Top Dentists 2016

We trust dentists to clean our chompers and to straighten our smiles, so if you’re looking for a pro to polish your pearly whites, look no further than this list of peer-nominated 417-land dentists. Edited by Claire Porter

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

This list is excerpted from the 2016 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, 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.

Endodontics

Lisa D. Castleman, DDS

Advanced Endodontics of Greater Springfield

1338 E. Kingsley St., 

Ste. A, Springfield

417-877-9333

bestrootcanals.com

 

Bradley S. Laird, DDS

Joplin Endodontics

5227 S. Main St., 

Ste. A, Joplin

417-782-3636

joplinendo.com

 

Mark A. Massey, DDS, MSD

Greater Springfield 

Endodontics, Inc.

2808 S. Ingram Mill Rd., Building C-108, Springfield

417-883-7668

greaterendo.com

 

Carol McCall, DDS

Carol McCall, D.D.S.

1358 E. Kingsley St., 

Ste. E, Springfield

417-877-8888

carolmccalldds.com

 

Bradley M. Newberry,

DDS, MS

Endodontics of the Ozarks

3762 S. Fremont Ave., Springfield

417-893-3636

ozarksendo.com

 

Steven Raphael, DDS

417 Endodontics

1200 E. Woodhurst Dr., Ste. A-400, Springfield

417-882-0500

417endodontics.com

 

General Dentistry

Nathan Bauer, DDS

417 Smiles

1824 S. Lone Pine Ave., 

Ste. A, Springfield

417-883-2223

417smiles.com

 

Sara Bauer, DDS 

417 Smiles

1824 S. Lone Pine Ave., 

Ste. A, Springfield

417-883-2223

417smiles.com

 

Gary L. Buzbee, DDS

Buzbee Dental

1244 E. Lark St., Springfield

417-881-1388

buzbeedental.com

 

Roger D. Buzbee, DDS

Chesterfield Family &
Cosmetic Dental Center

2104 W. Chesterfield Blvd., Springfield

417-888-0771

chesterfieldfamilydental.com

 

Tyler G. Buzbee, DDS

Buzbee Dental

1244 E. Lark St., Springfield

417-881-1388

buzbeedental.com

 

Charles L. Chambers, DDS

C.L. Chambers, D.D.S., L.L.C.

1402 S. Elliott Ave., 

Ste. A, Aurora

417-678-5958

 

Heather Cline-Newman, DDS

Cline Dental

4350 S. National Ave., 

Ste. C-112, Springfield

417-885-7040

clinedental.org

 

Aaron Dannegger, DDS

Best Impressions 

Family Dentistry

636 W. Republic Rd., 

Ste. 120, Springfield

417-882-3200

bestimpressionsdental.com

 

Tracy Davis, DDS

Excel Dental

1427 W. State Highway J, Ozark

417-581-3600

exceldental.com

 

Jeffrey L. Dorman, DDS

Ascend Dental Design

1200 E. Woodhurst Dr., Building U, Springfield

417-887-3100

ascenddentaldesign.com

 

Stephen G. Dove, DDS

Dove Dental Group

2910 E. Battlefield, 

Springfield

417-866-7647

dovedentalgroup.com

 

Carla Duff, DDS

Duff Family Dental

1722 S. Glenstone Ave., 

Ste. O, Springfield

417-501-8601

dufffamilydental.com

 

John C. Durling II, DDS

ADC of Joplin

2827 Arizona Ave., Joplin

417-782-5005

adcofjoplin.com

 

Michelle Easterly, DDS

Kimbrough Dental 

Associates, LLC

3111 S. Kimbrough Ave., Springfield

417-887-5661

kimbroughdental.net

 

Daniel S. Fannin, DDS

Parkcrest Dental Group

540 W. LaSalle St., 

Springfield

417-887-1220

parkcrestdental.com

 

Marlene Feisthamel, DDS

Feisthamel Family Dentistry

5469 S. State Highway FF, Battlefield

417-447-5180

feistydoc.com

 

Michelle R. Fielden, DDS

Copper Creek Dental

797 W. South St., Ozark

417-581-0835

coppercreekdental.org

 

Randi Green, DMD, LVIF

Springfield Smile Doctor

2053 S. Waverly Ave., 

Ste. E, Springfield

417-887-5155

springfieldsmiledoctor.com

 

William Hale, DDS

Galleria Dental

1550 E. Battlefield, 

Ste. E, Springfield

417-887-5757

galleriadental.org

 

Jason P. Hall, DDS

Parkcrest Dental Group

540 W. LaSalle St., 

Springfield

417-887-1220

parkcrestdental.com

 

Carolyn Hunter, DMD

Carolyn Hunter, DMD, PC

77 Smithson Dr., Cassville

417-847-2461

carolynhunterdmd.com

 

Derek R. Kaelin, DDS

Northside Dental Clinic

2105 W. Kearney St., 

Ste. A, Springfield

417-862-2468

northsidedental.com

 

Eric Kapustka, DDS

Dr. Eric Kapustka, D.D.S.

125 Johnstown Dr., 

Rogersville

417-753-2963

 

Gregory B. Kivett Jr., DDS

Associates of Dental Arts

525 W. 32nd St., Joplin

417-781-5600

associatesofdentalarts.com

 

Kay E. Knipschild, DDS

Kay E. Knipschild DDS

3841 S. Jefferson Ave., Springfield

417-887-2929

 

Richard T. Martens, DMD

Goodin and Martens, D.D.S.

3850 S. National Ave., 

Ste. 720, Springfield

417-869-6487

 

Nick Matthews, DDS

Excel Dental

1427 W. State Highway J, Ozark

417-581-3600

exceldentalozarks.com

 

Charles C. McGinty, DDS

Associates of Dentistry, LLC

410 S. Pearl Ave., Joplin

417-781-6800

associatesofdentistryllc.com

 

Ray C. McKowen, DDS

McKowen Family Dental

2025 S. Stewart Ave., 

Springfield

417-865-5017

mckowenfamilydental.com

 

Ray F. McKowen, DDS

McKowen Family Dental

2025 S. Stewart Ave., 

Springfield

417-865-5017

mckowenfamilydental.com

 

Thomas J. Meyer, DDS

Meyer & Johns Dental

1200 E. Woodhurst Dr., 

Ste. H-200, Springfield

417-881-6000

meyerjohnsdental.com

 

Brian H. Morrison, DDS

West Plains Dental Group

1725 Hull St., West Plains

417-256-3020

 

William D. Nunn, DDS

Sunshine Dental Associates

3259 E. Sunshine St., 

Ste. HH, Springfield

417-887-7701

dentistinspringfieldmissouri.com

 

Rolando Papagayo, DDS

Dr. Papagayo, D.D.S., P.C.

640 W. Republic Rd., 

Ste. 124, Springfield

417-883-8448

drpapagayo.com

 

Marcia L. Preston, DDS

Preston Family Dental

604 E. Elm St., Republic

417-732-7874

prestondentalteam.com

 

Jon L. Reagan Jr., DDS

Family Dentistry of Neosho

1112 Baxter St., Neosho

417-451-2403

neoshosmiles.com

 

Ted A. Reavley, DDS

Ted A Reavley DDS PC

804 Gulf St., Lamar

417-682-3393

lamardentist.com

 

Craig Rechkemmer, DDS

Little Grins Dental

4728 S. Campbell Ave., 

Ste. 120, Springfield

417-300-9424

littlegrinsdental.com

 

Richard J. Reed, DDS

Richard J. Reed, D.D.S.

1009 E. 20th St., Joplin

417-623-2440

richardjreeddds.com

 

Chanin S. Ropka, DDS

Parkcrest Dental Group

541 W. LaSalle St., 

Springfield

417-887-1220

parkcrestdental.com

 

Alan Rosen, DDS

Daily Rosen Dentistry

2740 S. Glenstone Ave., 

Ste. 201, Springfield

417-883-5212

dailyrosen.com

 

J. Tanner Rust, DDS

Clear Creek Family Dental

609 E. Wells St., Ste. F, 

Ash Grove

417-751-9112

clearcreekfamilydental.com

 

Charles Ryen, DDS

Charles Ryen D.D.S.

2235 E. Kearney St., 

Springfield

417-862-4192

Thomas A. Saitta, DDS

TAGS Inc.

1557 E. Primrose St., 

Ste. 116, Springfield

417-882-0987

 

Howard E. Shayne, DDS

Fox Grape Family Dentistry

3250 E. Battlefield, Ste. S, Springfield

417-882-3335

foxgrapefamily.com

 

Mary Lynn Shayne, DDS

Fox Grape Family Dentistry

3250 E. Battlefield, Ste. S, Springfield

417-882-3335

foxgrapefamily.com

 

Steven C. Sponenberg, DDS

Parkcrest Dental Group

540 W. LaSalle St.,

Springfield

417-887-1220

parkcrestdental.com

 

James B. Stewart, DDS

Dr. Thomas E. Stone 

Dr. James B. Stewart

3331 E. Montclair St., Ste. G, Springfield

417-881-1195

tstonedds.com

 

Stephen E. Stidham, DDS

Stephen E. Stidham, D.D.S.

502 E. Bond St., Monett

417-235-5419

 

Thomas E. Stone, DDS

Dr. Thomas E. Stone 

Dr. James B. Stewart

3331 E. Montclair St., Ste. G, Springfield

417-881-1195

tstonedds.com

 

David Allen Struble, DDS

Riverpointe Dental Care

1136 W. Jackson St., Ozark

417-720-2538

ozarkdentist.com

 

Richard D. Tallon, DDS

Branson Dental Center

515 Bee Creek Rd., Branson

417-336-8478

417dentist.com

 

Alanna R. Temple, DDS

West Plains Dental Group

1725 Hull St., West Plains

417-256-3020

 

Gregory L. Temple, DDS

West Plains Dental Group

1725 Hull St., West Plains

417-256-3020

 

Tom Todd, DDS

Tom D. Todd, D.D.S.

901 N. Main St., 

Mountain Grove

417-926-3600

 

Eric Tolliver, DDS

Galleria Dental

1550 E. Battlefield, Ste. E, Springfield

417-887-5757

galleriadental.org

 

David C. Ukena, DDS

Dr. David Ukena, D.D.S., P.C. & Dr. Matthew Kufahl, D.D.S.

2820 S. Ingram Mill Rd., Springfield

417-887-5925

swmosmiles.com

 

Wade Warren, DDS

Wade Warren DDS, LLC

1736 E. Sunshine St., 

Ste. 1012, Springfield

417-881-3502

 

Christian Willard, DDS, FAGD

248 Dental

523 State Highway 248, 

Ste. A, Branson

417-336-2404

248dental.com

 

Stephen Young, DDS

417 Smiles

1824 S. Lone Pine Ave., 

Ste. A, Springfield

417-883-2223

417smiles.com

 

Alan G. Zinke, DDS

Alan G. Zinke, D.D.S., P.C.

222 E. Primrose St., Ste. C, Springfield

417-881-5321

alanzinkedds.com

 

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

George E. Arquitt III,

DDS, MD

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Group (OMS)

1103 E. Montclair St., 

Ste. 110, Springfield

417-887-8800

omsdocs.com

 

Julie Becker, DDS

The Oral Surgery and 

Dental Implant Center 

of the Ozarks

3820 S. Fremont Ave., Springfield

417-882-0948

horanbeckerdarling.com

 

Rob Burnett, DDS

Oral & Facial Surgery Center of Joplin

620 W. 32nd St., Ste. A, Joplin

417-621-0500

oralfacialjoplin.com

 

Thomas A. Collins Jr., DDS

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Group (OMS)

1103 E. Montclair St., 

Ste. 110, Springfield

417-887-8800

omsdocs.com

 

Bryan Darling, DDS, MD

The Oral Surgery and 

Dental Implant Center of the Ozarks

3820 S. Fremont Ave., Springfield

417-882-0948

horanbeckerdarling.com

 

J. David Gipson, DDS, MD

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Group (OMS)

1103 E. Montclair St., 

Ste. 110, Springfield

417-887-8800

omsdocs.com

 

Michael Horan, DDS

The Oral Surgery and 

Dental Implant Center of the Ozarks

3820 S. Fremont Ave.

Springfield

417-882-0948

horanbeckerdarling.com

 

Glenn J. Makowski, DMD

Associates in Oral Surgery 

& Dental Implants

2819 E. 29th St., Ste. 2, Joplin

417-623-2000

aosdi.com

 

Christopher M. Meyer, DDS, MD

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Group (OMS)

1103 E. Montclair St., 

Ste. 110, Springfield

417-887-8800

omsdocs.com

 

Frank R. Newman Jr., DMD

Mercy Clinic Oral and 

Maxillofacial Surgery

1965 S. Fremont Ave., 

Ste. 160, Springfield

417-820-9415

mercy.net

 

Steven P. Quinn, DDS

Oral & Maxillofacial 

Surgery Group (OMS)

1103 E. Montclair St., 

Ste. 110, Springfield

417-887-8800

omsdocs.com

 

Paul S. Wood, DDS

Nevada Oral Surgery

14054 E. Highway 54, Nevada

417-667-7576

nevadaoralsurgery.net

 

Orthodontics

Kevin R. Austin, DDS, MS

Austin Orthodontics

733 W. Center Cir., Nixa

417-725-9600

nixaortho.com

 

Patrick M. Bauer, DDS, MS

Bauer Orthodontics

2245 S. Blackman Rd., Springfield

417-883-3740

bauerorthodontics.com

 

Robert F. Becker, DDS, MSD

Becker & Scott Orthodontics

1200 E. Woodhurst Dr., Building M, Ste. 100, 

Springfield

417-881-4300

getitstraightortho.com

 

Jerry F. Cash, DDS

Cash Family Orthodontics

2844 S. Ingram Mill Rd., Springfield

417-881-7512

cashfamilyorthodontics.com

 

Tara Cash, DDS

Cash Family Orthodontics

2844 S. Ingram Mill Rd., Springfield

417-881-7512

cashfamilyorthodontics.com

 

Mark L. Dake, DDS, MSD

Westrock Orthodontics

168 S. Payne Stewart Dr., 

Ste. 100, Branson

417-335-4746

westrockortho.com

 

Michael R. LaFerla, DDS, MS

LaFerla Ortho

2805 E. 29th St., Joplin

417-206-7770

laferlaortho.com

 

David Sander, DMD, MDS

Westrock Orthodontics

321 W. Second St., Houston, Missouri

417-256-5100

westrockortho.com

 

Craig Scott, DDS

Becker & Scott Orthodontics

1200 E. Woodhurst Dr., Building M, Ste. 100, 

Springfield

417-881-4300

getitstraightortho.com

 

Frank A. Sharp, DDS, MS

Sharp Orthodontics

1524 E. Bradford Pkwy., Springfield

417-888-3030

sharporthodontics.com

 

Ross W. Stryker, DDS

Stryker Orthodontics

590 Lynn St., Lebanon

100 Lasayette Cir., 

Waynesville

293 E. Highway 54, Ste. 102, Camdenton

417-532-9532

strykersmiles.com

 

Pediatric Dentistry

Carrie K. Arquitt, DDS, MS

Arquitt Pediatric Dentistry

3045 S. Delaware Ave., 

Stes. B & C, Springfield

417-883-4746

apdsmiles.com

 

Jesse Gardner, DMD

Gardner Pediatric Dentistry

1250 E. Walnut Lawn St., Springfield

417-719-7862

gardnerkidsdentist.com

 

Stuart W. Scott, DDS

Parkcrest Dental Group

542 W. LaSalle St.

Springfield

417-887-1220

parkcrestdental.com

 

Periodontics

Brad R. Burks, DMD

Brad R. Burks, DMD, PC

1355 E. Bradford Pkwy., 

Ste. D, Springfield

417-882-4600

springfieldperiodontist.net

 

Humaira Habib, DDS

Joplin Periodontics 

Implant Dentistry

420 S. Pearl Ave., Ste. 4, Joplin

417-553-0856

joplinperio.com

 

Leo A. Tokarczyk, DDS

Leo A. Tokarczyk, D.D.S., P.C.

4777 S. National Ave., Springfield

417-882-2880

springfieldperioimplants.com

 

Jody B. Vance, DDS, MS

Jody B. Vance, D.D.S., M.S., P.C. Periodontics and Dental Implants

1315 E. Montclair St., Springfield

417-889-5297

drjodyvance.com

 

Prosthodontics

Kevin D. Wallace, DMD

K. D. Wallace, D.M.D.

1200 E. Woodhurst Dr., 

Ste. A-200, Springfield

417-881-1123

DISCLAIMER: This list is excerpted from the 2016 topDentists™ list, which includes listings for about 100 dentists and specialists in the greater Springfield area.  For more information call 706-364-0853, 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 2010–2016 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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