Springfield Dentist

Meet Springfield Dentist Dr. Roger D. Buzbee

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Springfield dentist Dr. Roger D. Buzbee graduated from University of Missouri at Kansas City school of dentistry. He began in private practice in 1988. In 2000 he began attending the Las Vegas Institute of cosmetic studies (LVI), where he became a full mouth graduate. In addition to his cosmetic training through LVI, he has taken courses at Occlusion Connections where he gained even more knowledge in the field of TMD (TMJ). The comprehensive training in advanced neuromuscular dentistry puts him in elite group of dentist, where 1% of all dentists have specific training.

As result, Dr. Buzbee had treated hundreds of cosmetic cases and his knowledge and ability has allowed him to free many patients of a lifetime of suffering from the debilitating effects of TMD.

In his free time, Dr. Buzbee enjoys fishing, hunting, and the outdoors. Dr. Buzbee also like to spend time with his family and travel when he can.

Education:

  • Drury University 1984
  • UMKC School of Dentistry 1988

Post Graduate:

  • Las Vegas Institute (LVI)
  • Advanced Functional Aesthetics
  • Occlusion l
  • Occlusion 11
  • Occlusion lll
  • Comprehensive Aesthetic Reconstruction
  • Full Mouth Reconstruction
  • K-7 Neuromuscular Training ( computer aided occlusion evaluation system)
  • Orthodontics l
  • Orthodontics ll
  • Orthodontics lll
  • Pediatric Orthodontics
  • TMD: Developmental Diagnosis
  • Occlusion Connections
  • Occlusions l
  • Occlusion lV
  • Occlusion V
  • Align Techonology
  • Invisalign orthodontic treatment
  • Cerec
  • CAD/CAM restorations fabrication

Springfield dentist Dr. Roger Buzbee is a member of the American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association, Springfield Dental Society and Occlusal Connection Study Club.

We know that our office is only as effective and  as welcoming as the people who work in it, which is why we take pride in our friendly and well-trained team members!

As a team, we are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment in a supportive and nurturing environment. We promise to speak candidly with you about possible treatments as well as any risks and associated costs of treatment, and how treatment can address your individual needs as a patient.

Teresa Buzbee

Office Manager

Teresa has been working in the dental field for over twenty years. One of her main goals in this practice is to make sure the patient understands and maximizes their health benefits to the fullest. Teresa likes to stay knowledgeable and up to date on all insurance and dental information to keep our practice on the top. In her free time she enjoys time with her family going to Table Rock Lake.

Ashely Lanning

Front Office

Ashely is a graduate from Drury University with a Major in Public Relations and Communication. Ashely’s main goal is to help patients find the best time that works with their life to get scheduled for their dental needs. She prides herself on trying to be as patient and understanding as possible with all patients at Chesterfield Family Dental. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her two daughters Kynlee and Ava, she also enjoys reading and the outdoors.

Leslie Woolverton

Hygienist

Leslie began her dental career in 1997 after completion of a local assisting program. She has worked as a Registered Dental Hygienist in the Springfield area since 2003 after graduating at Ozark Technical Community College Dental Hygiene Program. Leslie’s goal as a hygienist is providing a comfortable, caring experience or their patients while educating them on the importance of oral health and its relationship to our overall systemic whole-body health.

When Leslie isn’t working in dentistry she enjoys working her greenhouse and garden. When she is not getting her hands dirty in the garden she also enjoys mountain biking as well as road riding.

Shanda Millard

Dental Assistant

Shanda graduated from an assistant program in Iowa in 1985 and has been a dental assistant for over twenty five years. She has been Dr. Buzbee assistant for eight years. Shanda enjoys building relationships with her patients and showing the confidence and trust when assisting with dental procedures. In Shanda’s free time she likes to spend time with her daughter who lives in Springfield, Missouri and traveling to see her son who goes to college in Iowa. Shanda also favors the Summer time and spends many weekends at the lake.

Audra Pierceall

Dental Assistant

Audra has always enjoyed going to the dentist for her routine checkups and/or operative appointments. She is really unsure why but it may have to do with the goodie bags consisting of a new toothbrush and floss or the excitement from getting to scrounge through the treasure box! She has always enjoyed having a feeling of accomplishment after her dental appointments because the dentist and staff loved her enthusiasm and cooperativeness. More importantly she is now getting to do what she loves every day, dentistry.

Audra graduated dental assisting school in 2012 from a  ADA accredited Missouri college.  Audra may be considered as new in dental assisting but she feels like she has been an assistant for years. One of the things she loves about her job is not only does she get to converse with her patients but she gets to learn something new every day.

When Audra is not working she enjoys spending time with her two year old son, Aiden, whom keeps her very busy. If she is not running after her son she takes the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, painting, and movies.

Our staff is uniquely trained and highly skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Our staff consists of team members with specialized training and multiple certifications, and each one of our team members has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.