In many ways, our team is the foundation of our practice. Each person is skilled, well-trained, and dedicated to their career. They are equally as warm, friendly, and helpful!
Our team members work very hard and well together. They are passionate about the dental field and are my extension to promote the practice and relationships. Melissa, my front desk office manager, has been with me for over 25 years and Sarah, my main dental assistant, has been with me, chairside, for over 20 years. My three hygienists have been with me between 2 and 7 years, as well.
We share a strong dedication to provide the latest the dental field offers in quality care, and to help our community achieve healthy, wonderful smiles – one person at a time!
~ Dr. Larry Kutina
Welcome to Kutina Dental! I’m likely the first person at our office that will have the pleasure of meeting you, whether that’s over the phone or in person. I work at our front desk, where I’ll greet and check you in, assist with and update paperwork, accept payments, and schedule your next appointments. I also handle our insurance and office billings. I’m here to help and want you to have a stress-free experience, so you always feel at home in our office! I have been with Dr. Kutina since 1995 and have completed many hours of training and continuing education through the Pankey Institute and Spear Practice Solutions. We have a wonderful, team-oriented, and family-friendly office, where we care about one another and we care about you! Time with family and friends is a priority when I’m not at the office. My husband Butch and I have been married for over 25 years. We have three adult daughters, five delightful grandchildren, and two cats to keep us busy. We’re active in our church of 27 years, teaching the special needs Sunday school class and I teach the five-year-old missions class, too. I love being outside in the warm weather months and love attending my grandchildren’s activities.
Hi and welcome! As a dental assistant, I’ll bring you into the treatment area, seat and prepare you to see Dr. Kutina and explain what we’ll be doing. During the procedure, I’ll be chairside, assisting the doctor while focusing on you and your comfort. When we’re finished, I’ll provide home care guidance and make sure you’re comfortable with everything. I also assist with treatment planning, and lab work, and take any necessary images. As a people person, I’m proud of our long-term relationships with our patient families and look forward to getting to know you! I graduated from Salina Tech. College and have worked with Dr. Kutina since 1999. During this time I attended Barton County Community College and have completed courses with the Pankey Institute in Florida and ongoing education at Spear Education in Arizona. Our team works amazingly well together. We’re all focused on providing you with a great experience! When I’m not at Kutina Dental, I’m usually found with my two children, Blake and Noah. I enjoy time at the lake and love being with friends, family, and pets.
Hi and welcome to Kutina Dental! As a hygienist I enjoy working with and helping every patient to obtain their best oral health and beautiful smile. In addition to regular recall prophylaxis I also provide periodontal treatment and maintenance, develop treatment plans and goals, take dental radiographs, place sealants, teach oral health care to your specific needs to achieve a long term healthy smile. Also I provide oral cancer screenings at each visit. My goal for each patient appointment is not only to give great oral health care but a thorough outstanding visit from beginning to end. I graduated from The University of Missouri in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and have been working in the field since that time. I truly enjoy my profession. My skills have given me the opportunity to create and maintain many smiles as well as develop many long-term patient friendships through the years. I feel truly honored to work with Dr Kutina and his amazing staff that give outstanding patient care. While not working I enjoy spending time with my husband and 2 grown children. I enjoy working in my yard plus many outdoor hobbies, watching all sorts of sports, especially cheering on my favorite NFL team the Chiefs!
Welcome to Kutina Dental! As a hygienist, I’ll work with you to establish and maintain oral health. In addition to performing exams, periodontal health assessments, and regular and periodontal cleanings, I also take dental radiographs and place sealants. By focusing on your oral health situation, and explaining what you can do to improve your home care, I’ll help you enjoy your smile, for life! I graduated from Wichita State University with a degree in Dental Hygiene and have worked in the field since 1982. In 2019, I joined the Kutina Dental team and couldn’t be happier. Dr. Kutina’s skills are excellent and he and the team are always seeking to grow educationally and professionally. We respect and mentor each other, so we’re prepared to provide you with the best dental care! While I truly love what I do and love coming to work, I also enjoy my time away from the office. I’m married and have three grown children, plus one dog and four granddogs. I enjoy exercising, walking, and reading – and am still, to this day, excited about dentistry.
Kaci joined us in August 2014 graduating from Flint Hill Tech in Emporia, KS receiving an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from the accelerated Dental Hygiene Program. She is Board certified in Kansas and Colorado with a license to administer anesthesia. Kaci has worked in an outreach program in Hays and was Extended Care Permit certified in 2013. Kaci is also trained in laser Periodontal therapy and continues to advance her Dental Hygiene skills through Spear Education. Kaci is married and has one daughter. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and pets.