Kyle Lisenby, DMD – General Dentist
“My priority is to provide a comfortable environment where our team can focus on your personal oral health situation. On your first visit you will discover that my entire team is committed to gently treating you with amazing respect and attention. My approach to your dental care begins with listening. After our examination together, I will discuss the choices you have in the care of your mouth and teeth, so that you may make informed personal decisions before beginning treatment, knowing time required and finances involved.” – Dr. Lisenby
Clinical director and co-owner, Dr. Lisenby has been with Plaza Dental Group since the doors opened in 2008. Dr. Lisenby wholeheartedly respects and values every patient who walks through the door of our office. After receiving his Bachelor of Science from University of Illinois, he graduated in the top 15% of his class at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine in metropolitan St. Louis. His research on dental cements was selected for presentation at the 2005 annual American Dental Association meeting in Philadelphia.
Dr. Lisenby attended a residency program at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, where he gained additional training in many advanced surgical procedures, including the placement of implants and the removal of wisdom teeth.
To be at the forefront of dental care, Dr. Lisenby keeps current with the latest advances in the field of dentistry. He travels all over the United States each year to attend some of the best continuing education programs in dentistry, and has completed hundreds of hours of course work in implants alone under some of the field’s most respected implant and surgical instructors.
Dr. Lisenby, his wife Andrea, and their two daughters Noelle and Logann, and new born son Jaxon, are actively involved in their Christian faith and attend The Crossing Church in Columbia. Dr Lisenby’s other interests include running, reading, bible study, and spending time on the MKT trail with his wife and kids!
Dr. Lisenby currently serves as the President of the Columbia Dental Society, volunteers for Special Olympics and participates in short term missions both locally and abroad having visited Jamaica and Honduras.
Erin Graham, DDS – General Dentist
“Growing up around dentistry, I was able to see the impact that the field can have on individuals, their health, and their happiness. I wasn't sure where my future would take me after my dental residency; however, I knew that practicing in central Missouri would be an excellend opportunity. I am grateful to be close to home, serving the communities that I was surrounded by during childhood.
I find dentistry to be very rewarding. Working alongside patients to develop comprehensive treatment plans to fit each individual is something that I greatly enjoy. Dentistry is often perceived as a painful necessity; however the advances in dental technology have made it much more comfortable and patient-friendly.” – Dr. Graham
Dr. Graham appreciates having the opportunity to share her passion for dentistry with each individual who calls Plaza Dental their dental home. Upon graduating with Honors from the University of Missouri, Dr. Graham attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. She was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society and graduated Cum Laude with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and Oral Surgery Honors.
Dr. Graham completed a General Practice Residency program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, where she furthered her training in surgical and restorative treatment. She received the Dr. Bottone Special Patient Care award for hospital dentistry. Recently, Dr. Graham attended the American Dental Association Annual Meeting, MERIT, and the Midwest Dental Conference.
A member of the local and national dental associations, Dr. Graham is active in the dental community and beyond. She attends The Crossing Church, enjoys participating in service activities, and finds great joy in building lasting friendships with those around her. Dr. Graham serves on the American Cancer Society Relay for Life Executive Team, and is looking forward to becoming more involved in the mid-Missouri community.
Dr. Graham's other interests include running, hiking, baking, singing, photography, and her Golden Retriever, Bentley. She also likes to cheer on Sporting KC, Denver Broncos, and the national rugby team of New Zealand!
Joshua Heimerdinger, DMD - General Dentist
Dr. Heimerdinger attended the University of Missouri, graduating with Departmental Honors in Biological Sciences. He participated in research within the University working with both the Paleontology Department and the Cancer Research Center. He earned his DMD degree from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine and was honored to receive the ADSA Award for Anesthesiology. He then continued his education by moving to Seattle, WA to participate in a General Practice Dental Residency at the University of Washington hospital. There he served with his fellow residents on multiple rotations including Oral Surgery at Harborview Medical Center, pediatric dentistry at Seattle Children's Hospital, Emergency Trauma at the University ER, and developed anesthesia and sedation techniques at the Puget Sound VA Hospital. He happily accepted a General Dentist position at Plaza Dental Group and moved back to Columbia in July of 2016.
Dr. Heimerdinger is particularly interested in the latest dental advancements and is excited about the direction that dentistry is heading. He has an insatiable appetite for continuing education and is constantly pursuing updates in the field. He is active in numerous dental societies including the ADA, AGD, MDA, and the Academy of Sports Dentistry. Some particular areas of interest include sports dentistry and traumatology, CEREC technology, oral surgery and bone grafting, restoring implants, and offering consultation and education to patients who are beginning radiation therapy.
In his free time, he keeps active by getting outside regularly, using any opportunity to hike, cycle, sail, or climb. He also plays many musical instruments including guitar, mandolin, saxophone and anything else that makes noise. He loves to volunteer his time at community dental clinics both domestic and abroad, most recently with St. Louis Give Kids a Smile, Special Olympics, and the Seattle-King County Clinic offering free dental care to underserved populations. Soon he will be jetting off to Nepal to provide dental work, oral hygiene instruction, and deliver dental supplies to remote locations in the Himalayas - stay tuned for updates from Asia.