Our Team

At Dentistry By Design, our highly skilled, dedicated, and compassionate team of dental professionals works alongside Manhattan, KS, dentist Dr. Bret Gilsdorf and is committed to making sure you experience excellence in dental care every time you visit. The team will make sure your needs are met and your expectations are surpassed, from the moment you step through our doors until you are done checking out, and they will always give you a reason to smile.


Dentistry by Design in Manhattan KS Office Manager Justyna

Justyna, Business Manager

As the business manager, Justyna takes care of bookkeeping, payments and helping patients. She was educated in Poland and enjoys working at Dentistry By Design. Patients say Justyna is a sweet person and has a great accent.

She married Dr. Bret Gilsdorf in 2014.


Manhattan KS Dental Hygienist Michael Dentistry by Design

Michael, Registered Dental Hygienist

After graduating from Kansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in biology, Michael earned a degree in dental hygiene and has been working in the field of dentistry as a hygienist. He brings over three years of experience to Dentistry by Design and is proud to be working for a progressive practice that implements the latest technology in an effort to best care for their patients.

Michael enjoys spending time with his wife, son, and cocker spaniel during his free time. He is an avid golfer, fisherman, and archer.


Dentistry by Design in Manhattan KS Dental Hygienist Courtney

Courtney, Registered Dental Hygienist

Courtney has been a hygienist for over three years and has been caring for Dentistry by Design patients for more than one year. A graduate of Wichita State University, she brings to the team her passion for the dental profession and her desire to help people achieve their best oral health. She enjoys the positive energy that the Dentistry by Design team cultivates and shares with its patients, and she is proud to be a part it.

Spending time with her son and family are her top priorities when she’s outside of the office. Together, she and her son enjoy attending baseball games, going to the park, and traveling.



Taryn Dowers, Registered Dental Hygienist

Taryn Dowers graduated from Manhattan Area Technical College Dental Hygiene School in 2019. Prior to completing her degree in dental hygiene, Taryn was a dental assistant for seven years in her hometown of Hutchinson, Kansas. She is very passionate about oral health and enjoys spending her free time with her daughter and family, cooking, and adding to her makeup collection.



Alexis Eron, Office Manager

After graduating from Kansas State University in December 2017 with a B.S. in Business Management, Alexis completed a thematic sequence in Chemistry. Alexis started working at Dentistry by Design in January of 2018. She is passionate about Health Care.

Alexis enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and son. She loves traveling, water sports/activities, and shopping.