Meet the Staff

Katie A. Blackmore, CDA

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 10 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.


Kelsey Tuley, RDH

Kelsey Tuley, RDH

Grew up in Philadelphia, MO. Dental assisted for 3 years in Hannibal, MO before moving to Kansas City to pursue her career in Dental Hygiene. Graduated with her associates as a registered dental hygienist from Concorde Career College in 2016. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family while getting to know the Kansas City area. She has a small cocker spaniel and is looking forward to the birth of her daughter.


Michelle Vogel

Michelle Vogel — Office Manager

For the past 20 years I have worked as an administrative billing specialist in the medical field. Although I'm new to dentistry, I'm eager to learn the dental side of insurance and coding. I love helping patients and being apart of the Duensing Family Dentistry team. When not in the office, I enjoy anything outdoors, spending time with my family, friends and my fur baby.


Macie Hulen Cowden

Macie Hulen Cowden, RDH

I grew up in the northland and graduated from North Kansas City high school. I attended William Jewell College and graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Dental Hygiene from UMKC. I have been dentistry all my life. My father, brother and brother in law were all dentists in NKC and my niece is a hygienist. It is an honor to be apart of the Duensing Family Dentistry team. My husband and I live in the country and enjoy nature.