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 2010 graduate of the University of Kansas and graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry with her DDS degree in 2014. 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. In 2016, Dr. Rhoads was awarded the Ralph E. McDonald Award at the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry annual session. Dr. Rhoads is board certified and 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, RJ and daughter, Ryann. They love living in this great community and are always looking for new and exciting ways to experience KC!
Dr. Rebecca Ferns was born in Ottawa, Kansas and raised in a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. After high school, Dr. Ferns completed her undergraduate education at Westmont College in Santa Barbra, California. She continued her dental education at the University of Missouri Kansas City, graduating with Pediatric Honors before attending the University of Southern California for her pediatric residency.
Dr. Ferns practiced general dentistry in Lawrence, Kansas before perusing her dream of becoming a pediatric dentist. She had her sights set on working for LeBlanc & Associates after hearing about the practice while in dental school at UMKC.
Dr. Ferns is excited to continue her dental career with such highly accomplished doctors and staff. She loves to motivate children to improve their oral health, working with special needs children, and making kids feel comfortable while in a dental setting. She loves to see beautiful smiles transition through the years.
Her husband, Ryan, is also a dentist. Together they love to travel, enjoying food and wine from around the world. In her free time, Dr. Rebecca Ferns enjoys running, working out, baking bread, and exploring her creative side with interior design.
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.