The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials, and work experience.
Dr. Terry C. Linneman
Dentist in Prairie Village, KS
Prairie Dental Care
Growing up in Illinois and Ohio, Terry knew by Junior High School that he wanted to pursue a career in dentistry. After his parents moved to St. Louis, he transferred from Ohio State to the University of Missouri and then on to the School of Dentistry at UMKC. After graduating in 1975 he decided to make Kansas City his home.
From his earliest days in private practice, Dr. Linneman earned the praise of his patients for taking the extra time to make pain free dental appointments a priority. Many have commented over the years that they no longer get anxious before their dental visits.
Dr. Linneman's commitment to staying abreast of the latest advancements in clinical dentistry is reflected in his membership in the following professional associations.
- The Academy of General Dentistry
- The Seattle Study Club
- The Schuster Center for Professional Development
- The Great Plains Study Club
- The Kansas City Prosthetic Study Club
Between January of 2003 and December 2010, Dr. Linneman has accumulated over 350 hours of continuing education credit, far beyond the State of Kansas' 30 hours per year requirement. With so much to learn and changes occurring at a rapid pace, Dr. Linneman believes this is what he needs to do to maintain a "state of the art" practice.
In addition, keeping up with new technology is a necessity in order to provide patients with the highest level of care. For example, his office now offers digital imaging which significantly reduces the radiation exposure for x-rays.
Laura - Practice Administrator
I have had the pleasure of being a part of this office on and off for the last twenty-plus years. I began as a certified dental assistant working chairside, transitioning to administrative work, and currently, I am the Practice Administrator for Dr. Linneman.
Brad and I recently celebrated thirty years of marriage and enjoy time with our family(two beautiful adult daughters and a son-in-law) and traveling when we can. I am fluent in Spanish and enjoy conversing every opportunity that I can. I am currently taking [email protected] La Causerie Francaise where I serve on the board.
Working in an office that promotes total health care is of utmost importance as we are part of the healthcare profession. What a privilege to serve others in this capacity!
Beret - Chairside Assistant
I have considered the staff here at Prairie Dental Care a family. I started working here in high school during the summers as an administrative office staff assistant. I attended Johnson County Community College then moved to Salt Lake City and graduated from Skin Science Institute of Laser and Esthetics with a Master Aesthetician license in skin-care. I especially enjoyed the scientific aspects of my education and the drive to help others which helped me bridge into the dental industry.
I started my dental assistant training here in 2009 with my father, Dr. Ziegenhorn and in May 2010 I started working with Dr. Linneman as his chairside dental assistant.
Barbara - Dental Hygienist
I graduated from JCCC Dental Hygiene Program and have worked for Dr. Linneman since 1994. I enjoy learning what is new in dental care and dental products so that I can share that information with my patients. Helping my patients improve and maintain their oral health is the most rewarding part of my job.
I have a grown daughter with two children, a son and daughter-in-law with three children, who I enjoy spending time with. Also in my free time, I enjoy dancing, live music, traveling, and gardening. My husband and I have a second home in Branson where we go to relax.
Linda - Dental Hygienist
I am a graduate of Wichita State University with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. I have worked for Dr. Linneman for 20+ years. I enjoy helping our patients maintain healthy mouths, which contributes to good general health. Dr. Linneman and the entire staff are the utmost professionals AND wonderful people to work with.
I have 2 daughters (and 2 son-in-laws) and 1 son a daughter-in-law and 6 beautiful grandchildren! I love spending time with my family and traveling!