Kristen Jackson RDH, BS HYGIENIST
Born and raised in Preston, Missouri, population 113. Kristen was raised in a large family of 6 with great, loving parents. She attended Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Mo, working for the local dentist while she was in highschool and college. Kristen moved to Kansas City, to pursue her education at UMKC dental school. She graduated with her bachelors of dental hygiene in 2003. While in Kansas City, she met her husband Jesse, who at the time was a mechanical engineer. They fell in love, got married, and started a family which soon grew to a family of 6. Kristen has a passion for helping others, cooking, entertaining, caring for her children, making a positive influence to those around her, and going to garage sales.
Shannon Denson RDH, BS HYGIENIST
Shannon was born in Bloomington, Indiana. Growing up, her father worked as a dentist on an Indian reservation in Washington State. As a child, she moved several times before her parents settled in Indianapolis. Shannon met her husband Rob, married 34 years, on a Young Life ski trip. As you can imagine, they enjoy getting back to the slopes as often as possible. Shannon has three grown children, Katie who is also a hygienist, Robby who is an air traffic controller in the Marines and son, Jake, a Marine at the Embassy Guard. Shannon likes to snow ski, sew and knit and spend as much time possible with her children and grandchildren. “I enjoy working with people I consider friends. I can say I have fun at work. I feel very lucky.” And you can imagine, we feel very lucky to have Shannon with us! She’s one of a kind-
Celeste Carpenter RDH, BS HYGIENIST
Celeste graduated from University of MissouriKansas City School of Dentistry with her Bachelors of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. Celeste was born in Kansas City, but grew up on the beaches of Pensacola, Florida. She loves going back every summer to visit family and swim in the ocean. She and husband Alex share their home with 2 loveable beagles, Presley and Scotch. Celeste volunteers in her spare time and recently served on a dental mission trip in Kenya, Africa. She enjoys riding horses, hiking, running and basically anything outdoors. And did we mention she is a huge Elvis fan?
Sasha Pyles DENTAL ASSISTANT
Sasha has worked as a Dental Assistant since 2009 when she graduated with an Associates Degree in Applied Science and Dental Assisting. She is a life long resident of the Liberty area, and currently resides in Plattsburg with husband Todd and daughter Mia. Sasha devotes her life to family and friends and always has a house full and nieces and nephews to spoil. She loves spending time in the country, fishing, and floating down a river in South Missouri whenever she can.
Karlan Crawford FRONT OFFICE COORDINATOR
When you are first welcomed at Jackson Family Dental, you will most likely make the pleasure of connecting with Karlan. She is one of the most friendly, and kind people you will ever meet. She has a demeanor of kindness and sincerity that you will immediately embrace. Karlan grew up in Lathrop, then moved to St Joseph where she graduated from Missouri Western. Karlan and her husband Shawn have called Liberty home since January 2000. In Karlan’s spare time, you will find her sewing, crafting and tackling home-improvement projects. Shawn and Karlan have two grown children, Grant and Emily. We know you will love connecting with Karlan as much as we do!