Paul Kolarik, Dentist

Dr. Kolarik has been in practice since graduating from the University of Missouri - School of Dentistry in 2012. He maintains memberships with the American Dental Association, Kansas Dental Association, and Fifth District of Kansas. Dr. Kolarik has pursued additional training in Clear Correct invisible braces.  With this technology, Dr. Kolarik is able to overcome smile discrepancies and deliver a straighter, healthier smile.  Dr. Kolarik enjoys giving back to his community by volunteering for programs like Kansas Mission of Mercy, a program that donates dental care to the underserved.

In his free time, Dr. Kolarik enjoys spending time with his wife Jamie, their almost 4 year old daughter, Tenley and their almost 1 year old son Noah.  His hobbies include playing tennis, sand volleyball, and ping pong.  He stays involved in his church community and has recently partnered with an organization named Start a Second Story which has started a Christian school in Pakistan.


Michael Vandenberg, Dentist

Dr. Vandenberg has been practicing dentistry in the Lenexa area for over 35 years, and at the 92nd and Pflumm location for over 25 years.  He continued a dedicated dental care approach from the dentist before him, the late Dr. John Massey.  Many of the patients that originally saw Dr. Massey continue to see Dr. Vandenberg and Dr. Kolarik which is a testament to the care and consideration of Dr. Vandenberg.

 His family members include his wife Riva, daughters Melissa and Molly, sons-in-law Ben and Corey and his three grandchildren Fiona (4), Paxton (7) and Amore (5).  Dr. Vandenberg's hobbies include playing golf and travelling.  He is a Royals fan, and if you know him at all, you'll know he's a huge K-State Wildcats fan.


Jennifer, Hygienist

Family Members: Husband Jason and 2 sons, Bennet and Miles

Years in dental field: 2 years

Years working for Dr. Kolarik: 2 years

One thing you're proud of that you do at your job:  I am proud that I can make a dramatic change in my patients' oral health by providing a thorough cleaning as well as education on brushing and flossing techniques. 

Hobbies: I really enjoy cooking, watching movies, and playing volleyball.

Favorite sports team(s): Royals, Chiefs, and K-State Wildcats


Cathy, Patient Accounts

Family Members: Great family who live in the area and a sister in Illinois.

Years in dental field: 34 years

Years working for Dr. Vandenberg/Kolarik: 28 years

One thing you're proud of that you do at your job: Being a part of a long standing tradition of complete patient consideration, care and well being.

Hobbies: My hobbies include music, reading and spending time with family and friends.

Favorite sports team(s): Anything Kansas City :)


Cristy, Hygienist

Family Members: Ricky Johnson

Years in dental field: 33 years, since March 1983

Years working for Dr. Vandenberg/Kolarik: 33 years

Hobbies: My hobbies include gardening and swimming.

Favorite sports team(s): KU


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Paige, Hygienist

Family Members: Parents Tony and JoNell and sister Taylor

Years in dental field: 4 years

Years working for Dr. Kolarik:  1st year

One thing you're proud of at your job:  I enjoy working closely with our patients to make sure they achieve and maintain great oral health.  I'm also proud to work with such talented and honest dentists; they truly care about every patient that walks through the door.

Hobbies:  I love to travel and spend time with friends and family.

Favorite sports team(s): K-State, Chiefs and Royals!

 


Diane, Office Manager

Family Members: A wonderful husband and three fantastic children.

Years in dental field: 36 years

Years working for Dr. Vandenberg/Kolarik: All 36 with Dr. Vandenberg and Dr. Kolarik.

One thing you're proud of that you do at your job: The real connections I have with so many wonderful patients. I look forward to seeing them and caring for them.

Hobbies: I love knitting with a group twice a week. I am a bike rider and have a plot at the community garden. I plan my weekend around the Chiefs game. I love any fishing, but mostly trout. I enjoy reading, working out and skiing at Snow Creek.

Favorite sports team(s): Chiefs, Royals and K-State


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Stephanie, Hygienist

Family Members: My husband, Todd, and daughters, Shannon & Sarah.

Years in dental field: 24 years

Years working for Dr. Vandenberg/Kolarik: 10 years

One thing you're proud of that you do at your job: Helping patients understand the importance of good hygiene and then seeing the results of their efforts.

Hobbies: Reading, cooking and going to the kids sporting and school events.

Favorite sports team(s): K-State


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Lisa, Hygienist

Family Members: Husband, Chris, and two kids, Tyler and Jacob.

Years in dental field: 30 years

Years working for Dr. Vandenberg/Kolarik: 19 years

One thing you're proud of that you do at your job: Being able to make a real difference in the condition of patients mouths while also enjoying the connection on a personal level.

Hobbies: Scuba diving and photography

Favorite sports team(s): Royals and Chiefs


Lisa, Assistant

Family Members: My wonderful boyfriend Rory and two awesome kids Evan and Maria

Years in dental field: 19 years

Years working for Dr. Vandenberg/Kolarik: 10 years

One thing you're proud of that you do at your job: The ability to help make patients feel comfortable and calm during their dental treatment.  I also enjoy the personal relationships I've made with so many wonderful patients over the years.  

Hobbies: Reading, cooking, binge watching Netflix, and spending time with family.

Favorite sports team(s): Chicago Blackhawks and my daughter's basketball team.