Pacific Plains Dental
At Pacific Plains Dental in Belton, Missouri, near the town of Raymore, we're thrilled to be a part of your family's healthcare team! We believe in building patient relationships and really getting to know the people we care for. This allows us to provide you with the kind of care you want. Every person we see is unique and has different needs and goals, and we respect that.
We'd like to take a moment to introduce ourselves so that you can get to know us better as well!
Meet Our Team
Dr. Ian Kuklenski
Dr. Kuklenski grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. He received business degrees from UCM Warrensburg and completed his dental training at UMKC. He is passionate about the art of restoring teeth. His mother is a hygienist who taught him the importance of decay prevention early in his training. If he had another life to live he would be a chemical scientist or artist. In his free time, Dr. Kuklenski enjoys building things and outdoor activities.
Dr. Brendan Duede, DDS
Dr. Brendan Duede grew up north of the river in Kansas City, Missouri. He received his Bachelor's degree in Biology and Business Administration from Truman State University and his DDS from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California.
After graduating from dental school, Dr. Duede worked in private practice in California before moving back to Kansas City in 2008. He comes into the practice with a desire to continue the tradition of providing comfortable, quality dental care for the families of our area.
Dr. Duede has extensive experience with children's dental care and enjoys all facets of general dentistry.
He is married to Dr. Alison Louie, who is a faculty member at the UMKC School of Dentistry. While the two do not yet have any children, they do have a Wheaten Terrier named Darcy. In his free time, Dr. Duede enjoys live music, comedy shows, and traveling.
Connie joined the practice in 2003 with Dr. Evans and transitioned to the new ownership of Dr. Duede and now to Dr. Kuklenski. Connie started her dental career as a dental receptionist before being promoted to Office Manager in 2005 and is a founding member of the Dental Manager Network Society. She has a genuine, caring connection with our patients. She understands the many aspects of insurance and payment options and will be glad to help process them for you. Connie grew up in Kansas City but now lives in Belton with her husband, Bruce. She has two married sons and three grandchildren that she loves spending time with. In her free time Connie enjoys her family, church, and quilting.
Dana has practiced as a Registered Dental Hygienist since 1987, when she graduated with a Bachelor's in Dental Hygiene from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She joined the team in 2009 and enjoys her professional relationships with her patients. Dana is married and has three grown children and two grandchildren. She enjoys family, church activities, traveling, and quilting during her free time.
Laura joined the practice in 2017, she began her career in the dental world 9 years ago and has learned many things thru out her years in the industry. One would say she is a jack of all trades, she schedules appointments, does insurance and billing, and most importantly helps patients understand treatments that will occur and explain to them their own insurance. Laura was born in Florida but moved to Belton when her father got stationed there in the Military. She lives in Belton with her husband, Travis and 3 children Peyton, Aubrey and Ella who are her entire world. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.