Meet the Staff

  • Katie A.
    Katie A. Jackson
    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
    Kelsey Tuley

    I grew up in Philadelphia, Mo, and started dental assisting in Hannibal, Mo in 2011. In 2014 I decided to move to Kansas City to pursue my career in Dental Hygiene. I graduated with my associate as a registered dental hygienist from Concorde Career College in 2016. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends, family, and most of all my daughter, all while getting to know the Kansas City area.

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    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
    Macie Hulen Cowden

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

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    Jinny Downs

    I graduated from the dental assisting program at Penn Valley in 2011. I love living here in North Kansas City and am grateful for the opportunity to work for Dr. Duensing. My husband, our 2 adorable dogs and I love to travel and be outdoors in our free time.

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    Patty McKay

    I graduated in 1989 from Missouri Southern State College in Joplin. My husband and 3-year-old daughter and I moved to Kansas City shortly afterward. Since then my family has grown to 5 children and 6 grandchildren. I have loved working in dentistry and getting to know my patients through the years and am blessed to be part of the Duensing Family Dentistry team.

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    Tammy Brand

    I'm in my 30th year as a dental assistant. I'm excited to be a part of Dr. Duensing's dental team. When I'm not in the office I enjoy the outdoors and spending time with my family.

  • "Mitchie" Stults
    Michelle "Mitchie" Stults

    I grew up in Kansas City and went to high school and college here. I am very new to dentistry and I am excited to learn and grow in this field. I started with Duensing Family Dentistry in December 2021. I'm happy to be apart of such an amazing team. In my spare time, I love spending time with my husband and son, as well as going to the lake as often as I can.

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