About Your Dentist

Dez Ziegenhorn, DDS

"I truly love what I do! The enjoyment I get out of working with patients of all different backgrounds and personalities is amazing. Working with my team to transform someone's smile gives me great professional satisfaction."

My Mission

"To care for my patients in the most compassionate and comprehensive way. To provide high-quality dental care that will exceed my patients' expectations and give them great comfort and satisfaction."

Education & Professional Memberships

Dr. Ziegenhorn earned his undergraduate degree from Missouri State University and his Doctorate Degree in Dental Surgery from the University of Missouri School of Dentistry in Kansas City.

He is an active member of the American Dental Association and the Missouri Dental Association.

Personal Attention Professional Excellence

"I am fortunate to have an excellent team by my side to help me achieve my goal of providing you with personalized care that exceeds your expectations. Our team is committed to providing high quality dentistry to help keep our patients smiling for a lifetime. We enjoy providing you with all the modern services you want and deserve in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. We continually work to do whatever we can to make you feel right at home in our office."

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Kayla Pennington, DDS

"You don’t have to brush your teeth, just the ones you want to keep.”

My Mission

“My mission in dentistry is to provide customized, thorough dental treatment to help families be confident in their smiles. I provide compassionate care through the latest technology, prevention of pain, and listening avidly to what each person desires for their health and their smile.”

Education & Continuing Education

Doctor of Dental Surgery
University of Missouri - Kansas City, School of Dentistry – Kansas City, Missouri

Bachelor of Science in Biology and Minor in Spanish
Baylor University – Waco, Texas

Dr. Pennington is a Certified Invisalign Provider.

Professional Memberships

Dr. Pennington is an active member of the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Missouri Dental Association (MDA).

Life & Hobbies

“I have an amazing husband and two adorable dogs. My husband and I are originally from Northwest Arkansas and recently moved to Lee’s Summit. We absolutely love it here! I enjoy painting, sculpting, and crafting when I’m not outside working on my garden or playing with my dogs. Traveling the world is also something I’m passionate about. But my true passion is dentistry and making people feel confident and joyful in their healthy smiles.”