Our Team

Dentist in Olathe, KS

All our professionals at Sunnybrook Family & Cosmetic Dentistry maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.

Dan Bednarczyk, D.D.S.

 

Dr. Bednarczyk

Dr. Bednarczyk received a Bachelor of Science in Genetics from the University of Kansas. He remained in Lawrence for two more years doing post-graduate teaching and research in Molecular Biology. Dr. Bednarczyk graduated with his Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry in 2001.

Upon graduation, he was awarded the AAOMS Implantology Award for his superior work with the placement and restoration of dental implants. Following graduation, he became a General Practice Resident at the University of Iowa-Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City. This program furthered his cosmetic and restorative skills in addition to providing advanced clinical training in oral surgery and intravenous sedation. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Bednarczyk relocated to Denver and was an associate in a large group practice for three years. In 2009, he completed the requirements and became a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry.

Very soon after the birth of their first child, the Bednarczyks returned home to Kansas City. Professionally, Dr. Bednarczyk is a member of the American Dental Association, Kansas Dental Association and Fifth District Dental Society. Notably, Dr. Bednarczyk is also a member of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. His residency at Iowa and subsequent continuing education allows him staff privileges at three local hospitals.

Dr. Dan resides in Johnson County with his wife Collette and their son and daughter. As a family, they enjoy golfing, staying involved in their kids' activities, and travelling to Colorado and Montana for camping, fishing and skiing.

 

Rebecca Kisling, D.D.S.

 

Dr. Rebecca Kisling was born in Saint Louis, Missouri and attended Nerinx Hall High School. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of Missouri-Columbia with two degrees, a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. After her undergraduate degrees, Dr. Kisling ranked second in her class overall with her Doctor of Dental Surgery from University of Missouri-Kansas City Dental School.

Following Dental School, she was accepted into UMKC School of Dentistry’s Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency. This yearlong program advanced her skills in both restorative and surgical dentistry, with special focus and training in cosmetic dentistry, TMJ disorders and occlusion, and surgical placement and restoration of dental implants. 

She is a member of the American Dental Association, Kansas Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Kisling loves Kansas City and now considers herself a Royals fan (even though she will always be a Cardinals fan at heart, with her St. Louis roots). Outside of Dentistry, she loves kayaking, paddle boarding, and horseback riding. She also enjoys photography, crafting, and spending time with her family and friends. 

 

Audrey Franks, R.D.H.

Hygienist

Audrey Rockers Franks, RDH

Audrey graduated from Johnson County Community College with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene.  She 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’s built over the years with our patients.  

Audrey was married in the fall of 2011. In her free time she enjoys reading, playing and watching sports, and spending time with her husband and baby girl.  They live in Olathe.

 

Rachel Burghart, R.D.H.

Hygienist/Internal Marketing Coordinator

Rachel Rasmussen, RDH

Rachel received her Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology from the University of Kansas in 2009, and joined our team as Patient Coordinator immediately after finishing. She was promoted to Office Administrator, and enjoyed her time on the "business" side of dentistry, but ultimately wanted to branch over to direct patient care. While still a part of our team, she cut back her hours and continued on to receive her second degree, a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from UMKC’s School of Dentistry. She is fascinated by science and loves to read the most current research on anything and everything health-related!

Rachel and her husband have a little boy, and a baby girl on the way! They all love playing with their dogs together and doing triathlons. They spend as much time with their families as possible, and enjoy watching / supporting anything related to their alma mater... Rock Chalk!

 

Erin Lewis, R.D.H.

Hygienist

Erin received her Bachelor of Science in Community Health, with a minor in Psychology, from the University of Kansas in 2011. Shorty after, she joined our Sunnybrook team as a dental assistant. After a year with us, Erin furthered her education and received an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from Johnson County Community College in 2014. She is loving her new role as one of our hygienists, and she loves getting to know all of her patients!

Erin was just recently married to her high school sweetheart! Her and her husband enjoy spending time with family and friends, whenever possible. Erin loves coaching soccer and watching all of the professional Kansas City sports teams be successful!

 

 

 

 


Paula Herrman, R.D.H.

Hygienist

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 one son and another on the way! She loves all things soccer - her 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!

 


Genece Brannan

Office Manager

Genece graduated with her Bachelors’ Degree in Organismal Biology from the University of Kansas, knowing that she wanted to be in the dental field for the long-term. She began her dental career in 2001, and she has experience working in all aspects of the front office since that time, from patient coordinator to management roles.  Her years of experience have helped her learn the many facets of managing a dental office, and she is continuing to lead the Sunnybrook team in providing our patients with the highest quality of care. Genece loves helping our patients complete the treatment they need to create the healthy and beautiful smile they deserve. As our energetic Office Manager, Genece likes to stay on her toes, using her years of dental office management experience to help our office run smoothly. You’ll likely see her running around from her desk to the clinical offices and back again… all with a smile on her face!

Genece is originally from Texas and has lived in the Kansas City metro area for the last 6 years.  In her spare time, she loves being with her son and her boyfriend, traveling, and spending time outside, in the sun on the water!

 


Alyse Wilhelmson

Dental Benefit Coordinator

Alyse graduated with her Business degree from Emporia State University, majoring in Management. She has worked in the healthcare field for over ten years, starting as a CNA in a long-term care facilitiy and telemetry technician, before her years of experience in filing medical claims and documents. Alyse started on our team as Patient Coordinator and mastered her role in that position effortlessly. We immediately recognized her potential would allow her to step into our Benefit Coordinator role, when the opportunity presented itself. Alyse is here to help all of our patients receive the treatment they need by maximizing their dental benefits, and she would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about your specific policy and its coverage!

On the weekends, you can find Alyse and her husband fishing, gardening, riding bikes, or taking their poodle to the dog park! They just bought their first house, and they’re excite to get going on home – improvement projects. They also love going on long walks together and spending as much time with family and friends as possible!

 


Megan Bennett

Patient Care Coordinator

Megan received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from Full Sail University in 2017, and she joined our team as a Patient Coordinator immediately after finishing. Her smiling personality will be there to greet you, right when you walk through our doors! She loves that she gets to greet all of our patients and is excited to get to know all of our wonderful “Sunnybrook families” in the practice!

Outside of work, Megan and her fiancé love spending time with their daughter, along with both of their families. They have another baby on the way and can’t wait to watch their two little ones grow up together. Megan loves doing DIY projects in her free time – and she has lots of projects that she’s having fun with for her wedding, her house, and her kids right now! 

 


Gina Smith, C.D.A.

Clinical Assistant

Gina B. Smith, CDA

Gina has been in the dental profession since 1999, and she and Dr. Dan have been working together for most of her career. Gina has been with us since the doors opened in 2006!  She is a Certified Dental Assistant, OSHA trained, CPR Certified, Expanded Functions Certified, Prosthetics Expanded Functions Certified and has completed additional courses in dental anatomy and morphology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry.  Gina is one of the friendliest people you will meet, and she has a knack with kids!  

She was born and raised in Kansas City, KS and still lives there to this day.  Gina and her husband have a son and daughter in elementary school, and they love staying busy with all of their sports and school activities... and they all love fishing and camping together on the weekends!

 

Abby South, C.D.A.

Clinical Assistant

Abby received her Dental Assisting  and CPR Certifications in May of 2013, and she joined us shortly after completing those. Her bright personality and caring nature have made her the perfect fit as one of our chairside dental assistants. She is passionate about helping others, and she has loved getting to know all of our long-time patients and new patients throughout her first years on our team!

During her free time, Abby enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with her family. Her and her husband are expecting their first little one, and they're busy planning moving into their new home this summer and for baby's arrival this fall!