Meet Our Doctors
Your Dedicated Pediatric Dentists
Michael LeBlanc, originally from El Paso, Texas, attended New Mexico State University, before moving to Kansas City to attend the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Dentistry, where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2003.
Dr. LeBlanc was very active in dental school, both academically and clinically. In 2003, he received the distinct Pierre Fauchard Award for clinical excellence and the prestigious Arthur Iwerson Award for excellence in pediatric dentistry. Dr. LeBlanc is Board Certified, and, is a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. He is also fluent in Spanish and has volunteered for various dental missions and outreach programs, including a dental mission to Venezuela.
Following graduation, Dr. LeBlanc completed a two-year pediatric dental residency at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, and the Kansas Dental Association, too. Dr. LeBlanc is married to his high school sweetheart, Elizabeth, and they have a young daughter, Mia Elizabeth, and a young son, Aidan.
Casey Rhoads, originally from Hays, KS, is a graduate of the University of Kansas. She then went on to attend the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry where she was awarded her DDS degree. Dr. Casey Rhoads completed her pediatric dental training and obtained her MDS in Memphis, TN at the UTHSC College of Dentistry, LeBonheur Children’s Hospital and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. She received extensive training in behavior management, hospital sedation, and special needs dentistry. Dr. Rhoads was awarded the Ralph E. McDonald Award at the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry annual session in 2016. Dr. Rhoads is board certified through the American Board of Pediatric Dentists and is an active member of the ADA and the AAPD. Dr. Rhoads has been part of the LeBlanc & Associates team since 2015.
Dr. Rhoads is passionate about her profession and truly enjoys every day she gets to come to work and interact with all the children and staff. She is thrilled and honored to be a part of each child’s amazing adventure through life.
Dr. Rhoads enjoys being active, traveling, and exploring new places with her husband and their two children. They love living in this great community and are always looking for new and exciting ways to experience KC!
Dr. Rebecca Ferns grew up in a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. She received her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. She began her dental education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, graduating with Pediatric Honors in 2015.
After completing dental school, Dr. Ferns practiced general dentistry at a community health center in Lawrence, Kansas. It was during this time that she confirmed her desire to pursue a specialty in pediatric dentistry.
Dr. Ferns obtained her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from University of Southern California. Her training included treating patients with special healthcare needs at Children’s Hospital Orange County. She is a board certified pediatric dentist and a member of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Despite growing up in St. Louis, her and her family has always been avid KU fans. She has always gravitated toward the Kansas City area and has enjoyed planting roots here with her husband, Ryan, over the past few years. It is an honor and privilege to be a part of the Leblanc & Associates team and provide care for the children of our community.
Dr. Brent Church is a native of Memphis, Tennessee. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Mississippi, and then he pursued his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Tennessee. Following completion of his DDS degree, he completed a two-year residency program specializing in pediatric dentistry at the University of Tennessee.
Dr. Church is a board certified Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, as well as a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, The American Dental Association and the Kansas Dental Association. When he’s not at the office, Dr. Church enjoys golfing, running, and watching sports. As a transplant to Kansas City, Dr. Church has become an avid Royals and Chiefs fan.