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.