Dr. Michael D. Arnett has been practicing dentistry since 2006. He worked as an associate dentist in Kansas City, Kansas for three years before opening Briarcliff Dental Care in Riverside, MO in 2009. In the summer of 2017 he purchased the dental practice of Dr. Rod Thiele and re-branded it as First City Dental Care. While getting acclimated to the new surroundings, Dr. Arnett has begun the process of modernizing the office and as a first step; First City Dental Care is now fully digital and paperless. The modernization efforts will continue over the next several years.
To ensure all of Dr. Arnett’s patients at both locations have the very best care possible, he hired Dr. Steven J. Frost. Dr. Frost works alongside him at both the Briarcliff and Leavenworth locations. Like Dr. Arnett, Dr. Frost loves establishing a personal connection with his patients. In addition, they both believe strongly in continuing education, so they can offer a wide range of services. It is because of this that we are able to expand the services available to the patients at First City Dental Care. This enables the patients to have the majority of their dental needs met in one location, while keeping the prices affordable. Dr. Arnett and his friendly staff want to build and maintain a long lasting relationship with you, as well as your family and friends!
Fun Facts About Our Staff:
Dr. Michael Arnett, DDS
From: Kansas City, MO (Knob Noster, Lee’s Summit and Riverside)
What he does for fun: I enjoy playing golf and the guitar, cooking, BBQ, playing with my kids, painting and drawing.
Favorite Movie: “The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy
Favorite Food: BBQ and Mexican Food
Favorite Team: KC Chiefs
Favorite Quote: “If you’re not making someone else’s life better, then you’re wasting your time. Your life will become better by making other lives better.” – Will Smith
Favorite Store: Amazon.com
What toothbrush he uses: Oral B
Thing you may not know: My undergraduate degree is in painting and ceramics arts.
Dr. Steve Frost, DDS
From: Topeka, KS
What he does for fun: I enjoy reading, Cross Fit and experiencing new restaurants.
Favorite Movie: “The Lion King”
Favorite Food: French Fries!!
Favorite Team: Kansas Jayhawks
Favorite Quote: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky
Favorite Store: Target
What toothbrush he uses: Sonicare – it RULES!!
Thing you may not know: I was born on the same date as my sister, Sarah.
Lauri, Office Manager
From: Born in Ohio and came to Kansas City by way of Florida
What she does for fun: I enjoy gardening, arts and crafts.
Favorite Movie: “The Sandlot”
Favorite Food: Anything Asian
Favorite Team: Florida Gators
Favorite Quote: “I meant what I said and I said what I meant.” – Dr. Seuss
Favorite Store: Any thrift store
What toothbrush she uses: Sonicare
Thing you may not know: I lived on an island for 15 years!
De, Financial Coordinator
From: Cottonwood, AZ
What she does for fun: Riding on the back of a Harley and going to concerts!
Favorite Movie: Forrest Gump
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Team: Chiefs
Favorite Quote: “Love those who love you when you have nothing to give but your company”
Favorite Store: Warehouse & More
What toothbrush she uses: Oral B
Thing you may not know: I have an awesome 20 yr old beautiful daughter.
From: Born in Georgia, moved around due to Military parents and ended up in Leavenworth, KS
What she does for fun: I enjoy doing anything outdoors, especially riding my horses!
Favorite Movie: Anything scary
Favorite Food: Spicy foods, BBQ and Mexican
Favorite Team: The Denver Broncos and Kansas City Royals
Favorite Quote: “Suck it up, Buttercup!”
Favorite Store: Wal-Mart
What toothbrush she uses: Oral B Electric
Thing you may not know: I live on 70 acres with 27 horses, 12 dogs, a lot of chickens and ducks!
From: Phillipsburg, KS
What she does for fun: Working and spending time with family
Favorite Movie: Romy & Michelle’s High School Reunion
Favorite Food: Mexican
Favorite Team: Royals
Favorite Quote: “Success is no accident”
Favorite Store: Petsmart
What toothbrush she uses: Oral B
Thing you may not know: I have worked 3 jobs since I was 14
Shandolyn, Front Desk / Assistant
From: Pattonsburg, MO
What she does for fun: Spending as much time with my kiddo before she grows up! (She’s 20!)
Favorite Movie: “Wizard of Oz”
Favorite Food: Chinese
Favorite Team: As long as whoever is playing keeps me interested, I watch and enjoy all!
Favorite Quote: “Live every day as it was your last. Tomorrow is never promised.”
Favorite Store: Five Below
What toothbrush she uses: Spin Brush and Oral B manual
Thing you may not know: My home town flooded twice in 1993 and they moved it 2 miles north onto higher ground. I was voted the most dramatic in High School and I’ve never seen the ocean.