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Jeffrey H. Lowe, DDS

Dr. Jeffrey Lowe

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
  • 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 three children, Hayden, Jillian and Harrison, boating, and camping.


Brock Nelson, DMD

Dr. Brock Nelson

Dr. Brock Nelson was born in Blue Grass, Iowa. After completing high school, he received his bachelor’s degree from Cornell College. From there, Dr. Nelson moved to Chicago, where he completed his master’s degree in biomedical science and pursued a career in dentistry by completing his Doctorate of Dental Medicine at Midwestern University in 2017. Dr. Nelson is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Chicago Dental Society. Dr. Nelson shows his dedication and compassion to his patients by providing complete health care and utilizing advanced dental techniques. Every treatment is tailored to each individual and what they need in order to restore their oral health. He makes sure that every patient is comfortable and every question is answered before each new step towards complete health.

Dr. Nelson resides in Hays with his wife, Amanda, and in his free time, he can be found running, hiking, watching movies or playing golf.


Alexyss Leiker, DDS

Dr. Alexyss Leiker

Dr. Alexyss Leiker is a native of Kansas. She was born in Wichita, Kansas, and moved to Hays shortly after, where she grew up and attended Hays High school. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Fort Hays State University. From there, she attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in Lincoln, Nebraska, and earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS). Dr. Leiker is a member of the American Dental Association and the Kansas Dental Board.

Dr. Leiker is honored to be a part of the Lifetime Dental Care team. She prides herself in making patients of all ages feel comfortable while providing the highest level of dental care. She is an attentive listener and is committed to creating a personalized experience for each and every patient.

Dr. Leiker spends her time outside the office with family, friends and her dogs. She enjoys reading, watching movies and attending sporting events. She also loves traveling to new places.


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) 498-7130 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 and our dental journey. As Dr. Lowe was attaining his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, I completed a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1996 with a double major. Our journey brought us to Hays, Kansas, in the spring of 1997. Currently, I am the CFO of Lifetime Dental Care as well as filling in wherever necessary. Hays is the birthplace of our three children, and we spend most of our time attending their activities, camping, boating and movie watching.


Jackie Schumacher, Business Manager
Jackie Schumacher
I was born and raised, and currently enjoying life, in Hays, Kansas, with my husband and two girls! I attended Fort Hays State University, studying leadership, marketing, and human resources, and I’m lucky to bring that training and life experience to Lifetime Dental Care as business manager. It’s rewarding to work with our patients and team, creating fun-loving experiences with life-changing results!


Leah Ruggles, Treatment and Recare Coordinator
Leah Ruggles
I am a small town Nebraska native. After graduating from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, I met my husband, Lucas, who brought me here to Kansas! Being part of a wonderful team like Lifetime Dental Care just solidifies our roots here in Kansas, and I couldn’t be more excited! I am a bonus mom to two wonderful boys. All of their activities keep us very busy, and I wouldn’t want it any other way! I love to travel and volunteer and have really found a place in my heart for CASA.


Lori Appelhans, Registered Dental Hygienist

I have lived in Hays since 1986 with my husband, Chris. We have three children and two grandkids. I stay involved in my family’s schools, church and 4-H, and I 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 fifth of nine kids. I have been a hygienist for nearly three decades, after receiving my Bachelor of Science degree 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.


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 business administration degree in marketing. Upon graduation, I married my high school sweetheart of almost eight years. My husband and I have a son who keeps us on our toes every day! I am so thankful for the opportunity to work at Lifetime Dental Care; the culture, our patients and my coworkers make every day a new adventure!


Jessica Rush, Registered Dental Hygienist
Jessica Rush, Dental Hygienist
I completed my dental hygiene degree at Wichita State University in 2008. The last six 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 four children who keep me busy. When I do get free time, I enjoy running and working out.


Linda Goetz, Dental Assistant
Linda Goetz
I grew up on a farm east of Pfeifer and went to Victoria High School, where I met my husband. I have two sons and our dog, Pepper. My family is my world! Having been a dental assistant for 17 years, it was exciting to have the opportunity to come to a practice which also offers complete health dentistry. I am proud to be part of a team whose goal is to educate and guide our patients towards a happy and healthy life. Outside of the office, some of my favorite things to do are gardening, spending time on my doc, and watching nature and sunsets.


Tonya Woolsey, Dental Assistant
Tonya
I grew up in Oberlin, Kansas, where I met my husband, Tucker. After graduating high school, I attended FHSU and graduated with a Bachelor of Science with a double major. My husband and I have four beautiful children: Trae, Taite, Trennedy and Talulah. Prior to becoming a dental assistant, I was a pharmacy technician, which allowed me to help others meet their health care needs. I’m thrilled to be a team member at Lifetime Dental Care with this amazing group, where the focus is not only oral health but the overall health of patients.


Brenda Novotny, Dental Assistant

I’m a mom to two beautiful daughters and a grandma to one little boy. Western Kansas became my home about two years ago when I met my husband, and having worked in the dental field previously, I was happy to find my new work family at Lifetime Dental Care. I enjoy our team atmosphere, how we recognize each other, how I continue to learn each day and most of all, working with our amazing patients! For fun outside of the office, I enjoy water sports, cooking, canning, and spending time with family and friends!


Carissa Bollig, Dental Assistant

I moved to Hays from a small town in Southwest Nebraska in 2012, and about a year later, I met my husband. We have an ornery son and I’m lucky to be step-mom to two more wonderful boys. My other four-legged child, Wrecka, keeps me just as busy as the boys do! We love to spend our weekends in the summer at Lake Wilson. I’m ecstatic to be employed by such a ground breaking dental office as Lifetime Dental Care! Their dedication to total body healthcare is truly fascinating.


Molly Turley, Appointment Coordinator
Molly
I was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, where I met my husband, Patrick. After getting married, my husband accepted a youth pastor position, which brought us here to Hays, and I couldn’t be more grateful! In my free time, I love hanging with our youth kids and spending time with my family! I feel very blessed for the opportunity to work with an awesome team here at Lifetime Dental Care!


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