Prairie Village proved enticing expansion opportunity for pediatric dentists

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For years, Jill Jenkins and Michael LeBlanc had heard from patients’ families that northeast Johnson County would be a convenient location for their pediatric dental practice. Earlier this year, they had the opportunity to make that vision a reality.

“Once we found the space available in the Corinth Shops we were sold,” Jenkins said. “With so many great schools in this area and the large number of young families, we knew it would be a perfect match.”

Jenkins & LeBlanc Dentistry for Children officially opened its doors at Corinth Square earlier this year, making the center fully occupied for the first time since the CID-funded renovations began there in 2011. And later this month, they’ll be holding an open house to introduce themselves to the neighborhood.

On Saturday, Oct. 31 from 2 to 6 p.m., families attending the trick-or-treating event at the shopping center will be able to pop in for a tour of the office. The practice will also be offering face painting, a balloon artist, treats — and free toothbrushes, of course — as a way to welcome neighbors to the new location.

Providing a hospitable environment is key to making visiting the dentist as stere-free as possible for kids, said LeBlanc.

“Providing great dental care is only a part of treating children,” he said. “The other important aspect is relieving any anxiety they may have, and making their visit fun and memorable.  This will ultimately lead to a great attitude towards dentistry, which will lead to great dental health.”

Jenkins & LeBlanc has additional offices in Kansas City, Kan., Olathe, Overland Park and Shawnee.