2701 Sternberg Drive
Hays, KS 67601


2701 Sternberg Drive
Hays, KS 67601


Jeffrey H. Lowe, DDS

Dr. Jeffrey Lowe earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Nebraska Wesleyan University, and attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry for his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. He continues to advance his knowledge of dentistry through continuing education courses, and has received advanced training in sedation dentistry, full-mouth reconstruction, neuromuscular orthodontics, Invisalign®, sleep apnea, TMJ/Migraine treatment, cosmetic dentistry, and dental implants. He is a graduate of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, a preferred Invisalign® Provider, and a fully qualified treatment specialist in TMJ and migraines.

Dr. Lowe is a member of the following professional organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • American Orthodontic Society
  • Kansas Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
  • Northwest Golden Belt District Dental Society
  • Hays Chamber of Commerce

As a dentist, Dr. Lowe is committed to providing gentle care to all his patients, using only the most advanced materials and procedures available. He practices comfortable, complete health dentistry, with a strong emphasis on personalized treatments. Dr. Lowe always takes the time to get to know his patients, building individual relationships, and is a careful listener. He takes your needs into account when planning your treatment, and explains beforehand your treatment options and which service will provide the greatest benefit for your individual needs.

Dr. Lowe married his high school sweetheart, Jana. He enjoys spending time with their 3 children (Hayden, Jillian, and Harrison), boating, and camping.

Meet Our Team

Our friendly dental team at Lifetime Dental Care is passionate about providing quality dental care. We are devoted to helping you improve and maintain your smile and your oral health, and we work hard to make sure you are comfortable when you visit our practice. We invite you to call us at 785-625-7969 to learn more about complete health dental care in Hays, Kansas, and to make your appointment with our experienced dentist. We look forward to meeting you and helping you care for your smile!

Jana Lowe, CFO

I married my high school sweetheart, Dr. Jeffrey Lowe, in 1994 and I have always played a part in his/our dental journey. As Dr. Lowe was attaining his DDS degree I completed a BS degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1996 with a double major. Our journey brought us to Hays, KS in the spring of 1997. Currently I am the CFO of Lifetime Dental Care as well as filling in whenever necessary. Hays is the birthplace of our three children, and we spend most of our time attending their activities, camping, boating, and movie watching.

Valerie Yates, RDH

I grew up in Oberlin, KS. After graduating from high school, I attended the Colby Community College Dental Hygiene program. In 2001, I moved to Hays, KS, to start my career as a dental hygienist. I have worked with Dr. Jeffrey Lowe since that time. My husband and I have two daughters, which keeps us very busy. If I do get spare time, I love to read mystery books or watch a good movie. As a complete health advocate, I believe in educating my patients not only about their oral health, but also about how it can affect their overall health. My goal is to have them not only be educated for their own self, but also take that knowledge and spread it to their friends and loved ones.

Lori Appelhans, RDH

I have lived in Hays since 1986 with my husband Chris and have 3 children and 2 grandkids. I stay involved in my family’s schools, church and 4-H and love spending time with my family and watching my grandkids. Prior to Hays, I grew up on a family farm, near Hoxie, Kansas and was the 5th of 9 kids. I have been a hygienist nearly 3 decades, after receiving my Bachelor of Science at the University of Missouri School of Dentistry in Kansas City. My goal is to help my patients obtain and maintain optimum health for a lifetime.

Kim Geist, Hygiene Assistant

I am the Hygiene Assistant at Lifetime Dental Care. I was born and raised in little Hays, KS, and grew up on a farm until I graduated high school. I greatly appreciate the opportunity to work at Lifetime Dental Care, not only for the experience, but also because the staff is great and I enjoy interacting with the patients. I have 2 awesome little boys, Brant and Wesley, and in my free time I am also on the Board of Directors for Western Plains Animal Refuge.

Jacqueline Schumacher, Business Manager

I am a native of Hays and raise my 2 young girls with my husband in this wonderful community. Outside of work and family, I stay active and connect with others in various groups and organizations. I studied business administration, marketing, leadership, and human resources at Fort Hays State University and have the opportunity to pair that with previous experiences and apply them to my Business Manager position at Lifetime Dental Care. I am proud to be an advocate for a lifetime of complete health and lucky to have great patients, leadership, team members, and our practice by my side for the journey.

Amanda Seirer, Treatment and Insurance Coordinator

I was born and raised in Russell, Kansas. After graduating from High school I studied at Fort Hays State University and graduated with my degree of business administration in marketing. Upon graduation I married my high school sweetheart of almost 8 years. We are currently enjoying married life with our fun and active pets Cooper, our Mini Australian Shepherd and Marty, our cat. I am so thankful for the opportunity to work at Lifetime Dental Care, the culture, our patients, and my co-workers make every day a new adventure!

Brenda Romero, Appointment Coordinator

I grew up in Dodge City but moved to Hays to pursue my bachelor’s degree from Fort Hays State University. I love spending my free time with my family and friends. I am very lucky to have been given the opportunity to join and be part of such an amazing team and group of individuals. I look forward to my future here at Lifetime Dental Care and educating others about complete health dentistry. Because I am bilingual, I also have a personal goal of enhancing the office experience for our Spanish-speaking patients.

Heather Smith, Dental Assistant

I was a longtime resident of Stockton/Rooks County but my youngest graduated high school in May so my husband and I moved to Hays in June! I am a proud mama of 3 daughters and a nana to 3 grandbabies! Out of high school I obtained my CNA certificate, SSD certificate, AD certificate and later went on to Nursing School at NCK Tech to obtain my LPN. I am an EMT as well! I have been in the healthcare field for 25+ years and I am excited to be a part of a dental office that includes being healthy overall, starting with a healthy mouth! I enjoy dirt track racing, coaching softball, camping, and being with my family.

Jessica Rush, Dental Hygienist
Jessica Rush, Dental Hygienist
I completed my dental hygiene degree at Wichita State University in 2008. The last 6 years I have spent teaching at Colby Community College as well as working part time in various offices. I am excited to be a part of the awesome team at Lifetime Dental Care and get back to patient care. I want all of my patients to have a smile they love and can be proud of. I am a true believer in complete health dentistry so finding a dentist who practices that way is exciting. I have 4 children who keep me busy. When I do get free time, I enjoy running and working out.

Jessica Beach, Dental Assistant
Jessica Beach, Dental Assistant
I am the Orthodontic Assistant at Lifetime Dental Care. I absolutely love what I do and have been a dental assistant for over 17 years. I have experience with management, training, administrative and clinical in the dental profession. The care and comfort of our patients is important to me and I love to see lives change as their smiles change. I am also a mother of 3 amazing children and our service dog, Willow. If I am not spending time with my family, I enjoy decorating.

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