Top Dentists 2011

Looking for a dentist for yourself and your family? This list is a great place to get started. The dentists on these pages were voted by their peers to be among the best, and they could be your source for top-notch dental care.

DISCLAIMER: The information in this article was fact checked and accurate at press time, but 417 Magazine cannot guarantee its accuracy indefinitely.

INTRODUCTION

This list is excerpted from the 2011 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 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 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 dentists listed online with the American Dental Association, 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 that they feel should be included in the list. Respondents are asked to put aside any personal bias or political motivations and to use only their knowledge of their peer's 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 the 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 the 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.


ENDODONTICS

Lisa D. Castleman
Advanced Endodontics of Greater Springfield
1338 E. Kingsley St., Suite A, Springfield
417-877-9333, endospecialty.com

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

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

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

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


GENERAL DENTISTRY

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

Kelly B. Barnett
Barnett Davis Dental Group
1427 W. 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

Nathan J. Bauer
A Beautiful Smile for All Ages
1335 E. Independence St., Springfield,
417-883-9333, abeautifulsmile.info

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, 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 W. 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
Dorman Family Dental
1200 E. Woodhurst Dr., Suite U-200, Springfield
417-887-3100, DormanFamilyDental.com

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

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

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

Carolyn M. Hunter
77 Smithson Dr., Cassville
417-847-2461

Derek R. Kaelin
James River Dental
4205 Nature Center Way, Springfield
417-882-1711, jamesriverdental.com
Northside Dental
2105 W. Kearney St., Springfield
417-862-2468, northsidedental.com

Gregory B. Kivett, Jr.
Renger and Kivett
510 W. 32nd St., Joplin
417-781-5600, joplindentalarts.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
McKowen Family Dental
2025 S. Stewart Ave., Springfield
417-865-5017

Thomas Ray F. McKowen
McKowen Family Dental
2025 S. Stewart Ave., Springfield
417-865-5017

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 Dentistry
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

Stephen G. Powell
304 E. Jackson St., Willard
417-742-2555

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

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

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

Bernard R. Tellez
5349 N. 22nd Street, Suite 1, Ozark
417-581-0000

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., Mountain Grove
417-926-3600

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

Charles A. Vogel
Dental E.R.
222 Primrose St., Suite A, Springfield
417-851-8111, dental-er.info

Sara Young
Think Young
1824 S. Lone Pine Ave., Suite A, Springfield
417-883-2223, thinkyoungdds.com

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

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


ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY

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

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

Glenn Makowski
2602 Cunningham Ave., Joplin
417-623-2000

Chris Meyer
C. Rex Witherspoon Surgery Center
1103 E. Montclair St., Suite 100, Springfield
417-887-8800, witherspoonsc.com

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

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


ORTHODONTICS 

Kevin R. Austin
Austin Orthodontics
733 W. Center Circle, Nixa
417-725-9600, nixaortho.com

Patrick M. Bauer
Bauer Orthodontics
2245 S. Blackman Rd., Springfield
417-883-3740, bauerorthodontics.com

William J. Bauer, Jr.
Bauer Orthodontics
2245 S. Blackman Rd., 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

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

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

Farhad Moshiri
Moshiri Orthodontics
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., Lebanon
417-532-9532, strykersmiles.com


PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

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

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


PROSTHODONTICS

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


Disclaimer

This list is excerpted from the 2011 topDentists™ list, which includes listings for more than 80 dentists and specialists in the Springfield area. For more information call 706-364-0853 or write Post Office Box 970, Augusta, GA 30903 or email (info@usatopdentists.com) or visit usatopdentists.com. topDentists has used its best efforts in assembling material for this list but does not warrant that the information contained herein is complete or accurate, and does not assume, and hereby disclaims, any liability to any person for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions herein whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident, or any other cause. Copyright 2010 - 2011 by topDentists, LLC of Augusta, GA. All rights reserved. This list, or parts thereof, must not be reproduced in any form without permission. No commercial use of the information in this list may be made without permission of topDentists. No fees may be charged, directly or indirectly, for the use of the information in this list without permission.
 

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