Meet The Staff

Leawood Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
Dr. Kelly Thomas DDS – Dentist

Dr. Shilpa Kelkar DDS – Associate Dentist

Courtney – Hygienist

Courtney joined Leawood Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in 2014 as a dental assistant. She has since earned a BA Chemistry Degree with a Minor in Healing and Humanities and completed her Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Missouri – Kansas City in 2018. She believes that dental care is personalized to meet each patient’s unique needs and loves the opportunity to provide preventative dental hygiene services. She looks forward to forming relationships with her patients and seeing their oral health improve.

Ashley – Clinical Assistant

Ashley has been here since day one! She is Dr Thomas’ right hand and runs a tip-top back office. She has taken some time off through the years to have 3 children, who keep her and her husband Brian on their toes! She enjoys her family vacations to Georgia and Florida and spends a lot of her time serving at church. We’re so fortunate to have such a dedicated team leader!

Taylor – Hygienist

Taylor comes to Leawood Cosmetic and Family Dentistry after earning her Registered Dental Hygiene license from Johnson County Community College. She has benefitted from volunteer work at the Topeka VA hospital and working with under-served communities through the mobile unit, Oral Health on Wheels. She loves educating patients about the science behind good brushing and flossing. Her favorite part of the workday is recommending great Netflix shows to patients! Fun fact: Taylor was a swimmer for 14 years and one day hopes to swim with sharks.

Tamatha – Clinical Assistant

Tamatha has been an assistant for a long time, but she has been at our office for 2 years. She and her husband, David, have three children and they are looking forward to sending their youngest off to college next fall! When she isn’t at the office, she enjoys gardening and trying out new restaurants in the city with her husband. She brings a lot of personality to our office and we are thankful for her happy, bubbly outlook on life!

Christie Taylor – Office Manager

Christie is usually the first person you will see (and hear) in the office. She has been with us for 10 fabulous years! When she is not at work, she enjoys hanging out with family and friends. There is never a dull moment when you are with her! Christie has two sons, who keep her on her toes and she recently became a proud first-time mom of a daughter (in-law)! Now that her boys are out of college, she enjoys travelling to exotic places (like New Orleans!) Christie is a very important part of our team and we hope you enjoy her zest for life (and her job) as much as we do!

Paul Addison – Front Office