Moundridge Dental looks forward to welcoming you and your family! We excel at creating healthy, beautiful smiles in a laid back, comfortable environment. We invite you to get to know Dr. Tommy Rose, Dr. Jay Hildreth, and their team better by reading the bios below. If you would to get to know our dentists and team even better and begin your journey towards incredible oral healthy, please contact our dental office in Moundridge, Kansas today to schedule an appointment!
Tommy Rose, DDS
Dr. Rose was born in Darlove, Mississippi in 1955. He is number nine of ten children. He graduated valedictorian of his class at Simmons High School in Hollandale, Mississippi in 1974. He attended Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi from 1974 to 1978. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in French in 1978. Dr. Rose’s first job after graduation, with his degree in French, was as a bus driver for a blood bank in Jackson. He applied for Dental Hygiene School in 1979 at the School of Health Related Professions in Jackson, Mississippi. This institution is part of the University of Mississippi campus in Jackson, Mississippi. He graduated with a certificate in Dental Hygiene in 1981.
Dr. Rose worked as a Dental Hygienist for seven years at Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center in Jackson, MS.
Dr. Rose applied for Dental School in 1986. He started classes at the University of Missouri in 1987. He completed his training in 1991 after having earned his DDS degree. He accepted a position in a General Practice Residency (GPR) Program at the University of Texas, Houston in 1991. He completed the general practice residency in 1992. The GPR was designed to help general dentists become skilled in hospital-based dentistry. He was trained to work with physicians in hospital emergency rooms.
Jay Hildreth, DDS
Dr. Jay Hildreth graduated from Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village Kansas in 1962. After attending The University of Kansas and University of Missouri at Kansas City for undergraduate studies, he entered the University of Missouri at Kansas City Dental School, graduating in 1969. He married his wife, Judy, in June of 1967.
Dr. Hildreth and his wife moved to Fort Knox, Kentucky, in August of 1969, and Dr. Hildreth served in the Army Dental Corps until August of 1971. While they were at Ft. Knox, their first son, Jim, was born. After the service, Dr. Hildreth took over the practice of Dr. Throop in Wamego, Kansas in August of 1971. Their second son, Rob, was born in October of 1972. Dr. Hildreth practiced in Wamego until 2000. At that time, he semi-retired because of health limitations. Rob has three children. Jay and Judy enjoy their time following their grandchildren’s activities.
He has extensive experience in all phases of dentistry including crowns, bridges, endodontics, extractions, along with restorative, preventive and periodontal dentistry.
For recreation, Dr. Hildreth enjoys canoeing, boating, fishing, camping, and travel. He also enjoys playing Bridge with Judy during the winter months.
Meet Our Team
Our amazing team at Moundridge Dental is efficient, friendly, and dedicated to providing a high standard of dental care. They love getting to know their patients and providing them with personalized service. Our team is also able to assist you in Vietnamese, Spanish, and English.
Tammy – Office Manager
Tammy was born in Decatur, Illinois, too many years ago to mention. Tammy relocated to Kansas in 1979 and now resides in Newton, KS with her husband, Stan. They have two sons ages 37 and 35, who have given them seven grandchildren ages 5-18.
Tammy worked in accounting and office management for most of her career. She has been fortunate to have been employed for some wonderful people during her career and is looking forward to a long relationship with Moundridge Dental and the community of Moundridge.
Hayly – Dental Hygienist
Hayly was born in 1988 in Vietnam and moved to the United States with her family in 1993.
Hayly comes from a big family, and she is the oldest of six siblings. She graduated from
Wichita South High School in 2007 and attended Wichita State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree in 2012.
In her spare time, she loves shopping, watching movies, and being around her family. Hayly loves being able to help people, and feels privileged to be able to join the Moundridge Dental team to serve the Moundridge community.
Alicia – Dental Assistant
Alicia is 26 years old. She is married and has a 3-year-old son. She was born and raised in Newton, Kansas. She graduated from Newton High in 2004. In 2012, she graduated from Heritage College for dental assisting and radiology.