Dr. Paul Elkin earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery in 1994.
Dr. Elkin immediately followed up with Pediatric Specialty training at Schneider Children’s Hospital where he served as a Resident and then Chief Resident from 1994-1996.
Dr. Elkin is a Diplomate of the AMERICAN BOARD OF PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY. He has been teaching Pediatric Dentistry and treating infants, children, adolescents and patients with special healthcare needs for over 20 years.
Dr. Paul (as he is affectionately known to his patients) is an active member of the following groups:
Dr. Latoya J. Ifill was born and raised in Riviera Beach, Fl. She graduated from Suncoast Community High School of Palm Beach County, then went on to the University of Central Florida to earn a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology. While at UCF she served as VP of the Minority Association for Pre-Health students, a member of American Student Dental Association, and a member of Delta Epsilon MU pre-health fraternity. She was also an Organic Chemistry tutor for 2 years while at UCF.
She attended Howard University College of Dentistry and graduated in 2012. Upon graduation she immediately started her dental career in the United States Army as a Captain. While serving her country she was involved in the National Children’s Dental Health Care program. With this program she visited different elementary schools in the community to demonstrate proper brushing and flossing techniques while explaining the consequences of consuming many sugary drinks and snacks. The involvement with this program really solidified her passion for pediatric dentistry and led her to gain employment at Great Plains Dental.
Dr. Ifill is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. In addition she is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated.
Outside of Dentistry Dr. Ifill enjoys travelling, shopping, and spending time with her family. She is married to Attorney Pierre L. Ifill, and has 2 beautiful children Lamont Ifill (age 5) and Londyn Ifill (age 4).
Dr. Chase Dighton graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry with his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2006. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association and the Kansas Dental Association.
Dr. Dighton has been treating children since 2006 and patients under anesthesia since 2009. He was a part of a Children’s Medical Services Cleft Lip and Palate team from 2009‐2011 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Dr. Dighton focuses on the treatment of children with severe dental disease and patients with special needs of all ages.
Living in the Kansas City area since 1990, Dr. Dighton is proud to call it home. A native Oklahoman, she received her undergraduate degree from the University of Central Oklahoma. Although she enjoyed growing up and living in Oklahoma she is now “knitted” to Kansas City. She enjoys the Chiefs and Royals, the Music Hall and the Plaza, the golf courses and the many restaurants, and unlike Oklahoma, the distinct four seasons.
Dr. Mary Dighton earned her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Missouri at Kansas City Dental School 1992. She is a member of the American Dental Association as well as the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Dighton also holds a certificate from the Center for Advanced Dental Study in St. Petersburg, Florida, a certificate for completion of Cosmetic Dentistry Continuum I from Louisiana State University, and has four certificates from the Center for Advanced Dental Learning in Tacoma, Washington. Her dedication to lifelong learning, dental excellence, and personalized patient care enables her to truly provide the highest quality dentistry in a very caring manner.
Our team of professionals are dedicated to ensuring every patient has a positive experience.