Top Dentists 2015

On the hunt for a dentist for you or your family? This list is the best place to start. The dentists on these pages 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 2015 topDentists™ list, a database which includes listings for approximately 100 dentists and specialists in the greater 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 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 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 2015 topDentists™ list, which includes listings for about 100 dentists and specialists in the greater 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 2010-2014 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, bestrootcanals.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., Building C-108, Springfield, 417-883-7668, greaterendo.com

 

Carol McCall

Carol McCall, DDS

1358 E. Kingsley St., Suite E, Springfield, 417-877-8888, carolmccalldds.com

 

Bradley M. Newberry

Endodontics of the Ozarks

3762 S. Fremont Ave.,  Springfield, 417-893-3636

 

Steven Raphael

417 Endodontics

1200 E. Woodhurst Dr., Suite A-400, Springfield, 417-882-0500, 417endodontics.com    

 

General Dentistry

Kelly B. Barnett

Note: Dr. Barnett was voted one of this year’s Top Dentists but is in fact retired.

 

Marcus C. Barnett

Note: Dr. Barnett was voted one of this year’s Top Dentists, but he is in fact retired.

 

Guy Phillip Bates, Jr.

Note: Dr. Bates was voted one of this year’s Top  Dentists, but he is in fact retired.

 

Nathan J. Bauer    

417 Smiles

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

 

Sara Bauer

417 Smiles

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

 

Gary Lynn Buzbee

Buzbee Dental

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 G. Buzbee

Buzbee Dental

1244 E. Lark St., Springfield, 417-881-1388, buzbeedental.com 

 

Charles L. Chambers

C.L. Chambers DDS LLC

1402 S. Elliott Avenue, Aurora, 417-678-5958

 

Heather Cline-Newman

Cline Dental

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

 

Aaron R. Dannegger

Best Impressions Family Dentistry

636 W. Republic Road, Suite 120, Springfield, 417-882-3200, bestimpressionsdental.com

 

Tracy D. Davis

Excel Dental

1427 W. State Highway J, Ozark, 417-581-3600, exceldentalozarks.com 

 

Joseph C. Dills

Parkcrest Dental Group

540 W. LaSalle St., Springfield, 417-887-1220, parkcrestdental.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 Dental Group

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, feistydocs.com 

 

Michelle R. Fielden

Copper Creek Dental

797 W. South St., Ozark, 417-581-0835, coppercreekdental.org 

 

Randi Green

Springfield Smile Doctor

2053 S. Waverly Ave., Suite E, Springfield, 417-887-5155, springfieldsmiledoctor.com 

 

William D. Hale

Galleria Dental

1550 E. Battlefield, Suite E, Springfield, 417-887-5757, galleriadental.org

Note: At press time, Dr. Hale was taking a few months off but planned to return to his practice thereafter.

 

F. Stan Hall

Parkcrest Dental Group

Note: Dr. Hall was voted one of this year’s Top Dentists, but he is in fact retired.

 

Jason P. Hall

Parkcrest Dental Group

540 W. LaSalle, Springfield, 417-887-1220, parkcrestdental.com

 

Carolyn M. Hunter

Carolyn M. Hunter, DDM

77 Smithson Dr., Cassville, 417-847-2461, carolynhunterdmd.com

 

Derek R. Kaelin    

Northside Dental Clinic

2105 W. Kearney St., Suite A, Springfield, 417-862-2468, northsidedental.com

James River Dental

4205 Nature Center Way, 417-882-1711, jamesriverdental.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, dentalcareofnixa.com 

 

Darren Mahaffey

Mahaffey Family Dentistry

509 W. Battlefield, Springfield, 417-887-3573, mahaffeydental.com 

 

Sarah Mahaffey    

Mahaffey Family Dentistry

509 W. Battlefield, Springfield, 417-887-3573,mahaffeydental.com 

 

Rick T. Martens

Goodin and Martens

3850 S. National Ave., Suite 720, Springfield, 417-869-6487

 

Nicholas R. Matthews

Excel Dental

1427 W. State Highway J, Ozark, 417-581-3600, exceldentalozarks.com 

 

Ray C. 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    

 

Thomas J. Meyer

Meyer & Johns Dental

1200 E. Woodhurst Dr., Suite H-200, Springfield, 417-881-6000, meyerjohnsdental.com 

 

Brian H. Morrison

West Plains Dental Group

1725 Hull St., West Plains, 417-256-3020, westplainsdental.com

 

William D. Nunn

Sunshine Dental Associates

3259 E. Sunshine St., Suite HH, Springfield, 417-887-7701, dentistinspringfieldmissouri.com 

 

Marcia L. Preston

Preston Family Dental

604 E. Elm St., Republic, 417-732-7874, prestondentalteam.com    

 

Stephen G. Powell

PCJ Dental 

304 E. Jackson St., Building 4A, Willard, 417-742-2555, pcjdental.com 

 

Jon L. Reagan, Jr.

Family Dentistry of Neosho

1112 Baxter St., Neosho, 417-451-2403, neoshosmiles.com    

 

Ted A. Reavley

Ted A. Reavley DDS PC

804 Gulf St., Lamar, 417-682-3393, lamardentist.com 

 

Craig A. Rechkemmer

Little Grins Dental

4728 S. Campbell Ave., Suite 120, Springfield, 417-300-9424, LittleGrinsDental.com

 

Robert W. Renger

Robert W. Renger DDS LLC

510 W. 32nd St., Joplin, 417-781-6700, drrobertrenger.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

 

Albert H. Schanda

Note: Dr. Schanda was voted one of this year’s Top Dentists, but he is in fact retired.

 

Edward A. Schanda

Note: Dr. Schanda was voted one of this year’s Top Dentists, but he is in fact retired.

 

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

 

Misty Shelton

Misty L. Shelton

1200 E. Woodhurst Dr., Suite F-100, Springfield, 417-887-4000, mistysheltondds.com    

 

Steven C. Sponenberg

Parkcrest Dental Group

540 W. Lasalle St., Springfield, 417-887-1220, parkcrestdental.com    

 

James B. Stewart

James B. 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 E. Stone

Thomas E. Stone DDS General Dentistry

3331 E. Montclair St., Suite G, Springfield, 417-881-1195, tstonedds.com 

 

David A. 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

West Plains Dental Group

1725 Hull St., West Plains, 417-256-3020, westplainsdental.com

 

Tom D. Todd

Tom D. Todd DDS LLC

901 N. Main St., Mountain Grove, 417-926-3600

 

David C. Ukena

Dr. Ukena and Dr. Kufahl DDS

2820 South Ingram Mill Road, Springfield, 417-887-5925

 

Wade Edward Wheeler

Primrose Dental

3121 S. Pickwick Place, Springfield, 417-883-8080, primrosedentalclinic.com

 

Christian R. Willard

248 Dental

523 State Highway 248, Suite A, Branson, 417-336-2404, 248dental.com

 

Stephen R. Young

417 Smiles

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

 

Alan G. Zinke

Alan G. Zinke 

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

 

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

George Arquitt III

OMS Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Group

1103 E. Montclair St., Suite 110, Springfield, 417-887-8800, omsdocs.com 

 

Julie B. Becker

Horan, Becker and Darling

3820 S. Fremont Ave., Springfield, 417-882-0948, horanbeckerdarling.com 

 

Bradley Burnett    

Oral & Facial Surgery Center of Joplin

620 W. 32nd St., Suite A, Joplin, 417-621-0500, oralfacialjoplin.com

 

Thomas A. Collins, Jr.

OMS Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Group

1103 E. Montclair St., Suite 110, Springfield, 417-887-8800, omsdocs.com 

 

Bryan Darling

Horan, Becker and Darling

3820 S. Fremont Ave., Springfield, 417-882-0948, horanbeckerdarling.com

 

David Gipson

OMS Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Group

1103 E. Montclair St., Suite 110, Springfield, 417-887-8800, omsdocs.com

 

Michael A. Horan

Horan, Becker and Darling

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 Two, Joplin, 417-623-2000, aosdi.com 

 

Christopher M. Meyer

OMS Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Group

1103 E. Montclair St., Suite 110, Springfield, 417-887-8800, omsdocs.com    

 

Frank R. Newman,Jr.

Mercy Clinic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

1965 E. Fremont, Suite 160, Springfield, 417-820-9415, mercy.net    

 

Steven P. Quinn    

OMS 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 

 

Pat M. Bauer

Bauer Orthodontics

2245 S. Blackman Rd., Springfield, 417-883-3740, bauerorthodontics.com    

 

Robert F. Becker

Becker & Scott Orthodontics

1200 E. Woodhurst Dr., Building M, Suite 100, Springfield, 417-881-4300, getitstraightortho.com

 

Jerry F. Cash

Cash Family Orthodontics

2844 S. Ingram Mill Rd., Springfield, 417-881-7512, cashfamilyorthodontics.com    

 

Tara R. Cash

Cash Family Orthodontics

2844 S. Ingram Mill Rd., 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

LaFerla Ortho

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

 

David Sander

Orthodontic Specialists of the Ozarks

181 N. Kentucky, Suite 300, West Plains, 417-256-5100, osoortho.com 

 

Craig S. Scott

Becker & Scott Orthodontics

1200 E. Woodhurst Dr., Building M, Suite 100, Springfield, 417-881-4300, getitstraightortho.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

3045 S. Delaware Avenue, Suite B & C, Springfield, 417-883-4746, apdsmiles.com    

 

Jesse N. Gardner

Gardner Pediatric Dentistry

1250 E. Walnut Lawn St., Springfield, 417-719-7862, gardnerkidsdentist.com

 

Periodontics    

Brad R. Burks

Brad R. Burks DMD, PC

1355 E. Bradford Pkwy., Suite D, Springfield, 417-882-4600, springfieldperiodontist.com     

 

Leo A. Tokarczyk

Leo A. Tokarczyk DDS

4777 S. National Ave., Springfield, 417-882-2880, springfieldperioimplants.com 

 

Jody Vance

Dr. Jody Vance

1315 E. Montclair St., Springfield, 417-889-5297, drjodyvance.com

 

Prosthodontics    

Kevin D. Wallace

Kevin D. Wallace

1200 E. Woodhurst Dr., Suite A-200, Springfield, 417-881-1123

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