Our team believes in treating people right because we are your neighbors and value your business. We enjoy developing long-term relationships with patients based on the values of integrity, empathy, compassion, comfort, and quality.
We know you will notice the difference from your very first visit to our office. Take a moment to learn a little about us by reading below.
We can't wait to meet you and your family!
Jon Ehlers, DDS
Dr. Ehlers was born and raised in Cole Camp, just a few miles from Tiger Family Dental. It’s fair to say that he is a big sports fan, particularly basketball and baseball. He played basketball during his youth, all the way through college, and even held the scoring record in basketball for 14 years. Dr. Jon lives in Sedalia with his wife, Amanda and their 8 year old daughter, Kaylen. Spending time as a family, walking their Corgi puppy, Max, and playing softball are some of the things Dr. Jon and his family enjoy doing. Dr. Jon is a huge Mizzou Tigers fan and rarely misses a football game. Watching sports is a great way to spend time with friends and family.
Dr. Jon always knew that he wanted to be in healthcare. When he discovered he loved working with his hands, he decided on dentistry. Dentistry is the perfect mix of medicine, art, and engineering.
“The wonderful thing about dentistry is that I can improve someone's health and, at the same time, improve their self-esteem and their self-confidence. The true reward in this profession is knowing that you can really make a difference in someone’s life.
I am a dentist because I care about people, and it is my pleasure to help patients find their confidence, create their beautiful smile, or even achieve a pain-free existence. I love my job because there is a new challenge every day. Dentistry allows me to shape other peoples lives for the better and create lasting relationships that I cherish so much.” - Dr. Jon Ehlers
After attending Cole Camp High School, Dr. Jon went on to Lindenwood University where he earned his degree in Biology and graduated summa cum laude.
Dr. Jon then attended the University of Missouri Kansas City for his DDS degree. He graduated in 2010 in the top 25 percent of his class. Experience and versatility are important to Dr. Jon, so he completed a one-year internship in oral surgery and a prestigious implant residency. These skills allow Dr. Jon to provide many surgical procedures here in our Sedalia dental office.
Professional memberships include:
- American Dental Association
- Missouri Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
Practicing dentistry close to home has always been a dream for Dr. Jon. We look forward to welcoming you to Tiger Family Dental!
Leah Schnakenberg, RDH
Leah resides in Sedalia with her family of four. She started the dental hygiene program with the hopes to make more people love a visit to the dental office. She studied at and graduated from State Fair Community College's Dental Hygiene Program. She continues to keep up to date in all patient care techniques, assuring patients a comfortable visit. Her strive for quality care and love of family makes her the perfect fit for Tiger Family Dental.
Patient Advocate/Front office
Annissa currently lives in Blairstown, MO, but her family is originally from Cole Camp, MO. She loves spending time outdoors with her horses, doing landscaping, or walking to her pond to catch a fish or two. In her spare time, she and her husband love to visit family and friends and enjoy going to the Lake of the Ozarks.
"Dentistry has been a part of my life for over 20 years. From first starting out learning to schedule appointments and submitting insurance, to becoming a chair-side assistant and then a financial specialist. My biggest joy is helping the patients with any of their needs and questions regarding insurance and billing. I also enjoy meeting patients and their families and making many new faces".
Jessica received DANB certification in dental assisting from Nichols Career Center in 2001. She is a strong advocate for making patients feel comfortable and confident in their dental treatment. She is very passionate about her career and was recently honored by The Dental Assisting National Board, INC. with a 15 years of certification recognition certificate.
Outside of the office, Jessica is an amateur gardener who enjoys listening to live music, traveling, reading, and fashion. She enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, dog, two rabbits, and the family parrot named Jack.
Jessica brings experience and the willingness to put patients first to Tiger Family Dental. Our mission as an office is to always provide compassionate, caring, dental treatment and Jessica is a great steward of this mission.
Emily is a certified dental assistant through the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. Emily graduated from UAF in the fall of 2014 and has been practicing in the field since then. She has always had a passion for dental and always enjoyed visiting her dentists regularly, even as a child. She enjoys spending time with her family and her fiancé Justin. They plan to be married in the summer of 2018. Emily always strives to make her patients experiences as comfortable and stress free as possible. She plans to continue her education by getting her expanded functions in the near future.