Dr. Brian Heck grew up in nearby Baldwin City, Kansas. His father practiced dentistry in Lawrence for many years. Dr. Heck graduated from the University of Kansas and then from the UMKC School of Dentistry in 2000. He is driven in the field to be the best family dentist available. He enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 children. They enjoy their church, Colorado vacations, fly-fishing, hiking, bicycling, and just relaxing and spending any time outside together.
Dr. Grant Larkin is a native of Wichita, KS, a 1978 University of Kansas graduate and a 1983 graduate of UMKC School of Dentistry. Following graduation, Dr. Larkin completed a one-year general practice residency with the United States Army at Fort Leavenworth, KS, where he completed his active duty military career. In 1989, he moved to Garden City, KS, and began his career that spanned 23 years. In 2012, he moved to Lawrence and purchased the dental practice in McLouth, KS and practiced with Dr. Marvin Heinbach and his son, Dr. Jeff Larkin in downtown Lawrence concurrently. Dr. Larkin has been married to his wife, Kathy, for almost 36 years. They are the parents of four sons: Jeff, Tom, Brian, and Andy. In his spare time he enjoys golf, traveling and hunting.
Marsha is originally from Indiana. She is a 1991 graduate from Indiana University. GO HOOSIERS! After getting married, she moved to Lawrence in 1993 and went back to school for Dental Hygiene. She graduated from Johnson County Community College, School of Dental Hygiene, in 1996. She has worked with Dr. Heck since 2009. She has 2 children. Her son is a LHS graduate and now attends University of Kansas, and her daughter is a Firebird at Free State High School. Marsha has 2 Labradors and loves spending time with them. She also loves running and doing road races, triathlons, and photography in her free time.
Marisa is a Lawrence native. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City where she received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree. She comes to our office with 7 years of dental hygiene experience. Marisa's passion for dental appointments started at a young age. She always loved going to the dentist and picking out a surprise from the treasure chest and leaving with clean, sparkling teeth. As an adult, her interest in healthcare continued and she wanted to provide clean healthy smiles for others. When she is not at the office, you will find her spending time with her husband, daughter, and goldendoodle! She loves running, reading, and enjoying all things outdoors.
Sierra grew up right here in Lawrence. She got her undergraduate degree from Kansas State University and went on to get her Dental Hygiene degree from Concorde in Kansas City. Sierra is passionate about her patient’s oral health and loves providing patients with the best experience possible. Sierra interests include running, reading, watching sporting events (especially volleyball because she is a past player and a former coach), and a well-made cup of coffee.
Anjelica is originally from Wyoming. She moved to Lawrence and began working for us in 2015, with 4 years of prior experience. She enjoys spending time outside even though Kansas outdoors is nothing like the Wyoming outdoors! If she is not in the office you can probably find her spending time and having fun with her boyfriend and 3 kids.
Lauren is our Scheduling Coordinator and has been with Heck Family Dentistry since 2010! She is a “Lawrence-ian” born and raised; went to Veritas Christian School, Free State High School, then moved to Manhattan for a bit where she attended Kansas State University. She met her husband there and they both live in Lawrence now. During Lauren’s free time you can probably catch her in the basketball gym watching her husband coach his Bishop Seabury Seahawks or his Called to Greatness teams!
Gay is our bookkeeper and insurance specialist. She has worked with Dr. Heck since moving to Lawrence in 2012. She received her BS Degree in 2003 from Oklahoma Wesleyan University and has 23 years in accounting experience. She has been married to her husband Skip since 1993 and has 3 children with 2 perfect grandsons. She enjoys working on home improvement projects as well as sewing in her spare time.