Team Member

Katelyn Cates


Education & Credentials

Dental Hygiene, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry; Kansas City, MO


Local Anesthesia, Nitrous Oxide, Laser, CPR


As my patient, you can expect thorough care tailored to your specific needs. I strive for excellence when helping my patients achieve their oral health goals and the confidence they deserve.

Personal Favorites

My favorite TV shows are Grey's Anatomy and This Is Us. For vacation, I absolutely love going on cruises. My favorite quick getaway spot is Destin, Florida. I would love to travel to Europe someday. My favorite sports teams include the Arkansas Razorbacks and, of course, the Royals and Chiefs!

Volunteer Experience

Children's Mercy Kansas City through Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City, Operation Breakthrough, Sealant Program at Gladstone Elementary School, Preventive Screening Program at Nowlin Middle School and Korte Elementary School

Personal Biography

I was born and raised in Arkansas, but my husband and I moved to the Kansas City area for school and we fell in love with this city! In my free time, I enjoy playing with my two husky puppies, relaxing at the pool, playing golf, and discovering new things to do here in KC.

Professional Association

American Dental Hygienists' Association


Sherry Burns Outstanding Clinician Award


UMKC Dental Hygienists' Alumni Association