Dr. Mark Jensen graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Kansas in 1984. He then continued on to the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Dentistry, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with distinction in 1988. Following graduation, Dr. Jensen completed a three-year general practice residency with the United States Navy Dental Corps. During this time, which he found to be both rewarding and challenging, he worked primarily with Marines in the First Gulf War. He learned many of the skills he now uses every day by working with some of the finest clinicians anywhere.
After completing his residency, Dr. Jensen moved back to Kansas City, his hometown. In 1992, he purchased this practice from a retiring doctor and developed the theme of “Together, Dental Health for Life.” While Dr. Jensen has practiced dentistry in the area for more than 20 years, and his practice has grown tremendously, he has never lost sight of what has led to any success he has had – caring for his patients as best as possible.
Dr. Jensen has extensive training in several areas of dental care, including cosmetic dentistry and oral surgery. He also continues his education in dentistry on a regular basis, maintaining all of the required continuing education for accreditation with the State of Kansas Dental Board. In addition, Dr. Jensen is a member of the American Dental Association®, Kansas Dental Association and Fifth District Dental Society of the State of Kansas. Furthermore, the practice is accredited by the Better Business Bureau of Greater Kansas City.
Dr. Alissa Becknell is originally from southeast Kansas. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Pittsburg State University, prior to completing her doctorate degree at the University of Kansas City Missouri Dental School.
Following dental school, Dr. Becknell completed a one year General Practice Residency at Truman Medical Center. During this time, Dr. Becknell worked with a wide array of patients in a hospital setting. She learned many new skills, such as placing dental implants and working with medically compromised patients. She was also able to advance her skills in restorative and surgical dentistry. After completing her residency, Dr. Becknell continued to practice dentistry for a few more years in the hospital setting.
Dr. Becknell is a member of the American Dental Association, the Missouri Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.
She and her husband have two giant Newfoundland dogs named Norman and Murphy. They enjoy traveling, being outdoors and spending time with their family and friends.