South County Dental Group

Meet the Team at South County Dental Group

Dr. Sainy Adel and his friendly team of professionals are excited to welcome you to South County Dental Group. We welcome all patients, old and new, families and seniors, to our refreshed Saint Louis dentist's office. Our goal is to provide the level of care we want for our families. We have the skills, experience, and expertise to provide exceptional dental care in Sunset Hills.

Along with comprehensive dental services, we also value a personal relationship with every patient regardless of age or dental condition. We stress good oral hygiene through at-home teeth care, regular visits for check-ups and cleanings, and patient education so that each one of us can understand our treatment options and priorities.

Dr. Adel is well-known for his light-hearted and friendly style. Our team will always greet you with a smile and welcome you into our office with new technology and updated furnishings. So that you may learn about Dr. Adel and his caring hygienists and support staff, we have provided several biographies below. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us. Thank you for your visit.

Sainy Adel, DDS


Dr. Adel was born and raised in Columbia, Missouri. After graduating from the University of Missouri in 2012 with a degree in Biology, Dr. Adel moved to Kansas City to work on his Master's Degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology. While working on his degree, he came across a non-profit organization in the inner city. He became an after-school teacher for elementary kids undergoing severe emotional and psychological trauma, often due to problems centering around poor dental health. It was through this unexpected experience that Dr. Adel found his passion for dentistry and received his DDS degree from the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry in 2019.

Dr. Adel enjoys all dental procedures and takes pride in using the latest innovative dental technology. Outside of the office, Dr. Adel enjoys traveling, hiking, photography, and, most importantly, spending time with his family. He recently married his dental school sweetheart, who is a practicing pediatric dentist in St. Louis.

Dr. Sainy Adel is excited to meet and grow with you and your families through meaningful relationships and quality care.

Amy Ruiz

Team Leader

As our team leader, Amy possesses a range of talents and skills that make her a vital asset to our group of dental professionals. Along with managing all aspects of the dental office, she is also cross-trained to help wherever needed. A veteran of 24 years in dentistry, Amy has been with us since 2018.

When she was young, she had a great relationship with her general dentist, which helped propel her into dentistry. What she likes about South County Dental Group is that we work together like a family, and she welcomes how Dr. Adel makes the practice more well-rounded and effective.

The best thing about serving patients for Amy is helping brighten their smiles and helping them feel more self-confident. In her free time, Amy loves being on the water, paddleboarding, and hiking with friends.

Therese Tanner, RDH, BS

Registered Dental Hygienist

Therese is a dedicated team member and a veteran dental hygienist of 26 years, 22 of those being with South County Dental Group. She attended UMKC School of Dentistry and earned a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. As a child, Therese received a lot of dental treatments and grew up getting to know numerous dentists, orthodontists, and oral surgeons. This personal experience informs her treatment of patients, her empathy, and her understanding.

As a registered hygienist, Therese performs dental checkups, periodontal screenings, and dental cleanings, but she especially loves educating patients. She finds it rewarding when patients improve their oral health by implementing the ideas and treatments offered by our office, especially if their oral health concerns impact their general health and self-esteem.

When not caring for patients, Therese enjoys reading, gardening, yoga, travel, and home decor. She also leads several bible study groups.

Adam Andruska, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Bio coming soon!

Lisa Keeven


Lisa started working at dentist’s offices when still in high school and has spent four decades as part of the dental team. At South County Dental Group, her responsibility is to manage the front office and ensure things run smoothly. Her favorite thing about her job is putting a smile on each person's face when they visit.

Lisa is ready to help wherever our patients need her, and her goal is to ensure they are pleased with their dental experience. In her free time, she enjoys home projects, especially gardening and painting. She’s also an avid boater and may often be found relaxing and people-watching on the beach.

Alicia Boehmer

Front Office Lead

Alicia’s bright smile and sense of humor will likely welcome you when you arrive at our dental office. As our front office manager, her goal is to ensure all aspects go smoothly so that every patient’s visit is pleasant. Her skills grow from 28 years of dental office experience, so there are few problems she hasn’t solved before.

Crediting her mother for her career in dental care, Alicia is dedicated to her patients and her team. She works hard to put a smile on everyone’s face, ensuring everyone has the best day possible. Alicia leads a busy life but also enjoys her free time. One thing patients may not know about Alicia is that she’s a musician and has played violin for fourteen years.

Gina Collins


Bio coming soon!

Cynthia V. Anderson

Dental Assistant

When she was in high school, Cynthia knew she would work in dentistry after her orthodontist gave her a tour of their dental lab. That’s when she became fascinated with the instruments and the before and after images of other orthodontic patients. As a dental assistant, she supports Dr. Adel in all aspects of patient care and contributes to the excellence of South County Dental Group.

What she enjoys most about working here is the positive energy and interactions between the team and Dr. Adel. Having worked in dentistry since 1977, she understands that a knowledgeable and caring staff promotes and improves the overall health and well-being of every patient. Improving people’s lives is what she loves most about her job.

Cynthia enjoys handicrafts like needlework, knitting, and making beaded ornaments during her free time. She is especially proud to knit “cage cozies” for the Humane Society of Missouri, which are placed in cat and kitten enclosures for their comfort, and then go home with the animal when adopted.

A healthy smile is just a click away.

I was so impressed with the care I received on my first visit that I opted out of the cheaper dental insurance offered by my new employer to stick with my private insurance just so I could stay in network and it's worth every penny to me. I'm pretty sure Dr. Adel was a saint in a previous life because he is quite possibly the nicest, most caring person I've every met. I haven't even had nitrous oxide there, but somehow always end up laughing when he's around (not something I ever expected to do at the dentist!) You can tell he really cares about his patients and team. 

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