Top Dentists 2010

When choosing a dentist for your family, you probably want someone with a reputation for being among the best. This list of Top Dentists, as chosen by their peers and compiled by the company topDentists, can be your resource for getting started with the search for top-notch dental care.

INTRODUCTION
This list is excerpted from the 2010 topDentists™ list, a database which includes listings for more than 80 dentists and specialists in the Springfield area. The Springfield-area list was based on thousands of detailed evaluations of dentists and professionals by their peers. The complete database is available at www.usatopdentists.com. For more information call 706-364-0853 or write Post Office Box 970, Augusta, GA 30903 or email info@usatopdentists.com

SELECTION PROCESS
“If you had a patient in need of a dentist, which dentist would you refer them to?”  This is the question that’s asked of thousands of dentists to help determine who the topDentists should be. Dentists and specialists are asked to take into consideration years of experience, continuing education, manner with patients, use of new techniques and technologies and of course physical results. The nomination pool of dentists consists of all dentists listed online with the American Dental Association (http://www.ada.org), as well as all dentists listed online with their local dental societies, thus allowing virtually every dentist the opportunity to participate. Dentists are also given the opportunity to nominate other dentists who we have missed that they feel should be included in our list. Respondents are asked to put aside any personal bias or political motivations and to use only their knowledge of their peers’ work when evaluating the other nominees.

Voters are asked to individually evaluate the practitioners on their ballot whose work they are familiar with. Once the balloting is completed, the scores are compiled and then averaged. The numerical average required for inclusion varies depending on the average for all the nominees within the specialty and the geographic area. Borderline cases are given a careful consideration by the editors. Voting characteristics and comments are taken into consideration while making decisions. Past awards a dentist has received, status in various dental academies (Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Periodontology, etc.) can play a factor in our decision.

Once the decisions have been finalized, the included dentists are checked against state dental boards for disciplinary actions to make sure they have an active license and are in good standing with the board. Then letters of congratulations are sent to all the listed dentists.

Of course there are many fine dentists who are not included in this representative list. It is intended as a sampling of the great body of talent in the field of dentistry in the United States. A dentist’s inclusion on our list is based on the subjective judgments of his or her fellow dentists. While it is true that the lists may at times disproportionately reward visibility or popularity, we remain confident that our polling methodology largely corrects for any biases and that these lists continue to represent the most reliable, accurate, and useful list of dentists available anywhere.

Featured Dentists


ADC Dental
John C. Durling, II DDS
adcofjoplin.com, Read more

David Ukena D.D.S. P.C
Matthew Kuhfel D. D. S

springfieldmissouridentist.com, Read more

Dorman Family Dental
Jeffery Dorman, DDS
dormanfamilydental.com, Read more

Greater Springfield Endodontics
Dr. Mark Massey
greaterendo.com, Read more

American Dental Solutions
Dr. Mehiabeen Zahirsha,BDS,DDS (Dr.Zee)
american-dental-solutions.com, Read more

Brad M. Newberry
Endodontics of the Ozarks
3556 S. Culpepper Circle, Suite 1A, Springfield,
417-893-3636, Read more



General Dentistry

Robert J. Adams
Parkcrest Dental Group
540 West Lasalle Street, Springfield, 417-887-1220, parkcrestdental.com

Kelly B. Barnett
Barnett Davis Dental Group
1427 West State Highway J, Ozark, 417-581-3600, barnettfamilydental.com

Marcus C. Barnett
Barnett Davis Dental Group
1427 W. State Highway J, Ozark, 417-581-3600,
barnettdavisdental.com


L. Dan Brady
255 N. Adams Ave., Lebanon, 417-588-2289

William Douglas Burch
1001 W. Hill St., Neosho, 417-451-6600

Terry J. Burpo
Crane Family Dentistry
204 N. Commerce, P.O. Box 74, Crane, 417-723-1723, cranefamilydentistry.com

Charles Lee Chambers
1402 S. Elliott Ave., Suite A, Aurora, 417-678-5958

Ricky Cornish
Healthy Smiles Dental Center
1710 W. Broadway, West Plains, 417-256-3172,
rickycornishdds.com


Dio Lloyd Daily
Daily Rosen Dentistry
2740 S. Glenstone Ave., Suite 201, Springfield,
 417-883-5212, dailyrosen.com


Tracy D. Davis
Barnett Davis Dental Group
1427 West State Highway J, Ozark, 417-581-3600, barnettfamilydental.com

David L. DeTar
3115 S. Arizona Ave., Joplin, 417-781-8240,
daviddetardds.com


Jeffrey L. Dorman
1200 E. Woodhurst Dr., Suite U-200, Springfield, 417-887-3100
dormanfamilydental.com
Read more

John C. Durling II
ADC of Joplin, Inc.
2827 Arizona Ave., Joplin, 417-782-5005,
adcofjoplin.com.

Read more

Marlene Feisthamel
Feisthamel Family Dentistry
5469 S. State Highway FF, Battlefield, 417-447-5180, feisthameldds.com

F. Stanley Hall   
Parkcrest Dental Group
540 W. Lasalle St., Springfield, 417-887-1220, parkcrestdental.com

John D. Heard
Heard, Heard & Vogel
1335 E. Independence St., Springfield, 417-883-3333, hhvdds.com

David Vernon Honeycutt
All Smiles Dental Care
1301 E. Bond St., Monett, 417-235-6416,
allsmilesmonett.com


Carolyn M. Hunter
207 W. 7th St., Cassville, 417-847-2461
   
Curtis Dean Jensen
497 Pomme De Terre Dr., Marshfield, 417-468-2972
   
Andrew A. Johns
Meyer & Johns Dental
1200 E. Woodhurst Dr., Suite H-200, Springfield,
417-881-6000, meyerjohnsdental.com


Derek R. Kaelin
Parkcrest Dental Group
540 W. Lasalle St., Springfield, 417-887-1220, parkcrestdental.com

Gregory B. Kivett, Jr.
Renger and Kivett
2710 S. Picher Ave., Joplin, 417-781-5600

Joseph R. Kofron
Dental Care of Nixa
600 McCroskey St., P.O. Box 899, Nixa, 417-725-3108, dentalcareofnixa.com

James Michael Lewis
614 E. 32nd St., Joplin, 417-781-6322,
jamesmlewisdds.com


Steve T. Marshall
Marshall Family Dentistry
1300 N. Oakland Ave., Suite B, Bolivar, 417-326-6061, marshallfamilydentistry.com

Stephen D. Maus
258 U.S. Highway 60 East, Republic, 417-732-2823

Ray Chris McKowen
2025 S. Stewart Ave., Springfield, 417-865-5017

Ray F. McKowen
2025 S. Stewart Ave., Springfield, 417-865-5017
       
Thomas J. Meyer
Meyer & Johns Dental
1200 E. Woodhurst Dr., Suite H-200, Springfield,
417-881-6000, meyerjohnsdental.com


E. Irvin Miller III
1655 S. Enterprise Ave., Suite A-3, Springfield,
417-881-1213


Jeffery O. Moyer
Lamar Family Denistry
805 Broadway St., Lamar, 417-682-5871,
lamarsleepdentist.com


James G. Nail
Nail Dental
1200 E. Woodhurst Dr., Suite M-400, Springfield,
417-881-1212, naildental.com


William D. Nunn
Sunshine Dental Associates
3259 E. Sunshine St., Suite H, Springfield,
417-887-7701


Marcia L. Preston
604 E. Elm St., Republic, 417-732-7874

Jon L. Reagan, Jr.
Family Dentistry of Neosho
1112 Baxter St., Neosho, 417-451-2403,
 jonreagan.com


Jack Glenn Robbins
Cornerstone Dental Group
1604 Missouri Ave., Carthage, 417-358-3361,
marksaladindmd.com


Chanin S. Ropka
Parkcrest Dental Group
540 W. Lasalle St., Springfield, 417-887-1220, parkcrestdental.com

Alan M. Rosen
Daily Rosen Dentistry
2740 S. Glenstone Ave., Suite 201, Springfield,
417-883-5212, dailyrosen.com


Arthur Bernard Short
2710 S. Picher Ave., Joplin, 417-623-6141
   
David M. Small
222 E. Primrose St., Suite A, Springfield,
417-882-0930, gr8-teeth.com


Steven C. Sponenberg
Parkcrest Dental Group
540 W. Lasalle St., Springfield, 417-887-1220, parkcrestdental.com

James Brandt Stewart
1601 W. Sunshine St., Suite H, Springfield,
417-862-4284


Stephen E. Stidham
502 E. Bond St., Monett, 417-235-5419

Thomas Eric Stone
1740 S. Glenstone Ave., Suite G, Springfield,
417-881-1195, tstonedds.com


David Allen Struble
Riverpointe Dental Care
1136 W. Jackson St., Ozark, 417-581-2421,
ozarkdentist.com


Richard D. Tallon
Branson Dental Center
515 Bee Creek Rd., Branson, 417-336-8478,
417dentist.com


Greg L. Temple
1614 Gibson St., West Plains, 417-256-3020   

Patrick A. Thompson
Joplin Dental Care
2509 S. Jackson St., Joplin, 417-781-6466,
joplindentist.com


Tom D. Todd
901 N. Main St., P.O. Box 864, Mountain Grove,
417-926-3600


David C. Ukena
2820 S. Ingram Mill Rd., Springfield, 417-887-5925, springfieldmissouridentist.com
Read more

Charles Arthur Vogel
A Beautiful Smile for All Ages
1335 E. Independence St., Springfield,
417-883-9333, abeautifulsmile.info


Stephen Roy Young
Think Young
1824 S. Lone Pine Ave., Springfield, 417-883-2223, thinkyoungdds.com

Alan G. Zinke
222 E. Primrose St., Suite C, Springfield,
417-881-5321, alanzinkedds.com



Pediatric Dentistry

Carrie L. Arquitt
Child Style Dental
3045 South Delaware Avenue, Suite B, Springfield, 417-883-4746, childstyledental.com

Benjamin David Rosenberg
2602 S. Picher Ave., Joplin, 417-781-2220

Stuart W. Scott
Parkcrest Dental Group
540 W. Lasalle St.,
Springfield, 417-887-1220, parkcrestdental.com


Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

George Edward Arquitt III
C. Rex Witherspoon Surgery Center
1103 East Montclair Street, Suite 110, Springfield, 417-887-8800, witherspoonsc.com

Julie B. Becker
Affilated Oral Surgeons
3820 S. Fremont Ave., Springfield, 417-882-0948, horanandbecker.com

Bradley Rob Burnett
620 W. 32nd St., Suite A , Joplin, 417-621-0500

James D. Gipson
1440 State Highway 248, Suite O, Branson,
417-337-5770


Michael A. Horan
Affilated Oral Surgeons
3820 S. Fremont Ave, Springfield, 417-882-0948, horanandbecker.com

Steven P. Quinn
1103 E. Montclair St., Suite 110, 417-447-2482,
witherspoonsc.com


Frank E. Schaffer
Schaffer & Ditto, OMS
2602 Cunningham Ave.,Joplin, 417-623-2000

C. Rex Witherspoon
C. Rex Witherspoon Surgery Center
1103 E. Montclair St., Suite 110, Springfield,
417-447-2482, witherspoonsc.com


Orthodontics

Kevin Richard Austin
Austin Orthodontics
708 West Mount Vernon Street, Nixa, 417-725-9600, nixaortho.com

Patrick M. Bauer
Bauer Orthodontics
1250 E. Walnut Lawn St., Springfield, 417-883-3740, bauerorthodontics.com

William J. Bauer, Jr.
Bauer Orthodontics
1250 E. Walnut Lawn St., Springfield, 417-883-3740, bauerorthodontics.com

Robert F. Becker
Powell, Becker & Scott
1200 E. Woodhurst Dr., Suite M-100, Springfield,
417-881-4300, pbsorthodontics.com


Jerry F. Cash
Cash Family Orthodontics
1722 S. Glenstone Ave., Suite DD, Springfield,
417-881-7512, cashfamilyorthodontics.com


William David Cook
1627 W. 26th St., Joplin, 417-781-6142

Mark L. Dake
Orthodontic Specialists of the Ozarks
181 N. Kentucky, Suite 300, West Plains,
417-256-5100, drdake.com


Michael R. LaFerla
2805 E. 29th St., Joplin, 417-206-7770,
laferlaortho.com
   

Farhad Moshiri   
1320 E. Kingsley St., Suite B, Springfield, 417-881-7490, smilesaintlouis.com

Craig Stephen Scott
Powell, Becker & Scott
1200 E. Woodhurst Dr., Suite M-100, Springfield,
417-881-4300, pbsorthodontics.com


Frank A. Sharp
Sharp Orthodontics
1524 E. Bradford Pkwy., Springfield, 417-888-3030, sharporthodontics.com

Ross W. Stryker
Stryker Orthodontics
590 Lynn St., P.O. Box 1193, Lebanon, 417-532-9532, strykersmiles.com


Periodontics

Brad R. Burks
1355 E. Bradford Pkwy., Suite D, Springfield,
417-882-4600, bradburks.com


Leo A. Tokarczyk
4777 S. National Ave., Springfield, 417-882-2880       

Jody B. Vance
3331 E. Montclair St., Suite G, Springfield,
417-889-5297


Endodontics

James Alden Dryden
Oral & Facial Surgery Center of Joplin
620 W. 32nd St., Suite A , Joplin, 417-781-4591,
oralfacialjoplin.com


Bradley Laird
Joplin Endodontics
2805 E. 29th St., Joplin, 417-782-3636

Mark A. Massey
Greater Springfield Endodontics
2808 S. Ingram Mill Rd., Building B, Springfield,
417-883-7668, greaterendo.com

Read more

Carol Ann McCall
1358 E. Kingsley St., Suite E, Springfield, 417-877-8888

Brad M. Newberry
Endodontics of the Ozarks
3556 S. Culpepper Circle, Suite 1A, Springfield,
417-893-3636
, Read more

Gerald Lane Stephenson
3331 E. Montclair St., Suite A, Springfield,
417-886-3636


Prosthodontics

Glen H. Petteway
1200 E. Woodhurst Dr., Suite T-300, Springfield,
417-887-7114, petteway-dds.com


Kevin D. Wallace
1200 E. Woodhurst Dr., Suite A-200, Springfield, 417-883-9903       


 

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