Dr. Tiffany Teegarden was born in Kansas City Missouri and spent most of her childhood in Sugar Creek Missouri. She went to the University of Missouri-Kansas City and then on to UMKC School of Dentistry where she graduated in 2013 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.
Following dental school, Dr. Teegarden worked in Sioux City Iowa for about a year and then to Oklahoma with her husband Dr. Jacob Anderson where he completed his military service with the US Army. During her five years in Oklahoma and working with the Indian Health Service, Dr. Teegarden learned new skills and gained valuable experience in root canals, fixed and removable prosthodontics, and oral surgery.
Dr. Teegarden has worked with many patients that have dental anxieties and fears or have been unable to see a dentist for many years. She takes pride in changing people’s attitude toward dentistry and changing their life through proper oral health care.
Dr. Teegarden has been married to her husband Dr. Anderson since 2017. He is also a dentist and from the Kansas City area. They have two dogs, Oscar and Riley, who they enjoy spending time with. Dr. Teegarden also enjoys being outdoors, fishing, quilting and crafting in her free time.
Dr. Teegarden and her family are excited about returning home to the Kansas City metro area. Dr. Teegarden is especially excited to be involved in the community that she grew up in and combine her interests of art and medicine to obtain the best dental outcomes for her patients.
Dr. Mark Jensen graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Kansas in 1984. He then continued on to the University of Missouri at the Kansas City School of Dentistry, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with distinction in 1988. Following graduation, Dr. Jensen completed a three-year general practice residency with the United States Navy Dental Corps. During this rewarding and challenging time, he worked primarily with Marines in the First Gulf War. He learned many of the skills he now uses every day by working with some of the finest clinicians anywhere.
After completing his residency, Dr. Jensen moved back to Kansas City, his hometown. In 1992, he purchased this practice from a retiring doctor and developed the theme of “Together, Dental Health for Life.” While Dr. Jensen has practiced dentistry in the area for more than 20 years (and his practice has grown tremendously), he has never lost sight of what has led to every success he has had: caring for his patients as best as possible.
Dr. Jensen has extensive training in several areas of dental care, including cosmetic dentistry and oral surgery. He also continues his education in dentistry on a regular basis, maintaining all of the required continuing education for accreditation with the State of Kansas Dental Board. In addition, Dr. Jensen is a member of the American Dental Association, Kansas Dental Association and Fifth District Dental Society of the State of Kansas. Furthermore, his practice is accredited by the Better Business Bureau of Greater Kansas City.
Meet Our Team
Our friendly team of dental professionals is excited to meet you! When you visit Truman Village Dental, we take the time to get to know you, treating you like a rock star and providing personalized care that meets your oral health needs. Call us today at 816-569-9800 to schedule your appointment with our dentist in Independence, Missouri, and learn more about our dental services. We look forward to helping you care for your smile!
Victoria is here to help answer any questions you may have. She enjoys making our patients feel happy and welcomed. When she isn’t working, she is loving on her little girl and spending time with her family.
Tabitha has been in dentistry for over 15 years. Tabitha is dedicated to her work and all of her patients’ concerns or needs. She believes every patient should feel welcomed and have a positive outlook on their dental experience. A warm smile and positive demeanor helps set her patients at ease.
Barb earned her Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. She enjoys building long-term relationships with her patients and helping them understand how oral health impacts their overall health. Barb and her husband have two grown children. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, shopping, going to estate sales, and having friends and family over to watch Royals and Chiefs games.
Kaitlyn has been in dentistry for five years. She has a passion for helping people and is here to help you with all of your dental needs. Outside of the office, Kaitlyn enjoys spending time with her family, fishing, playing soccer and going to sporting events. She also loves the Chiefs, Royals and KU. “Rock Chalk”
Jessica graduated from hygiene school with honors. She enjoys seeing patients of all ages, helping them achieve and maintain their oral health. In her spare time, Jessica likes playing with her dogs, shopping and watching sports.