Doctor and Staff
Dr. Lana Anderson has been an active periodontist and member of the dental community in Wichita and the surrounding area for many years.
Many patients come to our practice from out of state as well, some as far away as Florida.
In Dr. Anderson’s practice, we believe that it’s easier for you to make decisions on your dental needs when you know your condition and thereby your available treatment options. We strive to know our patients and what is important to them.
Working together, we can help you achieve a healthy mouth.
Lana K. Anderson, D.D.S.
Dr. Anderson attended Wichita State University for her undergraduate studies that also included a Dental Hygiene Certificate. She then attended Creighton University for her Dental School Degree, DDS. She completed her Periodontal training and graduated with a Certificate in Periodontics from the University of Missouri Kansas City. She continues to be very active in continuing education.
Dr. Anderson is an active member of the following local and national associations:
- American Academy of Periodontology
- American Dental Association
- Kansas Dental Association
- Wichita District Dental Society.
Dr. Anderson has also served as Secretary, Vice President and President of the Wichita District Dental Society.
In her free time, Dr. Anderson enjoys being outdoors, especially gardening and enjoying time with family and friends.
Services provided by Dr. Anderson include:
- Dental Implants
- Osseous Surgery – pocket reduction
- Non-Surgical pocket reduction
- Gingival Grafting – gum grafting
- Ridge Modification
- Bone Grafting
- Sinus Augmentation
- Crown Lengthening
- Periodontal Maintenance
Andra – Office Manager & Registered Dental Hygienist
Andra graduated from the Dental Hygiene program of Wichita State in 1971. Several members of Andra’s family are in the dental profession and this inspired her to become a dental hygienist. Andra worked in general dentistry for two years before switching to periodontal dentistry in 1973. Andra joined Dr. Anderson’s practice in 1984. Andra enjoys the one-on-one contact with the patients and has developed many friendships over the years. Andra feels that working with patients on homecare is one of the most rewarding parts of her work as a dental hygienist; that and seeing the improvements after a patient has gone through treatment.
In early 2017, Andra started working full time as the office manager. She still fills in as a dental hygienist on occasion; she’s enjoying learning new skills and a different side of dentistry. Andra and her husband have two daughters and are enjoying their time as grandparents to eight grandchildren.
Emily – Registered Dental Hygienist
Emily joined our practice in 2003. Emily graduated from Johnson County Community College, then transferred to Wichita State University to earn her degree in Dental Hygiene and graduated in 2003. Emily is passionate and dedicated to improving patients’ oral health. Helping and educating patients has been very rewarding. Patients love Emily’s sweet disposition and gentle touch. Emily’s caring personality makes everyone feel so comfortable. Over the years she has enjoyed meeting new people and forming relationships with her patients. At home, Emily loves spending time with her husband and four children. With sports, dance, school activities, two busy careers and a baby, this family is always on the go!
Brittany – Registered Dental Hygienist
The newest member to join our practice is Brittany. We are very excited to welcome Brittany to our staff. Brittany graduated from Cowley College and then transferred to Wichita State University to earn her degree in Dental Hygiene. Brittany is eager to get to know our patients and put her skills to work in a periodontal practice. We can always count on Brittany to lend a helping hand in any way that she’s able. As one of our patients stated, “she is delightful!”
Brittany grew up in Belle Plaine, Kansas and now lives in Derby, Kansas. While deciding between Dental Hygiene and Teaching for her career, Brittany worked as a Para for four years in the school system. Luckily for us, she chose Dental Hygiene! Brittany is excitedly planning her wedding in the fall of 2018. She loves being outside and plays on a co-ed softball team. Brittany enjoys spending time with her family and she is anxiously waiting to meet her nephew, due to be born any day now!
Karen – Registered Dental Hygienist
Karen is one of our many “Shining Stars”! Karen graduated from the Wichita State School of Dental Hygiene in 1987. Karen started working with Dr. Anderson twenty years ago and enjoys her work very much. Karen feels that periodontics is a good fit for her and we agree wholeheartedly! Karen has many longtime patients who consider her a friend and they always look forward to seeing this pretty woman and catching up with her. Karen always has a warm smile for everyone and puts them at ease. Karen’s pride and joy are her family. Karen has five children, one grandson, two stepsons and her “farmer man”! As you can imagine, this is a busy family. Karen’s hobbies include; gardening, chickens, landscaping, and really anything outdoors! As a family, they enjoy skiing in the winter and camping at the lake in the summer
Pandora – Registered Dental Hygienist
There’s always laughter in the office when Pandora is here! You can’t miss this tall beautiful woman who always has a smile on her face. Pandora is a favorite with her patients and she’s also a bit of a prankster. Pandora graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Wichita State University in 2000. Pandora started working with Dr. Anderson in 2002. Pandora and her husband have two very busy daughters and they enjoy going to all of their sporting events. Over the years, Pandora has become quite an accomplished photographer. Her co workers love getting to see her work
Kristen – Receptionist
Kristen has a great sense of humor and an infectious laugh. It’s hard to believe that this pretty young woman actually has a son in high school and a daughter almost middle school age! Kristen is our “go to gal” at the front desk and is dedicated to helping every patient navigate the complex world of insurance. Patients can be reassured that they have someone on their side when they’re dealing with insurance. Kristen is always learning something new and has been working with Dr. Anderson since 2009. She very much enjoys getting to know the patients.
Kristen has two wonderful children and spends her free time with family and friends.
Rachel – Receptionist
Rachel is one of our newest team members. Her beaming smile is one of the first things you’ll see when you come into our office. Rachel has been a great addition to our practice, especially because of her computer skills. Rachel and our other receptionist make sure that our reception area is welcoming to all of our patients. Rachel was born and raised in Wichita, Ks and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in general studies from Wichita State University. Rachel has a long history of patient care. Most recently she was a CNA at Via Christi St. Joseph hospital in the IMC and CCU units.
Rachel loves singing and co-leading her church’s praise and worship team. Rachel also loves playing her flute in her spare time and taking care of her fur baby.
Brandy – Assistant
Brandy started working with Dr. Anderson in 2015. The first impression that you have of Brandy, is her beautiful smile, which rarely leaves her face, and her dimples! Brandy enjoys working with different patients every day and getting to know them. Brandy gets great satisfaction in helping people take care of their teeth.
Brandy lives in Derby with her husband and three children. Brandy and her husband stay very busy with the sporting events of their very active family. Camping is another favorite activity for Brandy and her family.
Mary Ann – Assistant
Mary Ann is our bundle of energy! She’s a beautiful young woman with a twinkle in her eye and a wonderful smile. Mary Ann is a very calm and comforting presence for her patients, she’s always willing to answer any questions or concerns they may have. Mary Ann is very experienced and knowledgeable and ready to help in any way for patients or co-workers. Mary Ann is also fluent in Spanish.
Mary Ann is from western Kansas. Mary Ann has been working alongside Dr. Anderson since 2005. Mary Ann enjoys working out and spending time with family and is happily married.