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

Hygienist

Theresa Shon Froese

I have been a hygienist since 1986. I graduated from Missouri Southern State University, in Jopln, Missouri, with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene and I minored in Psychology. In 2002, I did 2 years at Charis Bible College and I am an ordained minister.

My first 10 years out of school, I worked for a periodontist, this became my specialty and I feel that I am very good at it. I love my job; I had always been fascinated with dentistry, especially since I spent a lot of time in a dental chair growing up. I understand what it is to be a patient! I am originally from California, my father was in the Air Force so we moved around a lot. I spent 4 years in Okinawa, I hope to visit there again someday. My father was from the Midwest so when it came time for him to retire from the military, he moved us all out here. I have 3 grown children and 5 grandchildren, who I adore.

I worked for Dr. Tabakh back in 2004 – 2006, part time and I am thrilled to be back here. Since the very first time she worked on my teeth, I have never gone anywhere else, in my 30+ years in dentistry, I have never seen her equal. I am very proud to be here. I love people and I love to be of service.

Lisa

Lisa

Hygienist

In 2013, Lisa earned her Associate of Science and Dental Hygiene degrees in at Concorde Career College. Lisa has Kansas and Missouri licenses and is certified in infiltration/block, anesthesia, and CPR. In 2016, she earned her Extended Care Permit which she is able work in public health settings. Patient’s comfort and education is her first priority.

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

Teresa

Teresa

Hygienist

As a Midwesterner at heart, Teresa started her career in Duluth, Minnesota upon earning 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, Minnesota 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 Teresa 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. Additionally she is a fine fisherman and prides herself on maintaining a neatly manicured yard.