At Holton Family Dentistry, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest standard of dental care available. We have been a part of the Holton community for years, and we look forward to serving even more patients as the area continues to grow.
Whether you require a routine examination and cleaning or you are seeking treatment because of a dental emergency, we can serve as your trusted dentist. Our practice offers a full range of services for your entire family, including general and preventive care, extractions, root canals, cosmetic dentistry, and restorative treatments. We provide compassionate and consistent care for everyone from your youngest family members to the most senior.
We invite you to take a look at our biographies below so you can get to know us before your appointment. We can’t wait to get to know you and set you on the path to a lifetime of good oral health. And we look forward to seeing your smiles!
Dr. Carrie Peterson
Dr. Peterson attended the University of Kansas as an undergraduate. After graduating from KU she attended the University of Missouri—Kansas City, where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.
She is a member of the Kansas Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Peterson serves on the board of the Heartland Dental Study Club. She volunteers for Kansas Mission of Mercy and has served as a board member of the local planning committee for the KMOM event in her area of the state. She also donates time to the organization Kansas Dental Lifeline.
Raised in a small town in western Kansas called Hugoton, Dr. Peterson is the mother of three children: 11-year-old Beau, 7-year-old Presley, and 5-year-old Claire. She and her husband Heath stay busy spending time with their children and their various activities. They also attend a lot of KU sporting events.
Dr. Benjamin P. Rutherford
A graduate of Washburn University in Topeka, where he earned his bachelor’s degree, Dr. Rutherford earned his dental doctorate at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. This Topeka native has been with the practice for eight years. He is active in lifetime learning through continuing education as a board member of the Heartland Dental Study Club and is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Kansas Dental Association.
He enjoys the tight-knit, family feel of the Holton practice team as well as creating relationships with the patients of the practice. He also loves seeing many of the children of the practice grow up over the years.
Dr. Rutherford spends most of his free time helping get all of his three children to whichever sporting practice or game is currently on the schedule. This proud father loves seeing them improve each week. He stays active with exercise and golf when he has the time.
Dr. Michael Myers
Dr. Myers, who hails from Topeka, earned his Bachelor of Arts in Biology at the University of Kansas, and his doctorate at the University of Missouri—Kansas City School of Dentistry.
Of his work at Holton Family Dentistry, he says that he loves serving the community of Holton and others in northeast Kansas. “The people here are the best and I'm glad to interact with them and provide a helping hand. I also love working with my team at Holton Family Dentistry. We have a great group of people to work with here and we have fun while we work.”
In his spare time, you will likely find Dr. Myers riding his motorcycle, spending time on the lake, or planning his next trip.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Candice is a graduate of the Mississippi Delta Community College. She was honored with the Colgate STAR (Student Total Achievement Recognition) award for her work within the Mississippi Delta community.
She loves living and working in Holton, especially getting to know more about her patients by listening to their stories and experiences.
Candice is originally from Topeka and grew up in Oakland, a small community in northeast Topeka. She moved to Colorado for a few years until she met her husband, who is from Mississippi. The couple lived there for six years while he finished school and they got married and had their son Brysen. After deciding to move back to Kansas, they had their second son Bridger, and Candice started working for Holton Family Dentistry.
She and her husband enjoying sharing all the fun places, things, and experiences the world has to offer, and they hope to impart that feeling to their two sons.
With Holton Family Dentistry for more than six years, Katie received her training on the job. This Topeka native enjoys working with patients of all ages, and she also enjoys the variety her job has to offer. Katie is a "jack-of-all-trades," working in the front office as well as assisting the doctors with patient care.
Outside the office, she likes spending time with her husband and two daughters. Katie also coaches youth softball and basketball.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Josie is a native of Topeka, KS. She worked in all areas of a dental office while in college.
Josie earned her Registered Dental Hygienist degree from Flint Hills Technical College. She loves the warm atmosphere of Holton Family Dentistry. Treating all members of a family, getting to know the entire family, and watching her patients grow up are her favorite parts of being a dental hygienist.
She loves helping patients feel more confident about their smiles. Josie enjoys spending time renovating her old farmhouse and planning her upcoming wedding. She also recently embarked on the 'adventure' of owning 35 chickens!
Aime, who considers Holton to be her hometown, received her education at Perpetual Help University in the Philippines and Highland Community College in Atchison, Kansas. She loves her work at Holton Family Dental, particularly assisting the doctors and working with children.
When she is not at work, Aimie spends time cooking, gardening, and visiting the nursing home.
Although this Hoyt, Kansas, native is fairly new to the practice, she has some 16 years of experience working as a dental assistant. Melissa particularly enjoys working with her fellow team members and helping patients enjoy a pleasant dental experience.
Outside of work, her hobbies include golfing, hiking, canoeing, and landscaping.
Holton Family Dentistry’s office manager for eight years, Tere enjoys both the people she meets there—as well as the people with whom she works. Originally from Horton, Kansas, she loves spending time with her family as well as cooking, reading, and gardening.