CEO / DDS, FGAD, MICOI
Guy Gross lives to impact his patients’ lives in a positive way with solutions to aesthetic concerns and the challenges of missing teeth. He has practiced cosmetic dentistry for nearly two decades with a significant focus on Dental Implants and Reconstructive Dentistry with an emphasis on Sedation Procedures and Smile Design.
Amongst the Super Man workload, he is tirelessly dedicated to coaching football, basketball, and baseball for his 2 boys, ages 12 and 10, and attending dance recitals and softball games for his daughter, who is 9 years old. He and his wife, Dr. Kate Gross, make up a dynamic duo that enjoy serving on dental mission trips domestic and to foreign countries.Their practice has also been named to the Smiles for Life Hall of Fame after raising over $100,000 for children’s charities through their whitening programs.
Scott is The Big Kahuna. He co-founded the Practice Management in 2013 and is responsible for overseeing all the day-to-day mumbo jumbo. Numbers are his thing (as are a typical KU Business Grad in these parts) instilling the discipline of utilizing data and key performance indicators into all aspects of our business.
At home with his wife Janie, he is the designated jungle gym for his 3 kids. Their newest member of the family is their Frenchton, Millie. He and his wife are nearly finished with their foster care license where they look forward to making an impact on young children‘s lives, by sharing the resources that they have, for those who are the most in need. When it’s time to take a breather we bet you can find him and Janie at the beach.
Kate earned her Bachelor of the Arts in Human Biology from the University of Kansas in 1998, and her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2002. She has continued to learn more about dentistry and patient care through continuing education in orthodontics and oral sedation. In fact, Dr. Kate has logged over 300 hours in orthodontic continuing education alone, gaining her Achievement status in the credentialing process through the American Orthodontic Society.
When she’s not helping creating lasting beautiful smiles, Dr. Kate serves as a board member of DVACK, an organization that helps women and children get back on their feet after the devastation of violence and abuse in their home lives, and supports AMBUCs. She enjoys being outdoors, she loves spending time with her husband and their 3 children. Given a year off to do anything, Kate says she would take the kids out of school and take an epic around-the-world vacation, living in and experiencing new cultures, foods, people, and places.
Director of Business Development
As the upmost gentleman of the team, Brandon leads with more than 7 years of Health Care experience and business development expertise.
Brandon is a Salina Central High School Alumni. He went on to graduate the University of Kansas with a degree in Business Administration. His fine skills range from strategic processes and implementation to Mr. Fix It for every practice. He‘s a great dad, coaching sporting activities for his 2 kids with his wife Trish. And we don’t want to forget to mention his incredible German Shepherd Greeley.
Kristin Blake is the Finance Manager with New Horizons Dental Practice Management. Some of her many hats include payroll, accounts payable, human resources, and accounts receivable. Prior to joining the team at New Horizons she worked as a merchandiser assistant with the Scoular Company for over 15 years.
Kristin Blake was born in raised in Salina, KS. After attending Cloud County Community College and receiving her associate’s degree she finished up her college career with a dual major in business and accounting at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, Kansas. Kristin Blake is currently serving on the board of directors for Salina Emergency Aid Food Bank. As a lifetime Salina, Kansas citizen she looks forward to her two children growing up in a town that they can be proud in.
When Kristin isn’t busy sitting behind the computer inputing numbers she can be found spending time with her husband and children. Kristin enjoys going to Kansas State Football games, attending concerts, and enjoying the outdoors.
Kansas City Support Lead
Digital Marketing Manager
Jenn joins our marketing team as the digital marketing manager, responsible for the strategy and development behind our practices social media and digital advertising methods. To keep it simple – you will most likely always find her with a camera or iPhone in arm’s reach. Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Jenn graduated from Texas State University with a degree in Public Relations. She brings more than five years’ experience in managing marketing projects in the higher education, non-profit and retail industries.
When she’s not researching the latest digital trends, you can find her at the ballpark cheering for her husband, Coach Freemyer, and the Kansas Wesleyan University baseball team, training for her third half marathon, or spending time outdoors with her fur-babies – a German Shepherd named Sarge and Rat Terrier, Spot.
Social Media Manager
Mandy joined our team this year, she is born and raised in Salina, KS. She attended Salina South High School and married her sweetheart Justin. They’ve rounded out their love story with 2 children and a dog.
Mandy is our Insurance Specialist at the PM along with her partner in crime Amber. You can find her working on insurance claims, posting payments and giving the best life advice to the rest of us in the office.
In her spare time, if she’s not found following her kids to and from sporting events and activities, Mandy is a scrapbooking queen. She’s quite possibly scrapbooked a total of 37,328 hours in her lifetime.
From Hays, KS (where the tumble weeds roll) comes our Swiss Army Knife of our team. Amber has played numerous roles in her 11 years with the company.
But in her spare time with all these skills she lets loose on the dance floor catching as many live shows as she can — especially bluegrass, because it‘s her favorite — and smoking a whole crowd at darts. Okay, well, she’s not a professional dart player, but boy does she try!
Clinical Operations Coach
Adding a new creative face to the team, Kate works as the marketing specialist, focusing on social media content, traditional marketing and community connections. Kate brings over eight years of experience through marketing for a fortune 500 company and the food additive industry.
Kate is from the rolling hills of western Kansas, married to her best friend, Clint, and the mom of two teenagers and a toddler. When she isn’t busy chasing down her three kids, you can find her browsing Pinterest creating her virtual dream home or booking wine tastings with family and friends.