Our Staff – Prairie Village, KS

Melinda O’Donnell

MelindaMelinda is one of our registered dental hygienist and has worked for Dr. Gordon since 2008. Originally a Wichita native, she has enjoyed a successful career in dentistry since graduating from Wichita State University in 1988. She helps in the care and maintenance of our patient’s smiles in a caring and gentle manner.

Outside of the office she enjoys outdoor activities such as camping and long walks with her fuzzy friend. She also likes to spend quality time with her family and friends playing games. Her latest and greatest pastime is spoiling her new granddaughter.


Linda Patterson

LindaLinda was born in Atchison, Kansas and has one younger brother. At the age of two, her family relocated to Dodge City, Kansas where she lived until 1979. She attended Johnson County Community College Dental Hygiene School and graduated in 1981. Before she earned her degree in dental hygiene, she was employed in an orthodontic practice for six years where she worked both the front office and assisting positions.

She has been married to her husband 26 years and has two children, Drew, 21 years old and Dierdre, age 19. They are both enrolled in the School of Engineering at the University of Kansas.  Linda enjoys traveling, gardening and going to estate sales looking for treasures. She has been with Dr. Gordon’s practice since January 2008.


Dot Barber

DotI joined our dental team in 1988 after moving from New York. I feel fortunate to be in the dental profession which has given me the opportunity to meet and work with some of the most wonderful people. I enjoy helping our patients with scheduling appointments, treatment questions, insurance matters and financial arrangements.

My husband, Ed, and I have two terrific daughters and four awesome grandchildren (which includes our most adorable foster grandchildren!). I enjoy Sunday dinners with the family, gardening, fishing, boating and summer vacations at Beaver Lake, AR.


Bev McPherson

BevI am a Certified Dental Assistant and have been assisting for over thirty-five years. I have enjoyed working with the public, meeting many new people and developing friendships over the years.

I have one wonderful daughter, Jessi and my son-in-law Jake, two beautiful grandchildren, Jerrad and Gretchen; spending as much time as I can with them. I enjoy the outdoors, walking the dog, traveling and maintaining a healthy lifestyle with exercise.