Dental Team – Derby, KS

Eager to Please & Ready to Serve

Our team members understand that our mission is to take great care of people, not just teeth! That’s why you’ll enjoy fast and friendly service at each appointment, and the first thing you’ll see are smiling faces when you step through our doors. If you have questions, our team has answers, and they are ready to take the stress out of your dental appointments. Keep reading to start getting to know everyone!


Lacey, Patient Care Coordinator

Dental patient care coordinator Lacey

By far, Lacey's favorite part of this job is getting to work so closely with Dr. Clark each day. They both believe in making excellent patient care a top priority! A Wichita native, she completed her education at Wichita State University.

Outside of the dental office, Lacey is married to her best friend and has been blessed with four "bonus" kids, three "bonus" grandkids, and five four-legged "kids." As for hobbies, she enjoys going on walks with the dogs, listening to music, working in the yard, and restoring a 1977 Chevy Nova! She also recently discovered a talent for baking and has had tons of fun making all kinds of delicious sugar cookies and cupcakes.

Susi, Dental Assistant

Susi Dental Assistant

Susi is a relatively new hire, but don’t let that fool you – she has plenty of dental experience! Since graduating from WSU Tech’s Dental Assistant Program, she’s worked in dentistry for over five years. In particular, she’s helped a variety of dentists and learned specialized techniques. Of course, her time in the field has also given her a love of helping patients get better smiles.

Born and raised in Mexico, Susi has a strong love for her family. This fact isn’t too surprising, though, as she’s grown up with three siblings and 11 nieces or nephews! Plus, much of her time is spent with her “fur children” – one cat and three dogs she loves to spoil.

Taryn, Dental Hygienist

Taryn is a Kansas native! She chose to attend Wichita State University to study dental hygiene, and she’s now a proud member of our team. When asked what she loves most about being a dental hygienist, she shared that it’s creating relationships with patients and educating them about their oral health along the way.

Taryn loves spending her time outside the practice with her support system: her mom, sister, and niece. She also has various hobbies, including doing crafts, being outdoors, working out, and trying new recipes. Here’s something you might not know about her: she was named after a little girl her mom taught in Germany!