4111 West 6th Street
Lawrence, KS 66049-2361



(785) 843-2636

Our Staff

Jamie Harris

Jamie Harris joined our team in 2015 as one of our Dental Assistants.  She resides in Lawrence and enjoys crafting and cooking with her two daughters in her free time.  Jamie is also a certified personal trainer and teaches group fitness classes at Body Boutique.

Kim Herries

Kim Herries is also one of our Dental Assistants. She started her career with dentistry in 1995 with our office and has attended several continuing education classes over the course of her career. She enjoys cooking, shopping and spending time with her family. She lives just outside of Lawrence with her husband Richard and their two sons.

Adrienne Boyd-Akers

Adrienne Boyd-Akers joined our practice in 2015 as one of our Administrative Assistants. She graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Anthropology. She lives in Lawrence with her husband Pete and their daughter and son. She is a return adopter at the Lawrence Humane Society, where she and her family periodically visit to find their next pet. Adrienne enjoys baking and cooking with her family and is an avid reader.

Erica Wilcoxson

Erica Wilcoxson joined Free State Dental in the summer of 2017. She has been a practicing Registered Dental Hygienist since 2005 and studied at Johnson County Community College. Erica was born and raised in Lawrence and is a mom to three boys. She spends much of her free time chasing and supporting her boys at their many activities. As a family they enjoy movie nights, fire pits and gardening.

Natalie Stoss

Natalie Stoss is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She is a 2013 graduate of Johnson County Community College’s Dental Hygiene program, and a 2010 graduate from Kansas State University with a Bachelors degree in Life Sciences. She began her dental career in 2009 as a dental assistant. In her free time she enjoys running, shopping, and cheering on the K-State Wildcats.

Ashley King

Ashley King is one of our Administrative Assistants. She has been with us since 2009 and has been in the healthcare field since 2003. She resides in McLouth, KS with her husband Steven and her two daughters. She enjoys cooking, gardening, traveling and sunshine!!!

Sarah Duarte

Sarah is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She has been with our practice since 2011, previously as an Administrative Assistant. Sarah graduated with her dental hygiene degree in May 2016 from Johnson County Community College. In her free time she enjoys baking, yoga and spending time at the dog park with her pup, Marco.

Julia Peterson

Julia Peterson grew up in Shawnee Mission Kansas and has lived in Lawrence since 1996. She studied opera and theatre at KU and spent years working in concert and music festival production. Her professional background also includes restaurant management and business tax credits. She enjoys reading, golfing, singing, and playing guitar in her spare time.

Erin Gonzales

Erin Gonzales is also a Registered Dental Hygienist. Prior to entering the Johnson County Community College Dental Hygiene program she attended Kansas State for one year. She has been in the dental profession since 1993 and with Dr.’s Van Blaricum and Newkirk since 2007. Erin lives in Lawrence with her husband Bryan and their two sons.

Starr Patterson

Starr Patterson is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She started her dental career in 1995 and she has been with our office since 2000. She graduated in 2000 from Johnson County Community College with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She is actively involved with the Douglas County Dental Clinic. She enjoys playing, watching, and coaching sports (particularly volleyball). She loves to travel, especially to the beach.