Meet the Staff

Katie A. Jackson, CDA

Katie A. Jackson, 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

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 associates 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.


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.


Jinny Downs, DA

Jinny Downs, DA

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.


Patty McKay, RDH

Patty McKay, RDH

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 afterwards. 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.


Tammy Brand, DA

Tammy Brand, DA

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.

Tammy Brand, DA

Michelle "Mitchie" Stults

I grew up in the 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 of 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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