K.J. Sturhahn, DMD
K.J. founded Buffalo Prairie Dental in 1996 in Pittsfield, Il. He has since owned three other locations including practices in Keokuk, IA, Macomb, Il and Quincy, IL. He is now a partner with Richard J Wright, DDS and continues to practice in the Keokuk, IA and Quincy, IL locations. K.J. graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine in Alton, IL in 1996. He has had advanced training and Continuing Education at Pacific Aesthetic Continuum, Rondeau Functional Orthodontics, Invisalign, Brady Franks Osteo Ready Implantology, Dr. Michael Tischler’s Prettau Zirconia Implant Bridge Course and International Academy of Sleep . He is a member of the American Dental Society, Illinois State Dental Association, T.L. Gilmer Society, the Chicago Dental Society, the International Association of Orthodontics and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.
K.J. is married with three wonderful children, 2 daughters and 1 son. He currently resides in Quincy, Il where he enjoys hunting, skiing, boating and spending time outdoors.
Richard J Wright, DDS
Rick was born and raised in the Quincy area and has over 35 years of experience in the dental field. He worked as a dental technician making crowns and bridges before attending dental school. After graduating from Culver-Stockton College cum laude, he attended Loyola University School of Dentistry. He began practicing dentistry with his father, William D. Wright in Camp Point, Illinois after graduating from dental school in 1982. Upon his fathers retirement in 1995, Dr. Wright established his own practice in Quincy, IL. In 2019, he merged with Buffalo Prairie Dental and now co-owns the practices with K.J. Sturhahn, DMD.
He has advanced training focusing on oral surgery, implants, microdentistry, TMJ, occlusal studies and orthodontics including Invisalign. He is also licensed by the State of Illinois to provide conscious sedation to his patients. Rick is on staff at Blessing Hospital and has served on the Adams County Health Department Board of Directors since 2005 and is currently serving as President. He is a member of the Chicago Dental Society, the Decatur Dental Society and T.L. Gilmer Dental Society.
Rick has been married to his wife, Ann, since 1984. They have three children, Laura (son in-law Chase), Andrew and Graham. Outside of work he enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, grilling, skiing, flying and playing Settlers of Catan. He attends Life Point Bible Church.
Henry R. Kim, DMD
Henry has been in the dental field since 2010 as he worked as a technical/surgical supporting agent at Hiossen Dental Implant Corp. His passion for dentistry grew stronger as he learned more about how oral health can directly impact patient’s overall well-being. After successfully finishing Post-Baccalaureate program in Biomedical Sciences with honors at the University of Texas at Dallas, Henry went onto dental program at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine where he earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2018. He currently holds a dental license in Washington state where he initially practiced after his graduation before moving to Quincy, Illinois in May 2019. Henry is currently an active member of the American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association, and Pierce County Dental Society.
Henry likes to play basketball, works out at the gym, and walking at trails where he can enjoy the nature here in Quincy area.
Maggie joined Buffalo Prairie in June 2004 as a Hygiene Assistant while attending Carl Sandburg Dental Hygiene Program which she graduated from in that same year and began practicing as one of our Hygienists in November 2004. She currently resides in Warsaw with her husband, Casey and daughter, Sydni. Outside of work, Maggie enjoys shopping, gardening and spending time with her family and friends.
Britany joined Buffalo Prairie in August 2005 as a Hygienist. She is a 2005 graduate of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. Britany grew up in Mendon, Il and currently resides in Camp Point, Il with her husband, Tracy and two boys, Brody and Bradyn. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Missy was born in Pittsfield, Il and currently resides in Pleasant Hill, Il. Prior to joining our team she worked as a dental assistant. She joined Buffalo Prairie in 2001 as a scheduling coordinator in our original office in Pittsfield, IL. She then moved into the financial coordinator in that office. In June 2015, she became part of the Quincy team as the financial coordinator. Missy has three daughters, Keely, Hanna and Natalie. Outside of work she keeps busy with all her kids activities including softball, volleyball, basketball and cheer.
Lori was born and raised in Keokuk, IA where she currently resides with her husband Scott and two children Ryan and Aryn. She joined Buffalo Prairie Dental in April 2014 as a financial coordinator.
Shelby was born and raised in Quincy, IL where she currently resides with her husband Dallas and their 4 children Leightyn, Jaxson, Meilah and Dallas Jr. Shelby joined Buffalo Prairie In 2019 as a Financial Coordinator. Outside of work Shelby enjoys being with her family and friends and traveling.
Tressa was born and raised in Keokuk, IA where she currently resides with her husband and 3 kids. Tressa joined the Buffalo Prairie team in August of 2018 as scheduling coordinator. Outside of work her kids keep her busy with their extracurricular activities and she also enjoys being outdoors, shopping and spending time with friends and family.
Carol was born and raised in Keokuk, Iowa. She currently resides in Montrose, IA with her husband Larry, white german shepherd Maylee and cat, Hobo. Carol joined Buffalo Prairie in May 2000 as a Dental Assistant. Outside of work Carol enjoys going to car shows and doing yard work.
Lynsey was born in Pueblo, Co and currently resides in Quincy, IL with her husband and son. She joined Buffalo Prairie in 2007 as a Dental Assistant. Outside of work Lynsey enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Darby was born and raised in Bowling Green, MO. She know lives in Quincy, IL. She joined Buffalo Prairie Dental in 2019 as a dental assistant. In her free time she likes spending time with friends and family.
Shelby is from Kahoka, MO where she currently resides with her son. She joined the Buffalo Prairie team in June of 2019 as a Dental Assistant. Before becoming a Dental Assistant, Shelby was a CNA for 5 years. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her Son, Family and Friends as well as doing occasional CNA work.
Kaitlyn was born in Cambridge, England and currently resides in Quincy, IL with her two boys Grayson and Ryder. She joined Buffalo Prairie in 2019 as a Dental Assistant. Outside of work, She enjoys spending time with her family.
Rachel is from Obion, TN, and currently resides in Hamilton IL with her husband Kaleb and son Brackin. Rachel joined the team at Buffalo Prairie as a Dental Assistant in August 2019. Outside of work she enjoys being outdoors, spending time with her son and husband, and going home to Tennessee to visit family and friends.
Lisa was born and raised in Adams County and currently resides in Camp Point. She started with Dr. Wright and made the transition with him to Buffalo Prairie Dental in 2019. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her 3 children and 3 grandchildren.
Ciara was born in Camp Point and currently resides in Camp Point with her husband Jacob. Ciara joined Dr Wright in February 2018 and made the transition to Buffalo Prairie Dental in 2019. Outside of work she enjoys being at the salon doing hair. She also enjoys being with family and friends!
Tiffany was born and raised in Bowen, IL where she currently resides with her husband, Jerry and three children, Bocephus and twins Keaton and Coti. She graduated from Vatterott College in 2005 with a degree in Certified Medical Assisting. She joined Buffalo Prairie in 2015 as our Scheduling Coordinator. She then went onto being one of our hygiene assistants then back to Scheduling Coordinator. In 2020, she became our Operations Manager. Outside of work, she enjoys watching movies, baking and spending time with family.
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