I am so excited to welcome you to AllGrins4Kids Pediatric Dentistry! It is my goal to provide you with the best dental care possible for your child. It will be my privilege and pleasure to serve as your pediatric dentist. I look forward to getting to know you and your child. Our pediatric dental team is truly special and we will work hard to make your child's visit special and fun! -Dr Kristen
Kristen Cummings, D.M.D.
Dr. Kristen Cummings was born and raised in a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. She attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She then attended Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine where she received her Doctorate in Dental Medicine, cum laude. Because of her desire to specialize in Pediatric Dentistry, she furthered her education by completing a two year residency program at the Children's Hospital in Denver, Colorado where she earned a certificate of specialization in Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Kristen also chose to take part in a two part examination testing and validating her advanced training in Pediatric Dentistry. She completed these certifying exams and became a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is now a proud member of The ABPD College of Diplomats. She has enjoyed private practice in the St Louis, Missouri area for over 11 years.
Dr. Kristen is married and has one child.
Rhonda received her Bachelors of Science degree from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in 1992 in elementary education. She later decided to change careers and received her Associates of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree from Lewis and Clark Community College in dental hygiene in 2008. Rhonda completed her Masters in Instructional Technologies with a focus on Interactive Multi-Media Design in May 2014. Rhonda has been a member of The American Dental Hygienists Association since 2007.
Rhonda taught for several years in Montessori schools and was a stay-at-home mom for many years. She has been married to Tom for over 20 years. They have two wonderful boys, Michael and Andrew.
Rhonda has been singing with the River Blenders Chorus for over 15 years. The River Blenders is a chorus with Sweet Adelines International. They sing in the barbershop style: four-part a cappella harmony. This is Rhonda's major passion after her family and dentistry.
Megan went to Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey, Il for Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene. She received a Certificate of Proficiency in Dental Assisting in May 2005, and an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Dental Hygiene in December 2006. While working full-time as a dental hygienist, Megan went on to complete a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from St. Petersburg College in July 2009. She worked nearly six years as a clinical dental hygienist, and then taught dental assisting and dental hygiene at Lewis and Clark Community College until May 2014. Megan has been a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association since 2005.
As a dental hygienist, Megan loves the interaction she has with each patient and being a part of helping each patient achieve and maintain a healthy mouth.
In her spare time, Megan enjoys caring for her standard poodle, Brewski Albert, being with her family, and trying her newly-found hobby of woodworking.
Jenny received her Certified Dental Assistant with Expanded Functions from Kaskaskia Community College in 2007 and her Associates Degree in 2011. Jenny and her son, Dillian, like spending time together watching Kentucky Wildcat basketball. When Jenny is not cheering for the Wildcats, she is Dillian's number one fan when he is on the basketball court.
Jenny loves playing with her only nephew. She likes to go races, derbys, concerts and out to dinner with her boyfriend, Tyler. In her free time, she likes to spend it with her friends and family.
Kara has been in the dental field for over thirteen years. She has dental assisting experience in general and pediatric dentistry plus her Coronal Polishing and Pit/Fissure Sealant Certification from Lewis and Clark College. Besides assisting chairside, she has been trained to help out at the front desk. She loves working in pediatric dentistry because it is rewarding to help the kids and to see them smile.
When Kara is not in the dental office, she is spending her time with her husband and their four amazing children. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, traveling, cheering on her kids in their sports, and working out.
Sean joined the All Grins 4 Kids Team as our Sterilization Technician in September of 2014. He is currently a Senior at Belleville East High School and plans to attend college after graduation. His favorite NFL team is the Dallas Cowboys and in his spare time he enjoys watching television, especially SpongeBob SquarePants. When Sean is not at work or school, he loves spending quality time with his family and bonding with his two younger cousins Zyian and Sierra.
Business Office Team:
Joy is the office manager for All Grins 4 Kids. She has been in the dental field for over 6 years and is looking forward to growing with the practice. She started off in general dentistry, but decided to move to pediatric dentistry. She loves seeing the kids smile and really enjoys working with such an amazing team. She is a current member of AADOM.
Joy loves spending her time with family and close friends. Joy and her husband have three amazing kids, Reegan, Ellery, and Oliver. She is active in her church, her daughter's Girl Scouts Troop, Parents and Friends Association of Holy Trinity Catholic School and her kids school sports. Joy's interests consists of health and fitness, watching football and being outside.
Kathy has worked in dental business office for over 20 years. Kathy loves the three "C"s: chocolate, cats and The Cardinals. Go Cards!
Lisa is our friendly treatment coordinator. She has been in the dental field since 2006; first as a dental assistant, and now enjoys coordinating patient treatment.
She is a current member of American Association of Dental Office Managers (AADOM). Lisa loves flower arranging, singing, and playing her guitar. She also enjoys riding motorcycles.