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.

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.

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.

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Dental Sleep Apnea Appliance Review - Sedalia, MO

“First one that falls asleep wins!” has always been the running joke between me and my husband. I was diagnosed with Sleep Apnea, always restless, having trouble with concentration and memory. I became excessively tired throughout the day. A CPAP mask strapped around my head, covering my nose and mouth was the prescribed resolution. It was impossible to get comfortable enough to sleep while wearing the CPAP because I sleep on my side and stomach. 
 
In search of an alternative, effective solution. While researching, I found the National Sleep Foundation says more than 18 million adults suffer from sleep apnea. It also talked about ongoing damage to your health when your oxygen to your brain is briefly and repeatedly interrupted during sleep. Then I found out about Dentist, Dr. Jon Ehlers treating sleep apnea patients with an oral appliance. I called his office, confirmed the availability of the sleep apnea treatment, and made my appointment. 
 
That appointment changed my life. It was amazing to wake-up after the first night of wearing my device and realizing I slept all night. My husband immediately noticed I was no longer snoring. It has been a year now and I’m still sleeping all night without snoring. 
 
I am forever grateful to Dr. Jon for improving my quality of daily life. In fact, I was so impressed with Dr Jon and his amazing staff. He is not only my hero for treating my sleep apnea. He is now our family dentist.

Stephanie Hetrick

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*Tiger Family Dental will be opening May 4th*

 We have made several modifications to follow guidelines and some staff are playing different roles. We will not have full availability to schedule. 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