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Flint Hills Endodontics


General Information

Dr. Christopher Smith D.D.S

Dr. Smith first opened Flinthills Endodontics on September 11, 2002. He grew up in Savannah, Missouri and later attended KU. He graduated from Pharmacy School at KU in 1993. He would later attend dental school at UMKC and graduate in 1998. Dr. Smith then decided to pursue yet another degree! He graduated with a specialty degree in Endodontics in 2002. Dr. Smith is an excellent and kind health-care provider. He loves to work with patient's and ensure the best possible care. Along with his work, Dr. Smith enjoys watching cooking shows and Andy Griffith re-runs, and going for walks. A fun fact about Dr. Smith is that his favorite musical artist is George Strait!


Lori is the Front Office Manager, we are glad she has been part of the office from the beginning of Flint Hills Endodontics.  She will greet you with a smile, help you schedule your root canal appointment, and assist with all of your financial needs.  She enjoys reading, going to movies, watching the KC Royals, going on walks with friends, playing with her granddaughter and spending time with family.

Emily, R.D.H

Emily joined our office in 2014 as a Registered Dental Hygienist and graduate of Flinthills Technical College with an Associates degree in Dental Hygiene and Applied Sciences. She is originally from Wamego, KS and married her high school sweetheart in 2018. In her spare time Emily enjoys going to sporting events, being outdoors, spending time with family and friends, and her dogs Maverick and Otis. In our office, Emily most enjoys meeting new patients and ensuring they are comfortable for procedures.



Denise joined our office as a full-time assistant in December of 2016. Denise has been working in the dental field since 1979. Throughout those years she has worked at several local offices in Manhattan while simultaneously raising a family and caring for relatives. Denise is originally from Manhattan, KS and at this time in her life wishes to be a contributing member of a caring team of professionals. In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors, spending time walking, hiking, and gardening. She also likes to entertain in her home by cooking for family and friends! A fun fact about Denise is that she is a grandmother to three granddaughters! 

Nick K

Nick joined our office staff in June of 2019 as a recent graduate of KSU persuing dentistry at UMKC in the Fall.  His hometown is Emporia, KS. He enjoys spending time with friends and family, volunteering, crocheting, spending time outdoors, and traveling.  Nick enjoys working in dentistry, meeting new patients, and assisting the rest of the staff to improve the care all receive!


Tabor joined our staff in August of 2019. She has worked as part-time assistant while pursuing pre-dentistry at KSU with a major in Life Science. Tabor is originally from Holton, Kansas. Along with her studies, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, exercising and going to KState games. In our office, you will find Tabor as part of the front office and assisting staff.


Yasameen joined our staff as a part-time assistant in February, 2017. Yasameen is originally from Baghdad, Iraq but lives in Manhattan, Kansas currently pursuing a degree at KSU. In her free time, she enjoys taking care of her plants and cooking - Yasameen is a new mother of 9 plants.  She has also visited the Dead Sea four times!  In our office Yasameen most enjoys team work and the immediancy of the work.

Nick S

Nick joined our office staff as a part-time assistant in August of 2019. He is originally from Wichita, Kansas. He will be a Senior at KSU majoring in Life Science. He hopes to attend dental school after graduation from KSU. Along with his studies, he enjoys golfing, riding his moped and cleaning his truck. In our office Nick most enjoys seeing the positive impact dental care can have on a patient.


Julie joined our office staff in August of 2019 as a part time assistant.  She is from Ingalls, KS and is fluent in Spanish.  Julie is persuing her masters degree at KSU and plans to apply for dental school in the fall. She enjoys spending time at the lake with family and friends.  In our office, you will find Julie assisting you throughout your procedure.