Top Dentists 2013

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 2013 topDentists™ list, a database which includes listings for more than 100 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 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.

 


DISCLAIMER
This list is excerpted from the 2013 topDentists™ list, which includes listings for more than 100 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 www.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 2010-2013 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.


 

Endodontics

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

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

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

Carol Anne McCall
Carol Anne McCall DDS
1358 East Kingsley Street, Suite E, Springfield,
417-877-8888, 
carolmccalldds.com

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

General Dentistry

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 West State Highway J, Ozark, 417-581-3600, barnettdavisdental.com

Nathan J. Bauer
417 Smiles
1824 South Lone Pine Avenue, Suite A, Springfield, 417-883-2223, 417smiles.com

L. Dan Brady
*Editor’s note: L. Dan Brady was named a Top Dentist, but he is now retired.

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

Roger D. Buzbee
Chesterfield Family Dental
2104 West Chesterfield Boulevard, Springfield,
417-888-0771, 
chesterfieldfamilydental.com

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

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

Heather Cline-Newman
Cline Dental
4350 South National Avenue, Suite C-112,
Springfield, 417-885-7040,
clinedental.org

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

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

Aaron R. Dannegger
Best Impressions Family Dentistry
636 West Republic Road, Suite 120,
Springfield, 417-882-200, 

bestimpressionsdental.com

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

Misty M. Deaton
Hillside Family Dental
1001 West Hill Street, Neosho, 
417-451-6600

David L. DeTar
David L. DeTar
3115 South Arizona Avenue, 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 East Woodhurst Drive, Suite U-200,
Springfield, 417-887-3100,
dormanfamilydental.com

John C. Durling II
ADC of Joplin, Inc.
2827 Arizona Avenue, Joplin, 
417-782-5005, adcdentalgroup.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

William D. Hale
Galleria Dental
1550 E. Battlefield, Suite E, Springfield, 
417-887-5757, galleriadental.org

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

Jeffrey S. Heard
Private practice
1335 East Independence Street, Springfield,
417-883-3333

John D. Heard
Private practice
1335 East Independence Street, Springfield,
417-883-3333

Carolyn M. Hunter
Carolyn M. Hunter, DMD, PC
77 Smithson Drive, Cassville, 
417-847-2461, carolynhunterdmd.com

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

Eric Kapustka
Eric Kapustka DDS
125 Johnstown Drive, Rogersville, 
417-753-2963

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

Joseph R. Kofron
Dental Care of Nixa
600 McCroskey Street, Nixa, 
417-725-3108, dentalcareofnixa.com

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

Darren Mahaffey
Mahaffey Family Dentistry
509 West Battlefield Street, Springfield, 
417-887-3573

Sarah Brown Mahaffey
Mahaffey Family Dentistry
509 West Battlefield Street, Springfield, 
417-887-3573

Steve T. Marshall*
Marshall Family Dentistry
1300 North Oakland Avenue, Suite B, Bolivar,
417-326-6061

*Editor’s note: Steve T. Marshall was named a Top Dentist, but he is now retired.

Nicholas R. Matthews
Barnett-Davis Dental Group
1427 West State Highway J, Ozark, 
417-581-3600, barnettdavisdental.com

Ray 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

Irv Miller
Irv Miller DDS
1655 South Enterprise Avenue, Suite A-3, Springfield, 417-881-1213

Brian H. Morrison
Temple & Morrison
1614 Gibson Street, West Plains, 
417-256-3020

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

William D. Nunn
Sunshine Dental Associates3259 East Sunshine Street, Suite HH, Springfield,
417-887-7701, 

dentistinspringfieldmissouri.com

Rolando R. Papagayo
Rolando R. Papagayo DDS, PC
2147 West Republic Road, Springfield, 
417-883-8448, drpapagayo.com

Stephen G. Powell
Curry, Powell & Jordan LLP
304 East Jackson Street, Willard, 
417-742-2555, pcjdental.com

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, jonreagan.com

Ted A. Reavley
Ted A. Reavley DDS, PC
804 Gulf Street, Lamar, 
417-682-3393, lamardentist.com

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

Albert H. Schanda
Schanda Dental
16040 U.S. Highway 160, Forsyth, 
417-546-2151

Edward A. Schanda
Schanda Dental16040 U.S. Highway 160, Forsyth, 417-546-2151

Scott Schmidly
Lifestyle Dental
3550 South Campbell Avenue, Springfield, 417-887-4021, lifestyledental.net

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

Mary Lynn Shayne
Fox Grape Family Dentistry
3250 East Battlefield Street, Suite S, Springfield, 417-882-3335, foxgrapefamily.com

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

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

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

Thomas Eric Stone
Thomas E. Stone DDS, PC
3331 E. Montclair, Suite G., Springfield
417-881-1195, thomasestonedds.com

David Allen 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

Greg L. Temple
Temple & Morrison
1614 Gibson Street, West Plains
417-256-3020

Tom D. Todd
Tom D. Todd DDS
901 North Main Street, Mountain Grove, 417-926-3600

David C. Ukena
Dr. Ukena DDS, PC & Kufahl DDS
2820 South Ingram Mill Road, 
Springfield, 417-887-5925, 
springfieldmissouridentist.com

Lonnie R. Vetter
Lonnie R. Vetter DDS
820 North Kentucky Street, West Plains
417-256-5223

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

Christian R. Willard
248 Dental
523 State Highway 248, Suite A, 
Branson, 417-336-2404,
248dental.com

Sara Young-Bauer
417 Smiles
1824 South Lone Pine Avenue, Suite A,
Springfield, 417-883-2223, 

417smiles.com

Stephen Roy Young
417 Smiles
1824 South Lone Pine Avenue, Suite A, Springfield, 417-883-2223,
417smiles.com

Alan G. Zinke
Alan G. Zinke DDS, PC
222 East Primrose Street, Suite C, Springfield, 417-881-5321, alanzinkedds.com

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

George Edward Arquitt III
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Group
1103 East Montclair Street, Suite 100, Springfield, 417-887-8800,
omsdocs.com

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

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

Thomas A. Collins, Jr.
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Group
1103 East Montclair Street, Suite 100, Springfield, 417-887-8800,
omsdocs.com

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

J. David Gipson
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Group
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 Makowski
Associates in Oral Surgery and Dental 
Implants
2819 East 29th Street, Suite 2, Joplin
417-623-2000, aosdi.com

Christopher M. Meyer
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Group
1103 East Montclair Street, Suite 100, Springfield, 417-887-8800,
omsdocs.com

Steven P. Quinn
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Group
1103 East Montclair Street, Suite 100, Springfield, 417-887-8800,
omsdocs.com

Paul S. Wood
Nevada Oral Surgery
14054 East Highway 54, Nevada
417-667-7576, nevadaoralsurgery.net

Orthodontics

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

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

Robert F. Becker
Becker & Scott DDS
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

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

Mark L. Dake
Orthodontic Specialists of the Ozarks
Multiple locations in 417-land and Arkansas. See osoortho.com

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

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

Craig S. Scott
Becker & Scott
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 L. Arquitt
Arquitt Pediatric Dentistry
3045 South Delaware Avenue, 
Suites B & C, 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 DMD, PC
1355 East Bradford Parkway, Suite D, Springfield, 417-882-4600,
bradburks.com

Leo A. Tokarczyk
Leo A. Tokarczyk, DDS
4777 South National Avenue, 
Springfield, 417-882-2880, 
springfieldperioimplants.com

Jody B. Vance
Jody B. Vance, DDS, MS, PC
1315 E. Montclair St., Springfield
417-889-5297, drjodyvance.com

Prosthodontics

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

 

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