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Pediatric dentist Dr. Paul Elkin

Paul Elkin, D.D.S.

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Paul Elkin earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery in 1994.

Dr. Elkin immediately followed up with Pediatric Specialty training at Schneider Children’s Hospital where he served as a Resident and then Chief Resident from 1994-1996.

Dr. Elkin is a Diplomate of the AMERICAN BOARD OF PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY. He has been teaching Pediatric Dentistry and treating infants, children, adolescents and patients with special healthcare needs for over 20 years.

Dr. Paul (as he is affectionately known to his patients) is an active member of the following groups:

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Kansas Dental Association
  • Kansas City Association of Pediatric Dentists
  • First District Dental Society
  • American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry
  • Medicaid/Medicare/CHIP Services Dental Association
  • Columbia University Alumni Association
General dentist Dr. Shabnam Amin

Shabnam Amin, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Dr. Shabnam Amin received her degree in chemical Engineering from Tehran University. Her desire for patient care led her to the field of dentistry.

Dr. Amin received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from The University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry.

She has been treating patients for many years and her passion for children led her to be more involved in treating the pediatric population.

Dr. Amin is an active member of:

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Kansas Dental Association
  • Topeka Dental Association
General dentist Dr. Chase Dighton

Chase Dighton, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Dr. Chase Dighton graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry with his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2006. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association and the Kansas Dental Association.

Dr. Dighton has been treating children since 2006 and patients under anesthesia since 2009. He was a part of a Children’s Medical Services Cleft Lip and Palate team from 2009‐2011 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Dr. Dighton focuses on the treatment of children with severe dental disease and patients with special needs of all ages.

General dentist Dr. Mary Dighton

Mary Dighton, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Living in the Kansas City area since 1990, Dr. Dighton is proud to call it home. A native Oklahoman, she received her undergraduate degree from the University of Central Oklahoma. Although she enjoyed growing up and living in Oklahoma she is now “knitted” to Kansas City. She enjoys the Chiefs and Royals, the Music Hall and the Plaza, the golf courses and the many restaurants, and unlike Oklahoma, the distinct four seasons.

Dr. Mary Dighton earned her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Missouri at Kansas City Dental School 1992. She is a member of the American Dental Association as well as the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Dighton also holds a certificate from the Center for Advanced Dental Study in St. Petersburg, Florida, a certificate for completion of Cosmetic Dentistry Continuum I from Louisiana State University, and has four certificates from the Center for Advanced Dental Learning in Tacoma, Washington. Her dedication to lifelong learning, dental excellence, and personalized patient care enables her to truly provide the highest quality dentistry in a very caring manner.

Lesley Nellor, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Dr. Nellor graduated from UMKC Dental School in 2013. After graduation, she was accepted in the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Residency program.

Dr. Nellor has treated a wide range of patients from the pediatric population to the geriatric. Dr. Nellor’s strives to provide each patient with the best comprehensive care while making the patient feel comfortable, cared for and confident in her skills.

Dr. Nellor’s professional affiliations are as follows:

  • American Dental Association, 2014-Present
  • Kansas Dental Association, 2009-Present
  • Douglas County Dental Society, 2014-Present
General dentist Dr. Annette Ogunnowo

Annette Ogunnowo, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Dr. Annette Ogunnowo earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Missouri‐Kansas City School of Dentistry in 2011.

  • She graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2006.
  • She practiced for two years at the Marian Clinic in Topeka.
  • Has been practicing at Topeka Dental Clinic since 2013.

Dr. Annette is an active member of the following groups:

  • American Dental Association
  • Kansas Dental Association
  • Topeka District Dental Association

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