Meet the Staff

All professionals at Duensing Family Dentistry maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

Debra A. Villa-Vance (Debbie)—Office Manager

I graduated from Dental Assisting School in 1984.  After moving to Kansas City in 1988 I began working full time in dentistry in 1990.  During my career I have held nearly every position in a dental office.  I have worked in Oral Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry and General Dentistry.  I joined DFD in 2010.  Being a part of DFD is amazing—we have so many wonderful families that are a joy to have as patients.  I look forward to continuing my career here at DFD.


Katie A. Blackmore, CDA—clinical dental assistant

I graduated from the American Red Cross Dental Assisting Program in 2009.  I have been working in the dental field for the past 7 years.  I began my career working for the USN Dental Corp in Okinawa Japan.  I joined DFD in 2014.  I passed my Dental Assisting National Board Exam in 2015 to become a Certified Dental Assistant.  I love my job as a dental assistant and feel blessed to work for such a caring dentist in a great dental office.  When I am not at the office, I enjoy hiking, nature, white wine and my orange tabby cat.