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. The area has always held a special place in Dr. Jon's heart and that made it an easy decision for him to return to the area and open Tiger Family Dental in the fall of 2016.

After attending Cole Camp high school, Dr. Jon went on to Lindenwood University where he earned his degree in Biology while playing baseball and graduating 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 dental implant residency.  These skills allow Dr. Jon to provide many surgical procedures here at Tiger Family Dental.

Dr. Jon lives in Sedalia with his wife, Amanda and their 4 children; Kaylen (13), Calum (2), and the newest additions to the family, Gemma and Mara who were born in March 2022.  Dr. Jon adores his children and spending time with them and Amanda.  They also have 2 Corgis that have also become family favorites.

Dr. Jon enjoys all things sports, specifically, Mizzou Tigers, Kansas City Chiefs, and St. Louis Cardinals.  Dr. Jon rarely misses a Mizzou or Kansas City Chief football game.  Being active outdoors and spending time with family are also things that Dr. Jon loves to do.

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

Dr. Jon has made it a focus of his practice to provide comprehensive dental implant procedures.  Whether its replacing a single tooth, or restoring an entire arch with a fixed implant bridge, Dr. Jon provides these services.  Implant dentistry has changed how patients view missing teeth and Dr. Jon is on the forefront of treating these patients.

Professional memberships include:

  • American Dental Association
  • Missouri Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry

 

Erin Coleman, DDS

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, Indianapolis District Dental Society, and Missouri Dental Association.

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.  In 2020 she moved to Missouri and joined Tiger Family Dental.  In her spare time she loves gardening, boating, and spending time with her husband, Josh, and their 4 children.

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.

Holly Sands, CDBS

Office Manager

Holly was born and raised here in Sedalia but moved away for a few years when she enlisted in the Air Force.  She returned home in 2005 to raise her son, Jacob.  Holly completed her Associates degree in Health Administrative Services as well as her certification for Dental Billing Specialist.  She has many years of dental knowledge and continues to grow with continuing education.  Holly loves spending time with her family; Chris, Jacob, and their dog Khloe.  She enjoys golfing, baking, and spending time at the family cabin.

Professional memberships:
American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM)
American Dental Coders Association (ADCA)

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.

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.

Tonia Weaver

RDH

Tonia received her training to be a registered dental hygienist from State Fair Community College in 2010 and is now certified in laser treatment.  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.

Jenny Herrick

RDH

Jenny is from Sedalia, MO and she studied at State Fair Community College where she got her AAS Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2014. Jenny loves making sure her patients are educated on their oral health, and wants to provide them with the best experience possible. 

In her spare time, Jenny loves spending time with her family. She enjoys coaching soccer, staying active, and being outdoors.

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.

Ashley Morey

Dental Assistant

Ashley, her husband, and son currently reside just outside Warrensburg, and were brought to Missouri by the Air Force in 2017.  They all love the area and decided to plant their roots here.  In her free time she enjoys the outdoors, being at the motocross track, and spending time with her family and two dogs. Dentistry has been a part of Ashley's life since 2012 and it continues to be her passion. Her main goal is to change patients' outlook on going to the dentist by making the entire experience more comfortable and stress free. She is currently working towards more of her expanded functions certifications, and is honored to be apart of such an amazing dental family here at Tiger Family Dental. 

Audrey Williams

Certified Dental Assistant and EFDA

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.

Julie Naylor

Expanded Functions, Restorative II Assistant

Julie is from Sedalia, MO and she has training in restorative 1 and 2, removable prosthetics, and orthodontic care. Julie was recognized by the Governor of Missouri for excellence in patient care in 2020. Julie loves doing her restorative work, and making her patients feel special. 

In her spare time, Julie loves to do yoga, ride motorcycles, boating, paddle boarding, and hiking.

Sheila Amos

Receptionist

Sheila lives in Smithton, but has been a resident of Pettis County nearly her whole life. She is one of the first faces patients will see when they walk in the door at Tiger Family Dental.  Her favorite part of her day is getting patients scheduled for their dental appointments.  In her free time, she enjoys creating, art, home decor, refinishing furniture, including woodworking, and most of all home improvements. She believes in giving back to the community and has been a volunteer sewing leader with Pettis County 4-H for 19 years.  She loves local high school basketball!

Katie Miller

Dental Biller

Katie joined our office in March 2021 and has continued to grow her knowledge in dental billing . She is originally from Smithton, Missouri. Katie loves everything about her job, and thinks her coworkers are just the greatest. In her free time, Katie enjoys fishing, hunting, riding four wheelers, and spending time with her kids and family.

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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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