Tiger Family Dental

Meet the Team at Tiger Family Dental

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!

Dr. Jon Ehlers, DDS

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!

Dr. Erin Coleman

Dr. Coleman earned her dental degree from the Indiana University School Dentistry in 2009. After graduation, she was awarded with membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honor society. Additionally, she maintains professional memberships in the American Dental Association, Indiana Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, and Indianapolis District Dental Society.

She joined a large practice in Indianapolis after graduation from dental school  as an associate dentist and then decided to open her own practice after gaining several years of experience in a rapid growing, fast paced office.

Dr. Coleman has taken numerous postgraduate education courses, including training in pediatric dentistry and adult sedation dentistry. This allows her to provide you and your entire family with comprehensive care and comfortable visits. Her commitment to lifelong education means she is constantly evaluating emerging dental methods and technologies in order to provide her patients with the best results in the least invasive manner with a high emphasis on comfort.

Emily Kyle

RDH

Emily is from right here, in Sedalia, and has been part of the Tiger Family for the past two and a half years. She received her training at State Fair Community College. Emily’s favorite part of her job is helping patients achieve a great smile while providing a comfortable dental experience.

In her free time, Emily likes playing volleyball, farm and spend time her wonderful husband and kids.

Leah Schnakenberg, RDH

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.

Tonia Weaver

RDH

Tonia received her training to be a registered dental hygienist from State Fair Community College. It’s important to her to help patients feel good about themselves and improve their overall health. 

Outside of the office, she loves tending to her garden, refurbishing old furniture, going boating on the lake, and spending time with her family and dog

Jessica Brockman - Lead assistant

Jessica Brockman

Lead assistant

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.

Audrey Williams

Dental Assistant

Audrey is from Smithton, MO and has been at Tiger Family Dental for a year. She studied at State Technical College of Missouri. Audrey loves getting to help people by changing their smile. Not only does she love working with patients, but also enjoys the people she works with because the staff makes everyone that walks through the doors feel like family.

In her spare time, Audrey loves getting outside to go hiking and fishing. She also loves spending time with her friends and family and playing with her two Goldendoodles, Memphis and Dover.

Jessica Fairley

Office Manager

Jessica has been at Tiger Family Dental for almost two years. She attended Ozark Technical College and is currently working on her fellowship for AADOM. Jessica’s favorite part of her job is getting work with the amazing team and loves making patients comfortable. It’s important for her to help her patients feel like family.

Outside of the office, Jessica loves spending time with her family, including camping and boating

Holly Sands

Front Office

Holly has been with Tiger Family Dental for a year and a half and is from Sedalia. She received an Associates degree in Health Administrative Services and has a military training background. Her favorite thing about being at the practice is talking with patients and helping them learn new things every day.

While she’s not in the office, Holly loves spending time with her family.

Sheila Amos

Receptionist

Sheila, a Sedalia native, is our wonderful receptionist, greeting patients and making sure they feel comfortable. She comes with nine years of experience as a receptionist. She loves helping patients the minute they walk through the door. 

In her spare time, Sheila enjoys sewing, teaching 4-H sewing, and working on home improvement projects

Meet Our Skilled, Compassionate Staff Today
Patient Testimonial - Sedalia, MO

Recently I lost one of my front teeth after nursing it for several years knowing it would be inevitable.  My wife, Joy and I for most of our marriage, have wondered what it would be like for me to address improving my smile because I have always had very dark and stained teeth. With the lost tooth in hand, we decided to go for it.  The results have been amazing to say the least.  The quality of the work and materials used by Dr Ehlers and his staff is second to none!  This practice at 10th and Winchester is an asset to this community for sure.

Joe Fluty

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At Tiger Family Dental we have always made patient safety a top priority by adhering to the sanitation and infection control guidelines put forth by the American Dental Association, CDC and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration). We have made several modifications to follow guidelines and some staff are playing different roles.. If your appointment was cancelled due to COVID-19 our office will call you to reschedule. We are having to make several adjustments to the schedule to follow guidelines. We kindly ask for your patience during this time. Thank you, TFD