There’s a lot more to orthodontics than braces and rubber bands. Orthodontists are specialists. They have unique training to understand the long term effects of both jaw and teeth movement. Smiles should be beautiful but they also need to be medically functional to last a lifetime.
Springfield’s Tara Cash is unique even among orthodontists. Her undergraduate degree is in interior design. That eye for symmetry and detail gave her a distinct edge when she was one of only four dentists accepted out of the 200 dentists who applied to the University of Missouri orthodontic program.
Dr. Tara is now entering her 10th year in exclusively orthodontics and considers it is a privilege to work alongside her father, Dr. Jerry Cash, who is also a renowned orthodontist. Dr. Jerry and Dr. Tara are one of only a few father-daughter specialist practices around. Together they make it their mission to “do the right thing, for the right reason” when working with patients, families and local dentists. Part of that mission is dedicating themselves to this community through serving on several community boards.
Working together to make beautiful, life changing smiles is a dream come true for Dr. Tara and Dr. Jerry. There is nothing more gratifying then seeing a patient excited to show off their smile.