After 35 years, Mayor Allen Reavis is beginning a gradual transition of his ownership of Atchison Dental Associates, though he plans to continue working full time for the foreseeable future.

According to a letter released to patients of the practice, Reavis agreed to begin transitioning ownership to Kyle Huntington as of Aug. 1. Huntington joined the practice in 2003 before Taylor Merklein joined in 2015. An event marking the beginning of the transition took place on July 31 at The Sunflower.

“Our office will be in the same location, and the same outstanding team, that you have come to know and trust, will be here to take care of your dental needs,” the letter said.

Reavis won a new four-year term as a city commissioner on Nov. 7, 2017, having served since 2010; the mayor is chosen among the commission members, and the honor traditionally rotates. Aside from serving as chairman of each official commission meeting, who engages in various ceremonial acts such as presenting proclamations, he otherwise has the same powers and responsibilities as the other commissioners.

For more information, call Atchison Dental Associates at 913-367-0212.

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