Richard P. Viloria, DDS

10127 Cherry Lane
Lenexa, KS 66220

Meet the Doctor

Dr. Viloria, Lenexa Family and Cosmetic Dentist

Richard P. Viloria, DDS

For Dr. Richard Viloria, making people comfortable in the dentist chair is centered around listening to them and being genuine. “My hope is to earn their trust, so that I can be given the opportunity to provide them with the best quality of dentistry,” he says.

Originally from St. Louis, MO, Dr. Viloria has been a native of Olathe, KS for the last 13 years. He earned his Bachelors of Science in Organismal Biology from KU, and achieved his Doctorate from the UMKC School of Dentistry, following up with advanced training with the renowned Frank Spear of Spear Education in Scottsdale, AZ. Now with 14 years in the industry, Dr. Viloria has held memberships with ADA, MDA, AGD, AACD, Seattle Study Club, and Spears Faculty Club.

“I like working with people and making them smile,” says Dr. Viloria. “I enjoy transforming peoples’ smiles, giving them quality dentistry, and changing their perception of going to the dentist. It doesn't need to be a "sterile, cold” place. We are here to help you - not judge you.” The best part of the job? “Hard to say, but there are two at the top: watching the true transformation in someone as they see their smile for the first time, and just hearing laughter in the office. In both cases it’s an affirmation that we're doing things right.”

When he’s not working to give his patients healthy, happy smiles, Dr. Viloria can be found spending time with wife Christa, son Braden, and daughter Grace; usually at one of the kids’ sports or outdoor activities. The family supports their church, Young Life, and Food for the Hungry. Given a year off to do anything, Dr. Viloria says the choice is travel, hands-down – starting with taking his family to the Philippines to connect with their heritage.

 

Meet the Team

Office Manager, Christina Place

Office Manager Christina Place says the best part of her job at New Horizons Lenexa is working with an amazing, smart team and getting the privilege to help care for our  patients each day: “I look forward to getting to know every patient who comes through the door,” she says.  

Christina is originally from Michigan, and moved with her family to Kansas four years ago. She has 13 years of experience, starting as a chairside assistant, and gradually moving into office management without losing her passion for the industry. “I’ve been hooked on dentistry for years,” she comments.

When she’s not ensuring the daily functions of the office (“My home away from home!”), Christina can be found spending time with her family, which includes “both human and fur kids”. She remains an avid University of Michigan fan (Go Blue!). 

Tira Cunningham

Registered Dental Hygienist, Tira Cunningham

Registered Dental Hygienist Tira says her job description is “Keeping smiles healthy and clean!” She says she loves the medical field and getting to help people, and remembers enjoying having her own teeth cleaned as a child.

Tira grew up in Topeka and currently resides in Gardner, Kansas. She earned her Bachelors degree in Liberal Arts of Science from Ottawa University and her dental hygiene certificate from JCCC. She says, “I have the best co-workers, and I love having a relationship with my patients and teaching them that we are here to help!”

When she’s not educating patients on healthy, happy smiles, Tira is spending time with her husband, Nick, and their two children Brenley and Briggs. She enjoys her kids’ school and sports activities, hanging out at the soccer field or basketball court, relaxing on the beach, and working with the elderly population. She says she would love to take a year and go with her husband island hopping: “Bora Bora, Turks and Caicos to name just a few, we would explore, do as many excursions as possible and then relax on the beach!”

Dental Assistant,
Taylor Woodhead

For dental assistant Taylor, dentistry is all about the patient experience. "I like to talk to each patient and get to know what makes them comfortable, then apply that knowledge to each appointment they have." Formerly from Oskaloosa, KS, Taylor now resides in Leawood, KS. She is attending JCCC in addition to working at the practice."Dr. Viloria has a 'treat everyone like family' mentality." She adds, "It's really easy and enjoyable to work with a team like that."

When she's not assisting Dr. Viloria or in class at JCCC, Taylor spends time with her family. "Making new memories is what excites me most about life," she says. "I continue to learn and grow every day!"
 
 

Dental Assistant, Brittany Warren

Dental Assistant Brittani assists the doctor in his day to day treatment of patients, and says being a dentist was something she talked about often as a child. She says pursuing her Dental Assisting degree was absolutely the best choice she could have made for her career. “I'm a nurturer and the field I am in allows me to nurture others and make them feel and look great.”
 
A Kansas City native, Brittani spent a large part of her childhood growing up in Maryland but says KC has always been “home”.  She attended UMKC in pursuit of becoming a dentist, but wanted to work in the field while in school and ended up pursuing assisting as a career, working in oral surgery for years before transitioning back to general dentistry. “I like helping patients fell and look good,” she says, adding “I also enjoy helping people understand that it’s not a bad thing going to the dentist. It’s an important part of your health and can be fun and rewarding.”
 
When she’s not cultivating amazing smiles, Brittani can be found spending time with family. “My family is very close and we do almost everything together. In my future I plan to have a big family of my own!” Brittani enjoys binge watching her favorite shows, bike riding around her neighborhood, playing tennis, and going shopping with them at town center or trying new restaurants in the area. She dreams of traveling the world with her mom and sisters and documenting it in photos. 

 

 

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