking, quilting, and spending time with her family.


Teresa, Registered 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 an active member of the Americal Dental Hygieneist's Association and is a committee member in the Kansas City component. She is committed to life-long learning and recently graduated with her Master's in Dental Hygiene Education from the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry in 2020. We are happy that she decided to make Zona Rosa Dental her home. 


Cierra, Registered Dental Hygienist

Cierra is another one of our dental hygienists. She joined the Zona Rosa Dental team at the beginning of 2019 after graduating from Concorde Career College here in Kansas City. Upon completion of the dental hygiene program, Cierra was honored to be recognized as the Hu-Friedy “Golden Scaler” of her graduating class. She hopes to make every patient who sits in her chair feel comfortable, cared for, and educated about their dental health. 

Cierra and her husband, Drew grew up in Lamar, MO and moved to Kansas City in 2017. They have a toddler son named Axton, and a miniature dachshund, Nixon. Outside of dentistry, Cierra loves spending time with her family, and considers herself to be a foodie, and loves watching Kansas Jayhawks basketball. 


Lindsay Eppley, Dental Assistant

Lindsay was born and raised in Missouri City, MO. Lindsay first joined Dr. Kirby Kavanaugh in 2007. She was Dr. Kavanaugh’s office manager at that time.  She then left Zona Rosa Dental in 2013 to be a stay-at-home Mom. She has two boys, Corben and Weston. Lindsay has now returned back to Zona Rosa Dental in April of 2022 and is in a different role.  She has always wanted to be chairside, so she is pursuing her continued career interest in that area and excelling at it. Lindsay loves to go on hikes, go fishing, and spend quality time with family and friends.


Lesley Lima, Insurance/Billing Coordinator

Lesley joined the Zona Rosa Dental team in May of 2022. She is originally from Grand Island, Nebraska and attended the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. She graduated with her Bachelor’s in 2018. She has worked in the dental field since 2019, started in pediatrics and moved her way to general practice. She enjoys patient interaction and helping patients with insurance and financial questions. Lesley also helps with our marketing for the office on our social media platforms. Outside of dentistry, Lesley likes to travel, go to concerts, and be surrounded by friends and family.


McKenzie Kavanaugh

McKenzie was born and raised in Kansas City, MO. McKenzie is one of Dr. Kirby Kavanaugh's daughters and has been raised in the dental office from the young age of 6 weeks old. She is currently a sophomore at Metropolitan Community College and is planning to transfer to UCM in Warrensburg to pursue her dream to be a Forensic psychologist. McKenzie loves making fun TikTok videos, reading, and spending time with friends and family. When you see McKenzie around the office, she might be answering phones, stocking inventory, or even doing sterilization. Make sure to ask her about her fun nails as she loves showing them off!


Madison Kavanaugh

Madison was born and raised in Kansas City by her mom, Dr. Kirby Kavanaugh and her dad, Brandon Harpold. Madison is Dr. Kavanaugh’s oldest daughter and has been running around the dental office for as long as she’s been alive. She is pursuing her undergraduate degree in Human Biology and Chemistry at Baker University and will graduate in May 2023. Following graduation, she is planning to pursue a dental hygiene program in the Kansas City area. In her free time she enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, and spending time with friends and family.

Contact Us!
call email