Meet our Riverbend Dentistry Team

 

Dr. Tyler Slaughter, DDS

I am incredibly honored to return to Jefferson City. To be able to practice in my hometown is a dream come true.

I graduated from Helias High School then attended Mizzou where I graduated with honors (with a Fisheries and Wildlife/Pre-Dental degree!) I attended the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Dentistry where I received the Quintessence Award for Clinical Achievement in Restorative Dentistry.

Although I could have practiced right after graduation, I decided to apply to the General Practice Residency Program at Truman Medical Center-Lakewood to expand my knowledge and skills. I believe it was this training that takes our services to the next level for our patients; I received extensive training in performing multidisciplinary comprehensive dental care to a varied patient base.

I practiced here in Jefferson City for 9 months prior to opening Riverbend Dentistry in April of 2014, providing family and advanced cosmetic dentistry. We jumped in with both feet–completing a full remodel of the office, added two additional staff members, added additional office hours, and we haven’t looked back!

My wife, Kim, and I have a son and a daughter.  We spend much of our time outdoors with our dog, Kona.  I love to hunt, fish, camp, and float, which gave me inspiration for the name Riverbend Dentistry, while also honoring our great river city. We are members of St. Peter Parish and are involved in a number of other community activities. I thank you for welcoming me home and for letting me be your dentist. [Dr. Slaughter is a multi-year winner of  City's Best Dentist.]

 
Dr. Tyler W. Slaughter, DDS
 
 
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Amy, Office Coordinator

After working in the medical administration field for 20 years, I was excited to expand my knowledge base to dentistry. I enjoy being outdoors with my two kids, Cole and Cayley. I graduated from Blair Oaks High School and lived in the Wardsville area ever since. I have been at Riverbend Dentistry since the spring of 2015;  it’s been a joy to get to know all of the wonderful patients who have come to this office for years or they’re meeting us for the first time. It’s great knowing that we help adults and kids have the best dental office experience possible.

 
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Cassie, Treatment Coordinator

I graduated from Nichols Career Center in 2008 as an Certified,  Expanded Functions dental assistant.  Right out of school I spent 9  years working at the Community Health Center in Jefferson City taking  on many roles (and also worked with Dr. Slaughter briefly there!) Working with people is my passion. I am so happy to be part of Riverbend Dentistry because they make dentistry fun for patients and employees!

I was born in Mexico, MO., but have lived in Jefferson  City for most of my life.  I graduated from Jefferson City High School in 2002.  I have been married to my husband, Chuck, since 2011 and we  have three sons, Zain, Landon, and Phoenix.  We enjoy camping, canoeing and going to the movies!

 
 
 
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Jessica, Registered Dental Hygienist

For the last 9 years, I have enjoyed helping people feel great about their smile! I graduated in 2009 from MSSU distance Dental Hygiene program, located in Rolla Missouri. I grew up in a small town near there and was thrilled when a quality program started close to my hometown. My husband Bennett and I have been married 12 years. We have a son who is now 11  and a daughter who is 7. They keep us busy, and we love every minute of it! We love fishing, hunting, and pretty much anything that gets us outdoors.
As a hygienist, I take pride in helping patients with feel at ease in my care. I love it when I am able to help someone overcome their anxiety and feel great about their smile again. I am looking forward to meeting the whole Riverbend family!

 
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Emily, Registered Dental Hygienist

My mother was a practicing Dental Hygienist here in Jefferson City for 35 years and I am proud to continue her tradition of great oral care! I graduated from Jefferson City High School in 2000 and attended Missouri Southern State University on a track/cross country scholarship. I graduated in 2004 as a Registered Dental Hygienist and moved back to Jefferson City, where I have worked as an RDH ever since. My husband, Magnus, is a teacher and enjoys coaching track/cross country. We have twin girls that keep us laughing and on our toes; my family attends Capital City Christian Church. I am excited to be a part of the Riverbend Dentistry team and look forward to many more years serving the Jefferson City community.

 
 
 
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Elizabeth, Dental Assistant

I have been a dental assistant for 18 years and I know patients love seeing familiar faces every time they come in! I grew up in Westphalia and graduated from Fatima High School. I currently live in St. Elizabeth with my husband and two daughters. We operate a turkey farm and enjoy spending time with our friends, family, and being outdoors.

 
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Ashley, Expanded Function Dental Assistant

For the last 15 years, I’ve been a certified dental assistant with expanded functions–working at this office location since 2008. I was born and raised in Jefferson City and graduated Jeff City High School in 2002. I completed the Dental Assisting Program at Nichols Career Center in 2003. I have been married to my husband, Brad, since 2006 and we have one daughter. We enjoy spending time with family and friends, to travel, and to be outdoors. Assisting with large, complex cases that often take weeks or months to complete is one of the things I enjoy about my job.

 
 
 
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Nicole, Hygiene Assistant

After observing at Riverbend Dentistry in the summer of 2017 (in order to apply to dental hygiene school), I'm happy to come on board as a part-time hygiene assistant while I focus on my studies. I will graduate as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2019!

 
 
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Kim Slaughter, MPA, FAADOM, Practice Administrator

Since high school, I knew that I wanted to work in the medical field and have worked in healthcare positions ever since. I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a Minor in Business from the University of Missouri – Columbia. While Tyler was receiving his degree in dentistry, I received a Master in Public Administration Degree with a dual emphasis in Medical Services Administration and Nonprofit Management from UMKC along with a Certificate in Fundraising. I recently obtained my fellowship with the American Association of Dental Office Managers.

At the office I lead accounts receivable/payable, database management, social media/marketing,  community outreach, and anything else we need at the moment! I love networking with local business owners and donating my time with the Chamber of Commerce, Young Professionals, and other nonprofit organizations.  Although I’m originally from the Chicago suburbs, I’m happy to call Jefferson City’s east-end our home! [Kim is a Jefferson City Magazine's Ones to Watch 2018 Honoree.]

 
 

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