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Meet Our Experienced and Friendly First City Dental Care Staff

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

Dr. Michael Arnett, DDS - Leavenworth Dentist at First City Dental

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:

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

Lauri - Office Manager for First City Dental

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.


Paige, Hygienist

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!


Jessie, Assistant

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.

Patient Reviews

“This office is fantastic! A front-desk person with a good personality, a hygienist who can balance enjoyable conversation with excellent work, and a dentist who can relate to me like a longtime friend. I hate having my teeth worked on- but I enjoy the great job they do!”

Brian V.