Jennifer- Registered Dental Hygienist 

Jennifer has an Associate of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees from Wichita State University and a Master’s of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene Education from the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Dentistry. She is certified in cardio pulmonary resuscitation, local anesthesia, nitrous oxide sedation and laser therapy. She has been with Dr. Shortell for several years, and many of our patients ask for her by name.

Lacy- Office Manager

A patient of Dr. Shortell’s since she was nine years old, Lacy enjoys working for Dr. Shortell and helping his patients in any way she can. She has worked as both Dr. Shortell’s assistant and at the front desk to understand many aspects of the office. She graduated from Kansas City Kansas Community College with an Associates of Science Degree. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family.  

Dr. Shortell  has been practicing dentistry in Mission, Kansas since 1984. He is a graduate of the UMKC Dental School and Pittsburgh State University. He has been married to his wife, Susan, since 1982 and they have four boys. He is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Fifth District Dental Society, America Academy of Laser Dentistry and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He loves sports and has coached youth sports for years. The office mission statement is very simple; Dr. Shortell follows the golden rule “do unto others as you have done them unto you.”   


Shandy was first a patient of Dr Shortell’s and has now worked at the practice for several years as an assistant and the front office. She attended KCKCC and is certified in Medical Billing and Coding. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her friends, family, and working out. Her hobbies include crafting and decorating.   

Kelly- Dental Assistant

Kelly enjoys assisting Dr. Shortell chair side and she makes our patients feel at ease with her friendly and positive attitude and smile! She attended JCCC and has participated in many continuing education seminars such as Invisalign, DNA appliance therapy, Full Arch Reconstruction, Composite Veneers, Endodontic Therapy. She has been with the practice for 6 years. Her hobbies include bike riding, going to the gym, and attending sporting events or concerts. She also loves to hang out with her friends and family. She is animal lover and has a cat named Meowzer.

Kali- Registered Dental Hygienist  

Kali joined the team in early 2016 after more than a decade of previous experience. She moved to Kansas City in 2003 to attend UMKC where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and the Eastern Kansas Dental Hygienists Association. She is also certified by the Academy of Laser Dentistry. 
Kali is passionate about her work and truly enjoys helping her patients. When not at work, she loves to spend time with her family, including her two small children. She loves traveling, especially to the beach, and is an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. 

5930 Roe Avenue Ste 200, Mission, KS 66205  913.432.8700 
Hours of Operation: M-W 7am-4pm, Th 9am-Noon, Fri 7am-3pm