Meet the Team at Tiger Family Dental


Jon Ehlers, DDS

Dr. Ehlers was born and raised in Cole Camp, just a few miles from Tiger Family Dental. The area has always held a special place in Dr. Jon's heart and that made it an easy decision for him to return to the area and open Tiger Family Dental in the fall of 2016.

After attending Cole Camp high school, Dr. Jon went on to Lindenwood University where he earned his degree in Biology while playing baseball and graduating summa cum laude.

Dr. Jon then attended the University of Missouri Kansas City for his DDS degree. He graduated in 2010 in the top 25 percent of his class. Experience and versatility are important to Dr. Jon, so he completed a one-year internship in oral surgery and a prestigious dental implant residency. These skills allow Dr. Jon to provide many surgical procedures here at Tiger Family Dental.

Dr. Jon lives in Sedalia with his wife, Amanda and their 4 children; Kaylen (13), Calum (2), and the newest additions to the family, Gemma and Mara who were born in March 2022. Dr. Jon adores his children and spending time with them and Amanda. They also have 2 Corgis that have also become family favorites.

Dr. Jon enjoys all things sports, specifically, Mizzou Tigers, Kansas City Chiefs, and St. Louis Cardinals. Dr. Jon rarely misses a Mizzou or Kansas City Chief football game. Being active outdoors and spending time with family are also things that Dr. Jon loves to do.

Dr. Jon always knew that he wanted to be in healthcare. When he discovered he loved working with his hands, he decided on dentistry. Dentistry is the perfect mix of medicine, art, and engineering.

The wonderful thing about dentistry is that I can improve someone's health and, at the same time, improve their self-esteem and their self-confidence. The true reward in this profession is knowing that you can really make a difference in someone's life.

I am a dentist because I care about people, and it is my pleasure to help patients find their confidence, create their beautiful smile, or even achieve a pain-free existence. I love my job because there is a new challenge every day. Dentistry allows me to shape other peoples' lives for the better and create lasting relationships that I cherish so much.
    - Dr. Jon Ehlers

Dr. Jon has made it a focus of his practice to provide comprehensive dental implant procedures. Whether its replacing a single tooth, or restoring an entire arch with a fixed implant bridge, Dr. Jon provides these services. Implant dentistry has changed how patients view missing teeth and Dr. Jon is on the forefront of treating these patients.

Professional memberships include:
  • American Dental Association
  • Missouri Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry


Erin Coleman, DDS

Dr. Coleman earned her dental degree from the Indiana University School Dentistry in 2009. After graduation, she was awarded with membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honor society. Additionally, she maintains professional memberships in the American Dental Association, Indiana Dental Association, Indianapolis District Dental Society, and Missouri Dental Association.

She joined a large practice in Indianapolis after graduation from dental school as an associate dentist and then decided to open her own practice after gaining several years of experience in a rapid growing, fast paced office. In 2020 she moved to Missouri and joined Tiger Family Dental. In her spare time she loves gardening, boating, and spending time with her husband, Josh, and their 4 children.

Dr. Coleman has taken numerous postgraduate education courses, including training in pediatric dentistry and adult sedation dentistry. This allows her to provide you and your entire family with comprehensive care and comfortable visits. Her commitment to lifelong education means she is constantly evaluating emerging dental methods and technologies in order to provide her patients with the best results in the least invasive manner with a high emphasis on comfort.


Holly, CDBS

Office Manager

Holly was born and raised here in Sedalia but moved away for a few years when she enlisted in the Air Force. She returned home in 2005 to raise her son, Jacob. Holly completed her Associates degree in Health Administrative Services as well as her certification for Dental Billing Specialist. She has many years of dental knowledge and continues to grow with continuing education. Holly loves spending time with her family; Chris, Jacob, and their dog Khloe. She enjoys golfing, baking, and spending time at the family cabin.

Professional memberships:

  • American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM)
  • American Dental Coders Association (ADCA)




Leah resides in Sedalia with her family of four. She started the dental hygiene program with the hopes to make more people love a visit to the dental office. She studied at and graduated from State Fair Community College's Dental Hygiene Program. She continues to keep up to date in all patient care techniques, assuring patients a comfortable visit. Her strive for quality care and love of family makes her the perfect fit for Tiger Family Dental.

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Tonia received her training to be a registered dental hygienist from State Fair Community College in 2010 and is now certified in laser treatment. It's important to her to help patients feel good about themselves and improve their overall health.

Outside of the office, she loves tending to her garden, refurbishing old furniture, going boating on the lake, and spending time with her family and dog.



Jenny is from Sedalia, MO and she studied at State Fair Community College where she got her AAS Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2014. Jenny loves making sure her patients are educated on their oral health, and wants to provide them with the best experience possible.

In her spare time, Jenny loves spending time with her family. She enjoys coaching soccer, staying active, and being outdoors.

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Ashley, EFDA

Lead Dental Assistant

Ashley, her husband, and son currently reside just outside Warrensburg, and were brought to Missouri by the Air Force in 2017. They all love the area and decided to plant their roots here. In her free time she enjoys the outdoors, being at the motocross track, and spending time with her family and two dogs. Dentistry has been a part of Ashley's life since 2012 and it continues to be her passion. Her main goal is to change patients' outlook on going to the dentist by making the entire experience more comfortable and stress free. She is currently working towards more of her expanded functions certifications, and is honored to be apart of such an amazing dental family here at Tiger Family Dental.



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Sheila lives in Smithton, but has been a resident of Pettis County nearly her whole life. She is one of the first faces patients will see when they walk in the door at Tiger Family Dental. Her favorite part of her day is getting patients scheduled for their dental appointments. In her free time, she enjoys creating, art, home decor, refinishing furniture, including woodworking, and most of all home improvements. She believes in giving back to the community and has been a volunteer sewing leader with Pettis County 4-H for 19 years. She loves local high school basketball!

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Sara is our newest smile here at the office! She was born and raised in Cole Camp and now resides in Lincoln with her husband on his family farm. There she cares for her four daughters, Presley, Sloane, Allie and Audrey. She enjoys being outside with her kids, checking their cows, watching her husband tractor pull and spending time with friends and family.