Top Dentists 2012

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.

INTRODUCTION

This list is excerpted from the 2012 topDentists™ list, a database which includes listings for more than 90 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, 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 we’ve asked thousands of dentists to help us 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 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 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 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.


ENDODONTICS

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

James A. Dryden
Southwest Missouri Endodontics
620 West 32nd Street, Suite A, Joplin,
417-621-0500, oralfacialjoplin.com

Bradley Laird
Joplin Endodontics
2805 East 29th Street, 417-782-3636

Mark A. Massey
Greater Springfield Endodontics
2808 South Ingram Mill Road, Building C-108,
Springfield, 417-883-7668, greaterendo.com

Carol McCall
Carol McCall, D.D.S.
1358 East Kingsley Street, Suite E, Springfield,
417-877-8888

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

Gerald Lane Stephenson
Lane Stephenson, D.D.S., P.C.
3331 East Montclair Street, Suite A,
417-886-3636, endolane.com


GENERAL DENTISTRY

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

Pamela M. Bacon
Branson Dental Center
515 Bee Creek Road, Branson,
417-336-8478, 417dentist.com

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

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

Nathan J. Bauer
417 Smiles
1335 East Independence Street, Springfield,
417-883-9333, 417smiles.com

L. Dan Brady
Dr. Brady was voted onto the Top Dentists list, but
he is now retired.

Terry J. Burpo
Crane Family Dentistry
204 North Commerce, Crane,
417-723-1723, cranefamilydentistry.com

Gary L. Buzbee
Buzbee Dental Clinic
1244 East Lark Street, Springfield,
417-881-1388, buzbeedental.com

Roger D. Buzbee
Buzbee Dental Clinic
1244 East Lark Street, Springfield,
417-881-1388, buzbeedental.com

Tyler G. Buzbee
Buzbee Dental Clinic
1244 East Lark Street, Springfield,
417-881-1388, buzbeedental.com

C. L. Chambers
C. L. Chambers, D.D.S.
1402 South Elliott Avenue, Suite A, Aurora,
417-678-5958

Ricky Cornish
Healthy Smiles Dental Center
1710 West Broadway, West Plains,
417-256-4171, rickycornishdds.com

Dio L. Daily
Best Impressions Family Dentistry
2740 South Glenstone Avenue, Suite 201,
Springfield, 417-883-5212, dailyrosen.com

Aaron R. Dannegger
Best Impressions Family Dentistry
636 West Republic Road, Suite 120, Springfield,
417-882-3200, bestimpressionsdental.com

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

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

Joseph C. Dills
Parkcrest Dental Group
540 West LaSalle Street, Springfield,
417-887-1220, parkcrestdental.com

Jeffrey L. Dorman
Dorman Family Dental
1200 E. Woodhurst Dr., Building U-200, Springfield
417-887-3100, DormanFamilyDental.com

John C. Durling II
ADC Dental Group
2827 Arizona Ave., Joplin, 866-478-7695,
adcofjoplin.com

Daniel S. Fannin
Parkcrest Dental Group
540 West LaSalle Street, Springfield,
417-887-1220, parkcrestdental.com

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

Michelle R. Fielden
Copper Creek Dental
797 West South Street, Ozark,
417-581-0835, coppercreekdental.org

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

John D. Heard
Heard, Heard & Bauer
1335 East Independence Street, Springfield,
417-883-3333

Carolyn M. Hunter
Carolyn Hunter, D.M.D, P.C.
77 Smithson Drive, Cassville, 417-847-2461

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

Gregory B. Kivett, Jr.
Joplin Dental Arts
510 West 32nd Street, Joplin,
417-781-5600, joplindentalarts.com

James M. Lewis
32nd Street Dental
614 East 32nd Street, Joplin,
417-781-6322, jamesmlewisdds.com

Steven T. Marshall
Marshall Family Dentistry
1300 North Oakland Avenue, Suite B, Bolivar,
417-326-6061, marshallfamilydentistry.com

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

Charles C. McGinty
Associates of Dentistry, LLC
410 South Pearl, Joplin, 417-781-6800,
associatesofdentistryllc.com

Chris McKowen
McKowen Family Dental
2025 South Stewart Avenue, Springfield,
417-865-5017, mckowenfamilydental.com

Ray F. McKowen
McKowen Family Dental
2025 South Stewart Avenue, Springfield,
417-865-5017, mckowenfamilydental.com

Thomas J. Meyer
Meyer & Johns Dental
1200 East Woodhurst Drive, Suite H-200,
Springfield, 417-881-6000, meyerjohnsdental.com

E. Irvin Miller III
Irv Miller D.D.S., P.C.
1655 South Enterprise Avenue, Suite A-3,
Springfield, 417-881-1213

Jeffery O. Moyer
Lamar Family Dentistry
805 Broadway Street, Lamar,
417-682-5871, lamarsleepdentist.com

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

William D. Nunn
Sunshine Dental Associates
3259 East Sunshine Street, Suite HH, Springfield,
417-887-7701, dentistinspringfieldmissouri.com

Stephen G. Powell
Doctors Powell, Curry and Jordan
304 East Jackson Street, Willard, 417-742-2555

Marcia L. Preston
Preston Family Dental
604 East Elm Street, Republic, 417-732-7874,
prestondentalteam.com

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

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

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

Edward A. Schanda
Edward A. Schanda, D.D.S. and A. Hammons
Schanda, D.D.S.
16040 U.S. Highway 160, Forsyth, 417-546-2151

Howard E. Shayne
Fox Grape Family Dentistry
3250 E. Battlefield, Suite S, Springfield,
417-882-3335, foxgrapefamilydentistry.com

Mary Lynn Shayne
Fox Grape Family Dentistry
3250 E. Battlefield, Suite S, Springfield,
417-882-3335, foxgrapefamilydentistry.com

A. Bernard Short
2710 South Picher Avenue, Joplin, 417-623-6141

Steven C. Sponenberg
Parkcrest Dental Group
540 West LaSalle Street, Springfield,
417-887-1220, parkcrestdental.com

James B. Stewart
James B. Stewart, D.D.S.
1601 West Sunshine Street, Suite H, Springfield,
417-862-4284

Stephen E. Stidham
Stephen E. Stidham, D.D.S.
502 East Bond Street, Monett, 417-235-5419

Thomas E. Stone
Thomas E. Stone, General Dentistry
1740 South Glenstone Avenue, Suite G,
Springfield, 417-881-1195, tstonedds.com

David A. Struble
Riverpointe Dental Care
1136 West Jackson Street, Ozark,
417-581-2421, ozarkdentist.com

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

Bernard R. Tellez
Fremont Hills Dental Centre
5240 N. Towne Centre Dr., Suite 201, Ozark,
417-581-0000

Gregory L. Temple
Gregory L. Temple, D.D.S.
1614 Gibson Street, West Plains, 417-256-3020

Patrick A. Thompson
Joplin Dental Care
1802 West 32nd Street, Suite H-I-J, Joplin,
417-781-6466, joplindentist.com

Tom D. Todd
Tom D. Todd Family Dental Care
901 North Main Street, Mountain Grove,
417-926-3600

David C. Ukena
Dr. Ukena, D.D.S. and Dr. Kufahl, D.D.S.
2820 South Ingram Mill Road, Springfield,
417-887-5925, springfieldmissouridentist.com

Lonnie R. Vetter
Dr. Lonnie R. Vetter, D.D.S.
820 N. Kentucky St., West Plains, 417-256-5223

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

Sara Young
Dr. Sara Young, D.D.S.
1824 South Lone Pine Avenue, Suite A,
Springfield, 417-883-2223, thinkyoungdds.com

Stephen Young
Dr. Stephen Young, D.D.S., P.C.
1824 South Lone Pine Avenue, Suite A,
Springfield, 417-883-2223, thinkyoungdds.com

Alan G. Zinke
Alan G. Zinke, D.D.S., P.C.
222 East Primrose Street, Suite C, Springfield,
417-881-5321, alanzinkedds.com


ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY

George Arquitt III
George Arquitt III, O.M.S.
1103 East Montclair Street, Suite 100,
Springfield, 417-887-8800, omsdocs.com

Julie Becker
Affiliated Oral Surgeons
3820 South Fremont Avenue, Springfield,
417-882-0948, horanbeckerdarling.com

Bradley R. Burnett
Oral & Facial Surgery Center of Joplin
620 West 32nd Street, Suite A, Joplin,
417-621-0500, oralfacialjoplin.com

David Gipson
David Gipson, OMS
1103 East Montclair Street, Suite 100,
Springfield, 417-887-8800, omsdocs.com

Michael A. Horan
Affiliated Oral Surgeons
3820 South Fremont Avenue, Springfield,
417-882-0948, horanbeckerdarling.com

Glenn J. Makowski
Associates in Oral Surgery & Dental Implants
2819 E. 29th St., Suite Z, Joplin, 417-623-2000

Chris Meyer
Chris Meyer, OMS
1103 East Montclair Street, Suite 100,
Springfield, 417-887-8800, omsdocs.com

Steven Quinn
Steven Quinn, OMS
1103 East Montclair Street, Suite 100,
Springfield, 417-887-8800, omsdocs.com

Rex Witherspoon
Rex Witherspoon, OMS
1103 East Montclair Street, Suite 100,
Springfield, 417-887-8800, omsdocs.com


ORTHODONTICS

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

Patrick M. Bauer
Bauer Orthodontics
2245 South Blackman Road, Springfield,
417-883-3740, bauerorthodontics.com

William J. Bauer
Bauer Orthodontics
2245 South Blackman Road, Springfield,
417-883-3740, bauerorthodontics.com

Robert F. Becker
Becker & Scott Orthodontics
1200 East Woodhurst Drive, Suite M-100,
Springfield, 417-881-4300, getitstraightortho.com

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

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

Michael R. LaFerla
LaFerla Orthodontics
2805 East 29th Street, Joplin, 417-206-7770,
laferlaortho.com

Farhad Moshiri
Moshiri Orthodontics
1320 East Kingsley Street, Suite B, Springfield,
417-881-7490, smilesaintlouis.com

Craig S. Scott
Becker & Scott Orthodontics
1200 East Woodhurst Drive, Suite M-100,
Springfield, 417-881-4300, getitstraightortho.com

Frank A. Sharp
Sharp Orthodontics
1524 East Bradford Parkway, Springfield,
417-888-3030, sharporthodontics.com

Ross W. Stryker
Stryker Orthodontics
590 Lynn Street, Lebanon, 417-532-9532,
strykersmiles.com


PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

Carrie Arquitt
Arquitt Pediatric Dental
3045 South Delaware Avenue, Suite B,
Springfield, 417-883-4746, apdsmiles.com

Stuart W. Scott
Parkcrest Dental Group
540 West LaSalle Street, Springfield,
417-887-1220, parkcrestdental.com


PERIODONTICS

Brad R. Burks
Brad R. Burks, D.M.D.
1355 East Bradford Parkway, Suite D,
Springfield, 417-882-4600, bradburks.com

Leo A. Tokarczyk
Leo A. Tokarczyk, D.D.S., P.C.
4777 South National Avenue, Springfield,
417-882-2880

Jody B. Vance
Jody B. Vance, D.D.S., M.S., P.C.
3331 E. Montclair St., Suite G (moving soon to 1315 E. Montclair St.), Springfield, 417-889-5297


PROSTHODONTICS

Kevin D. Wallace
Kevin D. Wallace, D.M.D.
1200 East Woodhurst Drive, Suite A-200,
Springfield, 417-881-1123
 


DISCLAIMER : This list is excerpted from the 2012 topDentists™ list, which includes listings for more than 90 dentists and specialists in the Springfield area. For more information, call 706-364-0853, write Post Office Box 970, Augusta, GA 30903, 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 2010–2012 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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