Dr. Craig Plahn


Dr. Craig Plahn grew up in St. Louis and graduated from Webster Groves High School in 1974. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State with a B.S. degree in Chemistry in 1978. Dr. Plahn went to Texas A & M to work on his masters in biochemistry and left there in 1979 to attend the University of Missouri-Kansas City Dental School, where he graduated in 1983. He taught prosthedontics at UMKC’s Dental School for one year, starting private practice in 1984 in St. Louis, MO. Dr. Plahn feels very strongly about continuing education and attends both local and national courses.

When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Plahn, and his wife, Dr. Diana Plahn, grow and judge orchids. They have been American Orchid Society Judges for over 20 years. They have a terraced garden that has been on several local and national tours.They both enjoy traveling when possible and are big St. Louis Cardinals fans.


Dr. Diana Plahn


Dr. Diana Plahn graduatied from Lee’s Summit High School in Lee’s Summit, MO in 1975. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s School of Pharmacy in 1980, with a B.S. in pharmacy. Dr. Plahn graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s School of Dentistry in 1984. She attends local and national continuing education seminars for both pharmacy and dentistry. Dr. Diana’s hobbies are being an American Orchid Society Judge, gardening, birding, travel, reading, and needlework.


Linda Paetow, Dental Hygienist


Linda graduated from El Paso Community College in El Paso, Texas in 1992. She moved to Michigan immediately following and started her first hygiene job. Linda followed her husband’s career path to St. Louis where she first started working for Drs. Plahn in 2001. Linda moved with her husband to Alabama in 2003, where she remained for 10 years. Once she was back in St. Louis, she rejoined Drs. Plahn in 2013. Linda takes her job as a dental professional seriously and is very concerned with patients’ oral health.

In her free time, Linda enjoys reading, sports, and spending time with her large family.


Katie Griggs, Dental Assistant


Katie graduated from Ritenour High School in 2011. After graduating, she knew that she wanted to become a dental assistant. Katie enrolled at Anthem College and graduated in 2012. Upon graduation, Katie worked specifically with elderly and disabled patients at Wright Care Dentistry. Although she loved working with those in need, Katie was introduced to Drs. Craig and Diana Plahn, and began working with them in May of 2013. Katie enjoys talking and connecting with patients, and educating them on their oral health. Katie enjoys spending time with her family, the outdoors, cooking and reading.


Terri Johnson, Office Manager


Terri has been the friendly face at our front desk for the last 16 years. She graduated from Bishop Dubourg High School in 1972, and lives in South County. She loves working with people and getting to know new patients is a favorite part of her position. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family.