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 walks with her fuzzy friend. She also likes to spend quality time with her family and friends. Her favorite pastime is spoiling her granddaughter and taking her to the park.


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 30 years and has two children, Drew, 24 years old and Deirdre, age 22. They both graduated from 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

Dot

I joined our dental team in 1988 after moving from Long Island, 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, treatments and questions, insurance matters and financial arrangements.
My husband, Ed, and I have two daughters and two grandchildren whom we enjoy sharing Sunday dinners with.  We are great cheering for grandkids at their basketball and softball games! In the warmer weather you can bet we will be out on a lake boating and fishing.  One of our favorite places to visit is Beaver Lake, AR where we have fun fishing for Stripers.  Our other passion is gardening which is both relaxing and rewarding.

Bev McPherson

BevI was born in Lawrence and reside in Perry, Kansas. I am a  certified Dental Assistant and have been assisting for over thirty-eight years. I enjoy working with the public, meeting many new people, and developing friendships over the years. 

Each year I  continue to educate myself with new dental techniques in order to make your visits easier and comfortable for you. 
I have one wonderful daughter Jessi, my son-in-law Jake and two beautiful grandchildren, Jerrad and Gretchen, whom I spend as much time with as I can. I enjoy the outdoors, walking the dogs, as well as traveling and maintaining a healthy lifestyle with exercise.  I am a beginner photographer and love taking pictures. I opened an antique booth in Lawrence ,love antiquing, and attending antique auctions. I do reenactments of the Old West in different cities throughout the state of Kansas, which is very exciting and educational, and I enjoy dressing as one of the characters and being part of our Western history. I am definitely a dog lover: I have a Dachshund and Jack Russell; Ebby and Oscar.