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Meet Our Experienced and Friendly First City Dental Care Staff

On a mission to provide the best dental care in Leavenworth, Kansas City, we provide a full range of dental and cosmetic treatment including teeth cleaning, tooth extraction, dentures and more in our clinic. Schedule your appointment to meet our professionals!

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.



Amanda, Office Financial Management Specialist

From: Lee’s Summit, MO

What she does for fun: Enjoy any and all opportunities for quality time with her husband and two toddler girls!

Favorite Movie: Tommy Boy

Favorite Food: I enjoy all cuisines, especially opportunities to taste unique dishes

Favorite Team: The Kansas City Chiefs and The Pittsburg Steelers

Favorite Quote: “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” – Shirley Chisholm

Favorite Store: TJ Maxx/Home Goods

What toothbrush she uses: Sonicare

Thing you may not know: I auditioned for American Idol when I was younger. I still love to sing, but rarely do anymore; besides singing in the car and “serenading”  my children to sleep!



Vasty, Office Manager

From: Born in El Paso, TX

What she does for fun: Go to the ranch to feed and ride my horse.  Spending time with family.

Favorite Movie: 50 First Dates

Favorite Food: Enchiladas with a side of beans and rice

Favorite Team: The Dallas Cowboys

Favorite Quote: “No relationship is all sunshine, but, two people can share the same umbrella and survive the storm together.”

Favorite Store: Burlington

What toothbrush she uses: Oral B

Thing you may not know: I grew up on a cow farm and had to wake up at 5 am everyday to round up and feed them.  It was all fun as long as I had my 4 wheeler!



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 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!



Tena, Assistant

From: Liberty, MO

What she does for fun: Spend time with my Fiancé & stepson and watch sports!

Favorite Movie: Clueless

Favorite Food: Tacos and Pizza

Favorite Team: Chiefs!

Favorite Quote: “Less is more, unless it’s love, sleep or toilet paper!”

Favorite Store: Bath and Body Works

What toothbrush she uses: Oral B 5000

Thing you may not know: I love Astrology!



Bree, Financial Coordinator

From: Wathena, KS

What she does for fun: Spending time with family & friends and Travel!

Favorite Movie: Twister

Favorite Food: Texas Roadhouse, Mexican and Ice Cream of course

Favorite Team: K-State, NY Yankees and The Chiefs!

Favorite Quote: “Confidence is key!”

Favorite Store: TJ Max and Hobby Lobby

What toothbrush she uses: Oral B electric

Thing you may not know: The first day of summer is my Birthday!



Ann, Dental Hygienist

From: Duluth, MN (Grew up east of Seattle)

What she does for fun: I enjoy watching and playing sports!

Favorite Movie: Pride & Prejudice

Favorite Food: Italian

Favorite Team: The Seattle Sounders

Favorite Quote: “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost

Favorite Store: Pottery Barn

What toothbrush she uses: Sonicare

Thing you may not know: I’m a twin!



Wendy, Dental Assistant

From: Born in Iowa, lived in Colorado most of my life, and now I live in Lansing, Kansas.

What she does for fun: Family, Food, Sleep, Reading, and Netflix!

Favorite Movie: Princess Bride, Moana, and most feel-good sports movies

Favorite Food: Pizza with pineapple!

Favorite Team: The teams my children play on!

Favorite Quote: “Let it go!” – Elsa

Favorite Store: Bath & Body Works

What toothbrush she uses: I plead the 5th!

Thing you may not know: I am a homebody… there is no place like home!



Julie, Financial Coordinator

From: Born and raised in Easton, Kansas

What she does for fun: Hunt, Fish, take my son to the park!

Favorite Movie: Mean Girls, Moana, and The Grinch

Favorite Food: Steak, Seafood, Asparagus, Brownies, Potatoes!

Favorite Team: Kansas City Chiefs

Favorite Quote: “Live like there is no tomorrow!”

Favorite Store: Off Broadway Shoes & Target

What toothbrush she uses: Crest Oral-B

Thing you may not know: I worked in the concrete industry with my dad for a few years.


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.