Dental Staff

Dental Staff, Wichita, KS

All of our professionals at Mason and Mason Dentistry maintain the highest levels of accreditation. We seek as much continuing education as possible so that we can provide you a full range of services in areas such as cosmetic dentistry, implant restorations, CEREC services, TMJ therapy, Invisalign and much more.

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Ted O. Mason, D.D.S.

Wichita, KS Dentist

Graduated from Wichita State University in 1982 with Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree. Member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity and Dean's Honor Roll.
Graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry in 1986. Recipient of the Outstanding Senior Award from the Academy of General Dentistry.
One of the first three clinicians in the U.S. to begin utilization off the advanced CEREC 3 CAD/CAM restorative system.
Currently a member of the Wichita District Dental Society, the Kansas Dental Society, The American Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Recipient of the Dentist of the Year award by the Wichita District Dental Society in 2010.
Alumni of the Dawson Center for Advanced Dental study and the American Orthodontic Society curriculum for general practitioners.
Recipient of the Good Apple Award from USD 259 for 22 years of continued volunteer service of school exams during Dental Health Month.
Certified in the Invisalign system and CPR.
Dr. Mason has volunteered his services the last 12 years for the Kansas Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicap.
Cosmetic consultant to the Miss Kansas pageant.


Debra King Schmidt, DDS

Wichita, KS Dentist

Dr. Schmidt graduated from Wichita Northwest High School and received her BA from the University of Kansas, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. She attended Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery in NYC and graduated from Creighton Dental School in 2004 where she was awarded the Dean's Recognition Award for her high scores of all sections of the national boards.
Dr. Schmidt also completed biomedical research at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD where she worked for the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR).
She had been practicing in Chicago and Dallas for 12 years before returning to Kansas and joining Mason and Mason Dentistry. She is Invisalign and CPR certified.
In her free time you will likely find her painting, decorating, scrapbooking, or spending time with her husband Justin and their son DJ who was born in 2015, their daughter Leighton who was born in 2019, and their chihuahua Bella.


Our Team

"I am so very fortunate to be able to come to my office each and every day looking forward to seeing my teammates! This group is absolutely wonderful to work with. Each of them is very hard-working and devoted to seeing excellence with our delivery of care. Knowing I have such a great team to work with makes my career much, much more enjoyable. They are a big reason for our ability to provide exceptional care for our cherished patients."
Dr. Ted Mason


Mary- Dental Assistant

Mary graduated as a Dental Assistant and has been working as an assistant since 1981 and joined the Mason and Mason Dentistry Team in 2004. Mary and her husband, Gary, live in West Wichita and have two children, Steven and Mason and have a sweet dog named Lenard. She enjoys traveling, quilting, taking their Volkswagen's to car shows and spending time with their children.


Janel- Certified Dental Assistant

Janel graduated from WATC as a dental assistant in 2003. Following completion of the Dental Assistant Program, she went on to achieve certification and joined the Mason and Mason Dentistry Team in 2010. Janel married her husband, J.P in 2011 and live in Derby, KS with their two beautiful boys, Sutton and Kyler. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, working in the yard, shopping and watching sports.


Tina- Dental Hygienist

Tina and her husband, Darrin, live in West Wichita and have three children, Nate, Gabby and Taylor with his wife Lauren. Tina enjoys supporting her kids in their different activites, spending time with family as well as watching WSU basketball, KSU football and Royals baseball. Tina treasures her patients and their families as well as being able to see them grow since she has joined the Mason and Mason Dentistry team in 1998.


Shannon- Dental Assistant

Shannon moved to Wichita in 2015. After attending The University of Kansas, she began her career as a dental assistant, and has been in the field since 1996. Shannon joined the Mason and Mason Dentistry team in 2017. She has two wonderful sons, Dax and Jake and is marrying her fiance, Mitch, in July 2019. In her free time she enjoys being with friends and family, cheering on the Jayhawks, watching movies, and playing tennis and golf.


Bethany- Dental Assistant

Bethany received her diploma in Dental Assisting and Radiology from Heritage College in 2013 and joined the Mason and Mason family in 2019. After graduating school Bethany worked in the Mental Health field for 5+ years and has long last returned to her passion of dentistry. Bethany is originally from the Wichita area where she loves to spend time with friends and family. She also enjoys arts and crafts projects, watching NFL football, cooking, shopping or reading a good book. 



Dani- Dental Assistant

Dani graduated from the Dental Assisting program at WATC in 2007 and joined Dr. Burton's office in 2019, and is now a part of the Mason and Mason family. She enjoys helping patients with all of their dental and oral needs. Dani is a mother of twins that keep her on her toes with their crazy antics and all of the sporting activities they participate in.      



Katie- Dental Hygienist 

Katie graduated from Kasnas State University in 2011 with her Bachelor's Degree in Biology. She later returned to school to pursue her passion as a Dental Hygienist and graduated from Wichita State University in 2018. In her free time Katie enjoys attending kickboxing, spin, and bootcamp classes at the YMCA. She also enjoys cooking for her friends and family. 



Nellie- Dental Hygienist        

Nellie graduated from WSU Dental Hygiene program in 2007 and has been practicing ever since. She joined Dr. Burton's office in 2018 and is now part of the Mason and Mason family. Nellie and her husband, Coy, live in Derby with their 2 children Mason and Mia. You can always find her cheering on her children at their many sporting activities and their family always looks forward to their yearly ski trips in the winter and lazy days on the lake in the summer. 


Brenda- Insurance and Account Manager

Brenda received her Secretarial Certificate from Fort Hays State University in Hays, KS in 1981. Brenda started in the dental field in 1982 and joined the Mason and Mason Dentistry Team in 1997. Brenda and her husband, Dick, have two children, Matthew and Michael with his wife Rachel and one precious grandson, Charlie. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching WSU basketball, reading, walking their Goldendoodle, Bentley, as well as traveling.


Danna- Receptionist & Scheduling Coordinator

Danna received her Bachelor's degree in Marketing from Kansas State University in 2013 and joined the Mason and Mason family in 2017. Danna is originally from the Wichita area where she lives with her husband, Ryan. She has 8+ years in the customer service industry along with experience in the medical field. Along with traveling to Chicago to see Ryan's family and friends, Danna enjoys walking her dog Frank, cooking, reading, and spending time with family and friends. 



Brittany- Clinical Expeditor        

Brittany received her diploma in Dental Assisting from Heritage College in 2013. Prior to joining the Mason and Mason family in 2019, she spent six years working in the Periodontics and Dental Implants field. Brittany lives in Derby and has a beautiful daughter, Rosalie, who keeps her on her toes. When she is out of the office Brittany enjoys spending time with family and friends, wathcing movies, reading, and participating in events in her community.  


LeighAnn- Receptionist & Patient Coordinator Manager

LeighAnn and her husband Travis moved to Wichita in October 2019 with their three children Kayleigh, Kaysen and Kaymeron along with their dog, Charlie. She graduated from Salina Area Technical College in 2012 with her dental assisting certificate and has been in the dental and medical field for 10+ years. For fun LeighAnn enjoys cuddling up with her family for movie nights, cooking, manicures and playing volleyball. 


Laurie- Practice Manager

Laurie graduated from Friends University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She loves small business finance and operations and has worked in small business operations in Wichita for many years. Laurie loves spending time with her husband, three children and three step-children. She enjoys hiking, camping, gardening and, of course, lake time.