Meet Our Team

  • Gina Ashley

    Dental Assistant

    Gina is Dr. Leford's full time assistant and has been with him for 10 years and counting. She has been in the dental field as an assitant for 26 years. She is a people person, so helping patients feel relaxed and comfortable comes easy to her.

    Gina was raised in a military family. She started her dental studies in high school while stationed in Naples, Italy. When returning to the states she continued her studies by working as a volunteer in a dental office.

    She currently lives in Independence, MO with her husband and their much loved three dogs. They have raised a son a daughter who are grown and out of the nest. Her son has recently blessed her with a grandson who is the joy of her life.

  • Erica Edwards

    Dental Hygienist

    Erica was born and raised here in the Kansas City area. She graduated from Johnson County Community College in 2014 with a Dental Hygiene degree and is licenced in both Kansas and Missouri. Erica values building relationships with her patients and making them feel comfortable when they are in her care. Erica's passion for helping patients achieve the best oral health possible showins in the improvements of their overall health.

    When not in the office, Erica enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, friends and family, coaching youth soccer, gardening, and working out.

  • Crystal Highfill

    Dental Hygienist

    Crystal graduated in 2005 with her Bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. She has worked with Dr. Ledford for 11 years and counting. Crystal is enjoys educating all patients on their specific dental hygiene needs. She performs thorough cleanings, scaling and root planning, oral cancer screenings, and digital x-rays. Crystal is also certified in administering local anesthetics, nitrous oxide, and CPR.

    Crystal has been married to her husband Kyle since June 2005. They have two beautiful children, Juliana and Dominic. Crystal stays busy spending time with her family, shopping, and keeping up with her kid's many activities.

  • Jessie Gonzales

    Office Manager

    Jessie moved to Kansas City in the fall of 2014 where she started as a Business Assistant at a dental office until she joined our team as Office Manager September 2015. She has previous management experience in Dental, Chiropractic, Health and Spa, and sales. She was born and raised in Oklahoma and since then has lived in Iowa and Colorado. Jessie has a passion for patient care, educating patients on dental health, and helping patients fit their care into their budget. Her primary focus is providing quality care and building long lasting relationships with patients.

    While in Iowa Jessie met the love of her life, Zech. They have been together for 6 years and counting. Jessie spends her time outside of the office chasing after her very energetic toddler Jaxon, competing and attending sports events, attending concerts, enjoying the outdoors, and traveling.

Our Happy Customers

"My wife and I have been going to Dr. Ledford for the past 2 years, since we moved to KC. I have had several procedures done and so has she. It has always been a good experience. I would highly recommend!"


"I have been going to Dr. Ledford for over 10 years. Very gentle, professional and very caring. I will never go to another dentist."


"I have been going to Ledford I'm not sure how many years now.. since I was in high school and I am now 26! They staff is always friendly and the procedures I've gotten done have always been a great experience. I highly recommend them and I am actually in the process of getting new insurance and am searching for a company they will accept just so I can stay with them :) "

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