Meet Our Team


Dr. Elizabeth Hechler

Dr. Elizabeth Hechler (aka Dr. Liz or Dr. Lizard) is a pediatric dentist who joined our team in 2019. She truly believes that pediatric dentistry is her calling and she loves getting to know the families and children she works with.

Dr. Liz grew up in Boonville, Missouri. She attended Truman State University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Health Science. She then pursued her dental degree at the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Dentistry. Following dental school, Dr. Liz completed her 2-year Pediatric Dental Residency at the University of Iowa. She is thrilled to be back in the Kansas City area!

Dr. Liz is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the American Association of Women Dentists (AAWD), and the Kansas Dental Association (KDA.)

Dr. Liz resides in Olathe with her husband and their dogs Dave and Nike. She enjoys running, traveling, reading, and spending time with her family.

Dr. Ryan Bucher

Dr. Bucher
Dr. Bucher grew up in Olathe and loves serving the community in which he is so comfortable and familiar. After earning a Bachelors of Science in Biology he then completed his training at UMKC School of Dentistry, obtaining his D.D.S. degree. Dr. Bucher is also a member of the American Dental Association and the Kansas Dental Association.

Dr. Bucher considers it a privilege to be entrusted with anyone’s oral health care. Clear and candid communication, modern techniques, and keeping patients as comfortable as possible are his utmost concerns.

Amy Fitzgerald

Dr. Cobb and Amy’s friendship began at the University of Iowa Dental College. Amy brings the “Hawkeye Spirit” daily to our office. Amy has been an important member of our team for more than six years. Amy’s friendly disposition and easy going demeanor keeps the children very comfortable and calm. Amy has been in the dental hygiene field for over 20 years. Amy stays busy raising three sons: AJ, Austin, and Carson along with her husband Kurt. She and Kurt have lived in Olathe since 1988. Amy and her family spend many weekends on or around the soccer fields. Amy and Kurt are both Children’s Leaders in Bible Study Fellowship (BSF).

Cheri Frost

Cheri has been making a positive impact to our team for over ten years. Her attention to detail and her caring spirit are a perfect blend to keep our office running smoothly. Cheri and her husband Jamie have two children: Kaylee and Caden. Cheri and Jamie enjoy being youth leaders at their church. They stay very busy caring for their young children along with their church activities.

Nichole Eckels

Nichole joined our team full time in November 2013. She has a passion for dental hygiene and loves spending her days with the kids. Nichole also enjoys assisting when given the chance with Dr. Bucher. She currently resides in Lenexa where she enjoys spending time outdoors with her friends and family.

Lauren has been with us since November 2015. She very much enjoys being a dental assistant. The second oldest of seven children, this Royal’s fan enjoys hanging out with friends and being outside in her free time.

Shalisha has been a clinical dental assistant for more than four years, two of which have been at Lawrence Pediatric Dentistry. She has a remarkable rapport with patients and makes the children and parents feel at ease. In her spare time, she follows KU Basketball, enjoys cooking and cherishes time with her friends and family.