TLC Family Dentistry Staff

Our Lee's Summit Dental Staff

Dr. Jamie Thurman - Taylor

Lee's Summit, MO Dentist

TLC Family Dentistry

Dr. Jamie ThurmanDr. Thurman - Taylor received her undergraduate degree at Kansas State University, majoring in Biology. She then graduated from dental school at the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry in 2007. She joined TLC Family Dentistry in 2007.

Dr. Thurman-Taylor is originally from Great Bend, Kansas. She is married to Brent, and they have two young children. She loves running, traveling, and spend time with family and friends. 

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Dr. Garret Guthrie

Lee's Summit, MO Dentist

TLC Family Dentistry

Dr. Garret GuthrieDr. Guthrie went to UMKC for his undergraduate education receiving his Chemistry degree and was a 4-year member of the soccer team.  He then went to dental school at UMKC and graduated in 2015.  Dr. Guthrie is excited to be a part of a great and growing team here at TLC Family Dentistry.

Dr. Guthrie is originally from Wichita, KS where his relatives still reside.  He met his wife, Kendall, at UMKC during his undergraduate education.  They currently reside in Lee’s Summit and have found it a comfortable and welcoming community to call home. 

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Dr. Mark Hartter

Lee's Summit, MO Dentist

TLC Family Dentistry

Dr. Mark HartterDr. Hartter completed his undergraduate degree from Pittsburgh State University. He then went on to complete his dental degree from UMKC School of Dentistry in 1975. He worked at Northeast Dental Center in Kansas City, before coming to the Lee's Summit area in 1979.

He is married to Wanda, a retired Lee's Summit school teacher. They have 2 sons, Jess, and Ross. They love to travel and play golf.

After 39 years of practicing dentistry, Dr. Hartter is now retired.

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Julie - Office Manager

Julie - Office ManagerJulie grew up in the Westport area of Kansas City and her first job was sterilizing dental instruments in a dental office when she was 16 years old.  She enjoyed the dental profession, became a certified dental assistant, and has continued in the field for more than 3 decades. She is married to Pat, has two children, Lindsey and Tim, and four grandchildren who she adores and spends as much time as possible with!

Julie and her family have a lake home at the Lake of the Ozarks; and love boating, swimming, and enjoying lake life. Julie also loves to read and play with the flowers in her yard.

Lisa - Scheduling Coordinator

Lisa - Scheduling CoordinatorLisa grew up in rural southeast Kansas and moved to the Kansas City area to pursue a career in dental assisting. She has been dental assisting since 2003 and joined TLC Family Dentistry in 2012. She loves helping patients and working with a great team. Lisa is the problem solver in our office, always thinking outside of the box. You will find Lisa assisting Dr. Thurman or as a front office assistant, helping you with insurance questions and appointments!

In her free time, Lisa quilts and rides the off-road trails in her Jeep with her husband, Larry.


Geri - Dental Assistant

Geri - Dental AssistantGeri is a Kansas City native with over 2 decades of experience as a dental assistant. She became a certified dental assistant, has completed multiple expanded function certificates, and enjoys continuing her education. She believes that good oral care is so important to overall health that she willingly dedicates time to volunteer to educate elementary schools on the benefits of home care. Geri has also participated in the Mission of Mercy and the annual Give Kids a Smile event we host in our office.

Geri practices good nutrition and exercise and appreciates art and nature. Some of her favorite activities are visiting museums, local farmers markets, hiking trails, and swimming. Geri lives in Independence with her husband, Dan, and enjoys traveling to visit her daughters Marla and Paige.

Gerianne - Dental Assistant

Gerianne - Dental Assistant Gerianne grew up in Independence and has over 2 decades of experience as a dental assistant. She attended Concorde Career Institute for dental assisting, has completed skills exams and earned certificates, and has experience in both clinical and private practice. She joined the TLC Family Dentistry team in 2015.

In her free time, Gerianne enjoys activities such as going to the lake, spending time with family and friends, and shopping.  


Karen - R.D.H.

Karen R.D.H.Karen has almost 3 decades experience as a Registered Dental Hygienist and has been with TLC Family Dentistry since 2011. She is a graduate of UMKC Dental Hygiene Program. She loves her profession and believes in treating patients with respect and compassion and is dedicated to providing dental care that promotes optimal oral health and a healthy smile.

In her free time, she enjoys gardening, cooking, and trout fishing. Karen and her husband, Darren, have been married since 1991 and they live in Pleasant Hill with their two children, Emily, and Walker.

Angie - R.D.H.

Angie - R.D.H.Angie is a Registered Dental Hygienist and joined our team in July 2013. She started her dental career in the United States Navy, where she served 7 years as a dental assistant. With over 20 years experience, Angie has worked in many aspects of the dental office. As a professional, her calling is to serve people and develop lasting relationships by promoting health and wellness through the provision of dental hygiene care. Angie lives in Raymore with her son, Josh.

Marlene - R.D.H.

Marlene - R.D.H.Marlene is a Registered Dental Hygienist and joined our team in 2012.  Marlene attained her Dental Hygiene training from Wichita State University and then moved to Florida where she practiced for many years.  Marlene then relocated back to the Midwest to be closer to her family.  Marlene’s dental experience gives her the ability to help patients feel comfortable and at ease while delivering the best possible care. 

She now lives in the downtown Kansas City area where she enjoys activities such as walking, bike riding, and watching the Chiefs and Royals.