Family Dentistry in Leawood, KS
At S & G Family Dentistry we believe that a doctor and patient become a team for treating an individual’s dentistry needs. Our dentists spend most of their time listening to and understanding your concerns, and responding with the best treatment options for you. With the help of our professional staff, they also follow up to make sure that general pain is relieved, problems are resolved and your health improves.
Lynne M. Schopper, D.D.S.
Dentistry has come naturally to Dr. Lynne Schopper. As the third child in a family of five, she took advantage of the unique opportunity to spend time with her father, Dr. George F. Schopper, by helping out in his dental office. At the age of 14, she began working in her father's practice as an assistant, receptionist and lab tech -- wherever she could be used.
The invaluable experience that she gained while working in the office through high school and community college furthered her interest in dentistry and led her to attend Creighton University where she attained an undergraduate degree in chemistry. She graduated from the University of Missouri School of Dentistry, at which point she returned to the family practice, where she furthered her learning by working directly with her respected father. "He taught me the value of the work we do and to treat each person who walked into the office as a whole person with kindness, respect and dignity" explains Dr. Schopper. This warm and compassionate style of care stuck with Dr. Schopper and has become the core of her practice to this day.
Being a woman in the field of dentistry has allowed Dr. Schopper the opportunity to inspire young ladies in the community to pursue their professional dreams. Her graduating class contained only 14 women and 146 men! Pursuing dentistry when woman in the field were considered a "novelty" set Dr. Schopper apart and allowed her and her father together to offer "the best of both worlds" to the community. She cherishes her part as a role model in the community and encourages all young women to follow their own distinctive path.
Dr. Schopper is a member of several respected organizations. Throughout the years she has volunteered to serve on committees for organized dentistry. In 1998 she became the first female president of the Fifth District Dental Society. She has served as a delegate to the Kansas Dental Association (KDA) and remains an active member. Dr. Schopper is also an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and Academy of Functional Orthodontists (AAFO). Dr. Schopper's work and talents in the field of dentistry have been noticed, and she's been inducted into both the prestigious International College of Dentists and the American College of Dentists.
She is married to Frank Theisen, an oral surgeon. Together, they have two wonderful children, Danny and Katie.
Dr. George F. Schopper's motto was "treat each person as if they are your family," and this has guided and directed Dr. Lynne Schopper's style of care since she's taken over the practice. She and Dr. Grosdidier invite you to experience the caring family and community atmosphere in their practice.
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Jarrett S. Grosdidier, DDS
Dr. Grosdidier has aspired to be a dentist ever since he can remember. He grew up on a dairy farm in southeast Kansas, where he spent his most of his time either working on the farm with his father and grandfather, or practicing/playing sports. Although Dr. Grosdidier loved life on the farm, he knew that he wanted to become a dentist. He attended Kansas State University on a football scholarship where he enjoyed his time on the team as a tight end and completed his BS in biology and pre-dentistry. Balancing grades and athletics took a lot of time and hard work, but Dr. Grosdidier succeeded with honors both on the field and off! After Graduating from Kansas State University in 1998, he attend UMKC school of dentistry where he was able to pursue his passion. He graduated in 2002, and has been practicing in the Kansas City Area since that time. As a dentist, Dr. Grosdidier takes pride in taking the time to get to know each of his patients and their individual needs by using a conservative approach to dentistry. He enjoys serving the whole family. It allows the practice the opportunity to really get to know their patients. Patients are not just a number, and many of them go on to become lifelong friends.
Dr. Grosdidier is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Kansas Dental Association (KDA), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).He maintains the dental clinic at the Kansas State School for the Blind in Kansas City Kansas. He believes that it is both a privilege and an honor to work with the students and the staff at this school.
Dr. Grosdidier and his wife Kim met in college and have been enjoying married life for more than 10 years. They have 4 daughters, Brynn (6years), Josie (4 years), Elise (4 years), and Ava (2 years). He is an incredible dad who devotes his life to his family. Spending time with his girls is his favorite pastime. Dr. Grosdidier also enjoys working out, spending time with friends, and an occasional fishing trip. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys keeping up with all of the local teams.