Doctors Ruopp & Ruopp

Dentist in Cape Girardeau, MO

The Ruopp Clinical team is unique in that they are the only dental group in the area to have a husband and wife practicing together. They are also blessed to have many talented and loyal staff members. Together the team has over 200 years of combined dental experience.


Dr. Janet Brunton Ruopp

Dr. Jan is a graduate of Cape Central High School and is a lifelong resident of Cape Girardeau. With both children now graduated from dental school, she has more time to indulge in her passion of community service.

  • Education 
    Bachelor of Science - Southeast Missouri State University
    D.D.S. - University of Missouri at Kansas City
  • Memberships
    ADA, MDA, Southeast District Dental Society, Community Caring Council, Be True Initiative, Mission Fest Cape, Cape Dental Study Club and Zonta.
  • Dr. Jan  served as the local lead for Missouri Mission of Mercy II in Cape Girardeau, MO. Her vision to bring free dental care to those without access to proper care resulted in nearly $1,000,000 in free dental care being provided to over 1700 individuals locally in May 2013.
  • She remains active in Zonta Club locally and internationally.  The organization promotes empowering woman on personal and academic endeavors.  She has been fortunate to use her dental skills to lead a permanent outreach clinic in Haiti and travels there  at least once a year to provide much needed dental treatment while also continuing dental care charities in the US...She just completed her seventh dental mission!

Dr. Patrick R. Ruopp

Dr. Pat is a graduate of Notre Dame High School.  He has a number of hobbies including NASCAR, bird watching, stamp collecting, and pin collecting to mention a few. 

He is pleased to see both his children follow in his footsteps, both graduating from dental school in May 2018.  Brenton Ruopp attended his parents' alma mater, UMKC School of Dentistry while his younger sister, Alyssa Ruopp, forged into new territory at the fledgling A.T. Still University in Kirksville, MO.  It has always been Dr. Pat's hope to practice with his children, a hope that became a reality as Dr. Alyssa joined the practice in July!

  • Education
    Bachelor of Science | Southeast Missouri State University
    D.D.S. | University of Missouri at Kansas City
  • Memberships
    ADA, MDA, Southeast District Dental Society, Cape Dentistry Study Club, River City Rodders, Cape Chamber of Commerce, Southeast Missouri Corvette Club, and Lions Club.

Dr. Alyssa Ruopp Baker

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Dawn Roberts, EFDA, CDA

Certified Dental Assistant

Dawn has been a part of the Ruopp team since August 1989. She is a graduate of Jackson High School and is a Certified Expanded Function Dental Assistant which means she is trained and capable of performing a number of advanced procedures. Dawn is Dr. Jan’s right hand and you will find her smiling face and bubbly personality in our office from open to close.

Dawn currently lives in Gordonville with her husband John, a national guardsman who did a tour of duty in Iraq. They have a son, Kyle, who graduated from Jackson High School in 2014 and joined the Army National Guard. In her free time, Dawn enjoys shopping and spending time with her family and pets (Bubba and Willie).

We are so thankful to have Dawn on our team and know you will love her just as much as we do!



Sherry Tenkhoff, EFDA, CDA

Certified Dental Assistant

Sherry has been with our practice since July 1982 and has been Dr. Pat’s right hand ever since. She holds certifications as a CDA and EFDA and has 36 years of experience as a dental assistant!  Sherry has trained well beyond most dental assistants and is capable of performing a number of advanced procedures in our office. We don’t know what we would do without Sherry’s knowledge and experience on our team.

Sherry lives in Oran with her husband Kevin. They have two children, Taylor and Chance, and one very special grandson! In her free time, Sherry enjoys spending time at the lake with family, boating, going to the beach, or anything that allows her to spend time outdoors!




Adrian Miller

Dental Assistant

Adrian joined us in February 2016 as a dental assistant when she returned to the area from Florida. She has her EFDA and CDA certifications and has worked as a dental assistant for the past seven years. Adrian’s experience and qualifications make her the perfect addition to our team! Currently, you will find her upstairs at our office as Dr. Pat’s second assistant but that will soon change as Adrian will become Alyssa’s assistant in June.

Adrian currently lives in Jackson, MO and has two children, Jaidyn and Kenedy. When she is not in the office, Adrian loves being at the lake or spending time outdoors with her children and friends.

Adrian’s bright personality and years of experience make us extremely lucky to have her on our team.




Amanda Lowry

Clinical Assistant

Amanda has been with Ruopp Family Dentistry since January 2005. She graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelors Degree. She also has certifications as a CDA and EFDA. Due to Amanda’s qualifications and experience, you may find her taking on a variety of tasks around the office. However, clinical assistant is her favorite and loves doing what she does best, providing excellent and personalized patient care!

Amanda lives in Whitewater, MO. She is newly engaged and planning a destination wedding for October 2018 to her fiancé Lance. Amanda has one child, Waylon, who is her pride and joy. She also recently got a dog named Hank. In her free time, Amanda enjoys running, spending time with Lance and Waylon at the farm, and anything that allows her to be outdoors.

We are extremely grateful to have Amanda in our office and know she will take wonderful care of you at your next appointment!



Katara Lewis

Dental Assistant

Katara recently joined us at Ruopp Family Dentistry in August 2017 as a Dental Assistant. She attended Dental Assisting School at the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center and has four years experience working as a Dental Assistant. You will often find Katara working alongside Dr. Jan and Dawn in our office.

Katara is originally from East Prairie, MO where she still lives. Katara’s world revolves around her 7 year old daughter, Lylah.  They like to spend most of their down time laughing with friends and family.  When the opportunity presents itself, Katara enjoys expressing her artistic abilities.  She has a passion for painting, decorating, and making crafts.

 Katara loves meeting new people and is very excited to get to know each of you at your next visit!  We know you will love Katara’s positive attitude and customer care at your next appointment!



Tracey Cooley, RDH, CDA

Registered Dental Hygienist

Tracey joined us in September 2010 and is a highly trained member of our hygiene team. She graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology in 1999. She later received her Associates Degree from John A. Logan College for Dental Hygiene in 2007. She holds RDH and DANB certifications.  Tracey shares a true passion for dentistry and her love for her career truly shines through her work and patient care.

Tracey is originally from Willard, MO but moved to Cape Girardeau to attend SEMO. She currently lives in Jackson with her husband, Nathan, and their three children; Erica, Megan, and Shawn. In her free time, Tracey stays busy running her kids to their many activities including dance, piano, and basketball.

We are overjoyed to have a staff member like Tracey and know that you will truly love the quality of care she provides at your next preventative care appointment!



Hollie Lipford, RDH, CDA

Registered Dental Hygienist

Hollie joined us in April 2014 as a Dental Hygienist. She graduated in 2012 with an Associates Degree in Applied Science, acquiring her Certified Dental Assistant and Registered Dental Hygienist certifications from John A. Logan College. Hollie’s knowledge and passion for her career truly shines through the personalized care she provides to each of her patients.

Hollie was born and raised in Southern Illinois and still lives in the area with her husband Corey and their beautiful baby girl, Demi, who they welcomed in June 2017. They are also parents to a Chocolate Beagle named Chester. In her free time, Hollie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, being outdoors, going for Jeep rides, and cooking.

Hollie’s wonderful personality, attention to detail, and love for what she does makes her a great asset to our team! Be sure to say hi to her at your next appointment!



Brittany Barnett, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Brittnay is the newest member of our hygiene staff and joined us in February 2017. She graduated from Missouri Southern with her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science and an Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2014. Her schooling has proven to pay off as Brittnay has made a wonderful addition to our team and our patients love her as much as we do!

Brittnay was born and raised in Jonesboro, AR but now lives in Cape Girardeau. She married her husband, Cameron, in October 2014. They currently do not have any children but are dog parents to one fur baby: a German Shepherd named Ammo. Outside of the office, Brittnay enjoys spending time with family and friends, crafting, and wreath making.

We are so happy to have Brittnay at Ruopp Family Dentistry and are confident you will love the quality of care she provides at your next preventative care appointment!



Jenna Golden, RDH

Jenna joined our hygiene team in January 2017. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Sciences from SIU Carbondale in 2016. She holds her RDH certification and has made a great addition to our hygiene staff. Jenna brings a bright energy to our office which translates to her care for her patients.

Jenna lives in Murphysboro, IL with her boyfriend Nich and their two pets: a dog named Lily and a cat named Harvey. Nich is a K9 officer for Jackson County, IL so they recently added a K9 dog, Scout, to their home. In her free time, Jenna enjoys weightlifting and staying healthy.

We love seeing Jenna’s smiling face around the office and know you will love her bubbly personality as much as we do!



Donna York, CDA

Patient Coordinator/Certified Dental Assistant

Donna joined our practice as our Patient Coordinator in January 1979 and has been a welcoming face in our office ever since. She is a Certified Dental Assistant and is experienced in all aspects of the office. She feels a genuine connection with our patients and always greets everyone with a warm smile as a member of our front desk team.

She lives in Cape Girardeau with her husband, Mike. They have two children and four grandchildren that they love spending time with! When they are not taking in one of their grandchildren’s activities, Donna and Mike enjoy playing golf.

We don’t know what we would do without Donna at our office and know will enjoy visiting with her at your next appointment!




Megan Matlock

Hygiene Coordinator

Megan joined our team as our Hygiene Coordinator in July 2017. She is a Cape Girardeau native and graduated Cum Laude from Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Marketing in May 2016.

Megan is engaged to her high school sweetheart, Jacob.  They are currently planning their September 2018 wedding! They are the loving parents to their fur baby: a Beagle named Khloe. In her free time Megan enjoys spending time with family and friends, shopping, and working out. She’s very excited to be a part of the Ruopp team and can’t wait to meet you and your family at your next appointment!




Kim Hogan

Insurance Coordinator

Kim began working at Ruopp Family Dentistry in June 2015 as our Insurance Coordinator. She is responsible for getting your insurance benefit information in our system correctly so we may better estimate your dental benefits and send your claims promptly. She also verifies insurance for all of our new patients and anyone who might have recently had an insurance change. Kim is great when it comes to handling everything insurance related and is your “go to girl” for any insurance questions!

Kim was born and raised in Cape Girardeau where she still lives today. She is a true animal lover and enjoys hearing stories and seeing pictures of your furry friends! When she is not in the office, Kim enjoys staying active by walking her dogs, taking in as many Cardinal games as possible, and spending time with her niece and nephew. 

We are incredibly lucky to have Kim's hard working nature and insurance expertise at our office! Be sure to stop by the front desk to say hello at your next appointment. 



 Leslie Ferrell

Financial Coordinator

Leslie joined us as a member of our front desk team in August 2016. While she is our Financial Coordinator, she is well educated in many aspects of the office. She spent many years working as a Certified Orthodontic Assistant, Insurance Verification Specialist, and has a total of 13 years of experience in the dental field.

Leslie is originally from Cape Girardeau but currently lives in Benton, MO with her fiancé, Fred. Leslie has four children, including three teenagers! While Leslie does not have any “traditional” house pets, they do raise sheep and chickens on their farm. In her free time, Leslie enjoys cooking, spending time with her family, and enjoying time in the country.

Keep an eye out for Leslie at the front desk next time you stop by and be sure to give her a call if you have any financial questions! She will be more than happy to assist you.



Janice Johnson

Appointment coordinator

Janice began working with us in November 2005. She graduated from Three Rivers as a certified dental assistant and worked for a dental office in her hometown of Piedmont for 10 years before relocating to the area in 2005. You will find Janice as a member of our front desk staff as our Scheduling Coordinator.

Janice lives in Cape Girardeau with her husband Jim. They have two sons, Cory and Zachary, two beautiful daughter-in-laws, and three perfect grandchildren. Outside of the office, Janice enjoys reading, travel, concerts, refinishing old furniture, sports, and anything that allows her to spend extra time with her grandchildren.

Janice loves connecting with our patients both over the phone and in the office. Be sure to keep an eye out for her smiling face next time you stop by.



Jamie Wisdom, CDPMA

Media Director

Jamie joined our team in 2001 as a Certified Dental Practice Management Administrator. She is well versed in insurance policies and excels at helping you maximize your insurance benefits and answering billing questions. Jamie began working remotely from home after her husband took a position near Kentucky Lake in 2014. Although she is not in the office, Jamie still helps us out with a variety of front desk responsibilities such as submitting insurance claims, providing insurance companies with additional claim information when needed, and assisting with marketing.

Jamie has three daughters with her husband, Jason. They enjoy spending time with family and friends, gardening, and generally staying outdoors.

While you won’t find Jamie in the office on a full time basis, she misses the patients and staff so much you might just find her popping by the office when she is in town!