Dr. Zyk (pronounced like Mike) and her friendly, knowledgeable staff are dedicated to making every visit to their office a great experience. Expert dental care is provided with a warm, personal touch in a comfortable, relaxed setting. The first step towards a beautiful smile and a lifetime of good oral health is to schedule an appointment. Call or email Lighthouse Dental today!
Dr. Melissa K. Zyk
Dr. Zyk received her BS of Biology from Mizzou and studied Dentistry at UMKC. In her spare time, Dr. Zyk enjoys spending time with her husband Sean, son Andrew, and daughter Julia at The Lake. She’s an enthusiastic cheerleader for her son and daughter during hockey season as well!
Dr. J. Walkoni
Hannah joined Lighthouse Dental in 2013 after graduating from Missouri Southern State University with a Bachelor in Health Science, emphasis on dental hygiene, and a minor in biology. Hannah loves being able to help people have an enjoyable experience at the dentist making it easier to come back. In her free time, Hannah enjoys being crafty and decorating—but has the most fun being outdoors, gardening, and spending time with her husband, Ethan, and two-year-old son, Rowan.
Terri, Front Desk
Terri joined Lighthouse Dental in 2016. Terri has over 25 years of experience with all aspects of insurance and billing. Terri’s goal is to help patients understand treatment plans, and best utilize the benefit their insurance offers them. Terri enjoys being in the sun and on the water! She has the most fun boating, riding motorcycles, and off-roading with Doug.
Stephanie has been with Lighthouse Dental for over 12 years after starting with the office as an intern from Missouri College. Stephanie grew up in the hood and has many “street skills.” Basically she is medium hood. She knows how to act, but if she has to, she knows how to take you out. Her favorite is yelling at random strangers when they do something dumb and has taught her daughter, Elsie, to do the same. She loves when patients clap at her to get her attention. Stephanie is dating a semi-pro disc golfer. She thinks he rocks. The bottom line is Stephanie is the rock of our office, and we love her and would be so lost without her! <3
Tasha graduated dental hygiene school from St. Louis Community College- Forest Park in 2014. She later joined Lighthouse Dental in 2017. Tasha strives to educate patients’ with their dental care and makes them feel positive about their smile. Tasha enjoys crafting, gardening, cooking food, barbequing and bonfires with family and friends on summer days, and hiking with her dog Zeke.
Nicole joined Lighthouse Dental in 2008 after graduating from dental hygiene school at St. Louis Community College- Forest Park. Nicole loves interacting with patients and helping them to improve their overall health. Nicole enjoys staying active—running and spending time at the lake, as well as spending time with her husband, Ryan, and three kiddos, Emric, Gwen, and Bree.
Kim, Office Manager
Kim has been with Dr. Zyk and Lighthouse Dental since the day our doors opened—although she has over 30 years of experience in the dental field. Kim strives to keep the office running smoothly and professionally from a team and patient aspect. She works closely with insurance billing in order to get claims paid for the patient. In her spare time, Kim enjoys hiking and kayaking with her husband, Rick, and doing Magic puzzles.