About Us / Our Team

Dan Bednarczyk, DDS

Dan Bednarczyk, D.D.S.

Dentist / Owner

Dr. Dan Bednarczyk grew up in numerous states and even abroad his first 11 years, but his hometown is definitely Kansas City. He and his wife have a 17-year-old son and 15-year-old daughter. Dan and their son love to fly and do so out of the Downtown Airport. Their daughter is on her high-school dance team and loves ballet too. When they make the time to slow down, the Bednarczyk’s love travelling. Discovering new places is always at the top of the list, but they make regular trips to Colorado and Montana for camping, fishing, and their favorite pastime, skiing. Throughout the season, “Family Golf” is also a constant for them but takes a back seat to trips to the Ozarks and Grand Lake.

Before his family days, Dr. Dan studied at the University of Kansas for his undergraduate degree in genetics and then remained in Lawrence for graduate school in molecular biology. That degree pursuit was cut short when he was led to dentistry by numerous mentors who were all in the field. After attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry and being distinguished with the AAOMS Implantology award for his class, he became a general practice resident at the University of Iowa-Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City. That program furthered his cosmetic and restorative skills and allowed him to obtain advanced clinical training in oral surgery and intravenous sedation. After his residency, Dr. Dan and his wife moved to Denver, where he was an associate in a large group practice for 3½ years.

Soon after the birth of their son, the Bednarczyk’s returned to Kansas City to be closer to loved ones -- and free family babysitting! Dr. Dan initially was a co-owner of a practice on the Plaza, but he always recognized that he wanted to start his own practice in a suburban neighborhood with a great community feel. With a young family of his own, Dr. Dan searched the Kansas City area for the perfect location to start his own practice, with a vision of being able to get to know and watch families grow through the years. An opportunity presented itself in 2006 to lease space in the College Park Family Care building, which at the time was the original building in the Shops of Sunnybrook. He immediately knew that it was the perfect place to start a new practice. Dr. Dan loved the Olathe Northwest and Cedar Creek areas, surrounded by wonderful developing neighborhoods and schools. Keeping in mind his own busy family, he appreciated how much a great location that catered to all ages would make life a little easier for families to get to their appointments.

Jeremy Johnston, DMD

Jeremy Johnston, D.M.D.

Associate Dentist

Dr. Jeremy is originally from Denver, Colorado. He attended The University of Colorado at Boulder for his Undergraduate Degree in Integrative Physiology and then remained in Denver for a year performing Cancer research. From there, his professional aspirations took him to Kirksville, MO for his Doctorate at the A.T. Still – Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health. Upon graduation, Dr. Johnston was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honors Society in recognition of his Academic accomplishments. After completion of his D.M.D., Dr. Johnston began practicing in the Kansas City area. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Kansas Dental Association and Fifth District Dental Society. He also volunteers for Kansas Mission of Mercy and Missouri Mission of Mercy, local organizations that provide dentistry for those in need of dental care without the resources to access it.

Dr. Johnston is passionate about the clinical practice of General Dentistry and being able to provide his best oral health care to patients. With an excellent chairside manner and friendly demeanor, he has the ability to deliver that care in a low-stress and comfortable setting.

Outside of Dentistry, Dr. Jeremy is a fan of all things Colorado sports - especially the Broncos and the Rockies. In his free time, he likes to read, watch sports, and travel. He has a passion for golf, skiing in his native Colorado, and hiking with his Fiancée and their Golden Lab, Tucker.

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Kayla Hanna, D.D.S.

Associate Dentist

Dr. Kayla Hanna grew up in rural Kansas before relocating to Missouri to attend college. She received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Central Missouri, during which time she spent a semester abroad studying business in Athens, Greece and Groningen, Netherlands. Dr. Hanna then pursued her aspirations of dental school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry, where she graduated with her Doctor of Dental Surgery. During her time at UMKC School of Dentistry, she received numerous awards for her achievements there, including graduating Magna Cum Laude and being inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society.

Following graduation, Dr. Kayla completed an Advanced Education of General Dentistry Residency at Wichita State University, where she learned state of the art techniques in Implants, Endodontics, Periodontics and Oral Surgery. Upon completion of her residency, Dr. Hanna relocated to Sioux Falls, South Dakota where she joined a private practice in general dentistry as an Associate Doctor there. Very soon after the birth of their first daughter, the Hanna family moved back home to Kansas City to be closer to family and friends, and she joined our Sunnybrook Dental team at that time.

Dr. Hanna is a member of the American Dental Association, Kansas Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. She has volunteered in Cuzco, Peru providing dental treatment to the underserved, and she continues to be actively involved in the Missouri Mission of Mercy, Kansas Mission of Mercy, TeamSmile and other local community events.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Kayla enjoys rock climbing, hiking, running, spending time at the lake, traveling and, of course, spending with her husband, two children, Aubrey and Barrett, and their two goldendoodles.

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Meet the Hygienists

Audrey Franks, R.D.H.

Audrey Franks, R.D.H.

Director of Dental Hygiene

Audrey started her college experience by playing softball at Neosho County Community college for two years, while she worked on prerequisites for Dental Hygiene School.  She graduated from Johnson County Community College with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene.  Audrey has been with Sunnybrook Dental since the doors were opened in November 2006.  As a Dental Hygienist, she enjoys helping people understand the importance of a healthy mouth and how that connects to our total health. She values the relationships she has built with our patients over the years. Additionally, Audrey’s natural leadership skills and years of experience at Sunnybrook have made her an excellent director of our Dental Hygiene team and philosophy.

Audrey has a little girl and little boy. They love spending time with family and friends and getting outdoors as much as possible. March Madness is one of her favorite times of the year, but she is also unapologetically a fan of the Bachelor Franchise. Audrey vows to get back to the volleyball courts once her kids get a little older!

Paula Herrman, R.D.H.

Paula Herrman, R.D.H.

Hygienist/Community Outreach Coordinator

Paula has been in the dental field since 2010, starting as a receptionist and becoming inspired to work more with patients directly. She began dental assisting, completed her Certified Dental Assisting studies, and then continued on to follow her goals to become a Dental Hygienist. She received her Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene through Johnson County Community College in 2016. Paula loves all aspects of the dental practice, but she has definitely found her niche in direct patient care, as a dental hygienist, where she has the most time to get to know her patients one-on-one.

Paula and her husband, her high school sweetheart, have been married since 2012. They have two sons, Mack and Gareth. She loves all things soccer - she and her boys are Sporting KC's biggest fans, and they go to as many games as they can. She also loves binge watching any great series on Netflix!

Taylor Greenhagen, R.D.H.

Taylor Greenhagen, R.D.H.

Hygienist

Taylor started her professional career completing her prerequisites for Dental Hygiene school at Johnson County Community College. She then graduated at the top of her class from Concorde Career College, with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene. Taylor loves building relationships with her patients, while also educating them on the importance of their overall oral health.

Taylor was born in Kansas, but she grew up in Northern Kentucky until moving back to Kansas to play softball for Johnson County Community College. She has called Kansas City her home since 2010. Taylor and her husband, Justin, enjoy spending time outdoors with family, friends, and their two dogs, Millie and Ruby. They both enjoy football season and cheering on the Chiefs and Kansas State!

Danielle Marino, R.D.H.

Danielle Marino, R.D.H.

Hygienist

Danielle has been in the dental field since 2013. She started her career in the field as a dental assistant, until she was then accepted into Johnson County Community College’s Dental Hygiene Program in 2015. Upon graduation in 2017, she started working in a Periodontal specialty practice. Although she loved working in Periodontics for those four years, she decided it was time for a change, and we’re lucky that change was to join our team here at Sunnybrook Dental. Danielle’s favorite aspect of working in general dentistry is being able to utilize her specialized skills in periodontics, while also seeing a wider range of patient need. She loves getting to know her patients and building relationships with them through the years!

Danielle is originally from Wichita, but she has lived in Kansas City since 2013. She fell in love with this area and met her husband here, making this her home. Danielle and her husband have four dogs and a cat. They are their children, and if they aren't playing in their backyard with them, then you’ll find them, at the gym, hiking, traveling, or binge-watching their favorite shows.

Emily Haun, R.D.H.

Emily Haun, R.D.H.

Hygienist

Emily received her first Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry from Missouri Valley College in 2010. She then decided to continue her education and attended UMKC’s School of Dentistry, where she received a second Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. Emily has been working in the private practice setting since getting her dental hygiene degree in 2013. She joined our practice in January 2019 and loves spending her Fridays working with us, just as much as we love having her here! 

Emily grew up in a small farm town in central Missouri, but she has called downtown Kansas City home since 2011. In her free time, you’ll find Emily visiting family and friends, watching the Kansas City Chiefs, MIZZOU Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals and traveling as much as she can!

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Meet the Dental Assistants

Abby Elliot, C.D.A.

Abby Elliot, C.D.A.

Clinical Assistant/Dental Clinic Coordinator

Abby received her Dental Assisting and CPR Certifications in May of 2013, and she joined our team shortly after completing those. Her bright personality and passion for helping others have made her the perfect fit as one of our chairside dental assistants. On top of that, her natural organization abilities, years of experience, and wonderful ideas on how implement our systems and approach to clinical care have made her the perfect fit for our Dental Clinic Coordinator position.

During her free time, Abby enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with her family. She and her husband have two young daughters.

Jessica Freeman, C.D.A.

Jessica Freeman, C.D.A.

Clinical Assistant

Jessica graduated from Summit Dental Assisting Academy in 2013. She is a Certified Dental Assistant, Expanded Functions Orthodontic Assistant, Certified in Sedation, CPR Certified, and OSHA Certified. Jessica started her life journey in dentistry by specializing in Orthodontics. Following this, she expanded her knowledge into General Dentistry, where she gained experience in different specialties of dentistry. Jessica’s upbeat and outgoing personality are comforting to our patients, and she has quickly become a fantastic addition to our team!

Jessica was born and raised in Kansas City, MO, but don’t let her start in the city fool you. She is a country girl at heart. In her free time, she devotes her time to her beautiful 6-year-old daughter and her family. Jessica loves to travel, enjoys crafting, and spending time outdoors.

Jayme Fratzel, Clinical Assistant

Jayme Fratzel, Clinical Assistant

Clinical Assistant

Jayme has been in the dental field for over two years. She knew she wanted to enter the field because of her love for teeth, teamwork and caring for people. After starting in Dental Assisting, she knew she had found her career in taking care of people and their smiles. Jayme helps patients enjoy their dental experience with her exceptional chairside assisting skills and tender touch.

Jayme is from Bonner Springs, KS. She loves spending time with her friends and watching movies.

Meet the Front Office

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Jean Moore, C.D.T.

Office Manager/Certified Dentrix Trainer

Jean has been with Sunnybrook Dental as a business consultant and practice management sage since 2010. As a Certified Dentrix Trainer and CPA, her experience has been an invaluable resource to us. Sunnybrook Dental grew tremendously from her counseling with us over the years, and so we were thrilled when she decided that she wanted a shift in her career that would mean significantly less travel for her – the stars aligned for us to hire her as our remote Office Manager. She keeps up with her responsibilities from her home in southwest Missouri and travels periodically each month to be on-site with our business team.

Jean’s background is in bookkeeping and accounting with Waddell and Reed, until she shifted her career path towards dentistry in 1998. She gained many years of experience as a dental office manager then continued on that path by furthering her education and becoming a Certified Dentrix Trainer. She started a dental office consulting business, which she has been doing for the past 22 years, joining Team Sunnybrook Dental in the summer of 2020.

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Stacey Fretz

Benefits Coordinator

Stacey joined the Sunnybrook Dental team in 2019 with nearly 25 years of background experience in administration/management, and she has been working in the dental field since 2018. We were happy to have her join us with background knowledge in patient accounts and maintaining an effective patient schedule. She is also CPR certified and has completed numerous continuing education courses since starting at Sunnybrook Dental. Stacey loves the atmosphere of working in a dental practice and has enjoyed getting to know the Sunnybrook Dental family.

Stacey and her husband have six children between them, three boys and three girls. They met and dated in 1990, then reconnected and got married 20 years later! Stacey loves spending time with her family, trying new restaurants, and date nights with her husband and friends. She also enjoys a good home renovation project, when she can find the spare time for it.

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Becky Saunders

Treatment Coordinator

Before beginning her career in the dental industry, Becky was a custom framing Manager at Michael’s for almost ten years. She was encouraged by a close friend to pursue a career in the dental field, and she is so glad that she did. Becky has been working on the professional side of dentistry since 2018, with her background as Benefits Coordinator. She had extensive knowledge of our dental software and the ins and outs of patient accounts, and we were thrilled to have her join our team in 2020.

Becky grew up in Topeka and went to Kansas State University, where she studied abroad in Italy for a semester. She graduated with her Art History degree in 2008, and then moved to Overland Park. She now lives in Olathe with her three young daughters. In her free time, she enjoys reading and going to her book club every month. She also enjoys baking, which we all benefit from here at the office!

Stephanie Jackson, Treatment Coordinator

Stephanie Jackson

Treatment Coordinator

Stephanie was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri. She graduated from Missouri Western State University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and an emphasis in Administration. Prior to joining our team, Stephanie worked in a Cardiology Specialty practice for eleven years as part of their front office staff, medical records and authorization team.

Stephanie and her boyfriend have a dog named Wesley and snapping turtle, Snips. They enjoy doing anything outdoors including gardening, hiking, exploring new trails and parks, and spending time with friends. Stephanie also loves to cook and come up with new, original recipes, but her true passion is fishing! She tries to spend as much time as possible fishing in the Spring and Fall. They’re avid Chiefs fans and would never miss watching a game!

Malinda Roth, Patient Coordinator

Malinda Roth

Patient Coordinator

Malinda graduated from the American institute of Medical and Dental Technology in Utah in May of 1996. She then began her dental assisting career in Idaho and has since worked as a dental assistant in Utah, Washington, and Georgia. Malinda spent ten years in pediatric dentistry, before coming back to general dentistry when joining our team. As her husband’s job allowed her to see many different states, we were lucky when it brought her to Kansas in 2020, and she joined our team. Although Malinda loved working in the clinical side of dentistry, she wanted to make the transition to the administration side. Her knowledge of dental assisting has proven to be an asset in the front office.

Malinda met her husband, Jason, in Washington. They have 2 sons, Cy and Dawson. They love playing with their chocolate Labrador Retriever and cat, Goose and Chicago.

Malinda enjoys anything outdoors, especially hiking. She also enjoys reading and cooking.

Saydee, Patient Coordinator

Saydee Vogel

Patient Coordinator

Saydee has worked in the dental field for 5 years prior to joining our team at Sunnybrook. She has a passion for learning and has taken continuing education classes on Implants, Invisalign and Dental Benefits to help grow her knowledge in every aspect of how the dental practice runs. Saydee loves being a part of Sunnybrook’s work-family and cannot imagine being anywhere else.

Saydee was born and raised right here in Olathe, KS. She and her husband Ryan have a little girl named Haylee. In her free time she enjoys baking, spending time outside, going to the lake and taking her daughter to their neighborhood park.

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Birdie Bednarczyk, D.O.G.

Birdie Bednarczyk

D.O.G.

Birdie was born in Olathe, KS before being adopted and relocating to Fairway, KS in the summer of 2020. She put in numerous hours of hard work training in the home and at various classes to obtain her “Canine Good Citizen” certificate from the American Kennel Club in the spring of 2021. She officially joined the Sunnybrook Dental team shortly after this, as our hired mascot and friendly greeter of patients. Her calm demeanor, excitement for meeting new people, and unequivocally soft fur coat made her the perfect pup for the job.

When she’s not being petted by our patients or our other team members at the office, you can find Birdie watching “The Office,” fetching balls, or excelling in marathon naps at her home. She also enjoys her regular play-dates at BarKC with her litter-mates.

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It’s time to enjoy the dentist!

We build long-lasting relationships with our patients to create a personalized dental visit that stands out from others. It's a truly enjoyable experience!

Our clinical patient experience is superb
We don’t just pay attention to the comfort of your experience. We pay attention to the quality of your treatment as well. Dr. Bednarczyk and his team of talented associate doctors, hygienists, and dental assistants have the knowledge, experience and technical skills to deliver lasting results in a wide range of services. From routine cleanings and checkups to cosmetic restorations and dental implants, we deliver stunning results you’ll be proud to show off.

Your safety and comfort are paramount
Sit back and relax because treatment in our dental chairs is designed to put you at ease. We have top-of-the-line ergonomic patient chairs, and our treatment rooms boast of TVs that can move overhead, so you can enjoy your favorite Netflix or Hulu show during treatment. We also have great music played throughout the practice to drown out background noise. From our reception area to our clinical area, you’ll find an organized and clean office environment. We take your health and safety seriously and have heightened all disinfection protocols. You will surely feel relaxed and safe here.

We keep up to date with the latest in dentistry
Keeping up with the latest trainings and technologies allows us to provide better treatments and exemplifies our passion for and our dedication to our profession and our patients. For example, we use the safest digital radiographs to minimize radiation exposure and laser dentistry to provide higher quality results, increased comfort and reduced time in the treatment chair. We promise to always remain at the forefront of leading dentistry, and we will continue to invest in the latest technology with you in mind.

We get to know you personally
What else makes a visit to our practice so great? We genuinely care for you. It’s no secret how important our patients are to us. We take pride in the lasting relationships we’ve built with patients since we opened our doors in November 2006, and we look forward to building that same friendship with our newer patients too. It’s through these trusted relationships that we are able to provide customized care with your individual health needs in mind.

Our team is happy and cohesive
Our practice is upbeat and fast-paced, but it doesn't feel that way to our patients because of the time we enjoy spending with you. Our team members seamlessly tackle anything that comes their way. Our unity, positive attitudes and collaborative efforts ensure the highest quality of care for you and your family. Trust us, you’ll notice. Around here, teamwork really does make the dream work!

We make visiting the dentist fun
It’s no joke! Well, we do like to joke, but we’re not joking about this. We really do make coming to the dentist an enjoyable experience. You may not think having fun is possible during dental care but our cheerful team, friendly environment and patient-focused approach make it a reality.