Quality Dental Care for All Generations



Dr. Janelle Peterson

Hi! I'm Dr. Janelle Peterson. I'm originally from St. Louis. I attended The Visitation Academy, then did my undergrad studies at Marquette University.  I received my Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree from Creighton University. I have four beautiful children. You could say dentistry is in my blood, as my two brothers and sister-in-law are all dentists. In my spare time, I enjoy watching my kids' activities, getting together with friends and family. 



Dr. Sung Kim

Dr. Sung Kim graduated from University of California, Berkeley, where he received a B.S in engineering. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry. He currently pursues an advanced training in Orthodontics at Saint Louis University. Dr. Kim was born in South Korea and grew up in San Francisco, CA where he worked in the fashion industry (Gap, Inc) prior to joining dentistry. With his unique cultural background, he hopes to better understand diverse patients and provide patient specific care. Dr. Kim speaks fluent Korean. Outside the office, Dr. Kim enjoys reading fashion magazines & blogs.


Office Manager

Jen H.



Accounts and Marketing Manager


Jen K.

Hello! I'm Jen! I am the accounts and marketing manager at Generation Dental Group. I am originally from Okmulgee, OK but has made St. Louis, MO my home since 1992. GO CARDS! I have a strong background in accounting and customer service. I have been in dentistry since 2015 and I have found my true calling. As a compassionate and caring person, my mission is to help as many people I can regain their confidence by getting their smile back. In my spare time I can be found at home in O'Fallon with my two teenagers and four fur babies!  


Patient Care Coordinator


Hi. I am Karen and have worked for Dr. Ring since September 2008. I have been in customer service for 25 years. I enjoy talking with others and assisting with their needs at Generation Dental. I look forward to helping you schedule your appointment and welcoming you into our family. When I am not at work you can find me cooking, spending time with my husband and three kids, or spoiling my five precious grandchildren! I am very lucky to have such a wonderful family!



Dental Hygienists



 Hi! I am Alanna and I'm a registered dental hygienist with Generation Dental Group. I'm originally from Falmouth, Massachusetts.  I studied dental assisting at Midwest Institute, then dental hygiene at Missouri College. I live in Troy with my husband and two kids. 



I am Toni.  I moved here from Romania in 1991 and received my Registered Dental Hygiene degree in 2000. I enjoy taking care of my patients' specific dental hygiene needs and concerns. I am committed to guide you and provide support along your path in achieving  radiant dental and optimal periodontal health. My past experience is in hotel and restaurant management. I currently teach yoga besides dental hygiene which brings a much needed balance in  my life. I am a single mother of two children,  Andrei and Andra, freshman and senior in high-school this year. We share the house with three cats,  Lisa, Simba and Silvia and a dog, Luna. My hobbies include traveling, yoga, pilates, Broadway shows, skiing, crafting, and reading.  

Looking forward to meeting you soon!



Laurie P.

Hi, I'm Laurie. 


Laura M.

Hi! I'm Laura M.  I am originally from Anaheim, California, but now I make St. Louis my home. I live in Chesterfield with my husband Rich. I work part-time for Generation Dental Group


Laura O.

HI! I'm Laura and I work part-time for Dr. Ring as a dental hygienist. I graduated from Lewis and Clark school of dental hygiene. I have two beautiful children--a boy and a girl--and they are everything to me. I live in Glen Carbon, Illinois. In my spare time, I love spending time with my family.



Hi! I'm Joanna, one of Dr. Ring's part time hygienists. I have been a registered dental hygienist since 2004, graduating from Lewis & Clark Community College in Illinois. I love what I do and enjoy meeting and educating patients in their oral health! I am from Bethalto, Illinois, but I just moved to Collinsville, Illinois this past winter. Mark and I love fishing, camping, sports, and spending time with his four kids. Welcome to Generation Dental Group, I look forward to meeting you!



Hi! I am one of Dr. Ring's part-time Dental Hygienists. I have been with her practice since September 2009. I attended Lewis and Clark College and earned an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2005. I love my job and I really enjoy working with Dr. Ring and her staff and all of the wonderful patients!

I currently live in Eureka with my husband, two sons and baby girl. My boys keep us busy with lots of sports and activities and are always full of energy! We enjoy hiking, swimming, biking and anything outdoors! In my spare time I enjoy photography, shopping, craft projects and traveling. I'm also a big Cardinals fan and always look forward to catching a game at Busch Stadium!


Dental Assistants


Cindy, Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA)


Chan'nel, Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA)

Hello! I have been a dental assistant for seven years. I attended Everest University and Gwinnette Technology College in 2010 and earned my certificate in Expanded Function Dental Assisting. I can assist the dentist as well as fabricate Cerec crowns, bleach trays, Essex retainers,and temporary crowns. I enjoy taking impressions for Implant crowns, porcelain crowns, and Invisalign orthodontics.  In my spare time, I  enjoy bowling, boating, fishing, throwing darts, and house painting. And, since I am a native St. Louisan, I love baseball. GO CARDS!!! I look forward to creating beautiful smiles and educating patients on how to achieve great oral hygiene. Thank you for choosing Generation Dental Group. See you soon!


Timere, Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA)