Top Dentist 2017

Teeth feeling achy? Smile losing its luster? If it’s time to see a dentist to perk up your pearly whites, look no further than these 103 professionals in 417-land who were voted as the top of their trade.

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 2017 topDentists™ list, a database which includes listings for more than 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 and status in various dental academies can play a factor in our decisions.

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, D.D.S.

Advanced Endodontics of Greater Springfield

1338 E. Kingsley St., Suite A, Springfield

417-877-9333, bestrootcanals.com

 

Bradley S. Laird, D.D.S.

Joplin Endodontics

5227 S. Main St., Suite A, Joplin

417-782-3636 , joplinendo.com

 

Mark A. Massey, D.D.S., M.S.D.

Greater Springfield Endodontics

2808 S. Ingram Mill Road, Suite C-108, Springfield

417-883-7668, greaterendo.com

 

Carol P. McCall, D.D.S.

Carol McCall, D.D.S.

1358 E. Kingsley St., Suite E, Springfield

417-877-8888, carolmccalldds.com

 

Bradley M. Newberry, D.D.S.

Endodontics of the Ozarks

3762 S. Fremont Ave., Springfield

417-893-3636, ozarksendo.com

 

Steven Raphael, D.D.S.

417 Endodontics

1200 E. Woodhurst Drive, Suite A-400, Springfield

417-882-0500, 417endodontics.com

 

GENERAL DENTISTRY

Nathan Bauer, D.D.S.

417 Smiles

1824 S. Lone Pine Ave., Suite A, Springfield

417-883-2223, 417smiles.com

 

Gary L. Buzbee, D.D.S.

Buzbee Dental

1244 E. Lark St., Springfield

417-881-1388, buzbeedental.com

 

Roger D. Buzbee, D.D.S.

Chesterfield Family & Cosmetic Dental Center

2104 W. Chesterfield Blvd., Springfield

417-888-0771, chesterfieldfamilydental.com

 

Todd K. Buzbee, D.D.S.

Buzbee Dental

1244 E. Lark St., Springfield

417-881-1388, buzbeedental.com

 

Tyler G. Buzbee, D.D.S.

Buzbee Dental

1244 E. Lark St., Springfield

417-881-1388, buzbeedental.com

 

Charles L. Chambers, D.D.S.

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

1402 S. Elliott Ave., Aurora

417-678-5958

 

Heather Cline, D.D.S.

Cline Dental

4350 S. National Ave., Suite C-112, Springfield

417-885-7040, clinedental.org

 

Aaron Dannegger, D.D.S.

Best Impressions Family Dentistry

636 W. Republic Road, Suite 120, Springfield

417-882-3200, bestimpressionsdental.com

 

Tracy Davis, D.D.S.

Excel Dental

1427 W. State Highway J, Ozark

417-581-3600, exceldental.com

 

Joseph Dills, D.D.S.

Parkcrest Dental Group

540 W. LaSalle St., Springfield

417-887-1220, parkcrestdental.com

 

Jeffrey L. Dorman, D.D.S.

Ascend Dental Design

1200 E. Woodhurst Drive, Building U, Springfield

417-887-3100, ascenddentaldesign.com

 

Stephen Dove, D.D.S.

Dove Dental Group

2910 E. Battlefield Road, Springfield

417-866-7647, dovedentalgroup.com

 

Carla C. Duff, D.D.S.

Duff Family Dental

1722 S. Glenstone Ave., Suite O, Springfield

417-501-8601, dufffamilydental.com

 

John C. Durling II, D.D.S.

ADC of Joplin

2827 Arizona Ave., Joplin

417-782-5005, adcofjoplin.com

 

Michelle Easterly, D.D.S.

Kimbrough Dental Associates

3111 S. Kimbrough Ave., Springfield

417-887-5661, kimbroughdental.net

 

Daniel Fannin, D.D.S.

Parkcrest Dental Group

540 W. LaSalle St., Springfield

417-887-1220, parkcrestdental.com

 

Marlene Feisthamel, D.D.S.

Feisthamel Family Dentistry

5469 S. State Highway FF, Battlefield

417-447-5180, feistydoc.com

 

Michelle R. Fielden, D.D.S.

Copper Creek Dental

797 W. South St., Ozark

417-581-0835, coppercreekdental.org

 

Randi Green, D.M.D., L.V.I.F.

Springfield Smile Doctor

1320 E. Kingsley St., Suite B, Springfield

417-887-5155, springfieldsmiledoctor.com

 

Jason Hall, D.D.S.

Parkcrest Dental Group

540 W. LaSalle St., Springfield

417-887-1220, parkcrestdental.com

 

Carolyn Hunter, D.M.D.

General Dentistry

77 Smithson Drive, Cassville

417-847-2461, carolynhunterdmd.com

 

Derek R. Kaelin, D.D.S.

Northside Dental Clinic

2105 W. Kearney St., Suite A, Springfield

417-862-2468, northsidedental.com

 

James River Dental

4205 S. Nature Center Way, Springfield

417-882-1711, jamesriverdental.com

 

Eric Kapustka, D.D.S.

Eric Kapustka, D.D.S.

125 Johnstown Drive, Rogersville

417-753-2963

 

Chase Kelly, D.D.S.

Kelly Dental

1655 S. Enterprise Ave., Suite A-3, Springfield

417-881-1213, kelly-dental.com

 

Gregory B. Kivett Jr., D.D.S.

Associates of Dental Arts

525 W. 32nd St., Joplin

417-781-5600, associatesofdentalarts.com

 

Kay E. Knipschild, D.D.S.

Kay E. Knipschild, D.D.S.

3841 S. Jefferson Ave., Springfield

417-887-2929

 

Darren Mahaffey, D.D.S.

Mahaffey Family Dentistry

509 W. Battlefield Road, Springfield

417-887-3573

 

Sarah Mahaffey, D.D.S.

Mahaffey Family Dentistry

509 W. Battlefield Road, Springfield

417-887-3573

 

Richard T. Martens, D.M.D.

Goodin & Martens, D.D.S., PC

3850 S. National Ave., Suite 720, Springfield

417-269-7525

 

Nick Matthews, D.D.S.

Excel Dental

1427 W. State Highway J, Ozark

417-581-3600, exceldental.com

 

Charles C. McGinty, D.D.S.

Associates of Dentistry LLC

410 S. Pearl Ave., Joplin

417-781-6800, associatesofdentistry.com

 

Ray C. McKowen, D.D.S.

McKowen Family Dental

2025 S. Stewart Ave., Springfield

417-865-5017, mckowenfamilydental.com

 

Ray F. McKowen, D.D.S.

McKowen Family Dental

2025 S. Stewart Ave., Springfield

417-865-5017, mckowenfamilydental.com

 

Trent S. McMillen, D.D.S.

Dr. Trent McMillen’s Dental Office

1644 W. Elfindale St., Springfield

417-831-1777

 

Thomas J. Meyer, D.D.S.

Meyer & Johns Dental

1200 E. Woodhurst Drive, Suite H-200, Springfield

417-881-6000, meyerjohnsdental.com

 

Brian H. Morrison, D.D.S.

West Plains Dental Group

1725 Hull St., West Plains

417-256-3020, westplainsdental.com

 

William D. Nunn, D.D.S.

Sunshine Dental Associates

3259 E. Sunshine St., Suite HH, Springfield

417-887-7701, dentistinspringfieldmissouri.com

 

Rolando R. Papagayo, D.D.S.

Dr. Rolando R. Papagayo, D.D.S., PC

640 W. Republic Road, Suite 124, Springfield

417-883-8448, drpapagayo.com

 

Marcia L. Preston, D.D.S.

Preston Family Dental

604 E. Elm St., Republic

417-732-7874, prestondentalteam.com

 

Jon L. Reagan Jr., D.D.S.

Family Dentistry of Neosho

1112 Baxter St., Neosho

417-451-2403, neoshosmiles.com

 

Ted A. Reavley, D.D.S.

Ted A. Reavley, D.D.S., PC

804 Gulf St., Lamar

417-682-3393, lamardentist.com

 

Richard J. Reed, D.D.S.

Richard J. Reed, D.D.S.

1009 E. 20th St., Joplin

417-623-2440, richardjreeddds.com

 

Robert W. Renger, D.D.S.

Shine Modern Dentistry

510 W. 32nd St., Joplin

417-781-6700, shinemoderndentistry.com

 

Chanin Ropka, D.D.S.

Parkcrest Dental Group

540 W. LaSalle St., Springfield

417-887-1220, parkcrestdental.com

 

Alan M. Rosen, D.D.S.

Daily Rosen Dentistry

2740 S. Glenstone Ave., Suite 201, Springfield

417-883-5212, dailyrosen.com

 

J. Tanner Rust, D.D.S.

Clear Creek Family Dental

609 E. Wells St., Suite F, Ash Grove

417-751-9112, clearcreekfamilydental.com

 

Charles R. Ryen, D.D.S.

Charles R. Ryen, D.D.S.

2235 E. Kearney St., Springfield

417-862-4192

 

Thomas A. Saitta, D.D.S.

T.A.G.S. Inc. Thomas A. Saitta, D.D.S.

1557 E. Primrose St., Suite 116, Springfield

417-882-0987

 

Howard Shayne, D.D.S.

Fox Grape Family Dentistry

3250 E. Battlefield Road, Suite S, Springfield

417-882-3335, foxgrapefamily.com

 

Mary Lynn Shayne, D.D.S.

Fox Grape Family Dentistry

3250 E. Battlefield Road, Suite S, Springfield

417-882-3335, foxgrapefamily.com

 

Steven Sponenberg, D.D.S.

Parkcrest Dental Group

540 W. LaSalle St., Springfield

417-887-1220, parkcrestdental.com

 

Stephen E. Stidham, D.D.S.

Dr. Stidham, D.D.S.

502 Bond St., Monett

417-235-5419

 

Thomas E. Stone, D.D.S.

Thomas E. Stone, D.D.S., PC

3331 E. Montclair St., Suite G, Springfield

417-881-1195, tstonedds.com

 

David A. Struble, D.D.S.

Riverpointe Dental Care

1136 W. Jackson St., Ozark

417-581-2421, ozarkdentist.com

 

Richard D. Tallon, D.D.S.

Branson Dental Center

515 Bee Creek Road, Branson

417-336-8478, 417dentist.com

 

Alanna R. Temple, D.D.S.

West Plains Dental Group

1725 Hull St., West Plains

417-256-3020, westplainsdental.com

 

Gregory L. Temple, D.D.S.

West Plains Dental Group

1725 Hull St., West Plains

417-256-3020, westplainsdental.com

 

Tom D. Todd, D.D.S.

Tom D. Todd, D.D.S.

901 N. Main St., Mountain Grove

417-926-3600

 

Eric Tolliver, D.D.S.

Galleria Dental

1550 E. Battlefield Road, Suite E, Springfield

417-887-5757, galleriadental.org

 

David C. Ukena, D.D.S.

David C. Ukena, D.D.S., & Matthew D. Kufahl, D.D.S., Family Dentistry

2820 S. Ingram Mill Road, Springfield

417-887-5925, swmosmiles.com

 

Wade Warren, D.D.S.

Wade Warren, D.D.S., LLC

1736 E. Sunshine St., Suite 1012, Springfield

417-881-3502

 

Wade Wheeler, D.D.S.

Primrose Dental

3121 S. Pickwick Place, Springfield

417-883-8080, primrosedentalclinic.com

 

Preston White, D.D.S.

White Smiles Family Dental

1419 E. Erie St., Springfield

417-887-6882, dentistspringfieldmo.com

 

Christian R. Willard, D.D.S., F.A.G.D.

248 Dental

523 State Highway 248, Suite A, Branson

417-336-2404, 248dental.com

 

Stephen Young, D.D.S

417 Smiles

1824 S. Lone Pine Ave., Suite A, Springfield

417-883-2223, 417smiles.com

 

Alan G. Zinke, D.D.S.

Alan G. Zinke, D.D.S., PC

222 E. Primrose St., Suite C, Springfield

417-881-5321, alanzinkedds.com

 

ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY

George Arquitt, D.D.S, M.D.

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Group (OMS)

1103 E. Montclair St., Suite 100, Springfield

417-887-8800, omsdocs.com

 

Julie Becker, D.D.S.

Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center of the Ozarks

3820 S. Fremont Ave., Springfield

417-882-0948, horanbeckerdarling.com

 

Bradley R. Burnett, D.D.S.

Oral & Facial Surgery Center of Joplin

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

417-621-0500, oralfacialjoplin.com

 

Thomas A. Collins Jr., D.D.S.

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Group (OMS)

1103 E. Montclair St., Suite 100, Springfield

417-887-8800, omsdocs.com

 

Bryan Darling, D.D.S., M.D.

Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center of the Ozarks

3820 S. Fremont Ave., Springfield

417-882-0948, horanbeckerdarling.com

 

J. David Gipson, D.D.S., M.D.

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Group (OMS)

1103 E. Montclair St., Suite 100, Springfield

417-887-8800, omsdocs.com

 

Michael Horan, D.D.S.

Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center of the Ozarks

3820 S. Fremont Ave., Springfield

417-882-0948, horanbeckerdarling.com

 

Glenn J. Makowski, D.M.D., M.D.

Associates in Oral Surgery & Dental Implants

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

417-623-2000, aosdi.com

 

Christopher M. Meyer, D.D.S., M.D.

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Group (OMS)

1103 E. Montclair St., Suite 100, Springfield

417-887-8800, omsdocs.com

 

Frank R. Newman Jr., D.M.D.

Mercy Clinic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery–S. Fremont

1965 S. Fremont Ave., Suite 160, Springfield

417-820-9415, mercy.net

 

Steven P. Quinn, D.D.S.

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Group (OMS)

1103 E. Montclair St., Suite 100, Springfield

417-887-8800, omsdocs.com

 

ORTHODONTICS

Kevin R. Austin, D.D.S.

Austin Orthodontics

733 W. Center Circle, Nixa

417-725-9600, nixaortho.com

 

Patrick M. Bauer, D.D.S., M.S.

Bauer Orthodontics

2245 S. Blackman Road, Springfield

417-883-3740, bauerorthodontics.com

 

Robert F. Becker, D.D.S., M.S.D.

Becker & Scott Orthodontics

1200 E. Woodhurst Drive, Suite M-100, Springfield

417-881-4300, getitstraightortho.com

 

Jerry F. Cash, D.D.S.

Cash Family Orthodontics

2844 S. Ingram Mill Road, Springfield

417-881-7512, cashfamilyorthodontics.com

 

Tara R. Cash, D.D.S.

Cash Family Orthodontics

2844 S. Ingram Mill Road, Springfield

417-881-7512, cashfamilyorthodontics.com

 

Mark L. Dake, D.D.S., M.S.D.

Westrock Orthodontics

181 N. Kentucky Ave., Suite 300, West Plains

417-256-5100

237 E. 17th St., Mountain Grove

417-926-410, westrockortho.com

 

Michael R. LaFerla, D.D.S., M.S.

LaFerla Ortho

2805 E. 29th St., Joplin

417-206-7770, laferlaortho.com

 

David J. Sander, D.M.D., M.D.S.

Westrock Orthodontics

181 N. Kentucky Ave., Suite 300, West Plains

417-256-5100

237 E. 17th St., Mountain Grove

417-926-410, westrockortho.com

 

Craig S. Scott, D.D.S.

Becker & Scott Orthodontics

1200 E. Woodhurst Drive, Suite M-100, Springfield

417-881-4300, getitstraightortho.com

 

Frank A. Sharp, D.D.S., M.S.

Sharp Orthodontics

1524 E. Bradford Parkway, Springfield

417-888-3030, sharporthodontics.com

 

Ross W. Stryker, D.D.S.

Stryker Orthodontics

590 Lynn St., Lebanon

417-532-9532, strykersmiles.com

 

PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

Carrie Arquitt, D.D.S., M.S.

Arquitt Pediatric Dentistry

3045 S. Delaware Ave., Springfield

417-883-4746, apdsmiles.com

 

Jesse Gardner, D.M.D.

Gardner Pediatric Dentistry

1250 E. Walnut Lawn St., Springfield

417-719-7862, gardnerkidsdentist.com

 

Stuart Scott, D.D.S.

Parkcrest Dental Group

540 W. LaSalle St., Springfield

417-887-1220, parkcrestdental.com

 

Brett Wilson, D.D.S.

Joplin Pediatric Dentistry

5227 S. Main St., Suite D, Joplin

417-622-0004, joplinpediatricdentistry.com

 

PERIODONTICS

Brad R. Burks, D.M.D.

Dr. Brad R. Burks, D.M.D., PC

1355 E. Bradford Parkway, Suite D, Springfield

417-882-4600, springfieldperiodontist.com

 

Humaira Habib, D.D.S.

Joplin Periodontics & Implant Dentistry

420 S. Pearl Ave., Suite 4, Joplin

417-553-0856, joplinperio.com

 

Leo A. Tokarczyk, D.D.S.

Leo A. Tokarczyk, D.D.S., PC

4777 S. National Ave., Springfield

417-882-2880, springfieldperioimplants.com

 

Jody B. Vance, D.D.S., M.S.

Jody B. Vance, D.D.S., M.S.

1315 E. Montclair St., Springfield

417-889-5297, drjodyvance.com

 

PROSTHODONTICS

Kevin D. Wallace, D.M.D.

Kevin D. Wallace D.M.D.

1200 E. Woodhurst Drive, Suite A-200, Springfield

417-881-1123

 

 

Disclaimer
This list is excerpted from the 2017 topDentists™ list, which includes listings for more than 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 2010–2017 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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