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Dr. Carol Akers

Dr. Akers is a Kansas City native. She’s a 1997 graduate of Shawnee Mission South, a 2001 graduate of Wheaton College in Chicago and a 2006 graduate of the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. She holds memberships in the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr Akers grew up sewing, doing needlepoint and embroidery and loves both working with her hands and playing with symmetry, color and design. So, instead of pursing medicine like her mother and grandfather, she  was drawn to dentistry because of its fusion of both art and science.

Since receiving her doctorate, Dr. Akers has had the opportunity to practice in an emergency clinic, a rural access to care clinic, small private practices and a large corporate group practice. These experiences helped her clarify her philosophy of care which integrates clinical excellence, superior service and an exceptional patient experience.

In pursuit of these core principles, Dr. Akers has continued her education with some of the finest post-doctoral education programs in the country. She completes more than 100 hours of continuing education annually and is continually seeking new opportunities to learn. This passion for education is reflected in her commitment to educating her patients on the links between oral health and whole body health and wellness.

When not working she loves cooking, quilting, gardening, reading (especially science fiction) and enjoys the challenge of walking her very rambunctious standard poodle, ADA. 


Karla is our office manager. She is a certified Business Administrative Specialist with 13 years of experience on a dental team. Karla’s favorite part about her job is meeting new people from different places of the world.

Originally from Mexico, she moved to Kansas City in 1995. She has been married for 18 years and has 3 children. She enjoys watching her 2 sons play competitive soccer and loves having “girly” days with her daughter. Always in good spirits, she’s ever ready to host family gatherings! 


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