About Us

Compassionate Dentistry in Blue Springs, MO

At Burr Oak Family Dental, we provide down-to-earth care for the people of Blue Springs, MO. Our mission is to blend artistry and practicality to create a unique experience for our patients. Dentistry isn't just about fixing a smile, or taking out teeth. It’s another way to support and help the community. We love making high-quality dentistry accessible to everyone.

Meet Dr. Clay

Born and raised in Jefferson City, MO, Dr. Clay hails from a family of farmers and found his passion for dentistry during high school. After graduating magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from Missouri State University, Dr. Clay went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Dentistry. While at UMKC, he entered the honors program, enabling him to receive additional training in dental surgery. Dr. Clay is a member of the American Dental Association, the Missouri Dental Association, the Greater Kansas City Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Outside of dentistry, he enjoys spending time with his family, staying active, listening to audiobooks and podcasts, and cheering on the Chiefs, Royals, and Sporting KC!

Education & Professional Memberships

Bachelor’s in Biology, Magna Cum Laude, Missouri State University

Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Dentistry

American Dental Association

Missouri Dental Association

Greater Kansas City Dental Society

Academy of General Dentistry

Meet Dr. Mark

Dr. Mark has been caring for patients from Blue Springs since 1983. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Dentistry and takes many continuing education courses each year so he can continue to provide his patients with the best care dentistry has to offer. He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Implant Association.

Besides dentistry, he enjoys spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, playing golf, running, and coaching high school football.

Education & Professional Memberships

Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Dentistry

Academy of General Dentistry

American Dental Implant Association

Meet Dr. Sam

Dr. Sam was born and raised in Pleasant Hill, MO. She comes from a family that has been in Pleasant Hill for many generations. She found her passion for dentistry during middle school while going through orthodontic treatment. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Missouri State University in Springfield, MO graduating on the Dean’s List every semester for all four years. She earned her DDS at the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Dentistry. While at UMKC she was involved with volunteering and leadership roles that gave her additional opportunities for growth and giving back to the community. Dr. Sam is looking forward to practicing dentistry in the close-knit community that Blue Springs offers. She is dedicated to providing her patients comprehensive dental care in a comfortable and inviting setting. She enjoys working with children and making them have positive experiences at the dentist. 

Outside of dentistry, she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, Mike, and her Australian Shepherds Hoz and Briggs, as well as rock climbing, running, hiking, and attending Chiefs, Royals, and Sporting KC games!

Education & Professional Memberships

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American Dental Association

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Missouri Dental Association

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Academy of General Dentistry

Meet Our Team

Kelly

Dental Assistant
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Dana

Dental Assistant
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Felicity

Dental Assistant
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Chass

Dental Assistant
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Jo

Dental Assistant
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Tena

Hygienist
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Aubrey

Hygienist
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Teresa

Hygienist
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Crystal

Hygienist’s Asst./Community Outreach
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Michelle

Hygienist
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Becky

Hygienist
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Jen

Hygienist
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Danielle

Front Office
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Trisha

Front Office
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Rachel

Front Office
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Gayla

Office Manager
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An Outstanding Experience From Start to Finish

At Burr Oak Family Dental, we believe that the path to a healthy mouth starts with a comprehensive exam and x-rays. This will give us a solid idea of the type of cleaning you need and alerts us to any areas of gum disease or decay. Once we’ve evaluated your overall oral health, we can clean your teeth more efficiently.

Saving You Time And Money With The Latest Technology

One of our most used pieces of technology is the intraoral scanner. Intraoral scanners give us an in-depth understanding of your oral health. By blowing up a picture of your tooth and putting it on a computer monitor, we’re able to see every crack and crevice with crystal-clear detail. This allows us to detect issues when they’re still invisible to the naked eye, so we can fix a problem before it turns into a larger and more costly one. 

Our CBCT machine is also an invaluable resource at Burr Oak Family Dental. A CBCT, or cone beam computed tomography is a special type of x-ray machine that generates 3D images of dental structures, soft tissues, nerve paths, and bone in one complete scan. CBCT scans provide detailed images of the bone and help diagnose diseases of all hard and soft tissue including teeth, bone, muscles, nasal cavities and sinuses. Being able to offer our patients such a detailed image may help catch and diagnose a disease in its earliest stage of development.

Giving Back to Our Community

At Burr Oak Family Dental, we love being a part of the Blue Springs community. So much of our personal and professional successes have come from working in Blue Springs, and, to show our gratitude, we enjoy holding monthly community outreach programs. This not only allows us to reach out to those in our community who need help but it helps us repay the years of support our office has received.