Dr. Diana Tabakh

Hailing from Moscow, Russia, Dr. Diana Tabakh has served as a dental force to be reckoned with for more than three decades. She takes a global approach to dental health having D.D.S. degrees from Moscow Medical Stomatological Institute and University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Dentistry. Upon completing both dental programs at the top of her class, she served as a Dental Associate until starting her own dental practice here in south Kansas City in 1999.

Helping people is at the heart of everything Dr. Tabakh does, from providing the highest level of dental care for her family of patients, to being a renaissance mother of four children, devoted wife, thoughtful daughter, altruistic aunt, trustworthy sister, and compassionate friend to many.

Aside from indulging her passion for dentistry, Dr. Tabakh adores a plethora of hobbies such as nurturing a lush garden, playing guitar, and crafting the intricate jewelry you can find proudly displayed in our waiting room. She shares her home with a frenzy of adopted furry friends (four dogs, one feline, and a rabbit). Cultivating her admiration of culture, Dr. Tabakh and her husband of more than 34 years often invite world-renowned Russian musicians to perform in their South Leawood home. She frequently volunteers as a translator for newly adopted Russian youth and often raises money for various charities with her children.

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Theresa

Theresa

Hygienist

I have been a Hygienist since 1986. I graduated from Missouri Southern State University, in Joplin, MO with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene and a minor in Psychology. In 2002, I studied for 2 years at Charis Bible College and I am an Ordained Minister.

My first 10 years, I worked for a periodontist. It became my specialty and I feel that I‘m very good at it. I love my job; I’ve always been fascinated with dentistry, especially since I spent a lot of time in a dental chair as a child. I understand what it’s like to be a patient! I am originally from California. My father was in the Air Force. We moved around a lot and we spent 4 years in Okinawa. I have 3 grown children and 5 grandchildren, whom I adore.

I worked for Dr. Tabakh from 2004 – 2006 and I’m thrilled to be back. Since the first time she worked on my teeth, I’ve never gone anywhere else. I love people and I love to be of service.

Lisa

Lisa

Hygienist

In 2013, Lisa earned her both an Associate of Science degree and a Dental Hygiene degree at Concorde Career College in Kansas City. Lisa is a licensed Dental Hygienist in the states of Kansas and Missouri. She is also certified in infiltration/block, anesthesia and CPR. In 2016, she earned her Extended Care Permit, which she means she is able work in public health settings. Her patients’ comfort and education are her main priorities

Lisa grew up in Kansas City, MO. During her free time, she enjoys being with her dog. Her dog’s name is Scooby and he is Shih Tzu and Yorkie mix. Scooby loves to go for walks at the park and go on car rides. Lisa also enjoys spending time with family, friends and eating out. Her favorite place to eat is Vietnam Café downtown in the River Market area.

Teresa

Teresa

Hygienist

As a Midwesterner at heart, Teresa started her career in Duluth, MN where she earned her Associates of Science and Dental Hygiene degrees from Lake Superior College. After securing the highly sought after Student of the Year merit in her Dental Hygiene program, Teresa worked for a periodontist in Edina, MN for one year. She soon became a City of Fountains transplant. Here, Teresa has been able to perfect her dental expertise since 2001. Not only has she taught at the University of Missouri, Kansas City’s Dental Hygiene School, but she is also certified in laser treatment, infiltration/block, anesthesia and CPR.

Outside of the office Teresa is an avid animal lover as a mother to two Chihuahuas, their names are Charlie and Piper; and a cat named Chopper. She is a fine fisherman and prides herself on maintaining a neatly manicured yard.