Meet Our Team
Your child’s appointment will be comfortable and enjoyable because of our team and the relaxed environment that we have created.
We cultivate a relationship with each of our patients, which not only ensures better children’s dental care, but also turns a visit to the dentist into a visit between friends.
Our staff members enjoy a long term relationship with both the office and our patients. Several staff members have been with us since we began practicing over 20 years ago. Many of our current patient’s parents were also seen by our office as a child!
I have enjoyed working for Dr. Prater since 1998. I started out working in the office as an assistant and in 2004, I graduated from JCCC with a degree in Dental Hygiene. I enjoy getting to know the patients and their families! It’s really fun watching our patients grow up through the practice. I have been married to my best friend Dave since 2002 and we have 2 Children-Noah and Jillian. We love spending time with each other fishing and hiking in Colorado or relaxing on the beach in Florida.
CDA Ortho/Op Assistant
My name is Jessica and I’m one of the newest additions to the dental office. I grew up in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, where I attended Lee’s Summit West high school, where I also played soccer all four years. Following that, I continued my soccer career at Metropolitan Community College – Blue River for another two years. I graduated from MWDA with my CDA in 2013. I’ve been enjoying the orthodontics side of dental since 2013 as well. Since then I have moved out to Johnson County. I really enjoy getting to know my patients and watching them grow. Ultimately, I would love to go back to school and work towards my RDH. In my free time I love spoiling my two 90lb Doberman lap dogs, hanging out with friends, and being outdoors. Also, making custom home decor, sign and yard game orders for my side business, Chic Happenings. I love keeping busy!
Hello, my name is Cherie and I have been Dr. Prater’s Dental Assistant since 2006. I have a 15-year-old daughter, Paige, who is active in Cheerleading and Girl Scouts. In my free time I enjoy going to the lake and relaxing by the water, spending time with my family, and crocheting. I love talking to and getting to know all of my patients. I am a die-hard Denver Bronco’s fan, I enjoy cheering on my K-State Wildcats, and I LOVE my Royals…Salvy is my man! Thanks for taking a minute to get to know me, I look forward to seeing you in our office!
Front Office Assistant
Hello, my name is Emylee and I am the front office receptionist for Dr. Prater. I went to school to become a dental assistant and got my CDA in 2012. I have since made the jump to front office work and I absolutely love it! I enjoy getting to know new people and I get the chance to do that every day now! I graduated from Lee’s Summit High School in 2009, and started classes at Longview community college. I got married in 2012 and moved out to Kansas. I have two sons who keep my Husband and I on our toes. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, baking and going on walks with our family and our two dogs Pickles and Kane. I look forward to meeting and getting to know all of you!
Brianna, Ortho/Dental Assistant
Hello, my name is Brianna. I started with Dr. Prater in 1999 as a chairside assistant and with years of training I am currently one of Dr. Prater’s orthodontic assistants. I love working in pediatric dentistry and seeing my orthodontic patient’s month after month creating beautiful smiles. I married my husband Brian in 1998 and we had our daughter Bailey in 2004. We love taking summer vacations, especially to the mountains in Colorado. I get to spend a lot of time at the softball fields during the summer watching Bailey play! We also enjoy going to see movies as a family in our free time. Thank you for taking the time to get to know me a little better! I can’t wait to see you all in our office!