Meet Our Team

We are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. Our staff is trained and skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Our business team has many years of experience in treating patients and parents with the highest level of care and each member of our clinical team has had expanded functions training. We strive to stay abreast of the latest in technological advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.

Practice Administrator


FPD-Konnie-vert-port.jpgKonnie has worked in all positions at FPD since 1996 and currently oversees the functioning of the office as Practice Administrator. She has always enjoyed working with children, especially those with special needs having previously been a Speech-Language Pathologist in 3 school districts as well as at the University of Kansas Child Development Unit. She is closely aligned with the charitable giving mission of FPD. She supports many charitable organizations and to date, has traveled with FPD on 19 Mission of Mercy events. Together, she and Spencer are a Certified Assisted Therapy Team with Pet Partners helping our patients who have dental anxieties, and they have also volunteered in local schools and nursing homes. Gracie Mae, her Golden Retriever puppy, is in assisted therapy training and can frequently be found in Konnie's office greeting patients and parents on their way to the clinical area. Konnie's family is very  important to her. She is happily married with two adult children and a son-in-law and all are her pride and joy. In her spare time, Konnie likes gardening, crafts and reading, and she enjoys traveling at every opportunity.

Business Office


FPD-Shelly-vert-port.jpgShelly has worked in the dental field since 1996, and in 1999 she began working at FPD in the business office. As Office Manager, Shelly is responsible for managing the business office and handling all account and collection issues. She enjoys spending time with her husband and dogs, a Golden Retriever and a Newfoundland. She also enjoys hosting fun events with family and friends. 



FPD-Lori-vert-port.jpgLori joined our team in January 2005 as our Patient Relations Coordinator and now serves as our Surgery Scheduling Coordinator. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, being at the gym, baking, and enjoying her grand-kids. 



FPD-Denise-vert-port.jpgDenise is happy to be working at FPD as a Patient Coordinator. Her willingness to always help others and her genuine warmth make her an incredibly valuable team member and patient/parent advocate. She has worked for Dr. Fales since 2004. Denise looks forward to participating in our many charitable events. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and going to movies.



FPD-Cheryl-vert-port.jpgCheryl is the most recent addition to the FPD business office team. Her career in dentistry began in 1981 as a dental assistant. Her dental background includes serving as a dental software trainer and dental software analyst. She loves working with the FPD team. Outside the office she enjoys spending time with her husband and dogs, gardening, going to the movies, and traveling. 


Clinic Coordinator 


FPD-Katie-vert-port.jpgKatie is the Clinical Coordinator at Fales Pediatric and has been working with Dr. Fales since 2003. Nicknamed our "child whisperer." Katie is not only outstanding with the kids we see, but our parents and staff as well. Katie received her certification in dental assisting in 2003; and since then has obtained an expanded functions certificates in orthodontics, restorative care, and stainless steel crowns. Katie enjoys giving back to the community, and during her time at FPD has attended over 10 missions! Katie has one beautiful daughter with her husband, and loves going on cruises with them when she can. 


Clinical Staff


FPD-Ashley-vert-port.jpgAshley graduated with a Bachelors of Science in dental hygiene in 2011 from the UMKC Dental School. Ashley's passion for serving others and giving back is what initially led her to the dental field. Ashley has her dental hygiene license in Missouri and Kansas, as well as an expanded functions permit in Kansas. She has attended numerous missions trips ranging from Missouri, Kansas, and Minnesota, but the most memorable are those she spent with the El Nino Rey Dental Missions in Quechentenungo, Mexico.

Ashley has been part time faculty with the UMKC Dental Hygiene division since 2012, and has started projects such as Elder Smiles, and the UMKC Sealant Outreach Program. She served on the Eastern Kansas Dental Hygiene Association as Treasurer and Secretary for 2 years, as well as the Kansas Dental Hygiene Association, where she was nominated to vote as a delegate at the American Dental Hygiene Association's national conference.

When she is not at work, she loves to teach dance and spend time with her spouse and friends. She has been teaching dance for over 10 years and even received a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in dance. She's had a lot of fun in numerous dance companies as well as cheering professionally for the Kansas City Chiefs football team for three years. Ashley loves to continue to learn, and hopes to continue her education by obtaining her Masters in Science in the future. ‚Äč



FPD-Lennie-vert-port.jpgYou will most likely catch Lennie singing or dancing around at work; making it an extremely fun place to be! Aside from making her coworkers smile, she touches the hearts of our young patients. She especially loves coming to work to help those with special needs conquer their dental fears. Lennie has been helping others with the FPD team since 2006, and has loved every minute of it! When she isn't at work, she is watching her two son's numerous sporting events and spending time with her husband of 13 years. She loves serving at Mission of Mercy trips just as much as the bonding time she gets with her coworkers while doing so. She has volunteered in places such as Minnesota, Kansas, Missouri, North Dakota, Louisiana, Alaska, and can't wait for many more in the future. 



FPD-Kristy-vert-port.jpgKristy received her dental assisting certificate in 2005 from Western Career College. She moved to Kansas in 2009, and started working for Fales Pediatric Dentistry in 2012. She has three gorgeous girls, and an amazing husband of 20 years. The oldest of her three girls just graduated high school and is attending Washburn Tech in the Fall. Kristy chose pediatric dentistry because she loves working with kids and is passionate about preventative care. When she is not working Kristy loves spending time with her family and going on vacation with her co-workers. 




To work alongside Dr. Fales and his team was a dream of Susie's ever since she received her dental assisting certificate in 2012. She absolutely adores working with kids and making them smile! She loves how energetic they are and she loves spending time with her own three children, and her high school sweetheart. Susie is extremely proud of her family's heritage, which makes her very family oriented. Susie is half Hispanic, and enjoys visiting where they originated in Honduras. Susie's talents other than brightening kids smiles include crafting with her kids, and cooking authentic Mexican food. 



Ginny is originally from Fayetteville, Arkansas. She moved to Olathe, Kansas in 2013 from Northwest Arkansas when her spouse transferred jobs. Ginny has been in the dental field since 2011, and absolutely loves it! She went into dentistry to improve clients smiles, however has met so many great people along the way. 
Outside of the office, most of her free time is spent with her spouse and three dogs. She enjoys to hike and canoe back home in Arkansas, but also enjoys spending time with her three daughters. Ginny feels very blessed to work with such a great group of people, who make a difference in people's lives everyday.