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Top Dentists 2018

The last thing you want to do when you have a toothache is find a new dentist. Take the pain out of the process by using this year’s list of the best in the business in southwest Missouri.

Edited by Rose Marthis

Aug 2018

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INTRODUCTION
This list is taken from an excerpt from the 2018 topDentists™ list, a database including listings for more than 100 dentists and specialists in the greater Springfield area. The Springfield area list was based on thousands of detailed peer evaluations of dentists and dental professionals in the area. The complete database is available online at usatopdentists.com. For additional information, please 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, who would you refer them to?”

This is the question we ask thousands of dentists to help us determine this year’s list of topDentists. Dentists and specialists are asked to consider years of experience plus continuing education, manner with patients, use of new techniques and technologies and the physical results.

The nomination pool of dentists includes dentists listed online with the American Dental Association, as well as all dentists listed with local dental societies, thus allowing virtually every dentist the opportunity to participate. Dentists can also nominate dentists 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 each practitioner on their ballot whose work they are familiar with. Once the balloting is completed, the scores are compiled and 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. Comments are also taken into consideration. Past awards a dentist has received and status in various dental academies can play a factor in our decisions.

Once the decisions are finalized, 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.

There are many fine dentists not included in this list. It is intended as a sampling of the body of talent in the field of dentistry. A dentist’s inclusion on our list is based on the subjective judgments of his or her fellow dentists. While the lists might reward visibility or popularity, we remain confident that our polling methodology largely corrects for biases and that these lists represent the most reliable, accurate and useful list of dentists available anywhere.



ENDODONTICS

Lisa D. Castleman
Advanced Endodontics of Greater Springfield
1338 E. Kingsley St., Suite A, Springfield
417-877-9333

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

Mark A. Massey
Greater Springfield Endodontics
2808 S. Ingram Mill Road, C-108, Springfield
417-883-7668

Carol P. McCall
1358 E. Kingsley St., Suite E, Springfield
417-877-8888, carolmccalldds.com
Editor’s Note: Dr. McCall has retired and her phone number has been purchased by another office.

Joseph D. McFarland
Endodontics of the Ozarks
3762 S. Fremont Ave., Springfield
417-893-3636

Bradley M. Newberry
Endodontics of the Ozarks
3762 S. Fremont Ave., Springfield
417-893-3636

Jacob M. Pack
Endodontics of the Ozarks
3762 S. Fremont Ave., Springfield
417-893-3636

Steven B. Raphael
417 Endodontics
1200 E. Woodhurst Drive, Suite A-400, Springfield
417-882-0500



GENERAL DENTISTRY

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

Gary L. Buzbee
Buzbee Dental 
1244 E. Lark St., Springfield
417-881-1388

Roger D. Buzbee
Chesterfield Family & Cosmetic Dental Center
2104 W. Chesterfield Blvd., Springfield
417-888-0771

Todd K. Buzbee
Buzbee Dental 
1244 E. Lark St., Springfield
417-881-1388

Tyler G. Buzbee
Buzbee Dental 
1244 E. Lark St., Springfield
417-881-1388

Charles L. Chambers
C. L. Chambers 
1402 S. Elliott Ave., Aurora
417-678-5958

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

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

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

Joseph C. Dills
Parkcrest Dental Group
540 W. Lasalle St., Springfield
417-887-1220

Jeffrey L. Dorman
Ascend Dental Design
1200 E. Woodhurst Drive, Building U, Springfield
417-887-3100

Kelly L. Dove
Nixa Smiles Dentistry
725 W. Mount Vernon St., Nixa
417-708-9098

Stephen G. Dove
Dove Dental Group
2910 E. Battlefield Road, Springfield
417-866-7647

Carla C. Duff
Duff Family Dental
1251 E. Sunshine St., Suite 108, Springfield
417-501-8601

John C. Durling II
ADC Dental Group
2827 Arizona Ave., Joplin
417-208-3192

D. Michelle Easterly
Kimbrough Dental Associates
3111 S. Kimbrough Ave., Springfield
417-887-5661

Daniel S. Fannin
Parkcrest Dental Group
540 W. Lasalle St., Springfield
417-887-1220, parkcrestdental.com

Marlene K. Feisthamel
Feisthamel Family Dentistry
5469 S. State Highway FF, Battlefield
417-447-5180

Michelle R. Fielden
Copper Creek Dental
797 W. South St., Ozark
417-581-0835

Randi C. Green
Springfield Smile Doctor
1320 E. Kingsley St., Suite B, Springfield
417-887-5155

Jason P. Hall
Parkcrest Dental Group
540 W. Lasalle St., Springfield
417-887-1220

Thomas Hoff
TerraGreen Dental
2305 S. Blackman Road, Building A, Suite 100, Springfield
417-887-3860

Carolyn M. Hunter
Spears Dental 
77 Smithson Drive, Cassville
417-847-2461

Derek R. Kaelin
Northside Dental Clinic
2105 W. Kearney Street, Suite A, Springfield
417-862-2468
James River Dental
4205 Nature Center Way, Springfield
417-882-1711

Eric S. Kapustka
Eric S. Kapustka, DDS 
125 Johnstown Drive, Rogersville
417-753-2963

M. Chase Kelly
Kelly Dental
1655 S. Enterprise Ave., Suite A-3, Springfield
417-881-1213

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

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

Richard T. Martens
Martens Family Dental 
3850 S. National Ave., Suite 720, Springfield
417-869-6487

Nicholas R. Matthews
Excel Dental
1427 W. State Highway J, Ozark
417-581-3600

Charles C. McGinty
Associates of Dentistry
410 S. Pearl Ave., Joplin
417-781-6800

R. Chris McKowen
McKowen Family Dental
2025 S. Stewart Ave., Springfield
417-865-5017

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

Brian H. Morrison
West Plains Dental Group
1725 Hull St., West Plains
417-256-3020

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

Rolando R. Papagayo
Rolando R. Papagayo, DDS PC
640 W. Republic Road, Suite 124, Springfield
417-883-8448

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

Suzanne N. Quigg
Branson Dental Center
515 Bee Creek Road, Branson
417-336-8478

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

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

Richard J. Reed
Richard J. Reed, DDS 
1009 E. 20th St., Joplin
417-623-2440

Robert W. Renger
Shine Modern Dentistry
510 W. 32nd St., Joplin
417-781-6700

Jeffrey S. Rick
Tri-Lakes Dental Center
10994 Historic Highway 165, Hollister
417-335-4630

Chanin S. Ropka
Parkcrest Dental Group
540 W. Lasalle St., Springfield
417-887-1220

J. Tanner Rust
Clear Creek Family Dental
609 E. Wells St., Suite F, Ash Grove
417-631-4490

Charles R. Ryen
Charles R. Ryen, DDS 
2235 E. Kearney St., Springfield
417-862-4192

Thomas A. Saitta
T.A.G.S., Inc.
1557 E. Primrose St., Suite 116, Springfield
417-882-0987

Howard E. Shayne
Fox Grape Family Dentistry
3250 E. Battlefield St., Suite S, Springfield
417-882-3335

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

Steven C. Sponenberg
Parkcrest Dental Group
540 W. Lasalle St., Springfield
417-887-1220

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

Thomas E. Stone
Thomas E. Stone General Dentistry
3331 E. Montclair St., Suite G, Springfield
417-881-1195

David A. Struble
Riverpointe Dental Care
1136 W. Jackson St., Ozark
417-720-2538

Richard D. Tallon
Branson Dental Center
515 Bee Creek Road, Branson
417-336-8478

Alanna R. Temple
West Plains Dental Group
1725 Hull St., West Plains
417-256-3020

Greg L. Temple
West Plains Dental Group
1725 Hull St., West Plains
417-256-3020

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

Eric L. Tolliver
Galleria Dental
1550 E. Battlefield Road, Suite E, Springfield
417-887-5757

David C. Ukena
Dr. David Ukena & Dr. Matthew Kufahl Family Dentistry 
2820 S. Ingram Mill Road, Springfield
417-887-5925

Wade W. Warren
Ozarks Preferred Dental Group
1736 E. Sunshine St., Suite 1012, Springfield
417-881-3502

Wade E. Wheeler
Primrose Dental
3121 S. Pickwick Place, Springfield
417-883-8080

Preston J. White
White Smiles Family Dental
1419 E. Erie St., Springfield
417-887-6882

Christian R. Willard
248 Dental
523 State Highway 248, Suite A, Branson
417-336-2404

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



ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY

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

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

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

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

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

J. David Gipson
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Group
1103 E. Montclair St., Suite 110, Springfield
417-887-8800

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

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

Michael J. McNaught
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Group
1103 E. Montclair St., Suite 110, Springfield
417-887-8800

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

Frank R. Newman, Jr.
Mercy Clinic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1965 S. Fremont Ave., Suite 160, Springfield
417-820-9415

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



ORTHODONTICS

Kevin R. Austin
Austin Orthodontics
733 W. Center Circle, Nixa
417-725-9600

Patrick M. Bauer
Bauer Orthodontics
2245 S. Blackman Road, Springfield
417-883-3740

Robert F. Becker
Becker & Scott Orthodontics
1200 E. Woodhurst Drive, Building M, Suite 100, Springfield
417-881-4300

Jerry F. Cash
Cash Family Orthodontics
2844 S. Ingram Mill Road, Springfield
417-881-7512

Tara R. Cash
Cash Family Orthodontics
2844 S. Ingram Mill Road, Springfield
417-881-7512

Mark Dake
Westrock Orthodontics
181 N. Kentucky Ave., Suite 300, West Plains
417-256-5100

Michael R. LaFerla
LaFerla Orthodontics
2805 E. 29th St., Joplin
417-206-7770

David Sander
Westrock Orthodontics
181 N. Kentucky Ave., Suite 300, West Plains
417-256-5100

Craig S. Scott
Becker & Scott Orthodontics
1200 E. Woodhurst Drive, Building M, Suite 100, Springfield
417-881-4300

Frank A. Sharp
Sharp Orthodontics 
1524 E. Bradford Parkway, Springfield
417-888-3030

Ross W. Stryker
Stryker Orthodontics
590 Lynn St., Lebanon
417-344-8061
Dr. Stryker has retired, but his practice is still open. 



PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY



PERIODONTICS

DISCLAIMER
This list is excerpted from the 2018 topDentists™ list, which includes listings for more than 100 dentists and specialists in the greater Springfield area. For more info call 706-364-0853, write Post Office Box 970, Augusta, GA 30903 or email or visit usatopdentists.com. topDentists has used its best efforts in assembling material for this list but does not warrant the information 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 2010–2018 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 information in this list may be made without permission of topDentists. No fees may be charged, directly or indirectly, for use of information herein without permission.