Meet Our Friendly Independence, MO Dental Office Staff

The first thing you'll notice when you walk into our Raytown family dental practice is the incredibly friendly and inviting atmosphere. Members of our staff have been hand-picked to provide you the best possible experience during your visit to the dentist. Learn more about our team below.

Teresa , Dental Assistant /Receptionist
Teresa has over 30 years of experience in Dentistry and is a cross-trained member of the crew, acting as assisting Office Manager and chairside assisting as well. Teresa's experience and funny personality put even timid patient at ease. Patients love seeing Teresa when they come to the office and miss her when she's gone. Teresa has a son Jake and husband Doug, They love concerts, camping, and any outdoor activity.
Ellen , Registered Dental Hygienist
Ellen attended the University of Missouri Kansas City and attained her four-year degree and is now a Dental Hygienist with over 25 years of experience. She has served on the Hygiene Board and she does an out standing job of developing longstanding friendships with her patients. Ellen's golden heart and finely tuned skills are an important part of the office.
Rebecca, Lead Dental Assistant
Rebecca is Dr. Harshberger's Lead Assistant and has been with the office for five years. She enjoys the Science of Prosthodontic dentistry and Implantology and finds a lot of satisfaction in assisting patients in achieving their smile goals. She is cross-trained and can track claims and schedule patients, and acts as a case manager and liaison between referring oral surgeons, labs, and patients.
ShaLea, Office Manager
ShaLea is the Fun and Fearless office manager. She has the magic touch to make the office run smoothly, from scheduling patients, to managing insurance claims, to creating treatment plans for new patients when they call. ShaLea does this multi-tasking with a smile and every day she proves an invaluable team member and manager. Thank you ShaLea!