About Pediatric Smiles Dentistry

Pediatric Smiles About Us Team

Located in Northland Kansas City, at the crossroads of Interstate I-35 and Highway 152, Pediatric Smiles Dentistry is excited to serve Liberty, Kearney, Smithville, North Kansas City and beyond.

Our goal is to develop lifelong relationships with local neighbors, families, schools, and communities to help infants, kids, teens, and adolescents develop a lifetime of happy smiles.

From scheduling an appointment to routine dental care, we welcome you to our family.

Meet Dr. Ryan Francois

As your leading pediatric dentist in Liberty, Dr. Ryan Francois is the friendly face you run into at the local grocery store or see at community events and sports games.

Born and raised in Stockton, CA, Dr. Francois completed dental school at the University of the Pacific and a two-year pediatric dental specialty residency at the University of Illinois. He found the Kansas City Northland was the perfect place to grow roots and raise his young family. He has spent the past five years serving patients in the area and is excited to start a practice of his own. His wife, Amie, grew up in Liberty and they are both happy to be part of this wonderful community.

When he is not seeing patients at the office, Dr. Francois maintains a faculty position at Children’s Mercy Hospital. As an active member of the community, he also sits on the board of Miles of Smiles, a non-profit organization that provides dental care to underserved children in the Northland. He is an avid runner, computer nerd, and Golden State Warriors Fan. He loves spending time coaching his son’s basketball team and taking road trips. He and his wife have two sons, Evan and Ethan, a cat named Lily and a dog named Ellie.

He is excited to see you all in the office soon!

Meet Dr Ryan Francois

Our Team

Amie Francois Business Manager

Amie Francois, Business Manager

Amie is Dr. Francois’ wife and business partner. Together they opened Pediatric Smiles to help serve their community. Although she comes from a non-profit background, she survived dental school and residency with Dr. Francois, so feels like an honorary dentist. She works in the office to support the staff, work with insurance, and help plan surgery cases. Her favorite part of her job is getting to know the families who come in and then seeing them again at the grocery store, sporting events, and the movies!

Shelby Dental Assistant Office Administrator

Shelby, Dental Assistant/Office Administrator

Shelby has been a part of our team since before we even opened, helping us unpack supplies and set up exam rooms! She has a passion for dentistry and loves helping everyone feel confident about their smile. She especially loves working with children because she can make a difference in their oral health habits early in life by getting them excited to brush and floss their teeth every day!  Her love of dentistry is driving her future career goals, as she plans to attend school to become a dental hygienist.  She can’t wait to see your little ones in the office!

Carly Dental Assistant

Carly, Dental Assistant

Carly recently graduated from Rockhurst University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Physics of Medicine.  She loves working at Pediatric Smiles because she gets to spend time teaching children that good oral health leads to a happy, healthy, body.  Her future plans include going to dental school!

Tricia Dental Assistant

Tricia, Dental Assistant

Tricia is a mom of three boys and a dog.  She enjoys cooking, doing crafts, and taking her family on fun outings. She also volunteers on her church nursery.  She loves working with kids at Pediatric Smiles because through helping them love the dentist, she can have a positive impact on their future!

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