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Meet Our Team

Dr. Clay Sligh

Dr. Clay Sligh

Dr. Clay Sligh has made it his mission to bring the best in dentistry right here to Emporia. He graduated from the University of Missouri Dental School in 1991, but his training did not end there. Dr. Sligh quickly realized he could serve patients best by continually offering the best dentistry available anywhere.  To do this, he is constantly learning and mastering modern techniques and advanced technologies on the cutting edge of dentistry.

Patients always appreciate Dr. Sligh’s willingness to really listen to their needs.  Recognizing that many people do not get the dental care they need, Dr. Sligh joined the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS), and trained extensively to learn safe and effective techniques for oral conscious sedation.  By offering patients sedation, Dr. Sligh has been able to help people who didn’t know where else to turn for the dentistry they need.  He is also a member of the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Sligh’s primary goal is to provide his patients with the highest quality of care possible, but he also strives to be part of the community.  He has volunteered his time at the K.C. Free Dental Clinic in Kansas City, and he took an active roll in helping establish a Dental Clinic within the Samaritan Center in Jefferson City, Missouri.  Dr. Sligh is an active member of the Emporia Chamber, the Emporia Lions Club, and the Board of the Hygiene Program at the Flint Hills Technical School.

Lindsey Carmichael

Lindsey Carmichael

Lindsey was born and raised in Olathe, Kansas and graduated from Olathe North High School. She then received an Associate’s degree in Dental Assisting at Salina Area Technical College. She started working for Dr. Sligh as his assistant 2 years ago, and gradually moved up to the Administrator for the office.  She is a mother of two active little girls. Lindsey’s hobbies include spending time with her family, geocaching, crafting, and cheering on the wildcats!

Elisa Vasquez

Elisa Vasquez

Elisa was born in San Antonio, TX and is one of Dr. Sligh’s assistants. She moved to Emporia, KS in 2005 and graduated from the Dental Assisting program at Flinthills Technical College this year. She was hired during her internship at our office. Elisa is grateful for the career she chose and loves having a supportive team. She enjoys learning new things in the dental field and loves challenges. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her daughter outdoors and staying active.

Jessica Schenkel

Jessica Schenkel

My name is Jessica Schenkel. I am a Registered Dental Hygienist. I was born and raised here in Emporia, Kansas. I was a Dental Assistant for 4 years before graduating from the Dental Hygiene Program at FHTC 5 years ago. I have been a part of Dr. Sligh’s team since the day I received my license. I am passionate about providing my patients with quality and comfortable care. I live locally with my amazing husband, 2 awesome boys, and our adorable dog, Mickey. We love to travel and spend our summers at Melvern Lake. I look forward to meeting you and making your smile a little brighter!

Daryean Torrens

Daryean Torrens

Daryean moved to Emporia from Yates Center, KS to attend the Dental Assistant Program at Flint Hills Technical College. Shortly after graduating in 2015 she started working at Dr. Sligh’s office as one of his assistants. Daryean worked as the lead assistant for 2 years before she received the opportunity to take over the scheduling coordinator position. In her free time Daryean loves spending time with her husband, two kids, and enjoying the outdoors!