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816.427.1164

1215 NW Highway 7, Blue Springs, MO 64014

Team

CEO

Ronni Gochee has 34 years experience in dental management and 16 years experience in mobile dentistry programs. After years in the private sector, she is now giving back to the community. Her love and passion to provide needed oral health care services to underserved children and adults in the Kansas City metro area drives the HOPE Dental program. Ronni envisions a day when every child will have access to quality dental care, regardless of the family's ability to pay. 

CEO Contact Information:
Ronni Gochee
Phone: 816-679-2198
Email: ronni@heartlandoutreach.org

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Gail-Lusk

Director of Operations

Gail Lusk has over 17 years of experience working with an on-site dental company providing care for long term care facilities and served as the Vice President of Clinical Operations. Gail manages the day to day operations of the HOPE Dental Program.

Dentists

Dr. Stanley Hite obtained his DDS degree from UMKC School of Dentistry. He has been practicing dentistry for 50 years. Dr. Hite sold his practice in 2013 and works part-time for HOPE Dental.

Dr. Kurt Hanneman graduated from UMKC School of Dentistry and has been practicing dentistry for 37 years. He currently has his own practice in Grain Valley, MO and works part-time for HOPE Dental.

Dr. Joel Mickelwait received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish, a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation from Walla Walla University, and earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Loma Linda University in Southern California. Dr, Mickelwait speaks Spanish fluently and works part-time at HOPE Dental.

Dental Assistants

Gina Davis has been a dental assistant with HOPE Dental for over one year. Gina graduated from Penn Valley and is an expanded functions denture specialist.

Tyrone Rogers completed the dental assistant program at Concorde Career College three years ago and has been working part-time at HOPE Dental for two years.

Monica Curtis completed the dental assistant program at Concorde Career College eight years ago and worked for a pediatric dentist prior to coming to HOPE Dental two years ago. Currently, Monica works part-time for HOPE Dental.

Felicia Welch has been a dental assistant with HOPE Dental for over one year. Felicia graduated from Penn Valley and is an expanded functions oral surgery specialist.