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TLC Dental Care is a general dentistry office in South Kansas City. The founding doctor, Karen Rethmeyer is a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry, LD Pankey and Peter Dawson trained. Both doctor and engineer, she graduated first in her dental class at UMKC School of Dentistry. TLC care includes: crown and bridge, implants, orthodontics, white fillings, dentures, partials, veneers, root canals, extractions, bite restoration and rehabilitation and dental pain management as well as preventative dentistry including: cleanings, deep cleanings, root planing, whitening, sealants, and bite guards.


Location & Hours

Main Location

408 E Bannister Rd

Kansas City, MO 64131

Regular Hours
Mon - Thu:
Bonne Hills, Western Hills


Payment Method

Other Information

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Dentists, Cosmetic Dentistry, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Prosthodontists & Denture Centers
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Insurance: Cigna, Ameritas, Humana, Delta Dental Patient Direct

Appointment Needed: Yes


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Zenia J.



Amazing!! I don't even know where to start. Dr. Rethmeyer, is the best dentist I've ever met. Her work comes from the heart, and the staff are such sweet hearts. Words can not describe how grateful I am. Dr. Rethmeyer isn't just any dentist, she is the one with such a kind heart. After I endured the death of my mother, and taking the role of guardianship of my siblings. Dr. Rethmeyer reached out to me. She helped me in a way that I continue to believe that good people still exist. A dentist that opens out her heart to help others, is the best dentist anyone can have..... I highly recommend Dr. Rethmeyer!!

Saxon O.



Going to the dentist isn't always an event one looks forward to, but Dr. Rethmeyer and her staff have done a wonderful job creating an environment that helps ease any anxieties. My medical issues had created a dental disaster, but thanks to Dr. Rethmeyer my teeth are in good shape. She takes the time to listen to all your needs and maps out a care plan specifically designed to get you the best outcome. If a procedure has to be done, she is diligent and careful upon administering the medication so it is as painfree as possible. I am truly blessed to have found this office. I can't thank her (and her staff) enough!! Their new location is beautiful, certainly rises to the level of care they provide.

Sal L.



We found Dr. Rethmeyer through a flyer sent to our home and decided to try her out. It was the best decision we made! Her office staff, from the initial phone call to the moment you walk in the door, is welcoming and professional. Dr. Rethmeyer greets you and takes you back for a health history prior to your first cleaning. She truly cares about your entire well being. We are so happy we received that flyer in the mail!

Hammerjeet S.



Any fears you may have about going to the dentist can be put to rest if you go to Dr. Rethmeyer and the gals at TLC. From the moment you walk in the door you are treated like family. Her entire staff is caring, professional and dedicated to making sure your dental needs are met.

Alex G.



I have been coming here for many years and everyone is awesome. When you come here you are greeted by a great lady named Lydia who is always so very helpful and you know you are in good hands. Every member of the staff is always willing to help you out or answer and questions you may have. They are always very flexible and willing to work out a time that is best for you to come in and be seen. Thanks for all that you guys do! Keep up the great work!

Matilda H.



I had a great dental experience with the best Dr. Rethmeyer. I had a filling re done and I didn't feel a thing. I strongly recommend Dr. Rethmeyer at her new beautiful modern office and friendly staff.




I have been seeing Dr. Rethmeyer for 20+ years. I always have the most pleasant experiences when I visit her office. I have experienced many procedures that she has performed with very little and many times no discomfort at all. I would highly recommend this office to everyone that wants to receive excellent dental care in a most pleasant atmosphere with an A+ office staff. Thanks TLC for over 20 years of great work!!!



Never Fear!!

Wow! What a relief to have a dentist who takes the time and patience to give you the numbing injection so slowly and gently it doesn't even hurt! I was terrified of the dentist when I was young because it was always painful and scary, but now I don't even have a twinge of anxiety because I know that with Dr. Rethmeyer and her wonderfully dedicated staff, I always have a pleasant experience - seriously!! I tell everyone who hates to go to the dentist that they need to go to mine; excellent in every detail! She even calls to see how I'm doing after a procedure! I trust Dr. Rethmeyer with every aspect of my care; from preventative suggestions to my bite guard which cured my TMJ! Not only do I love her great dentistry skills, but she is a beautiful Christian woman with a warm, cheery and friendly demeanor which means a great deal to me.


I was scheduled for my routine cleaning with Lori but I had some issues with other teeth bothering me. Dr. Rethmeyer took the time to check me out, xrays & history, etc., located problems and referred me to an endodontist. After a thorough exam, Lori cleaned my teeth and I was on my way. I am really grateful to them for taking the extra "unscheduled" time and giving me such great care! Thanks guys!!




Dr. Rethmeyer takes the time t...

Dr. Rethmeyer takes the time to sit with you on your very first appointment and talk about your concerns. They are very accomodating with appointments and the staff is very nice. I have even convinced my fiance to go to this office because of the doctors' exceptional attention with her patients.



Upon my first visit to this of...

Upon my first visit to this office, the staff welcomed me and genuinely took an interest in my dental health. They were knowledgable about my insurance. Everyone was professional, friendly and on time. I would recommend this office to anyone.



Dr. Rethmeyer's office is welc...

Dr. Rethmeyer's office is welcoming, friendly, caring, and professional. We were new to Kansas City a few years ago, and when we tried her office, and we so pleased with the care. She is highly professional and competent, and the staff is also. When I had a cousin visiting from the East Coast with a dental emergency, Dr. Rethmeyer worked her into the schedule promptly and took great care of her. We heartily recommend Dr. Rethmeyer and her staff.



Dr. Rethmeyer along with her a...

Dr. Rethmeyer along with her assistants and staff are the BEST. I will never go anywhere else. I just had to have 10 teeth pulled and DID NOT feel any of it. This is such a caring and loving group of people. I love them and am very thankful for all they have done for me and are continuing to do!!! They are simply amazing people, each and every one of them!!! GOD BLESS YOU Dr. R., Amanda, Angel, and Lydia.



The most incredibly caring, pr...

The most incredibly caring, professional and virtually pain-free dental care I've ever received, (and I've been to a lot of dentists)! The staff and Dr. Rethmeyer are so absolutely thorough and concerned about you---that you leave the office not only feeling better, knowing that a excellently professional job has been done, but also you even leave feeling pampered---now that's the highest recommendation I think, that can be afforded any dentist!



Thank you for the friendly emp...

Thank you for the friendly employees and the variety of choices.



I recently went through school...

I recently went through school to become a dental assistant, and as part of my completion for school I was required to do an externship at a dental office. Dr. Rethmeyer accepted me as an intern and let me tell you, WHAT AN AMAZING OFFICE! Every aspect of my time there was great- Dr. Rethmeyer is such a caring and amazing and knowledgable dentist. I was so pleasantly surprised at how much time and care she takes with her patients. The office is extremely clean and the staff is amazing. I now want to have her as my own dentist.... I really dont think you see many offices like this anymore... I wish they had a 10 star rating on here :)



Great visit at the Dentist's o...

Great visit at the Dentist's office. I was still waiting for the shot when I asked about it. Dr. Rethmeyer told me she had already given it to me. Wow!



Dr. Rethmeyer is patient and c...

Dr. Rethmeyer is patient and caring. She goes out of her way to give you the best dental care that she can provide. She takes her time when you are in the office and her attention is on you. The office staff is friendly and polite and they always greet you with a smile. I would recommend Dr. Rethmeyer's TLC Dental care to all my friends and family. Dr. Rethmeyer and her staff are professional and have compassion for their patients. Give her a try you'll see.



The people who work here are v...

The people who work here are very friendly. You don't have to wait long for your scheduled appointment and they are very good at getting you in for emergency situations. I highly recommend this dental office. You will be very satisified with their services.



Refused to help me

I went to get a crown cemented back in and a filling replaced behind my front teeth. The receptionist gave me a consultation appointment. She put my crown back in for $97 but I had to return because it fit bad. I got another appointment to have the filling replaced and she refused to do it until I had a full set of xrays done and cleaning. About another $300 before she would replace a filling. Poor service!!!

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Terrible Toothache

I used to drink 12 cans of soda while working night shift. I didn't know it would damage my teeth. Last week I broke my tooth on a chicken drumstick and it hurt all night til Dr. Rethmeyer and Amanda the assistant fixed it. They told me it was the soda that ate my teeth. I never knew drinking soda was like drinking battery acid. She is fixing them now and I have quit soda so I won't have any more tooth problems.