Dr. Samuel U. Rodgers believed that health care was a basic human right. His vision to ensure quality, accessible care regardless of ability to pay led to him founding the health center fifty years ago.
We're here because we love what we do. Hear from three Sam Rodgers Health Center providers about how they help create a safe space for families.
To schedule an appointment, please call (816) 474-4920. A member of our scheduling team will work with you to identify the best match for your clinic location, provider, and more!
Our patient resources provide a variety of support for our community. Sam Rodgers is dedicated to having accessible care for patients of every background. To schedule an appointment, please call (816) 474-4920!
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I received my DDS from UMKC’s School of Dentistry, and I also was a dentist in Russia prior to immigrating to the U.S. I have had additional training and experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery. I am also fluent in English, Russian and Farsi. I love using my skills to help my patients live a life free of oral pain, and to help them maintain their oral health. When I am not at Sam Rodgers, I enjoy spending time with and cooking Miso Salmon my family and friends, as well as playing soccer.
Bethany Vandevender, DDS
Miranda Jimenez, DDS
Michelle Perez, DMD
Melissa Rahmeier, DDS
Mahdokht Farahani, DDS
Chief Dental Officer
Amanda Whiting, DDS
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