Owner of Besty Tedman Dental, Dr. Tedman is proud to be a Kansas dentist. A graduate of the Sabetha High School, Betsy attended Kansas State University, where she received her B.S. in pre-dentistry in 1986.
“Selecting dentistry as my career was one of my best choices. Being a dentist in the past twenty-five years has truly been an exciting time, witnessing many new procedures and technologies. My team is a wonderful group of talented and skilled women, who not only make our office a warm and friendly place, but a professional environment in which our patients can find answers and solutions to their problems. It is rewarding to see the transformation patients go through with their treatments, whether that includes simple fillings, crowns or full mouth rehabilitation to beautiful smiles my patients can be proud of! I couldn’t be more blessed for all this profession has given me.”
Jill is Dr. Tedman’s lead dental assistant as well as treatment coordinator. Having worked with Dr. Tedman for over nine years, Jill’s responsibilities also include treatment plan coordination with both the insurance and the patient. She also is a guru at the E4D crown milling machine and has been a huge asset to the practice.
“I love interacting with the patients one-on-one. It is rewarding to watch their self-confidence increase as their smiles are transformed. Dr. Tedman and I have fun with our patients as we guide them through their procedures. I have had the opportunity to become a certified crown designer on the E4D Cad-Cam system that Dr. Tedman invested several years ago. This technology is amazing and I have enjoyed being a part of it. As you will find out, patient comfort, knowledge of the technical procedures and quality dental care are of utmost importance to us. After work, you can find me out having fun with my husband, Stephen, and two boys, Brenden and Brody. Our favorite things to do as a family are spending time with friends and family, fishing and camping.”
Cheryl has been working as a dental hygienist for Dr. Tedman since 1999. A 1995 graduate of Wichita State with an RDH degree, Cheryl strives to get patients involved in their oral health by teaching them the signs of a healthy mouth. She is a huge asset to the practice in both her technical abilities, but her dedication to detail.
“Dedicated to continuing education, Dr. Tedman and I both strive to provide the most up-to-date treatment options available in dentistry. One interesting change I’ve noted since graduating is the relationship between an even bite and the health of the oral tissues. Once Dr. Tedman adjusts the bite, the prevention of dental decay and gum disease is much easier for everyone, especially the patient! I recently was married to my husband, Jesse, and we live in Corning, KS, with my two children, Riley and Colby. Jesse and I enjoy attending all their sporting events as well as spending time together on our motorcycle.”
Jeni is the newest addition to Dr. Tedman’s team and has really fit right in! Jeni has been learning the dental assisting realm over the past two years with direct training from Jill, Cheryl, and Dr. Tedman. She is a quick learner and a natural when it comes to patient service due to her experience in the extended care home setting. When you call the office, she may answer the phone periodically, because, Dr. Tedman likes having all her staff trained to help with patient care and coordination. Jeni and her husband, Ryan, live in a country home where they are raising their children, Crayton and RaeLynn. Their family hobbies include camping, sporting and fishing.
“Though I wasn’t formally trained as a dental assistant, I am gaining confidence in my abilities to assist the doctor as well as her patients. Since I started working for Dr. Tedman about 18 months ago, I have been to several courses with her and the rest of the staff. My first time on an airplane was so scary for me at first, but have learned so much in the courses that I feel ready for more travel! I really enjoy getting to know people on a different level and watching them improve their confidence and dental health is so rewarding!”