Carol Ysidro, DDS

Everyone should be able to feel good about their oral health and smile confidently. Being a dentist gives me the opportunity to restore worn or broken-down smiles. The beautiful, healthy smile that I can give to someone will allow them to feel good about themselves. That smile is one that will then be passed along to many others.

As a young adult, I had two wonderful dentists I admired and looked up to. I appreciated the kindness and gentleness they showed me during my dental visits. They even encouraged me to go to dental school. To this day, I continue to remember how much I appreciated their care. I always try to make sure that the depth and sincerity of their dedication to their patients’ well-being and comfort is replicated in my own work with my patients and the welcoming environment we have fostered here.

I have a fantastic team of dental professionals. They are highly-skilled, family-oriented, and caring individuals.  We attend continuing education seminars and conferences together. The dental professional team is not only well-educated and knowledgeable in all aspects of dentistry but they are also warm and genuinely happy individuals. This is reflected in the quality of care all of us strive to deliver.

I look forward to meeting you and your family, and to giving you a beautiful healthy smile in the most gentle, conservative way.

EDUCATION

My educational background includes:

  • Wichita State University – Undergraduate studies
  • University of Missouri- Kansas City – Doctorate of Dental Surgery

I am passionate about learning. Dentistry is an ever-evolving field. I am dedicated to its continued progress, as well as to my own personal growth and evolution as a dental professional. One of the ways by which I seek to enhance my professional growth is through participating in continuing education. My patients deserve exceptional dental care and the best that I am able to provide. I regularly attend classes and lectures, and I also pursue study outside of work.

I am also an alumnus of:

  • American Academy of Cranial Facial Pain Institute
  • Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies
  • The Center for Occlusal Studies
  • The ALF Educational Institute
  • The International College of Bioenergetic Medicine

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

Professional associations provide me numerous means of staying informed concerning technological advances, new treatment practices, and the latest science. As a member and active participant within forums, lectures, seminars, and meetings hosted by these groups, I obtain information that allows me to better serve and care for my patients.

Past and Present Memberships include:

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Orthodontics
  • International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics
  • Seattle Study Club-CREATE Dentistry

AT HOME AND AWAY FROM WORK

I grew up in Wichita and moved to Derby in 1985. My husband and I have one son, a beautiful daughter-in-law, and three wonderful grandchildren. Our family also includes our precious adopted tuxedo cat, two highly energetic Australian shepherds, and two adorable alpacas.

In my spare time, I love being outdoors, hanging out with family and friends, gardening, watching all the different critters that frequent my bird feeders, and riding my Harley motorcycle.

SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY

I am very fortunate to be able to use some of what I have learned in my professional life to help others. Toward that end, I first began volunteering as a dental student, and I continue to volunteer for many dental outreach programs that provide dental services to underserved individuals.

As someone with a deep love for animals, I am also a longtime supporter of the Kansas Humane Society, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), and LL Dog Rescue in Shawnee Mission.

 

Omar Barakeh, DDS

I enjoy all aspects of my profession. But the joy I receive from working with patients to achieve their oral health and cosmetic dental goals means everything to me. There is nothing more exciting than when I see patients truly happy with their smile results. Working with each patient and getting to know them as a fully-rounded person allows me to learn new things every day. I am honored to develop friendships with my patients, and I am proud to provide them with the dental and oral care that they need.

As a dentist, I believe in open communication between myself and those I treat. It is essential that every patient knows they can come to me with questions and concerns and that they will be heard. I strive to make sure that each patient has the information required to make educated decisions about their dental care, and I spend time talking with them about treatment options and the positive and negative aspects of each. Working together and giving patients the knowledge that they need ensures the best outcome.

Our dental professionals have a great sense of responsibility to those we treat. We take the time to answer questions and address concerns. Patients and their families recognize immediately from the moment they step into our practice that the quality of their experience here is of paramount importance to us. Our concern for patient comfort begins in the reception area, and it continues through our treatment spaces and operatories. We are dedicated to painless dental care, using proven, leading-edge processes and techniques that guarantee that a visit to our practice is a positive experience.

EDUCATION

My educational background includes:

  • University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry – Doctorate of Dental Surgery, 2007
  • Tishreen University, Lattakia / Syria, Faculty of Dentistry – Bachelor of Dental Medicine and Surgery (BDS), 2001

Staying up-to-date with the latest improvements and advances in my profession, as well as pursuing advanced technical training, broadens the range of options that I can present to my patients. Therefore, I avidly pursue coursework, seminars, lectures, and conferences that are relevant to my profession and the needs of my patients. Courses I have taken include Invisalign® orthodontic treatments and mini dental implant training. I have also performed a residency in dental implantology.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

A professional’s commitment to their discipline and those they serve is demonstrated by their willingness to work to remain continually aware of what is happening in their field. Through relationships with fellow dental providers and exchanges of information in various venues, I am able to stay abreast of clinical, technical, and research developments.

My professional affiliations include:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Chicago Dental Society
  • American Student Dental Association
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon

HONORS AND AWARDS

I am the recipient of the following:

  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Scholarship (International Honor Dental Society)
  • American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, Student Award
  • Top 5 Graduated Dentist 2001, Faculty of Dentistry, Tishreen University

PERSONAL LIFE AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

I have called Wichita, KS, my home for the many years. My wife, our child, and I love our community, and we enjoy exploring all that the area has to offer. I am also an avid fan of many sports.

My love for my community compels me to offer my skills outside of work in ways that I hope will be to the benefit of its members. I am active in improving the dental awareness and health in our local community by participating in many dental outreach activities. Included among these is Give Kids a Smile, a program that offers a wide range of oral healthcare services to underserved youth. I also participate in the Kansas Mission of Mercy, which is part of the Kansas Dental Charitable Foundation and a group that provides dental care and treatment to those who might not otherwise have access to it.

 

Mehvash Shahzada, DDS

Growing up, I did not like having oral health checkups, especially for cavity fillings. Every time my dentist started the infamous buzzing instrument, I would start screaming and crying for help. Luckily, I had a gentle, understanding dentist who helped me get through the procedure. As I grew up, I started to understand the importance of maintaining healthy teeth, which gave me a boost of confidence.

I am ready to pay it forward by providing a similar experience to my patients, so they too can achieve a confident smile. I am eager to provide positive dental experiences to my patients, focusing on oral health, which leads to an overall healthy body.

At Dental Professionals, patients will find friendly, caring and knowledgeable staff who all aim to provide a complete dental care for the whole family.

EDUCATION

My educational background includes:

  • University of Michigan School of Dentistry – Doctorate of Dental Surgery
  • University of Medicine & Dentistry New Jersey – Master’s in Biomedical Science
  • Southwestern College – Bachelor’s in Biochemistry

Learning is life long, therefore I frequently attend dental seminars, conferences and webinars to enhance my knowledge and skills. Keeping up with the latest dental advancements allows me to provide the best quality care for my patients. Currently, I am Invisalign® certified and hope to add more such certifications.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

My professional affiliations include:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Kansas Dental Society
  • Wichita District Dental Society

PERSONAL LIFE AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

In my free time, I enjoy staying fit by riding my peloton and doing pilates, expressing my creative side by doing various craft projects, crocheting, growing succulents, and most of all, spending time with family.

 

Gerard (Jerry) Guimond, DDS

As dentists, we are trained to be oral health specialists, with the knowledge and skills for prevention, maintenance, and restoration of many oral conditions. However, a great dentist is more than that. I am proud to embody the philosophy here at Dental Professionals of patient-centered care. Patient satisfaction drives me as a clinician to strive for excellence and meaningful relationships. This is achieved through listening and understanding, as well as educating patients to allow them to make the best-informed decisions about their care.

EDUCATION

My educational background includes:

  • Creighton University – Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • Le Moyne College – Bachelor’s of Science in Biology
  • State University of New York at Canton – Associate’s in Business Administration

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

My professional affiliations include:

  • American Dental Association
  • Kansas Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry

HONORS AND AWARDS

I am the recipient of the following:

  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry Predoctoral Dental Student Award

AT HOME AND AWAY FROM WORK

I am originally from Upstate New York, met my wife in Omaha, Nebraska, and have enjoyed my time getting to know the Midwest! I enjoy spending time with my wife, Kaitlyn, going on walks and exploring, trying new places to eat, watching movies, golfing, and visiting family. We are looking forward to growing a family of our own with a little one on the way!

SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY

As I become more established in the community, I look forward to finding opportunities to use my knowledge and experience to give back. In the past, I have worked with Healthy Smiles in Omaha, Nebraska, providing dental screenings and sealants to at-risk elementary school children.

 

Meet Our Team
To help you feel comfortable with our office environment at Dental Professionals LLC, we have included our team’s biographies. You can then learn more about the roles of each team member and how each of us care for our patients. We look forward to providing your family with caring dentistry in Derby, Kansas.

 

MONTE

BUSINESS MANAGER

I am glad to be part of a practice that provides the best dental treatment available to our patients and our community. It is great that we care for so many of our neighbors and friends. As the business manager for Dental Professionals LLC, I oversee all of our departments. This ensures that our office runs smoothly so that the doctors and team are able to concentrate on delivering the highest quality dental care.

Outside of work, I enjoy hotrods and motorcycle trips with my wife. I also like gatherings with family and friends, and BBQing.

 

ANNEL

ANNEL

OFFICE MANAGER

I love the relationships and friendships that have developed with our amazing patients. Working with a team that has a passion for dentistry, amazing smiles, and patient care is inspiring. Our smiling patients, who tell us how happy they are with their visits, let me know we are doing a great job. I work with our team and handle Human Resources for the practice. I also work with patients, greeting and checking them in, scheduling visits, and answering questions.

When I am not working, I enjoy being with my husband, our two daughters, and two dogs. I like watching football, shopping, reading, working out, and enjoying time with family and friends.

 

JADEN

JADEN

LEAD PATIENT COORDINATOR & FRONT OFFICE

I have been working in the dental field since 2018. Before joining Dental Professionals, I was a certified dental assistant working chairside and scheduling for co-op and general practice offices. As lead, my job is making sure the front office is running smoothly. I greet patients and guests at check-in and assist patients with copayments and scheduling at check-out. I also meet with patients to help them understand their treatment plans and financial information.

When I’m not at the office, I enjoy being outside and spending time with my friends and family, including my two fur babies, as much as possible.

 

DIANNA

DIANNA

PATIENT COORDINATOR

I am usually greeting patients, updating their health information, scheduling patient appointments, posting insurance, answering the phone and sending out appointment reminders. I have been in the field of dentistry since 1998, and I started with this practice in 2017. This has allowed me to learn and grow from my experience gained working in multiple dental offices. I love that everyone here is very helpful, that they remain positive, and that they go out of their way to assist everyone.

I am married and have 4 grown children; we live happy, healthy lives! My family is my proudest accomplishment! I also have one dog named Ben. I love to ride motorcycles with my husband and travel when I get the chance. I love movies and being pampered. I am also a massage therapist, and I have a table rental business on the side that keeps me busy. I have 4 beautiful grandchildren that I immensely enjoy spending time with. Oh, yes – I can’t forget garage sales!

 

Vicky

VICKY

PATIENT COORDINATOR
I started out in dentistry as a dental assistant after graduating from dental assisting school. I was also a trainer to teach dental co-workers on the job, and I have background experience with clinical coordinating and office managing. I am very knowledgeable about what it takes to run an office seamlessly from the clinical departments to the front office, which is a large part of what I do here at Dental Professionals LLC. I answer phones, review financial obligations with patients, communicate with insurance companies and confirm appointments. The doctors are very nice and willing to teach me things I want to learn more about. Each of our team members are also so helpful and eager to learn, as well as teach new things. My favorite part is meeting new people and helping others!

I am married with two kids, four grandkids and two dogs. I love doing needlework, crocheting, sewing and craft projects. I also love boating!

 

Madi

MADI

PATIENT COORDINATOR
I gained experience in patient coordinating and orthodontic assisting for over four years before joining Dental Professionals LLC in 2019. Here at our office, I answer phones, review financial obligations with patients, confirm benefit information and co-pays with insurance companies, and confirm appointments. I love it here because we work so well as a team and help each other out all the time, and our doctors are so easygoing and kind. My favorite part of my job is getting to work with positive team members and getting to know the patients. I learn something different every day, which helps me grow and reach my goals to become a better team member.

When I’m not working, I love spending time with my husband and two boys. I enjoy working out, staying active, and being outside with my two boys playing and adventuring. We are looking forward to the newest addition to our family in the spring, a sweet golden doodle.

 

OFELIA

OFELIA

PATIENT COORDINATOR
I started working in dentistry in 2017. I love getting to know a little about each patient that comes through, helping them feel welcome and comfortable in our office. As you enter our office, I will be there to greet you and get you checked in. I also help with scheduling, answering phone calls, and answering questions patients have about their appointments or treatments. Everyone here is so helpful!

I am a mother of two, so my afternoons and weekends are spent at soccer practice and games. When I have free time, I enjoy quality family time, shopping and pampering myself.

 

TARA

INSURANCE COORDINATOR AND CERTIFIED DENTAL ASSISTANT

I enjoy talking with and learning who our patients are outside of the office. It is fun to hear about their interests, families, plans for the future, and to share in their good news. Helping my friends develop and keep healthy smiles is rewarding. I assist our team members and doctors, ensuring that each patient has the best possible visit, every time.

I recently moved back to Derby. I have a young son, and I love traveling, going to the lake, and watching movies.

 

ASHLIE

LEAD CERTIFIED DENTAL ASSISTANT

I enjoy a patient’s happy, healthy smile at the end of a visit and making sure they have the highest quality care while here. At Dental Professionals LLC, our doctors and team are passionate about oral health and great smiles. We work hard to make sure our patients have positive, pain-free visits. I assist the doctors with four-handed dentistry. I also help my coworkers with anything they need. Most importantly, I am here to help our patients and their smiles.

I have a four-year-old daughter who is my world, and she amazes me every day. My husband is a great dad. I enjoy redecorating my home, shopping, and spending time with loved ones.

 

KENDALL

KENDALL

CERTIFIED DENTAL ASSISTANT

As a certified dental assistant, I work one-on-one with dentists to complete treatments for patients. I have been working in the dental field ever since I graduated from WSU Tech’s Dental Assisting Program in 2019. After graduating, I obtained my dental assisting certification from the Dental Assisting National Board and started my journey with Dental Professionals, LLC. I love that I work with doctors that are passionate about providing the best care and treatment options for our patients. My fellow team members are amazing at helping each other. I also love meeting all our patients!

My husband and I have two dogs, a German Shepherd, and a Lab and Great Dane mix. I like to travel, to read, to watch movies with my husband, and to bake and spend time with my family.

 

MARCHÉ

DENTAL ASSISTANT

Knowing that I am able to provide each of our patients with excellent care, and being able to work alongside our doctors and other dental professionals as they help our patients develop beautiful smiles is very rewarding. Some of my work involves setting up for the treatment, performing instrument sterilization, and taking X-rays. I also provide patient education and handle some of the scheduling, too. As a full-time, working mother, I appreciate how great our doctors are at working with our younger patients. They are gentle and reassuring, and kids like coming in for their appointments.

 

Sheri

SHERI

DENTAL ASSISTANT
I attended the Bryan Institute and have been working in the dental field since 1987. I joined Dental Professionals LLC in 2019, where I prepare patients and rooms for our dentists and assist during procedures. I absolutely love making people happy and giving them beautiful teeth and smiles! Everyone here is so helpful and willing to jump in and help each other out, including the dentists.

Outside of the office, I am a single mom of a teenage son. I also have one cat and a German Shepherd. I enjoy bike riding, working out, and, most of all, swimming and sunshine.

 

MADISON

DENTAL ASSISTANT

I work chairside assisting our doctors, always ensuring the room is set up and patients are ready for treatment. I started with Dental Professionals in 2018 and completed my training as a dental assistant in 2020. Over the past few years, I have gained so much knowledge from our doctors and team. I love learning the latest technology and watching the dental field evolve, as it is a never ending adventure! I am a Derby High School graduate currently attending Wichita State University to further my education in dental hygiene. When I’m not working or studying, I enjoy competitive sailing and playing guitar.

 

SHELBY

SHELBY

DENTAL ASSISTANT

I have been working in the dental field since 2009, and as a dental assistant, I take care of preparing patients for dental care, preparing rooms for dental procedures and assisting our doctors. I started studying dentistry as early as high school in a school-to-career dental program and I am currently attending college classes to prepare for applying to dental school. I love educating patients and seeing them enjoy their beautiful smiles. I love working in this gentle, kind, fun environment, with a great team and very knowledgeable doctors.

My husband and I are huge Star Wars fans, complete with a Star Wars themed wedding — May the Fourth (be with us)! I love being active: visiting the gym, doing yoga, mountain biking and climbing, and spending time at the lake. I have three cats and I play the drums and guitar.

 

CAMALA

REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST

I love learning about my patients’ lives and their families. Hearing their stories and sharing some of my own creates real friendships that I treasure. I work one-on-one with patients, helping them improve their oral and overall health. While I take X-rays, evaluate for dental disease, and clean teeth, I talk with my patient. I help them understand their dental health, and together we find ways they can improve their home care. Seeing a healthy, clean smile at a recall visit makes my day!

My husband, Ryan, and I have young twins, Cayce and Layla. I am thankful to stay home and care for my kids most days while also being able to take a “day off” and work as a dental hygienist one or two days a week.

 

STEPHANIE

REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST

I like forming relationships with my patients while helping them reach their goal of a healthy and beautiful smile. It is fulfilling to see someone take control of their oral health and make positive changes in their life. I assess a patient’s dental and overall health, take X-rays, clean teeth, and perform treatment planning. Much of my day is spent teaching patients about the connection between a healthy mouth and body. Together, we find home-care solutions that work with their life and specific concerns.

Outside of the office, I love traveling, reading, and spending time with my son, dog, family, and friends. I enjoy being outside, whether that involves playing softball, skiing, riding bikes, hiking, or going to the lake.

 

Wendi

WENDI

REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST

I enjoy getting to know my patients. I appreciate their different needs and desires, and I adapt my care to meet their needs and goals. It is important to me to make a positive, lasting difference in each patient’s life. My true goal is to educate people on how to improve and maintain their oral and overall body health. By teaching about the connection between the two and helping patients learn to make healthy choices, I am helping them improve their lives.

When I am not at work, spending time with my husband, two teenage daughters, and our five furry family members, is my priority. I also enjoy quiet time; expressing myself through home decorating, remodeling, gardening and landscaping; and listening to music.

 

Lacey

LACEY

REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST
I was a dental assistant for three years before graduating from Wichita State University with my bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene in 2018. I joined the practice that same year, and I am loving how passionate our team is about helping our patients with their dental needs! Working with them is always so much fun. I also love getting to know my patients and learning about their families, jobs, vacations and anything else they share with me. I care about my patients so much and work hard to educate them about their dental health concerns and needs.

I am soon to be married later this year (2020)! At home, I have three fur babies: Duke, Toby and Oli. I love adventures, healthy living and being active!

 

NADIA

NADIA

REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST
I started working in the dental field immediately after graduating from Wichita State University in 2020 with two bachelors: chemistry and pre-dental, and dental hygiene. My job as a registered dental hygienist includes assessing a patient’s overall dental health through X-rays and evaluations, and educating patients on proper homecare for their teeth. I love building relationships with my patients! The best feeling is knowing I’ve changed an individual’s perspective of coming to the dentist to a pleasant experience. Everyone genuinely cares for our patients here, and are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about what they do.

Outside of the office, I love spending time with my husband and our two children and Rottweiler, Titan. I enjoy watching sports, traveling and singing with my kids.

 

MATI

MATI

REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST
I began working in the dental field as an infection control intern in 2018, then became a dental hygiene assistant and receptionist in early 2020, just before graduating from Wichita State University with my Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene. While in school, I was a member of the Student American Dental Hygiene Association and was inducted into the Alpha Eta Honor Society.

My responsibilities at Dental Professionals, LLC, include completing an oral assessment for each patient, providing care based on their needs and educating them regarding proper home care. I love working with our doctors because they push me every day to be the best hygienist I can be and hold us all to a very high standard.

Outside of work, I stay busy with my cat, Indy, taking photos and planning my upcoming wedding in August of 2021!