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Why These Dentists?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Independence Dentists on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Dr. Susan Widick, Dr. Katie Oatman General Dentistry

The family dental practice of Dr. Susan Appleberry Widick and Dr. Katie Oatman has been fostering caring and lasting relationships with Northwestern Missouri patients since 1993. Dr. Susan Widwick graduated from UMKC in 1993 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, and Dr. Katie Oatman is a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry. Both dentists are members of numerous professional organizations and maintain a comfortable and caring, state-of-the-art dental office staffed by seasoned hygienists and friendly receptionists. Both doctors accept all major dental insurance plans and are preferred providers for Cigna, Delta Dental and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City. New patients are always welcome, and appointments can be conveniently scheduled online.

Independence, MO 64055


Independence Family Dental Care

Independence Family Dental Care, in Kansas City, Missouri, is a dentistry practice that offers comprehensive care for the entire family. Dr. Emily Handley DDS received her education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry and is a member of the American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association, and Greater Kansas City Dental Society. They provide a wide range of services including exams, X-rays, cleanings, root canal therapy, crowns, veneers, dentures, wisdom tooth extractions, and more. Emergency service is available, the office is open every weekday, and they use advanced technology in a state-of-the-art facility to create a relaxed atmosphere.

Kansas City, MO 64136


Julia Rachele Loecker, DDS

Located in Grain Valley, Missouri, Julia Rachele Loecker, DDS, has been serving the greater Kansas City metropolitan area with complete dental services since 2003. Dr. Julia Loecker, DDS, graduated the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in 1993 and is a member of the American Dental Association and the Greater Kansas City Dental Society. Specializing in general and cosmetic dentistry, periodontal care, restorative treatments, orthodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgeries, endodontics, and periodontics, she provides superior service using the latest equipment and techniques while maintaining respect for the time, budget, and comfort of all patients. Dr. Julia Loecker also offers sedation dentistry, Versawave laser technology, emergency services, and a variety of payment options.

Grain Valley, MO 64029


Lakewood Dental

Dr. Matt Niewald DDS and his team at Lakewood Dental provide exceptional dental services to the entire Lee's Summit community, with a focus on a patient-first attitude that takes the fear and anxiety out of dental care. Lakewood Dental offers a variety of dental procedures that range from cosmetic techniques such as bonding, whitening, and porcelain veneers to dental implants. Additionally, Dr. Niewald and his staff cover essential dental cleanings, crowns, fillings sealants and root canal procedures. Previous patients have given Lakewood Dental high levels of praise for their attention to detail, friendly service, and personable attitudes. Clients reported satisfaction with their dental visits, with the majority of them becoming repeat customers.

Lee's Summit, MO 64064


Medley Smiles

Medley Smiles offers implant, general, and cosmetic dentistry to patients in Independence, Missouri. Dedicated to personalized and gentle care, the staff at Medley Smiles provide comprehensive dental services and customized treatment plans. Among the services offered are clear teeth aligners, periodontal disease treatment, metal-free crowns, and full mouth reconstruction. With a focus on meeting patient needs through fully informed service, Dr. Medley provides complimentary consultations to patients seeking treatment. As an all-ages practice, patients praise the staff for their ability to work with family members and patients of a variety of ages in a gentle, caring, and respectful manner.

Independence, MO 64050


Meiners Dentistry

Meiners Dentistry is based in Independence, MO and serves nearby communities with the goal of ensuring that all patients receive the highest quality dental care available. Their dedicated team combines state-of-the-art materials and up-to-date techniques with a gentle touch. Each patient’s health, comfort, and individual needs have been the team’s top priority since the practice was established in 1975. They specialize in a range of cosmetic and routine dental services including teeth whitening, bonding, smile makeovers, crowns and bridges, implants, dry mouth, acid erosion, and more. Drs. Zachary and Don Meiners bring years of combined experience and advanced education to the practice.

Independence, MO 64055


Schaefer Dental

Schaefer Dental is an Independence practice that provides general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. Services the practice offers include veneers, Invisalign, gum disease therapy, root canal therapy, teeth whitening, crowns, bridges, white composite fillings, and laser dentistry. Dr. David A. Schaefer has a degree in Biology and a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. He is a member of the Greater Kansas City Dental Society, the American Dental Association, the Eastern Jackson County Dental Health Group, and the Missouri Dental Association. Hours of operation are Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Patients remark on their friendliness, thoroughness, patience, helpfulness, professionalism, efficiency, knowledge, punctuality, and attention to detail.

Independence, MO 64055


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