Yona Rasynouvong, DDS, finds her purpose from helping others. “I love working with people and helping others has always been a strong passion of mine. I knew I wanted to pursue a profession that allows me the ability to do that and at the same time make a difference in someone’s life.”
Originally from San Jose, CA, Dr. Rasynouvong has lived in Kansas for more than 20 years. She attended Wichita State University in Wichita, KS and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. After practicing as a hygienist for more than eight years, Dr. Rasynouvong earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. “Having experienced all the different perspectives of oral care – starting as a patient to becoming a dental assistant and hygienist – the role of a dentist is where I am able to provide the most comprehensive form of dental care for my patients,” says Dr. Rasynouvong.
As a general dentist, Dr. Rasynouvong will provide Tallgrass Dental patients with comprehensive dental care, creating treatment plans that are tailored to their individual wants and needs. She is involved with volunteer organizations including the Kansas Mission of Mercy (KMOM), the ADA’s Give Kids A Smile program, and most recently, TeamSmile.
When she’s not serving patients, Dr. Rasynouvong enjoys cooking and spending quality time with friends and family, including her husband and fellow Tallgrass dentist Dr. Reinhard Lugalia and four children – Joey, Toby, Shyla and OB. If given the opportunity to take a year off with pay, she would travel to Laos to experience the culture of her parent’s native hometown of Southeast Asia.