Dr. Stephen Chronister DDS
Dr Chronister grew up in the Kansas City area. He attended college at Westminster College, a prestigious private liberal arts school in central missouri, from 1976 to 1980. He graduated Magna cum Laude, was active in campus leadership and was a member of several honor societies. He then attended the UMKC dental school in Kansas City from 1980 to 1984, where he graduated with honors. He worked for a year in Kansas City getting his feet wet in private practice before starting his own practice in Topeka in July of 1985. That same year, he became a member of the American Prosthodontic Society. He attends their two-day continuing education seminar in Chicago every year. Dr Chronister additionally completes over 30 hours of continuing education every year, emphasizing his areas of special interest.
In his personal life, Dr Chronister has a lovely wife Michelle, they have raised 6 kids - all young adults now. He has served on the board of his church and now devotes much of his time to supporting local charities. He and his wife have started their own not-for-profit called Be Your Best Self, inc. Their main fundraiser every year is a car show called Rev it Up! . The show has been running since 2009 and raises $15 to $20,000 each year that they donate to another charity in town.
Dr Chronister likes to think he has the best staff in town. A great team is absolutely mandatory to giving our patients the care they deserve.
Jackie is our hygienist "specializing" in cleaning, prevention, and periodontal treatment. Jackie has been with us since 1995. She is a past president of the Kansas Dental Hygiene Association, has served on the Kansas Dental Board and works part time as an examiner for the dental hygiene board exams. Way to go Jackie!
Nancy is Dr. Chronister’s full-time chair side assistant. Nancy coordinates and assists in all clinical care. She is his "right hand" and has been with since 1999.
Lois has been with us since 1995. She is the nerve center of the practice. She is the one to contact for appointments and general questions. She knows all, hears all, sees all
Brooke is our latest team member. She has already become indispensable. She is our full time clinical assistant. She supports all the clinical activities and does all the important behind-the-scenes activities that keep the clinical care flowing.
Sarah is our newest dental hygienist. She started with us in 2012 as a chairside assistant then wet to hygiene school in Manhattan, KS. She came back as a full time hygienist in the summer 2016.
Lori, our bookkeeper has also been with the team since 1995. She is indespensable to the practice by filing all the insurance and managing the billing. She also helps out at the front desk.