Your Dentists in Hutchinson, Kansas and Surrounding Areas
SUSAN K. EVANS, DDS
When it comes to your family, you always want the very best. At the dental practice of Dr. Susan K. Evans, we also want what’s best for your family, especially when it comes to your family’s dental health! Our practice is committed to working with you and your family to help maintain healthy, bright smiles for many years to come.
The dental practice of Dr. Susan K. Evans is sure to make your family smile:
As a wife, mother, and Kansas native, Dr. Evans understands the needs and expectations of the Kansas family. She provides gentle family dental care with sensitivity and compassion.
Dedicated to healthy teeth and gums, Dr. Evans offers a variety of dental treatments, including teeth cleaning, teeth whitening, effective preventive care, modular periodontal treatment, gentle tooth extractions, full mouth rehabilitation, cosmetic dentistry, same-day CEREC crowns and Invisalign clear braces.
Friendly, caring, and down to earth, Dr. Evans and her team want you to feel at-home during every office visit.
YOUR comfort is always our top priority! Our entire team at Sage Brush Dental Health looks forward to working with you, your family, and all of your wonderful smiles! Please contact our practice at 620-663-5297 to schedule your next appointment.
JAMES P. GERTKEN, DDS
Dr. James P. Gertken, a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Dentistry in Kansas City received a Doctor of Dental Science in 1975. He then established The Dental Care Family in Hutchinson, Ks, and has received three fellowships for his continuing education in the Art and Science of Dentistry.
1984: International College of Cranio Mandibular Orthopedics
1994: Geriatric Oral Health from UMKC
2007: International College of Osseo Integration
2007: Completed residency in Oral Implantology from University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonia, TX
Dr. Gertken maintains his private practice with emphasis on reconstructive dentistry suing implantology and neuromuscular dentistry and serves as Dental Consultant at two local nursing homes. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Kansas Dental Association, the International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics, and the International Congress of Osseo Integration as well as the American College of Oral Implantologists. His wife Pamela Hayward Gertken BS, RDH is active in the practice. Pam and James have two sons, Jon-Thomas and Matthew Charles.
I was born and raised here in Hutchinson. I have worked in the dental field as a financial coordinator, assistant and a hygienist for over 20 years. In 2008, I graduated from Wichita State University with a degree in dental hygiene.
I have a passion for helping others and providing excellent dental care and patient service.
When not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband and 3 children. I also love hiking, hunting, kayaking and CrossFit. I look forward to helping each patient with their oral health and providing you with a great experience here at our office.
Brittany, Business Coordinator
Hi! I’m Brittany and I’ll greet you with a smile at the front desk here at Sage Brush Dental Health! My start in dentistry was in 2017 as a dental assistant. I now love getting to see every patients’ beautiful smile when they check in and out of our practice.
In my spare time, I like to read and spend time with my three kids and three dogs. When it is warm, we love adventures to the lake and going on hikes.
Cristie, Business Coordinator
Hi, my name Cristie. I graduated from KSU in 1992 with a BS degree in journalism and mass communication with an emphasis on advertising. My husband and I worked together for 30 plus years in the powerline industry. When I decided I needed to make a change, I chose dentistry. When you walk through the front door at Sage Brush Dental Health, I may be the first smiling face you see!
In my spare time, I enjoy being with my husband, 3 boys, extended family and friends and all my animals!
I’ll see you at the front desk ready to help you start your dental health journey!
Staci, Registered Dental Hygienist
I have spent nearly 20 years working in the dental field. My first job out of high school was as an assistant for a dentist in Hutchinson. I worked for him for 8 years until he decided to retire. My doctor then encouraged me to continue my education and become a dental hygienist. I took his advice and graduated with my bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from Wichita State University in 2015. I love my job and I am very passionate about the dental field. There is no better feeling than having my patients walk out of our office with a smile on their face.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my son, Kohen, family and friends. We are all very outdoorsy and spend about every moment we can making memories camping, fishing and boating. I also enjoy golfing, hunting and I have been bowling in league since I was 3 years old.
I would love to welcome any new patients to Sage Brush Dental Health and help with all your dental needs.
Anna, Registered Dental Hygienist
Hello, my name is Anna. In May of 2020, I graduated from Flint Hills Technical College in Emporia, KS receiving an Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene. I am also licensed to administer local anesthetic and nitrous oxide sedation to provide each patient with a comfortable experience.
As a dental hygienist, I strive to deliver exceptional care by helping patients achieve a happier, healthier life by teaching proper dental care and wellness that correlations with their systemic health. I enjoy establishing relationships with those around me and provide my patients with a smile that lasts.
Outside of work, I like to spend time with my wonderful family and friends. I am happy to be serving those in the Hutchinson and surrounding areas. I look forward to seeing you and your family to provide you with oral health education, dental advocacy, and a positive dental experience.
Deena, Dental Assistant
Hello! My name is Deena. I was born and raised in small towns of Kansas. I moved to Hutchinson to be a city girl and attend Hutchinson Community College. I received an associate degree in general education and received a certification in phlebotomy in 2012. I took a dental assistant course from a local dentist, and received certification for dental assisting in 2016. In my personal life, I have a husband of 10 plus years and a son. We spend as much time outside as possible. And, depending on the season, we enjoy hunting, fishing, and camping.
Courtney, Dental Assistant
Greetings! I am an assistant here at Sage Brush Dental Health. I have always had an interest in the dental field. I love building relationships with every patient so they leave our office with a positive experience. It is very important to me that our family of patients are comfortable and educated about their visits. When I’m not at work, I volunteer my time with our local 4-H clubs. I enjoy knitting, reading, and spending time with my family, friends and my two dogs.
Shelly, Sterilization Coordinator
I have recently started my journey in the dental industry and am striving to grow and learn in all areas of the office to benefit our wonderful patients and team. I enjoy meeting new people and making a positive difference in their lives. I enjoy spending time with my two sons, my significant other and our dogs. We spend our summers at the lake with family and friends and love to hibernate in the winters with warm fires and movies.
Tammy, Account Coordinator
Hi, my name is Tammy, I have worked part time for Dr. Evans for over 10 years. I work behind the scenes, so you may not see me. As a KSU grad, my favorite pastime is watching Wildcat sports, I am also a Chicago Cubs fan. I enjoy the outdoors, spending time with my puppies and helping people.
Love Dr. Evans!! I have had a fear of the dentist since I was a child and now after seeing Dr Evans my anxiety and fear has gone away. My hygienist is amazing as well and I actually look forward to getting my teeth cleaned. They are all so professional, kind and understanding.