Joplin General Dentistry

Associates of Dentistry

Our approach to dentistry is one of prevention. Our goal is to detect potential problems before they show symptoms. We know preventing dental disease is easier and less costly for our patients than repairing the damage.

Dental Checkups & Cleanings

Your teeth are an essential part of your overall health. Maintaining a schedule of dental checkups and cleanings with Associates of Dentistry will help maintain excellent oral health. Associates of Dentistry is here for all your regular dental cleaning needs.

New Patient Exams

Are you looking for a new dental healthcare provider? Schedule a new patient exam with Associate of Dentistry today. Our new patient exam is the place to start on your road to excellent dental health.

Periodontal Maintenance

Associates of Dentistry provide periodontal maintenance. We thoroughly clean your teeth and gums, ensuring that infection does not spread in your mouth. Periodontal maintenance is essential for those with periodontal disease.

Do You Have Questions About Your Upcoming Dentist Appointment? Here is a list of our FAQ:

Why is it important to go to the dentist regularly?

Many people don’t go to the dentist until they feel they have a problem. However, major damage can happen to your teeth without your knowledge. For instance, you may not feel a cavity until it erodes your tooth down to the nerve, but a dentist can detect this cavity 3-4 years before it reaches that point, allowing the problem to be corrected early.

How early should I arrive for my new patient exam?

You should plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early to your new patient exam in order to fill out any paperwork necessary before your exam.

How long does a new patient exam take?

New patient exams vary in length according to the individual needs of patients. However, you should expect your new patient exam to take between 1-1.5 hours.

How many times a year should I schedule a dental exam?

A good rule of thumb for scheduling dental exams is to have one at least twice per year. Preventative dental care is truly the least expensive and most beneficial way to see to your mouth’s healthcare needs.

What are dental sealants for?

Dental sealants are thin protective coatings dentists place over the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars. The American Dental Association recommends dental sealants to help prevent cavities.

Schedule Your Dentist Appointment Online

Book an Appointment

If you are an existing patient and want to book your appointment online, click the link and log in. We also schedule appointments by phone.

Bring ID & Insurance Card

On the day of your dentist appointment, please make sure to bring your photo ID and insurance card. Plan to arrive 10 minutes early, so you have time to fill out forms.

Meet Your New Dentist

We are located at the intersection of 4th Street and Pearl Ave in Joplin, MO. Visit our contact us page for directions from Carthage, Neosho, and I-44.