Meet The Doctors
Atchison Dental Associates has been serving patients for many years and the team strives to provide caring, sensitive and gentle dentistry. We offer a full range of dental services from preventive and regular oral health care to cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry and surgical procedures that will help maintain your dental health for life.
Dr. Allen B. Reavis
I have owned and operated a dental practice in Atchison since completing dental school in 1984. In 1979 I graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, MO with a B.S. in Biology. While attending college I had the opportunity to shadow several health professionals and considered many health careers including medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy. As I shadowed, I discovered Dentistry was a perfect match for me. After spending a year working in pharmacology research at KU Medical Center I was admitted to the UMKC School of Dentistry. Prior to graduation I looked at many practices in small towns around Kansas City. When the opportunity came to practice and live in Atchison it was an easy decision. With my family from Weston, Leavenworth, and Platte City, I was glad to find a practice near home. It has been a great place to live and work, and after so many years here, I consider this my new hometown!
My wife, Sara and I have two children, Ben who is a Master Sergeant in the Air Force, and Jenny who is a Registered Nurse in Topeka. As a family we enjoy many outdoor activities and traveling. We also enjoy being active in the community and participate in many community events.
I believe in giving back to the community and to those I serve. In the spirit of caring and helping others I have been involved with numerous boards and commissions over the years including the YMCA, Boy Scouts, Salvation Army, City Planning Commission and City Commission. On all of these I have served in leadership roles with the ultimate goal to help create a better person or a better place to live and work. To help the dental underserved I led the effort to add a Dental Clinic to the Atchison Community Health Clinic. It has grown and now has dental care provided to the underserved and low income citizens of our area several days a week.
Professionally, I am a member of the following:
American Dental Association
Kansas Dental Association Officer
Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry (Fellow-Honorary Award)
International College of Dentists (Fellow)
Dr. Kyle Huntington
I was born and raised here in Atchison. I attended the Atchison public schools, earned a B.S. in chemistry from Emporia State University, a MBA from Wichita State University, and earned a Doctorate in Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Missouri Kansas City. I joined Atchison Dental Associates in 2003. I have certifications and proficiencies in cosmetic dentistry, E4D cad-cam dentistry, endodontics, advanced occlusion, TMJ disorders, restorative dentistry, oral sleep apnea appliances, and more. My goal is to provide patients with a confident smile by providing the best possible care in a relaxed, comfortable environment.
I am married to Melissa Huntington, and have 2 sons CJ and Parker. My hobbies include playing golf, camping, snow skiing, and helping/coaching CJ and Parker with their sports.
American Dental Association Member
Academy of General Dentistry Member
Member of the Kansas Dental Association
Member of the Chicago Dental Society
Dr. Taylor Merklein
The first thing you may notice about me is my energetic personality. I try to make coming to the dentist as fun as possible! I have always had a passion for helping others, and becoming a Dentist has given me that opportunity to give back to my community.
I love serving patients like you at Atchison Dental Associates, nonetheless I also work one day a week at the Atchison Community Health Clinic to help reach those who can not afford traditional dental services. Additionally I enjoy volunteering with Project Atchison to make our community an even better place to live! My commitment to my patients is a huge priority for me. I want to help you reach your oral health goals by educating and encouraging all of my patients. It is very important to me that each of my patients feel comfortable and relaxed during treatment.
My family is very important to me as well. I grew up in Atchison and graduated from Atchison High School in 2007. My husband, Kyle, and I met at Kansas State University and still enjoy getting back to Manhattan every chance we can to watch the "Cats" play! We enjoy going on walks and cooking together. Kyle and I, along with my parents, live in Atchison and frequently get together for family dinner. I think Atchison is a wonderful place to live and raise a family!
Kansas Dental Association Member
American Dental Association Member
Academy of General Dentistry