Dr. Long provides excellent care with general dentistry as well as orthodontic and cosmetic dental services. Dr. Long has been practicing dentistry on the southeast corner of College Blvd. and Nall Ave. since 1983. He attended Pitt State University and University of Missouri, Kansas City dental school. In addition, Dr. Long is a member of the American Dental Association®, the Kansas Dental Association and the 5th District Dental Society Study Club.
When he is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Long enjoys fishing, sailing, traveling, watching sports and spending time with family. He and his wife, Sara Jo, have two adult children, Lyndsey and Danny.
When asked what his favorite thing is about his job, he said that the “the advancement of technology keeps dentistry fun. My team are essentially an extension of family, and our patients are our friends.”
Meet Our Team
Our friendly, talented team are excited to meet you! We love seeing our patients and we are looking forward to having you join our close-knit dental family. Call our office today at 913-491-3353 to schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Robert Long, and learn more about dental care in Leawood, Kansas!
I have been with Dr. Long since 1995. My husband and I moved to Overland park from Des Moines, Iowa. We have two married daughters: one living in Dallas and Ft. Worth area and the other here in town.
I am here to help our patients with their needs regarding insurance, scheduling appointments, treatment plans and financial matters. I am also available to help in any other way to ensure our patients comfort and care.
In my time away from the office, I love reading. My husband, Ray, and I most enjoy anything that involves our four grandchildren! Vince is in the Navy, Lillian is a second-degree black belt in taekwondo, Haley is going to K-State and Libby is on the high school cheer squad as well as competitive cheer.
I am a firm believer in Dr. Long’s vision for his practice and his patients’ health and well-being. I enjoy being a part of his team and helping him accomplish that vision.
I began working for Dr. Long in October 2015. My recent job experience included working for a local optometrist for four years. Prior to that, I was a full-time mom and homemaker for over 20 years.
I have three adult children, who are all married and living in the Kansas City area. My oldest daughter has blessed me with four grandchildren, with whom I get to spend a lot of time with thanks to my two-day per week work schedule. I also enjoy traveling, entertaining, reading, playing golf and supporting our local sports teams.
Now that I’ve been part of Dr. Long’s team for nearly four years, I feel like I’ve gotten to know many of our wonderful patients. I look forward to many more years helping patients with their scheduling, insurance and account, as well as any other need that may arise.
I have been working chairside with Dr. Long since 2000. I attended Kansas City College of Medical and Dental Careers. I have seen many changes in the last 35 years in the dental industry. I find it exciting and interesting to work with the technology that Dr. Long uses in his practice, especially the latest iTero® scanner. I have attended many continuing education courses with Dr. Long on the latest technology and Invisalign®.
My previous job experience includes working at the University of Kansas Medical Center in pediatric dentistry, where I assisted in the OR on reconstructive dental surgery. There, I worked with with facial rehabilitation, cleft lip and palate, heart transplants, chemotherapy and severely handicapped patients. Besides working for a prosthodontist and maxillofacial surgeon at Trinity Lutheran Hospital making prosthetic prosthesis and implants. I was also responsible for supervising and running the Kansas City free health clinic part-time for many years.
When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my seven grandchildren who are involved in many activities, such as baseball, band and chess to name a few.
I received my dental hygiene degree from Johnson County Community College. In 1992, I started working for Dr. Long. I, along with Dr. Long, have always made our patients’ dental health a priority. I especially like working to restore the health of patients with periodontal disease and providing patient education. I love having the opportunity to use the latest in technology and equipment that makes dentistry so exciting.
In my spare time, I enjoy working outdoors with my flowers and love anything to do with quilting.
I became a member of Dr. Long’s dental team in 2007. I graduated from UMKC dental hygiene school in 1967 and have loved every minute of my career in the hygiene profession. I have served as president of UMKC Hygiene Alumni Association and as secretary of the Kansas Dental Hygiene Association.
I look forward to any time I can spend with my grandchildren. I enjoy traveling the United States with my husband, Tom, to visit friends and see the wonders that make up our beautiful country.