Ryan P. Lehmkuhler

Meet Our Team

Providing our patients with a pleasant, comfortable dental experience is our highest priority! Our dental staff is highly trained and skilled, and we strive to provide friendly, high-quality service to each patient. Our team at First Dental looks forward to taking care of you and your smile!

Carmen, RDH
Carmen Burciaga is a graduate of Wichita State University Hygiene Program and started as a hygienist in Wichita for Dr. Landruth.
Carmen has four children, Vanessa, Adrian, Froiland and Fabian


Jenna, RDH


Regan, RDH


Paul Lehmkuhler
Paul is Business Manager and has been involved with the practice from the first day. He manages the office including marketing, accounting, ordering, computers and technology, human resources and most anything else.
Paul is a native of North Platte, Nebraska, moving to Dodge City in 1984. You may recognize Paul from his many activities in Dodge City. The Shrine Circus, Dodge City Roundup Rodeo, Dodge City Days, Dodge City Chamber or Dodge City Sports sidelines taking pictures have been a few of his activities.
He is married to Elaine Lehmkuhler, a school Speech Pathologist and has two children, Jenny Jones and her husband Ryan and the special granddaughter Reagan, and Dr. Ryan and his wife Dr. Katie.


Mary Sandoval
Mary joined Dr. Ryan in 2013 with many years of dental experience as an Assistant including 9+ years with Dr. Michael Milford, Dodge Cities renowned Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon. Mary presents the treatment plans and can perform any of the clinical jobs in the office. She is invaluable because she can fill in for anyone.
Mary and Guillermo have three children, Francine, Frank and his wife Miranda, and Alondra. Mary also has a special grandson Officer Ruben Vela of the Dodge City Police Department (not tickets for Grandma). Mary is a native of New Mexico but has lived Dodge City in Dodge City since 1977 and has a lot of family in Dodge City.


Roman Holguin
Roman joined our staff in 2014 and is an Assistant for Dr. Ryan. He helps with all procedures including dental implants. Roman is a graduate of Dodge City High School and attended Dodge City Community College earning certifications. Roman graduated from the Heritage College Dental Assisting programing in 2014. Roman has lots of family in Dodge City.


Amy Smith
Amy has been a Dental Assistant most of her life. Starting in Texas as a youngster in 1991, Amy worked with Dr. Crawford in Plainview, Texas. You just knew she was from Texas by her speech and expressions.
Amy and her husband James are the proud parents of Ky, a student at Fort Hays State University, and her furry family, Crickett, Sophie and Oliver. Her hobbies include spending time with friends and reading in that order.


Jordan Wilson
Jordan is a native of Jetmore and recently returned to raise her kids. Jordan is an Assistant for Dr. Katie. Having worked for Oral Surgeons in Salina and Wichita for over 10 years after graduating from the Salina Technical Dental Assisting program we were excited to add Jordan to our staff. Jordan’s has a daughter Brynn and son Alec and her life revolves around them.


Jonnie Cossman
Jonnie “Bieber” joined our staff in the summer of 2016 following graduating in the top of her class at Heritage College Dental Assisting program. Jonnie is a graduate of Hodgeman County High School and her parents are Nick and Carla Cossman.


Brisa Cruz
Brisa joined Lehmkuhler Dental as a Hygiene Assistant in 2014. She is now an Assistant for Dr. Katie. Brisa is a graduate of Dodge City Community College and has three boys Aaron, Tristan and Anthony staying very busy following their sporting events especially soccer and martial arts.


Patty Perez


Lori Cuevas
Lori is a Hygiene Assistant joining our team in October, 2015. Lori is a very busy girl with 4 boys and two young daughters.


Esmerelda Castillo
Esmerelda joined our team to become a Hygiene Assistant.


Erica Marquez
Erica began work for Dr. Katie in 2015 as Receptionist and she is one of the wonderful caring voices you hear when you call our offices. In addition to receptionist her duties include insurance, accounting, coffee barista and hostess.
Erica has two boys that are the light of her world. Reed and Adrian enjoy sports


Lizette Martinez
Lizette is a practice pioneer starting with Dr. Ryan in early 2012. As Receptionist, insurance specialist, master scheduler, and cashier.


Yesenia