General Dentistry

Kansas City Magazine Team

Dentists in general dentistry address concerns in overall oral health and minor cosmetic procedures, like filling cavities, fitting dentures and crown work. General dentists help you maintain overall good oral health before disease and issues arise—which is why it’s recommended that you visit your dentist every six months.

This list is excerpted from the 2020 topDentists™ list, a database that includes listings for dentists and specialists in the Kansas City metro area. The Kansas City list is based on thousands of detailed evaluations of dentists and professionals by their peers. The complete database is available at usatopdentists.com



Jason Ciminieri
Bob Long
Long and Ciminieri Dental
11111 Nall Ave Suite #109, Leawood, KS 66211
913-491-4900

Dentistry with compassion, honesty, and heart. That’s what you’ll find at Long and Ciminieri Dental from the moment you arrive. Dr. Bob Long and Dr. Jason Ciminieri, along with their amazing team of professionals, work to ensure patients receive the quality care and individualized attention. With more than 50 years of combined experience, they can share their extensive knowledge while crafting customized treatment plans and addressing their patient’s dental needs and desires. By providing an openhearted, approachable environment, the doctors and staff help patients achieve their optimum oral health goals while providing a pleasant and friendly atmosphere that feels like home.

Passionate about providing exceptional dental care, Dr. Long and Dr. Ciminieri’s kindheartedness is the perfect complement to their top-tier clinical skill. Throughout their careers, they have gained invaluable experience in a diversity of dental specialties, from implant dentistry to cosmetic transformations and family dentistry to sports dentistry. They offer a conservative approach emphasizing minimally invasive treatments. Patient satisfaction is their number one goal.

Dr. Ciminieri graduated both college and dental school with honors from The Ohio State University. While in college, he played soccer for the Buckeyes and has been the team dentist for Sporting Kansas City since 2007.

Dr. Long graduated college from Pittsburg State, playing football for the Gorillas. He also graduated from the University of Missouri, Kansas City Dental School.  He has been practicing at their current location since 1983.  Dr. Long and Dr. Ciminieri have know each other for more than 10 years and merged their practices last fall.


Chad A. Bowles
Bowles Dental Center
6811 W. 121st St., Overland Park
913-491-6663

Change can be a challenge. There is comfort in knowing what to see, feel, and expect in a familiar environment. When it comes to a visit to the dentist, knowing what to expect is even more important. During a year of change, we decided to embrace it and improve from the inside out to build a stronger office for you.

This year, we build on our honest, high-quality care with a renovated office, updating our entire space to include an improved sterilization, lab and high-tech rooms (ooh-ahh), dental operatories (neat) and common spaces (wow). Check out our new website with online scheduling that couldn’t be easier. And while you are at it, visit our about page to get to know Dr. Brad Higgerson, joining the team with over 20 years of experience.

We may look different the next time you visit, but with all of the change, we remain the same, trustworthy dental office you have known for years! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to change the way you think about dentistry.



Hollie Flack
The Brookside Dentist
6247 Brookside Blvd., Suite 207, KCMO
816-523-1444

The Brookside Dentist has been providing dental care in Kansas City’s Brookside neighborhood since 1934. Dr. Hollie Flack takes great pride in continuing the legacy of patient-centered, compassionate dental care. During the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Dr. Flack and the team at The Brookside Dentist have gone above the recommended guidelines to provide a comfortable and safe dental environment. The last year has cemented the importance to always put each patient’s needs, health and safety as their top priority. The Brookside Dentist enjoys providing expert care from infancy to adulthood. Schedule an appointment online at thebrooksidedentist.com.



Amy R. Hahn
Rachel Pitts Driscoll
Rhoades Family Dentistry
13400 S. Blackbob Road, Olathe
913-782-8900

Our faces are changing. Modern man’s faces are shrinking, and the evidence provides an explanation by simply looking at children’s faces over the course of history. We see changes in development, including collapsing faces, shrinking jaws, crowded teeth, and a struggle to breathe. We began seeking answers as to why it was happening and how to remedy the issue.

Historically, dentistry has been focused on only managing the fallout or end stages of this phenomenon. Individuals worldwide are suffering the ill effects of our poorly processed food-heavy diets, which can change the development of our skulls and faces, and even the way we breathe. Can this problem be stopped before it causes suffering, crooked teeth, cavities, sleep and behavior issues, and a multitude of other health problems? Dentistry is on the precipice of change. Our doctors are on a mission to get to the root cause and want to prevent these problems early instead of trying to clean up the mess years later.

The most current research shows an emerging truth: If you are breathing normally through your nose from birth to age 7, you probably won’t need many of our services over the course of your life. You’re not going to snore or need braces, and you’re going to get fewer cavities and grind your teeth less. If your nose works well, you’re also at a lower risk of heart attack and stroke. We feel our true calling is to find out how to, essentially, put ourselves out of a job, which fits nicely with our multi-generational practice core value of expedited and minimalistic dentistry.

Our mission is to change the way people feel about dentistry. Every day, we meet patients who are anxious or traumatized from prior dental experiences. Turning that around and sending them off with a positive dental experience is what we live for. We want to hear what values are important to you when it comes to your dental health, and then create a completely customized experience for you. If you want cutting-edge dentistry AND a high level of health, we can provide that. If you love the saying “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” that’s the kind of dentistry we’ve loved to provide to our patients over multiple generations.

Dr. Amy Hahn and Dr. Rachel Driscoll have more than 30 years of combined dental experience. You can expect these two to be time-efficient and amazingly gentle. Our practice is perfect for busy families and we understand that you don’t have time to visit multiple offices for treatment— we’re equipped to take care of your entire family’s dental needs in one place! We offer the full range of dental services, from dental implants, Invisalign, airway and facial growth guidance, and everything in between.

DID YOU KNOW?

What is one thing, if left untreated by age 8, that can leave a child with a permanent 16-point reduction in IQ? Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Sleep apnea and snoring can be treated by guiding the still-growing jaws away from the pinched airway. Other signs of OSA: bedwetting, ADHD-like symptoms, dark circles under the eyes, elongated facial growth, open mouth. If kids are sleeping with their mouths open, that’s a huge problem, and we need to correct it as early as possible. If we wait until age 13-14 to treat it, that’s too late for kids to reach their cognitive potential.


Craig W. Herre
Timothy R. Herre
Herre Holistic Dental KC
11201 Nall Ave., Suite 120, Leawood
913-491-4466

Herre Holistic Dental is a wellness-centered, third-generation family dental practice that has served Kansas City since 1953. Their mission is to provide personalized dental health care services, to nurture caring relationships with patients, and to offer progressive treatment options that promote enduring health for every member of your family.

As biological dentists, Drs. Tim and Craig Herre use the safest dental materials that are the most compatible with your own body and health. They also practice rejuvenation dentistry, which is a conservative dental approach to restore the entire bite and mouth, creating jaw stability and proper oral function. Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach that focuses on managing disease, their mission is to get you back to health by rejuvenating the entire system so the body can thrive. There are many treatments offered at Herre Holistic for your health journey, including TMD/ TMJ treatment, tongue tie releases, orofacial myofunctional therapy, airway-focused orthodontic treatment, early orthodontic expansion for kids, holistic mercury-safe dentistry and Cerec one-visit crowns.

Drs. Craig and Tim have decades of experience treating TMJ/jaw pain and bite issues to address how your teeth fit together. Clenching or grinding your teeth and jaw misalignment are signs you may have an airway issue. The team at Herre Holistic Dental believes that a healthy airway is the key for your body to function in an optimal way. With on-site 3D X-ray technology, they can help find the root cause issue and provide you with choices that best fit your needs.

Dr. Tim Herre is the first third-generation dentist in Kansas, and he has focused on functional, airway-centered dental care for over a decade. He is passionate about helping kids grow optimally with early intervention in order to prevent long-term health issues and sees patients as young as newborns. During the past four decades, Dr. Craig Herre has given his patients a lot to smile about and provides compassionate care for his patients. Dr. Craig and Dr. Tim strive to learn and optimize their treatment in ways that surpass traditional dentistry. Herre Holistic Dental is proud to be your local dental care team.



Andrew V. Herwig
Herwig DDS
11900 W. 87th St. Parkway, Suite 260, Lenexa
913-492-8884

At Herwig DDS, we believe a true smile radiates from the inside out, which is why we are so passionate about delivering an exceptional dental experience that makes you not only look great, but makes you feel great, too! Our highly trained staff of professionals offer a full spectrum of services within the fields of preventative, restorative and cosmetic dentistry.

We are a family-owned family and cosmetic dental practice proudly serving the Greater Kansas City area since 1981. We have always prided ourselves on providing first-class dental care with exceptional professionalism and are committed to helping you maintain a healthy and beautiful smile that you can be proud of.

A native of Overland Park, KS, Dr. Andrew V. Herwig earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 2015 from UMKC School of Dentistry. He customizes his dental approach based on your long-term needs. It is an approach based on trust, comfort, necessity and expertise, with the end result being your ultimate satisfaction. Dr. Herwig is a member of the Fifth District Dental Society, Kansas Dental Association and American Dental Association.

With offices located in both Johnson and Miami counties, we are excited to become your local family dentist. We always welcome new patients and hope to make you a part of our dental family!



Joel D. LeMense
8012 State Line Road, Suite 100, Leawood
913-341-3415

Dr. Joel LeMense has been helping patients of all ages in the Kansas City area for 25 years.

Dr. LeMense believes in the importance of staying up to date with the many advances in dentistry, including intraoral photography, digital radiography and 3D scanning technology. He is a member of many professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Great Plains Study Club and others. He was awarded the prestigious Fellowship Award from the Academy of General Dentistry in 2003.

Dr. LeMense takes into consideration all viable options available to patients and uses them to customize a plan that best suits the patient.


Jamie Smiley
Smiley Dental
13430 Briar St., Leawood
913-402-8888

Dr. Jamie Smiley has been voted a Top Dentist for the past six years in a row and has been providing quality dental care in Johnson County for sixteen years. Dr. Smiley offers comprehensive dental care for your entire family. At Smiley Dental, we are genuinely concerned about our patients, and our highly-skilled, professional team is here to make your dental visit comfortable while addressing your needs. Dr. Smiley is a member of the KDA, the ADA, the 5th District Dental Society and Spear Dental Study Club. We enjoy seeing new patients and earning your trust. Education: B.S. Science, Kansas State University; D.D.S., UMKC School of Dentistry.

Same Day Crowns: Smiley Dental has an in-house CEREC machine. This means patients receive their crowns in one visit. The CEREC uses an intraoral camera to scan the prepared tooth and create the perfect crown milled from a ceramic block that can be prepared within 10 minutes.

While we are still experiencing effects of the COVID pandemic, we closely follow CDC and ADA guidelines, prioritizing our patients’ health and safety.


Nancy L. Addy
S & G Family Dentistry
11313 Ash St., Leawood
913-945-1612

Greg M. Alton
Phye Family Dentistry
401 S. Clairborne Road, Suite A, Olathe
913-782-2231

DeeAnn R. Behrens
I Smile KCK
6420 Parallel Parkway, KCK
913-299-6699

Andrew S. Beyer
315 Nichols Road, Suite 201, KCMO
816-753-1788

Firoozeh Biria
Biria Dentistry
14364 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park
913-499-1111

Bernard G. Bruns
Tremont Dental
5501 N.W. 62nd Terrace, Suite 101, KCMO
816-741-6960

Ronald J. Burgmeier
13025 S. Mur-Len Road, Suite 250, Olathe
913-764-1169

Michael C. Byars
9051 N.E. 81st Terrace, Suite 210, KCMO
816-336-2439

Holli D. Careswell
Kallsnick & Careswell
300 S.E. Second Street, Suite 200, Lee’s Summit
816-524-6300

Lauren L. Carr
Dental Excellence
19501 E. U.S. Highway 40, Independence
816-795-9500

Aaron M. Craig
11775 W 112th St., Suite 240
Overland Park

Scott B. Craven
Turner Dental Group
2933 S. 47th St., KCK
913-677-1004

Richard D. Crowder
Crowder Family Dentistry
14922 W. 87th St., Lenexa
913-322-2222

Carlyle H. Dahlquist
1508 N.W. Mock Ave., Suite A, Blue Springs
816-228-7176

Gregory W. Dale
Gladstone Family Dental Group
2109 N.E. 72nd St., Suite 101, Gladstone
816-559-7943

James J. Dixson
Liberty Park Dental
1508 N.E. 96th St., Suite A, Liberty
816-415-8080

William M. Duensing
Duensing Family Dentistry
101 E. 23rd Ave., Suite A, North Kansas City
816-842-3314

G. Brent Evers
Evers & Gardner Dental
5815 N.W. Barry Road, KCMO
816-741-2333

Erin P. Flood
7301 Mission Road, Suite 203, Prairie Village
913-362-7320

John C. Flucke
Flucke & Associates Dentistry
209 N.W. Blue Parkway, Lee’s Summit
816-209-6675

James D. Gentry
4861 W. 134th St., Leawood
913-341-0018

Mark D. Gilroy
Gilroy Dental Care
11826 W. 135th St., Overland Park
913-681-1900

Eric Gottman
University of Missouri-
Kansas City School of Dentistry
650 E. 25th St., Room 130, KCMO
816-235-2146

Dallan E. Greenhalgh
Greenhalgh Family Dental
5636 Nieman Road, Shawnee
913-631-2400

Jarrett S. Grosdidier
S & G Family Dentistry
4860 College Blvd., Suite 210, Leawood
913-451-2929

Stephen Haake
Haake Cosmetic
and Family Dental
4601 W. 109th St., Suite 222, Overland Park
913-381-6644

Tricia C. Halford
Corinth Dental Care
3700 W. 83rd St., Suite 108, Prairie Village
913-341-9600

Robert Norman Hanson
Hanson Dentistry
3151 South State Route 291, Suite A, Independence
816-373-5606

Sarina M. Harman-Tinnel
HT Complete Family Dentistry
11644 75th St., Suite 101, Overland Park
913-962-0036

Ross S. Headley
KCSmile
12850 Metcalf Ave., Suite 200, Overland Park
913-491-6874

Scott B. Herre
11237 Nall Ave., Suite 140, Leawood
913-912-7341

Teresa J. Hills
Hills Family Dental
2204 Kentucky Ave., Suite C, Platte City
816-858-2032

Michael S. Hollingsworth
Hollingsworth Dental
420 S. Woodbine Road, Saint Joseph
816-232-8788

Stephen J. Huber
13400 Roe Ave., Leawood
913-543-3751

John K. Humphrey, Jr.
Kansas City Dental Works
12705 W. 87th St. Parkway, Lenexa
913-432-9414

Ryan W. Johnson
Dwight D. Eisenhower Veterans Administration Medical Center
4101 S. Fourth St., Leavenworth
913-682-2000

Alison M. Jones
4601 W. 109th St., Suite 110, Overland Park
913-491-0077

Charles R. Kimes
Overland Park Dentistry
8100 Marty St., Suite 111, Overland Park
913-341-2380

Jennifer A. Kirwan
The Smile Centre
309 S. Second St., Leavenworth
913-651-9800

Ashley E. Knight
Pierce & Knight Family Dentistry
8615 Rosehill Road, Suite 101,
Lenexa
913-251-9930

Ian J. Krusich
Krusich Dental
11111 Nall Ave., Suite 106, Leawood
913-383-2600

John C. LaBarca
Dental Excellence
19501 E. U.S. Highway 40, Independence
816-795-9500

William D. Ledford
1236 W. 103rd St., KCMO
816-941-0980

Steven B. Lemieux
211 E. 63rd St., KCMO
816-333-3711

Anthony Marengo, Jr.
Esthetic Enhancement
16103 W. 135th St., Olathe
913-829-9222

Michael D. McCunniff
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry
650 E. 25th St., Room 396, KCMO
816-235-2185

Eugene F. McGill
3700 W. 83rd St., Suite 208, Prairie Village
913-381-9880

Abbie S. McKnight
McKnight Signature Dental
3400 College Blvd., Suite 203, Leawood
913-948-9710

Jacob W. Meggison
Dental Elements
11912 W. Shawnee Mission Parkway, Shawnee
913-383-0440

Andrew S. Moore
5367 Roberts St., Shawnee
913-422-0007

Gregory J. Peppes
Peppes Dental
11551 Granada Lane, Suite 200, Leawood
913-642-3939

Bryant E. Phye
Phye Family Dentistry
401 S. Clairborne Road, Suite A, Olathe
913-782-2231

Vanessa C. Phye
Phye Family Dentistry
401 S. Clairborne Road, Suite A, Olathe
913-782-2231

Robert A. Pierce
Pierce & Knight Family Dentistry
8615 Rosehill Road, Suite 101, Lenexa
913-251-9930

Jennifer L. Pottinger
6885 W. 151st St., Suite 202,
Overland Park
913-897-4300

Timothy N. Prawl
Saint Joseph Family Dental
3904 Beck Road, Suite 110, Saint Joseph
816-233-2672

Robert W. Rechtien, Jr.
Rechtien Dental
231 N.W. 72nd St., Gladstone
816-436-5900

Lawson S. Rener
4320 Wornall Road, Suite 402, KCMO
816-561-8050

Kami L. Ross
Overland Park Smiles
6007 W. 121 St., Suite 104, Overland Park
913-851-8400

Kristen K. Schreiner
485 S.W. Ward Road, Lee’s Summit
816-525-4848

Christopher H. Shultz
Seaport Family Dentistry
2 Westwoods Drive, Liberty
816-781-1430

Gregory A. Stiver
Dental Care Center
325 E. 135th St., KCMO
816-941-7788

Brian S. Sutton
4546 Main St., KCMO
816-931-2342

J. Brad Tally
13650 Roe Ave., Leawood
913-491-5040

Ross Thompson
Olathe Pointe Dental
14979 W. 119th St., Olathe
913-780-0080

Lisa A. Thurlow
Johnson County Dental Care
7299 W. 98th Terrace, Suite 150, Overland Park
913-341-7440

Jamie L. Thurman-Taylor
TLC Family Dentistry
3568 S.W. Market St., Lee’s Summit
816-537-6161

David L. Tuttle
Tuttle Family Dentistry
8631 W. 150th St., Suite 103, Overland Park
913-681-2893

Julie A. Tuttle
Tuttle Family Dentistry
8631 W. 150th St., Suite 103, Overland Park
913-681-2893

Stephanie M. Warden
2200 W. 75th St., Suite 101, Prairie Village
913-825-2500

Katie Watson
Stone Post Family Dental
13341 W. 135th St., Overland Park
913-766-0027

D. Douglas Watts II
Watts Family Dental
4601 W. 109th St., Suite 240, Overland Park
913-338-3384

Luke Wolniak
Prairie Fields Dentistry
16072 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park
913-871-5360

Dave B. Woltkamp
Overland Park Smiles
6700 W. 121 St., Suite 104, Overland Park
913-851-8400

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