Top Dentists 2014

This list is the best place to start your search if you’re looking for a dentist for you and your family. The dentists on this list were voted in by their peers, and they could be just the right people to keep your pearly whites clean and healthy.

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 2014 topDentists™ list, a database that includes listings for about 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 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 dental care outside your specialty, which dentist would you refer them to?”

This is the question asked of thousands of dentists in order to help determine who are the USA’s topDentists. 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 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 and 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 the list is based on the subjective judgments of his or her fellow dentists. While it is true that the lists might at times disproportionately reward visibility or popularity, we remain confident that the polling methodology largely corrects for any biases and that these lists continue to represent the most reliable, accurate and useful list of dentists available.

Disclaimer

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 2010-2014 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 D. Castleman
Advanced Endodontics of Greater Springfield
1338 E. Kingsley St., Suite A, Springfield, 417-877-9333, endospecialty.com

Bradley S. Laird
Joplin Endodontics
5227 S. Main, Suite A, Joplin,
417-782-3636

Mark A. Massey
Greater Springfield Endodontics
2808 S. Ingram Mill Rd., Suite C-108, Springfield, 417-883-7668, greaterendo.com

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

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

Steven Raphael
417 Endodontics
1200 E. Woodhurst Dr., Suite A400, Springfield, 417-882-0500, 417endodontics.com

 

General Dentistry

Kelly Barnett
Excel Dental
1427 W. State Highway J, Ozark,
417-581-3600, exceldentalozarks.com

Marc Barnett
Excel Dental
1427 W. State Highway J, Ozark,
417-581-3600, exceldentalozarks.com

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

L. Dan Brady
Editor’s note: L. Dan Brady was voted a Top Dentist by his peers, but he is currently retired.

Gary Lynn Buzbee
Buzbee Dental Clinic
1244 E. Lark St., Springfield,
417-881-1388, buzbeedental.com

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

Tyler Garett Buzbee
Buzbee Dental Clinic
1244 E. Lark St., Springfield,
417-881-1388, buzbeedental.com

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

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

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

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

Tracy Davis
Excel Dental
1427 W. State Highway J, Ozark,
417-581-3600, exceldentalozarks.com

Misty M. Deaton
Hillside Family Dental
1001 W. Hill St., Neosho,
417-451-6600

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

Joseph Dills
Parkcrest Dental Group
540 W. LaSalle St., Springfield,
417-887-1220, parkcrestdental.com

Jeff Dorman
Dorman Family Dental
1200 E. Woodhurst Dr., Building U, Springfield,
417-887-3100, dormanfamilydental.com

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

Dan Fannin
Parkcrest Dental Group
540 W. LaSalle St., Springfield,
417-887-1220, parkcrestdental.com

Michelle R. Fielden
Cooper Creek Dental
797 W. South St., 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 W. LaSalle St., Springfield,
417-887-1220, parkcrestdental.com

Jeffrey S. Heard
Private practice
1335 E. Independence St., Springfield,
417-883-3333

John D. Heard
Private practice
1335 E. Independence St., Springfield,
417-883-3333

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

Derek R. Kaelin
James River Dental
4205 S. 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 Dr., Rogersville,
417-753-2963

Gregory B. Kivett, Jr.
Associates of Dental Arts
525 W. 32nd St., Joplin,
417-781-5600, associatesofdentalarts.com

Kay E. Knipschild
Kay E. Knipschild, DDS
3841 S. Jefferson Ave., Springfield, 417-887-2929

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

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

Darren Mahaffey
Mahaffey Family Dentistry
509 W. Battlefield, Springfield,
417-887-3573

Sarah Brown Mahaffey
Mahaffey Family Dentistry
509 W. Battlefield, Springfield,
417-887-3573

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

Edward L. McAllister
2701 S. Winfield Ave., Joplin,
417-623-1414

Ray Chris McKowen
McKowen Family Dental
2025 S. Stewart Ave., Springfield,
417-865-5017, mckowenfamilydental.com

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

Betsy McQueary
McQueary Dental
3540 S. National Ave., Springfield,
417-886-9094, mcquearydental.com

Brian H. Morrison
West Plains Dental Group
1614 Gibson St., West Plains,
417-256-3020

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

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

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

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

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

Craig Reckemmer
Little Grins Dental
4728 S. Campbell Ave., Suite 120, Springfield,
LittleGrinsDental.com

Robert W. Renger
Robert W. Renger, DDS, LLC
510 W. 32nd St., Joplin,
417-781-6700, drrobertrenger.com

Alan M. Rosen
Daily Rosen Dentistry
2740 S. Glenstone Ave., 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 Dental
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, foxgrapefamily.com

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

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

Thomas Eric Stone
Thomas E. Stone DDS, PC
3331 E. Montclair St., 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
Temple & Morrison
1614 Gibson St., West Plains,
417-256-3020

Tom D. Todd
Tom D. Todd DDS
901 N. Main St., Mountain Grove,
417-926-3600

David C. Ukena
Dr. Ukena DDS, PC & Kafahl DDS
2820 S. Ingram Mill Rd., Springfield,
417-887-5925, springfieldmissouridentist.com

Lonnie R. Vetter
Lonnie R. Vetter DDS
820 N. Kentucky St., West Plains,
417-256-5223, YourFamilysDentist.com

Charles A. Vogel
Dental E.R.
222 Primrose St., 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
417 Smiles
1824 S. Lone Pine Ave., Suite A, Springfield, 417-883-2223,
417smiles.com

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

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

 

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

George Edward Arquitt III
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Group
1103 E. Montclair St., Suite 110, Springfield,
417-887-8800, omsdocs.com

Julie Becker
Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center of the Ozarks
3820 S. Fremont Ave., Springfield,
417-882-0948, horanbeckerdarling.com

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

Thomas A. Collins, Jr.
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Group
1103 E. Montclair St., Suite 110, Springfield,
417-887-8800, omsdocs.com

Bryan Darling
Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center of the Ozarks
3820 S. Fremont Ave., Springfield,
417-882-0948, horanbeckerdarling.com

James D. Gipson
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Group
1103 E. Montclair St., Suite 110, Springfield,
417-887-8800, omsdocs.com

Michael A. Horan
Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center of the Ozarks
3820 S. Fremont Ave., Springfield,
417-882-0948, horanbeckerdarling.com,

Glenn J. Makowski
Associates in Oral Surgery and Dental Implants
2819 E. 29th St., Suite 2, Joplin,
417-623-2000, aosdi.com

Christopher M. Meyer
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Group
1103 E. Montclair St., Suite 110, Springfield,
417-887-8800, omsdocs.com

Steven P. Quinn
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Group
1103 E. Montclair St., Suite 110, Springfield,
417-887-8800, omsdocs.com

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

 

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

Robert F. Becker
Powell, Becker & Scott
1200 E. Woodhurst Dr., Building M, Suite 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

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

Mark Dake
Orthodontic Specialists of the Ozarks
Locations in Missouri and Arkansas
888-897-6453, osoortho.com

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

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

David Sander
Orthodontic Specialists of the Ozarks
Locations in Missouri and Arkansas
888-897-6453, osoortho.com

Craig Stephen Scott
Powell, Becker & Scott
1200 E. Woodhurst Dr., Building M, Suite 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
Arquitt Pediatric Dentistry, LLC
3045 S. Delaware Ave., Suite B, Springfield,
417-883-4746, apdsmiles.com

 

Periodontics

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

Leo A. Tokarczyk
Leo A. Tokarczyk, DDS
4777 S. National Ave., 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 E. Woodhurst Dr., Suite A-200, Springfield, 417-881-1123

 

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