Dr. Kyle Huntington
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
- Maya Angelou
I was born in Atchison and attended the Atchison 409 public schools. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Emporia State University, an MBA from Wichita State University, and earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Missouri Kansas City. I joined Atchison Dental Associates in 2003. I purchased the practice from Dr. Reavis in 2018. I have certifications and proficiencies in cosmetic dentistry, CEREC CAD-CAM dentistry, guided implant surgery, Oral Sleep Apnea appliance, Healthy Start (early orthodontic and airway development), Cone Beam CT, and more. I strive for everyone to feel they are treated with respect, compassion and integrity. 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. We have two sons, CJ and Parker. My hobbies include golf, camping, snow skiing, horses, cars, and helping/coaching our sons with their sports and activities.
Dr. Taylor Merklein
The first thing you will notice about me is my energetic personality. I try to make coming to the dentist as fun as possible! I am very passionate about what I do, and want everyone that walks through our doors to love us too!
I love serving patients like you at Atchison Dental Associates, and I am always striving to make patients at ease in my chair. 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 my patients. 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 want each of my patients feel comfortable and relaxed during treatment. To me, there is no better feeling than seeing a patient smiling and happy!
My family is especially 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 to watch the “Cats” play. We enjoy going on walks and cooking together. Our son, Henry, was born in 2016 and our daughter, Ada, was born in 2020. They have certainly added lots of excitement to our lives!
Dr. Allen B. Reavis
When the opportunity came to practice and live in Atchison it was an easy decision. With 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 hometown! I feel getting to know my patients and being involved with them in our community has created relationships that I will always treasure.
I believe in being the best you can be and that goes for my patients and my dental team too. I have been a continuous student since graduation and have completed over 2,000+ hours of continuing education courses. For my continuing education I have studied all phases of Dentistry and focused on advanced restorative techniques, Cosmetic Dentistry, implants, complex cases, TMJ and sedation. My desire is to inspire our dental team to create a great experience, and for my patients to feel they are getting the best dental care, ever!
I have practiced Dentistry in Atchison since graduating from UMKC School of Dentistry 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. Dentistry was a perfect match for me. After spending a year working in pharmacology research at KU Med Center I entered my career in Dentistry.
I believe in giving back to the community and to those I serve. In the spirit of caring and helping others I has been involved with numerous Boards and Commissions over the years including the YMCA, Boy Scouts, Salvation Army, City Commission and many others. 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 been very successful and now provides dental care to the underserved citizens of our area four days a week.
My wife, Sara, and I reside in Atchison. We have two children, Ben who is a Master Sergeant in the Air Force, and Jenny who is a Registered Nurse. As a family we enjoy many outdoor activities and traveling. We also enjoy being active in the community and participate in many community events.
Meet Our Team
Hello! This is the first word you will hear from me when I greet you. My goal is to make you feel welcome when you walk into our office. I truly believe being enthusiastic and positive is contagious.
I joined Atchison Dental Associates in 2003. I grew up on a farm outside of Lancaster. I am married to Tony and have two sons and two daughters. Spending time with my family, playing with our two dogs, gardening, and being outdoors is what I enjoy outside of work.
You might say, I’ve been around a long time...and, boy, have I seen a few changes. I began my employment with Dr. Reavis in 1984, and over the years this job has turned into so much more. It has become a career giving me the ability to help people with their oral health needs, answer any questions that come up and get the most from insurance benefits. I look forward to meeting you as you enter the door.
My husband, Pat, and I live on a farm just outside of Atchison. We have two grown daughters, Hannah and Rachel. When I’m not here in the office, I enjoy spending time with my family, gardening, cooking and baking.
I was blessed to join this team in the Spring of 2019! I look forward to meeting you and want to make your time with us enjoyable. If needed, I am excited to be able to file medical insurance for you. I bring management experience and accounting skills to the front desk. I have gained bookkeeping experience through our family business, Trautloff Excavating & Septic Services. Time with my family is very important to me. Kevin and I have a son and a daughter, we live in the country west of Atchison. I love to cook, play board games with my children, and read. I am anxious to meet you and your family!
Registered Dental Hygienist/Practice Administrator
I began my career in dentistry at the age of fourteen in an orthodontic office. During the next eight years I went from gathering trash to office manager, while enjoying the relationships I developed with patients. I also, graduated from Johnson County Community College Dental Hygiene Program where I earned the I Care Award, during this time period. It was a dream come true when Daniel Corrigan DDS asked me to be his hygienist. Sadly, I was only able to practice with Dr. Corrigan for five years. When one door closes another opens. Fortunately, Dr. Reavis was looking for a hygienist. Since February 1, 1993 this has been my home. I have been privileged to be involved in the evolution of Atchison Dental Associates. I have been honored to form relationships that have encompassed three generations. I will be eternally grateful for these everlasting bonds. Equally invaluable is the love and respect I have for everyone that I get to share my days with at the office. I am blessed to have a wonderful family: my husband, who is a foreman for JEDunn; a daughter, who is a recent graduate of K-State and is a Feed Manager for Boise Valley Feeders, a division of Agri-Beef, in Parma, Idaho; a daughter who has married to a Marine, resides in Oceanside, California where she has her own photography business; and a son who is an apprentice lineman with Par Electric. We have a cow/calf and row crop farming operation outside of Lancaster. We enjoy being involved in church, boating, and traveling-especially to visit our daughters!! I would love the opportunity to share my dental knowledge and experiences with you!
Registered Dental Hygienist
Hello!! My name is Ashley Navinsky and Atchison Dental Associates has been my home since 2005. Back then, I was fresh out of school and the “baby” of the office. Boy have things changed! It’s a little disheartening that I am getting “older” but none the less, I wouldn’t change a thing. I truly enjoy all the time spent with my coworkers and getting to know so many wonderful patients. After 5, 10, now 13 years of seeing a lot of the same patients, I really appreciate the friendships that have evolved over the years. I always look forward to hearing about the joys in their lives and what they have going on.
When I am not at work, my husband John, sons Cohen and Broxton and myself keep plenty busy. We live on a farm which we have row crops and raise cattle. The kids are getting involved in lots of activities such as 4-H, sports, cattle shows and church activities. Life is good in my little corner of northeast Kansas! I look forward to meeting you!
Registered Dental Hygienist
Hello, my name is Wendi Miller. Let me tell you a little bit about myself. My husband, Mike, and I own/operate Millers Excavating, Inc. in Oskaloosa. I have two step sons, Justin and Colton, along with two daughters, Madison and Megan. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, watching Megan compete on the Colby Community College Equestrian Team, boating, gardening, crafting, sewing, and traveling.
I decided to pursue dental hygiene because of the ability to work individually with patients, the flexibility, and job opportunities. I graduated from Johnson County Community College Dental Hygiene Program, where I received the Spirit Award and Paradise Dental Technologies Award. Quickly after graduating in 2008, I joined the Atchison Dental Associates team. It was the best decision I could have made. I feel very at home here and want you to feel the same when you come to our office. It is a privilege to be a part of this great team and I look forward to getting to know you better.
Registered Dental Hygienist
I always knew that I wanted to work in the healthcare field. After seven years of orthodontic treatment I discovered my love for dentistry. I attended Washburn University and later finished my prerequisites through Highland Community College. I worked as a dental assistant locally before entering into the dental hygiene program at UMKC. I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and moved back home.
I later married my husband, Blake. We have a son, Kaden and daughter, Blakely. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and pets. Before practicing full time at Atchison Dental Associates, I worked full time in Parkville Missouri and part time at the Atchison Community Health Clinic as the Dental Coordinator. I look forward to getting to know my patients individually and helping them with their oral health needs.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Hello! I’ve been a member of the Atchison Dental team since 2017, beginning right after graduating from Dental Hygiene School. I grew up in the small town of Valley Falls. With both my Grandfather & Uncle as dentists, I too, became interested in the field of dentistry. They always made going to the dental office a great experience and that is something I want to continue. After graduating high school, I went to Flint Hills Technical College and became certified as a Dental Assistant. I then finished out my education by graduating from the Dental Hygiene program at Flint Hills Technical College in May, 2017.
I now live in Nortonville with my husband Luke and our daughter Olivia. I look forward to working with you!
Certified Dental Assistant
My life in dentistry started years ago, when my long time hygienist asked if I had ever thought of a career change. Not knowing what the practice of dentistry entailed, I knew I had a lot to learn, but was excited to give it a go! I have strived to continually learn and have achieved certification through the Dental Assisting National Board, the State of Kansas, and am also a longtime member of the American Dental Assistants' Association. As a chairside dental assistant and hygiene provider, I am able to share my knowledge with others, which makes me happy! It is important for me to be able to give you a "wow" dental experience and know that you are leaving the office better than when you came in! My husband, Todd, and I enjoy spending time with many outdoor hobbies and making memories with family and friends. I feel I have truly been blessed in life, both personally and professionally and look forward to what the future holds!
I've always wanted to work in the medical field and help others. I worked for home health for many years but wanted to help all ages. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to work in dentistry which did allow me to work with all ages of patients. I truly enjoy helping people like you with your smile and it's been the most rewarding experiences.
My husband and I have been married for many years. We have three grown children; Tyson, Gunnar, and Caylon. As a family we love dirt track racing. I spend most of my summers watching my husband Paul and sons race. Since 2003 I've been the cheerleading coach for Maur Hill-Mount Academy. I sincerely like coaching the young ladies and watching them grow into successful young women.
As an avid dog lover, I spend most of my days playing with my three dogs Ares, Ross and Chanel. When I'm not spoiling them, I love traveling, exploring new places, and meeting new people.
As a young girl I thought I would like to work in a dental office. Would I want to be a dental assistant or dental hygienist? In my mind helping others feel great about their health along with creating smiles is very rewarding. When the opportunity was there to work as a dental assistant I was thrilled! I have work in both medical and dental practices, however I have to say, dentistry is my favorite. I have a passion to help others. The joy I get when I am a part of the team that makes positive differences is priceless to me. Atchison Dental Associates is that place to make those differences. I have worked at Atchison Dental since 2015, nonetheless I have been a patient here since I was a child. My family is from Atchison where I graduated from Atchison County Community High School. After high school I attended Northeast Kansas Technical Center. I enjoy spending time with my husband and our three children. We live on our family farm where we enjoy being outside. I sincerely look forward to meeting you!
Certified Surgical Technologist & Dental Assistant
Even as a little girl, I have always enjoyed going to the dentist office; and I have been a patient of Atchison Dental Associates myself, since I can remember! I became a Certified Surgical Technologist and Dental Assistant in 2009, and combined that experience with an oral surgery practice in St. Joseph, MO for several years. I have been honored with the opportunity to continue my passion for helping others as a chairside dental assistant.
Born and raised right here in Atchison, my husband Mike and I have 2 wonderful kids that keep us very busy! I cannot wait to meet everyone and continue this wonderful career as part of the amazing team at Atchison Dental Associates!