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McDaniel Family Dental
2150 NW South Outer Rd, Blue Springs, MO 64015 
30.21 miles near Higginsville
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(816) 237-8909

Dr. Nikita McDaniel takes a gentle, compassionate approach to dentistry that puts her patients at ease when they come to her office. Building up life-long relationships with her patients and imparting in them an appreciation for oral health is her passion and has been since she took over the practice for Dr. Alan Foster in 2018. After becoming the owner of the practice in 2022, Dr. McDaniel’s goal each day has been to treat the community of Blue Springs with warmth and top-quality dentistry.

Dr. McDaniel graduated from Saint Louis University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She then attended the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery. She completed additional advanced training in implant dentistry, complex restorative care, oral surgery, and cosmetic dentistry through a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry program. She has also completed her Invisalign and laser treatment certifications. Today, as an advocate for lifelong learning, Dr. McDaniel attends continuing education courses each year through the Dawson Academy. She is also an active member of the Missouri Dental Association, the Greater Kansas City Dental Society, the American Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.

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Summit Fair Dental Care
691 NW Blue Parkway Lees, Summit, MO 64086 
37.4 miles near Higginsville
phone

(816) 525-2056

Dr. Katie Steever is a graduate of the University of Missouri where she earned both her Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and her Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Despite having graduated, Dr. Steever is a proud lifelong learner and frequently attends continuing education courses. These keep her up-to-date with the latest dental technologies, procedures, and materials. Dr. Steever is also an active member of the Missouri Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Dental Association. She is committed to providing her patients with top-quality comprehensive and compassionate dental care. Helping those who come into her office feel more confident about their smiles is her daily goal.

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Michelle L Petersen DDS
8010 State Line Road, Suite 210, Leawood, KS 66208 
47.68 miles near Higginsville
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(913) 341-2200

Damian H.

They have the best dentist here. They’re always kind, professional, and gentle. Dr. Petersen really knows her stuff. I hate going anywhere, I’ve had too many bad experiences with other dentists in Leawood, KS. She is truly the best. The only thing I would recommend is a hot tub. How cool would it be to get in a hot tub after a procedure? Oh well, guess you can’t have everything.

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As kids, we lose our primary teeth as a natural part of growing up. However, in adulthood, losing teeth means poor oral health. Periodontal disease could be responsible as well. Since losing teeth at this age isn’t natural, this means problems. You could have difficulties eating. Problems talking could occur. Finally, you could risk damages to your smile, or even your youthful features. You need an experienced private dentist in Higginsville, MO who can correct your tooth loss. Fortunately, Doctors Network can help you on the road to a full smile.


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Periodontal disease is very widespread. In fact, studies from the CDC reveal fifty percent of adults over the age of thirty suffer from the disease. Without treatment, gum disease could impact smile stability. Known as periodontal disease, this is actually one of the most common causes of adult tooth loss. All that to say, when you develop discomfort in the gums, you need to see a professional as soon as possible. Red and bloody gums are common indicators that you need to find a Higginsville reconstructive dentist.


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When we are kids, many of us grind our teeth for short periods of time. The issue tends to pass on its own. But for some, bruxism could mean the issue persists into and throughout adolescence, and the pressure from clenching your teeth could damage your smile. Chipped teeth and cracks could change your appearance. You are also more likely to develop cavities or even infected teeth, which is why if you have bruxism, you should consider using Doctors Network’s search tool to book an online appointment with a dental professional in Higginsville.


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There is no substitute for showing off a perfect smile, but as we get older, many of us struggle with missing teeth. Missing teeth could lead to difficulty with eating and speaking, and can even lead to an older appearance. To treat tooth loss, people often turn to dental implants. Unlike traditional options, such as dentures or fixed partial dentures, these are connected to posts inserted into your jaw. Crowns or even prosthetics like bridges are locked into these implant posts. These then act as new roots, so your new teeth can last not ten years, but possibly a lifetime with proper care.


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Missouri is the birthplace of America’s 33rd president, Harry Truman, and home to the nation’s largest beer brewery, Anheuser-Busch. Yet, it is perhaps more well-known for the St. Louis World’s Fair of 1904, which reportedly introduced most of the American foods we know and love today, including hot dogs, ice cream cones, Dr. Pepper, and much more. Today, the Show Me State is home to nearly 6.1 million residents, all of whom deserve to enjoy the benefits of exceptional dental care without having to pay exorbitant out-of-pocket costs. To help them all receive that care, Doctors Network has partnered with dentists across the state to offer patients direct dental plans directly through their dentists’ offices.
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Missouri is one of the nation’s friendliest places to raise a family, and boasts a relatively low cost of living coupled with a strong economy. However, dental health care costs can be a burden to families of all backgrounds and demographics, even when they have dental insurance coverage. The goal of Doctors Network is to help dentists across Missouri offer high-quality care directly to their patients, without the exorbitant extra costs that third-party insurance companies often tack on to their plans. With a direct dental plan, you only pay a small monthly fee, which your dentist will determine, to gain access to substantial savings on your dental health care. For instance, checkup and cleaning appointments only cost $25 per visit under the plan, and treatments such as teeth-whitening, dental fillings, crowns, Invisalign®, dental implants, and more will be significantly discounted—often by up to 90%!
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