About Dental Associates of Manhattan
Dental Associates is a group family practice consisting of three full-time dentists and four full-time dental hygienists. The doctors are members of the American Dental Association, the Kansas Dental Association and the Golden Belt Local Study Club. Our office is well trained in the Dawson Academy of Advanced Dental Education techniques with the goal of increased predictability, longevity and improved esthetics for your dental care.
Dr. Rick Fulton
Dr. Rick Fulton is a native Kansan raised first in Larned and then Ottawa. He is a 1977 Kansas State University graduate earning a degree in Pre-Dentistry. He continued on to UMKC School of Dentistry graduating in 1982, starting his practice with Dental Associates of Manhattan that same year. Dr. Fulton and his wife, Bev, have two children and two grandsons. He enjoys spending time with family, traveling, playing golf, attending K-State games and a bit of running. Dr. Fulton was honored to be voted the Manhattan Mercury Reader’s Choice #1 Dentist in both 2011 and 2013.
Dr. Angela Martin
Dr. Angela Martin joined Dental Associates of Manhattan in 1992. She was raised on the family farm near Clay Center, KS. She graduated from the University of Missouri - Kansas City with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1988, and from UMKC School of Dentistry in 1992. She enjoys spending time with her many nieces and nephews, as well as the cutest little dog in the world. She also enjoys reading and gardening.
Dr. Morgan Lewis-Smith
Dr. Morgan Lewis-Smith is a Manhattan native. After graduating from MHS in 2005, she completed a degree in Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. She earned her DDS degree from New York University in 2014. During her studies, she focused on patients with special needs and is a member of the Special Care Dentistry Association. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, outdoor activities, experimenting with new recipes and of course cheering on the Wildcats!
Dental Associates Hygiene Department
Christina Murphy, RDH
Christina joined Dental Associates of Manhattan in 2017. She has one dog, Elvis, and two horses, Reese and Frenchie. Christina enjoys barrel racing and anything involved with horses. She also enjoys playing pool and attending Kansas City Royals games.
Melissa Sears, RDH
Melissa joined Dental Associates of Manhattan in 2015. She graduated from Manhattan Area Technical College in 2012 with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene. Prior to attending MATC Melissa received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Kansas State University. She and her husband, Philip, have 2 cats, 1 dog, and a parrot. Melissa enjoys spending time with her pets, flower gardening, painting/drawing, traveling and reading.
Anna Kaster, RDH
Anna joined Dental Associates of Manhattan in 2017. She and her husband, Gabe, have one dog, Winnie, who is a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel. Anna is an avid reader and loves playing tennis in the summertime. She and Gabe spend time riding ATV's and love going home to spend time with family.
Andrea Dressman, RDH
Andrea joined Dental Associates in 2014. She graduated from UNMC College of Dentistry with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2013. She and her husband, Nick, have a daughter and a son. Andrea enjoys the lake, cooking and spending time with her family.
Patient Relations/Business Department
Heather, Patient Relations Coordinator
Heather joined Dental Associates of Manhattan in 2017. She and her husband have three teenagers: 1 boy and 2 girls. She grew up in Topeka, Kansas. Heather loves spending time with her family, which also includes one dog and one cat. She loves everything about history, enjoys reading and watching documentaries.
Kendra, Office Manager
Kendra joined Dental Associates of Manhattan in 2016. She has been in office management for the past 20 plus years. Kendra has a stepson with her husband, Brian, along with 4 dogs, 2 cats and multiple fish! Kendra enjoys taking her dogs for a walk, going to the lake with her husband, attending KSU football games and exploring Manhattan and the surrounding areas, since she's been a western Kansas girl all her life.
Val, Front Office Associate
Val joined Dental Associates of Manhattan in 2018. She and her husband, Jim, have two sons, Gage, who is a CPA and Griffin, who attends Kansas State University. Val enjoys cycling, attending concerts, sporting events (especially KSU Football) and traveling. As a former history teacher, she also enjoys watching historical documentaries.
LuCinda, Insurance Coordinator
LuCinda joined Dental Associates of Manhattan in 2018. She has two daughters, Madison and Morgan. LuCinda also has a dog, Nala, and a cat, Joseph. She enjoys hiking, camping and traveling. When not spending time outdoors, one can find her shopping and spending time with her daughters, family and friends.
Sung, Dental Lab Technician
Sung joined Dental Associates of Manhattan in 1994. He and his wife have 1 daughter. Sung enjoys spending time with his family, sports, NASCAR and working on cars.