enhancing smiles, enhancing lives

Her Team

 

Diana

Dr. Stanley Hite

I appreciate the uniqueness of each of my patients. Their different personalities, range of dental needs, and specific concerns, all present wonderful challenges and opportunities. As a dentist, I believe in forming a partnership with each patient. We work together to find the treatment solutions to their specific requirements. Establishing open communication from the first visit, and treating each person with respect and compassion, ensures the best care experience and results.  Dr. Stanley Hite

Dr. Hite was awarded his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Dentistry, where he graduated nine months ahead of his class. He’s passionate about continuing education, knowing it’s essential to remain current on changes in the field. This ensures Dr. Hite’s able to provide his patients with the best procedures that deliver the most comfortable treatments and strongest results.

Among his many professional affiliations, Dr. Hite is an active member of the American Dental Association, the American College of Dentists, the Missouri Dental Association, and the Greater Kansas City Dental Society. He donates his professional skills to various programs, including Independence HeadStart, Give Kids a Smile, MOMOM, and annual mission trips overseas.

Dr. Hite has three adult children and six very active grandchildren, as well as a lovely wife, Syd. Spending time with them is his priority outside of work. He also enjoys being with friends, along with playing golf and traveling.

 

Kristen

Hi! I'm Kristen

Your Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

We have the BEST patients at Dr. Nikki’s office! I love that my job allows me to get the chance to know them on a personal level.  We always have the best conversations and I’m so happy to not only call them patients, but also friends.  My job as a dental assistant means that our patients meet me at the chair. But before they ever even make it to the chair, I prepare the treatment rooms and sterilize our instruments so they are ready for each and every person who walks through the door.  I assist our doctors and help educate our patients about their dental hygiene and the treatments they might need.  

Outside of the office, I’m always exploring the city for the best new restaurants.  I also enjoy catching the latest movies and come fall time, you won’t catch me anywhere but Arrowhead stadium on Sundays! 

 

Jan

Hi! I'm Jan

Your Dental Hygienist

I have been working in this office for over 30 years as a Dental Hygienist. By now, I like to think of myself as more than just the person who makes sure my patients’ teeth are squeaky clean.  I also act as a personal wellness coach, taking the time to understand each of my patients’ diet and lifestyle choices.  I spend time educating them about the invariable thread that connects a healthy mouth with their total body wellness.  Once I get a greater picture of the overall lifestyle and dental needs of my patients, I work to find the home care routines that work for them.  

I am a mother of four daughters and a grandmother to TEN amazing grandchildren! I’m an avid sports fan and was a volleyball player in college. The bug never left me and I later coached my daughter’s team for ten years. Nowadays, relaxing with the family at our lake house is my favorite pastime. I also am kept busy with all of my grandchildren’s many activities! 

 

Heather

 
Hi! I'm Alison

Your Dental Hygienist

I have been in the dental field for nearly 15 years and I am so excited to now be working with such a passionate and talented group of people!  I spent many years as a dental assistant before graduating from UMKC with a bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene.  As a hygienist, I spend a lot of time focusing on patients dealing with differing levels of periodontal challenges.  I educate them on their oral health and together we set goals and plan for the future of their smiles.  It is a very rewarding experience.  I love my job because not only do I get to guide my patients on the way to better health, but I get to know them on a personal level and am privileged to talk with them about what's new in their lives. That is definitely my favorite part about my job!

I am married to the love of my life and we are blessed with a four year old daughter.  She is as beautiful as she is sassy and we love her for it!  In true Kansas City fashion, we love spending time outside and hosting BBQ’s to watch the Royals or Chiefs games. Nothing makes me happier than to spend time with our friends and family!