After graduating from Kansas State University, Dr. Tedman attended the Southern Illinois School of Dental Medicine for her dental training. Dr. Tedman also completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at University of Missouri, Kansas City before buying a practice in her hometown of Sabetha, located in Northeast Kansas.
“Though my formal education is complete, I continually take courses in order to stay current with current techniques, usually at least 30 hours per year. As a member of the Dawson Dental Academy Alumni, I have taken numerous courses to help increase my knowledge on the whole chewing system, which includes the jaw joints, the muscles, the jaw bone and the teeth. This unique approach helps me identify the causes of problems, rather than just treating the symptoms. For example, if you have a chipped tooth you would like repaired, I first identify WHY that tooth broke down in the first place, so that the treatment will result in long-term stability. Only 10% of dentists across the nation have trained for and practice this concept of Complete Dentistry.”
As a part of her continuing education, Dr. Tedman is also a member of the following professional organizations:
- Kansas Dental Association
- American Dental Association
- Heartland Dental Study Group
- American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
A Commitment to Family and Community
I was raised on a farm north of Morrill, KS, along with my three brothers. Returning to Sabetha, where I graduated from high school, proved to be the perfect place to work and raise my family. My husband, Paul, and I have three fantastic children! Our son, Matthew, and his wife, Michelle, live in Sabetha now, as an engineer and doctor of physical therapy. Meganne recently married Evan Lamprecht and moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa where they work for an architectural firm. Our baby, Madeline, recently graduated from Johnson and Wales in Providence, RI, and is now working for Hotel Phillips in downtown Kansas City as wine and food manager. Paul, and I will be celebrating our 32th wedding anniversary in December, 2017!
As empty nesters, we remain active in our church and community. We especially enjoy traveling, water and snow skiing, following the K-State Wildcats, as well as being grandparents to McKenzie and Michael Tedman!