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Fulton Dental Center

Meet the Team at Fulton Dental Center

Dr. Josh Prather

Central Missouri is where Dr. Josh Prather was born and raised. One of seven kids, he grew up in rural Boone County near Rocheport. He graduated with honors with a degree in Biological Engineering degree from the University of Missouri, and then went on to complete his Doctorate of Dental Surgery also with honors at UMKC School of Dentistry.

Since then, he has stayed very involved with the Missouri Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, and has completed extensive post-graduate training. This training allows him to perform a wide range of procedures from a simple as a filling to complex as a full arch reconstruction with dental implants.

Several years ago, he returned to Central Missouri, hoping to make it his long-term home. Joining Dr. Rick was the perfect opportunity he had been looking for.

Dr. Rick's long legacy in Fulton is something that he looks forward to continuing. He is married to his better half, Krista Prather. Together they have two daughters and a son. When he isn't spending time with them, Dr. Prather loves being outdoors. Hunting, hiking, fishing, and running are activities he frequently does. Whether you are getting a cleaning or getting implants, Dr. Prather is passionate about teeth and taking care of you!

Lauren

Office Manager

I am a native of Callaway County, I started with Fulton Dental in 2014 and never looked back. I am currently on the city council representing 4th ward. I have a passion for people, our community, and teeth! I look forward to creating a wonderful dental experience for you every time you're in the office!

Samantha

Front Office Coordinator/CDA

Fulton is my hometown, graduating FHS in 2014 and attending Missouri College in 2015 for dental assisting. I earned my CDA in February of 2017. I started at Fulton Dental in July of 2013 and continued to work for Fulton Dental while in school and after. Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband Tyler, our pup Blu, our friends, and family. I also enjoy watching our Kansas City Chiefs play. 4th of July and Christmas is me wrapped into a bow! I can't wait to see your smiling face whenever you walk into the door! 

Sarah

CDA

I have been coming to this office since childhood. Dr. Rick always made dentistry comfortable and fun, which inspired me. I became a certified dental assistant in 2009. I had the opportunity to work with Dr. Rick from 2013 until his retirement in 2021. I currently live in Jefferson City with my son, Dillon. I enjoy spending time outdoors, gardening, hiking, kayaking, and camping. I am really optimistic about the future of our office and am really proud of our vibe here. I look forward to seeing you in the office.

 

Mikaela (MJ)

Dental Assistant

Hey there, I am one of the dental assistants! I attended dental assisting school in 2018 and started at Fulton Dental in February of 2021. Fulton Dental has always been my "home" dentist as I had seen Dr. Rick since I was a child. Coming to work in the office I have always been so comfortable with has been a blessing! Outside of work, I am running around chasing my son and keeping up with my husband. We love the country lifestyle where we spend a lot of time outside and on the farm. I grew up in Callaway County, moved away for 8 years, and came back to Callaway County to reside with my family. It feels so good to be "home" and see familiar faces everyday. I hope to see you in the office someday for your dental needs. I can't wait to assist in helping your smile be perfect for you!

Kaleigh

Dental Assistant

Hi, my name is Kaleigh and I am a dental assistant here at Fulton Dental. I have lived in Callaway County my whole life, graduating from North Callaway Highschool in 2021. I am currently continuing my education at State Fair Community College in hopes of becoming a Dental Hygienist. When I am not in the office, I enjoy spending quality time with friends and family, being active, by running, hiking, walking, and hot yoga. I also love going to country music concerts and being an active member of the Callaway County Community! I can't wait to see you in the office soon!   

Jenny

RDH

I joined Fulton Dental Center in June 2021. I graduated from North Dakota State College of Science in 2015 where I received my dental hygiene degree. I am an active member of the Missouri Dental Hygienists' Association and am currently serving on the Board of Trustees. I live in Williamsburg with my husband Travis and our two little kids, Beau and Cheyenne. Outside of work we enjoy spending time hunting, fishing, and visiting with family and friends. I grew up in Callaway County and am grateful to be part of our office providing excellent dental care to our community.

Mekayla

RDH

I started with Fulton Dental Center in July 2020. I graduated from State Fair Community College in 2018. I was born, raised, and reside here in Fulton with my husband Bryce and our son Wade. In our free time you will find us enjoying the outdoors, going to concerts and listening to music, and eating good food! I am so excited to provide dental hygiene care to my hometown community!

Maddie

RDH

I received my degree from State Fair Community College. I am originally from Jefferson City but currently reside just south, near Eugene. When I am not working, you'll find me spending time outdoors with my husband, Derek or shopping the aisles of Target with our two young boys, Miles and Nolan! I am very excited to serve the Fulton community and get to know our patients and their families. My goal is to make the dental appointment as comfortable as possible with the best outcome each and every time!

Marla

RDH

I have been a practicing dental hygienist for over 35 years. After receiving my hygiene degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, I worked briefly at the Lake of the Ozarks before landing my career hygiene job at Fulton Dental Clinic in 1993. I have been fortunate to share my career path with Dr. Richard Omohundro and now Dr. Joshua Prather. Over the years, I have developed such a great relationship with my patients that I now consider them great friends. I have seen generations of smiles at our dental clinic and looking forward to seeing more! Outside of work, my husband and I own a specialty store called Cotter Pin Cellar in Jefferson City. I enjoy antiquing, repurposing furniture, boating and spending time with our sons, Bryton and Conner. I am going to share one of my favorite quotes "You've never seen it all. There will always be something left of yourself and of the world to discover. Our time is limited, let's not waste it."- Mike Horn. In life and in my profession, I am always learning how to improve my life and my patients' lives.

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