Dr. Bishop is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah. He lived for two years in Chile where he learned to speak Spanish. He attended Dental School at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. While there, he and Whitney fell in love with the midwest.
When Dr. Bishop isn’t in the office, he’s with his five young children. You might see him around town with them biking, eating ice cream, and playing at the park. When he isn’t with his kids, Dr. Bishop is in his workshop. He loves woodworking and is often working on a project for his wife to make her Pinterest dreams come true.
—He wanted to be an artist (ceramics is his jam). But when a mentor told him that dentistry was the perfect mix between science and art, he was hooked. Dr. Bishop pays attention to the little details, prioritizes comfort and patient experience, and loves keeping up with the advancements that the dental field has to offer. Dentistry has become a passion for him, and he is grateful to serve the community.
(Picture is of Dr. Bishop doing a root canal on a tiger at the Omaha Zoo while in Dental School)
which is why he'll always recommend the same care that he would give his own family. To ensure he offers quality care, Dr. Bishop is a member of the Academy of General Dentists and the Kansas Dental Association, and he frequently attends continuing education classes. Dr. Bishop loves his patients, loves a good challenge, and loves technology. The thing he loves the most though, is helping people live better, healthier, and more confident lives.
Dr. Garn grew up in a small town in Idaho. He did his undergrad at Utah State University where he met and married his sweetheart, Amy. He attended dental school at the University of Utah where he was able to receive great clinical skills. Outside of his normal dental education he was able to obtain 300 hours of additional education in implant dentistry. He is a member of the American Association of Implant Dentistry. He loves everything dentistry and loves working with patients as they strive for optimal oral health.
In his free time he loves to spend time with his family and is most proud of his title of “girl dad”. He also loves fantasy football, spending time outside and working out.
Marisol is a friendly face you've likely seen at the office because she has been a valuable member of our team for eight years. We are so grateful to have her as our Office Manager. Marisol enjoys traveling with her family and spending time at the lake. She is married to her supportive husband Jeremy together they have four beautiful children! She is a caring and loving mother and loves her job, and is passionate about getting the job done safely and properly.
Tanya started off job shadowing at Prairie Vista Dental in 2018 and soon after officially joined our team. She really enjoys her time with the patients. As our treatment coordinator she helps with the flow of our day and oversees all the moving pieces! We admire her kindness, professionalism with the patients, and her team player attitude. She is always looking to learn and grow. She loves spending time with her two year old son, Emiliano.
Whitney is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah. She has her Bachelors in Dental Hygiene with an emphasis in Business. She and Dr. Bishop are high school sweethearts and have been married for 10 years. She helps manage the accounts and is our patient advocate when it comes to insurance.
Raquel is likely the first person you'll see when coming into the office or the voice on the other side of the phone. We appreciate her professionalism and kindness and we know you will too! She graduated from Satanta, KS in 2011 and has been married to her husband Junior since 2015. She enjoys camping, fishing, watercolor painting, DIY projects, spending time with her puppy Sparky, and of course, family!
Alejandra grew up in Washington but moved to Kansas during high school. She has an Associates in Business and is bilingual. Alejandra has been with our office for three years. During that time she has worked in many capacities including, patient coordinator, treatment coordinator, and dental assistant. She is great at everything she does and is a great asset to our team. She has two adorable kids. She loves to travel to see new places and try new things as well.
Diana was born in Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico. She moved to Ulysses when she was 10 years old and graduated from Ulysses High school in 2015. Diana has been with Prairie Vista for about two years now. She has been married to her husband, Ignacio, for six years. In her free time she loves spending time with her husband and the rest of her family. She is a dental assistant with a specialty in sterilization, and is a huge asset to the team. We're so grateful thmakes everyone’s day run smoother.
Esmeralda was born in Liberal, KS and grew up in Colorado. She moved to Ulysses and graduated Ulysses High in 2019. Something you might not know about Esmeralda is she is a licensed Cosmetologist. She is an amazing asset to team because she has an eye for esthetics, is a hard worker, and her kind and genuine nature puts out patients at ease! You will see her assisting a doctor, helping in the hygiene department or working in our back office to keep everything running smoothly.
Katherine was born and raised here in Ulysses. She can be found helping in many capacities to keep our back office flowing but she really shines when helping the doctors during procedures. She is dedicated to making your appointment smooth and comfortable and loves seeing your confidence grow as we work towards your dream smile. You can find her binge-watching shows (followed by the inevitable disappointment from a bad ending) and spending time with family and friends.
Melani has been with Prairie Vista Dental for a year and a half and is currently attending school. You can find her here part-time assisting doctors and helping around the office. We love having her as part of our staff and she keeps us organized and on-schedule. Melani grew up in here in Ulysses. When she isn’t at the office or in school she loves participating in 4-H and playing volleyball.
Rosamaria has been here at Prairie Vista Dental for two years. Her favorite part of dentistry is patient care, meeting new people, and making a positive impact on patient’s lives. You'll often find her assisting one of our doctors. Her sweet demeanor will put you at ease. She was born in Dumas, Texas and raised in Ulysses. She graduated from Ulysses High in 2019. She enjoys hanging out with her family and friends.
Laramie Smith is a Registered Dental Hygienist here at Prairie Vista Dental. She graduated from Amarillo College in 2019. She is kind, gentle, and thorough and we are grateful for the quality care the offers our patients. Laramie was raised in Manter, Kansas. She has 4 sisters, 2 brothers, and 13 nieces and nephews. She and her husband Dreydon have been married for two years and live in Walsh. Some of the things that she enjoys are spending time with her family, playing sports, and snow skiing.
Natalie was raised here in Ulysses and has been at Prairie Vista Dental for six years. She graduated from the Colby Dental Hygiene Program in 2022 and is our newest hygienist. Her experience is invaluable and we are lucky to have her on our team. She enjoys time with her family, traveling, and hanging out with her dachshund Frank.
Sarah was born and raised here in Ulysses. She attended Wichita State University for the dental hygiene program and graduated in 2021. She has been with our office ever since. She loves what she does and loves the difference she gets to make in our community. Sarah is always staying up to date on the latest information and technology and she also speaks Spanish. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband Jacob and their Great Dane, Moose!
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Whitney attended the Utah Valley University Dental Hygiene Program and has been practicing since 2014. She and Dr. Bishop have five kids who take up most of her time, but she loves dental hygiene and her patients too much to stay away.
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