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Dr. Nick Matthews Named to New Dentist Committee

Dr. Nick Matthews OZARK, MO-One of Excel Dental’s dentists recently received recognition for his quality care and service to patients. The Missouri Dental Association’s New Dentist Committee inducted Dr. Nick Matthews as an at-large committee member.

According to the American Dental Association, new dentists consist of those who have been out of dental school for less than 10 years. Dr. Matthews is one of only 17 dentists from each of the association’s regional districts. Along with the rest of the committee, Dr. Matthews will serve as the representative voice of new dentists. Primary responsibilities include making recommendations on policies and programs to promote the success of new dentists.

Another major proponent of the New Dentist Committee involves the development of leadership in the field of dentistry. Dr. Matthews will play a major role in the organization of activities for dental students at institutions all over America, particularly the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry, his alma mater.


Nick Matthews Named a ‘20 under 30

Dr. Nick Matthews Congratulations to our very own Dr. Nick Matthews! Dr. Matthews was recently honored in our local magazine, 417, as one of their “20 under 30.” Dr. Matthews is a member of The American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association, Greater Springfield Dental Society and Pierre Fauchard Academy, and a Fellow of the International Dental Implant Association.

Dr. Matthews graduated with honors in endodontics from the University of Missouri–Kansas City in 2012, and he was immediately brought on as our fourth dentist here at Excel Dental. He is always seeking out additional certifications to keep our practice up to date, and he volunteers monthly at The Kitchen Dental Clinic. Dr. Matthews was honored in part because of his work helping Springfield’s underprivileged overcome dental pain from abscessed teeth. Dr. Matthews says, “Pain from these types of odontogenic infections can be debilitating, even preventing these people from working or eating. Hopefully, with our care, they can forget about pain and infection, and focus on bettering their lives.”


We Have a New Name

Springfield, MO – Barnett-Davis Dental Group now has a new name! We’d like to introduce Excel Dental – providing the same level of exceptional care by the same outstanding Ozark dentists. So if nothing else has changed, why change the name? Simple, we wanted our name to better reflect our care philosophy – that optimum oral health begins with dental care excellence.

“For many years, our practice has worked very hard to set ourselves apart as the area’s best family dentistry practice,” says Dr. Tracy Davis. “Not only does our expertise reflect that, but our compassion and commitment to cutting edge technology does, as well.”


Springfield Business Journal Saluted Dr. Kelly Barnett As “Health Care Champion”

SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI-In October, our very own Dr. Kelly Barnett was recognized as a Health Care Champion by the Springfield Business Journal, which gives out awards each year to recognize the accomplishments of local health professionals.

“Being the winner of this prestigious award is a huge honor for me,” says Dr. Barnett, who has practiced family dentistry since 1984. “It’s been my privilege to dedicate my energy and enthusiasm to benefit the dental profession, the people we serve and the communities in which we live.”


Another Year Of Success

SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI — At the end of each summer, we eagerly await the results of 417 Magazine’s Top Dentists feature.

For the last six years, Drs. Marc Barnett, Kelly Barnett, and Tracy Davis have been named Top Dentists. This year was even more exciting because Dr. Nick Matthews, the newest member of our team, was voted Top Dentist too.

“We’re very excited to have received the Top Dentists Award from 417 Magazine again,” says Dr. Davis. “All four of the doctors in our practice were named as Top Dentists, which is absolutely amazing.”


One of Our Own Voted Best Cosmetic Dentist in 417 Magazine

SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI – The 417 Magazine just announced the winners of their annual readers’ choice awards and Dr. Kelly Barnett, a dentist from Barnett-Davis Dental Group, won first place in the Best Cosmetic Dentist category for 2013.

What an award winning office! In August last year, Dr. Barnett and her partners were all voted Top Dentists for the fifth year in a row in a separate 417 Magazine feature. Then, in October, Dr. Barnett was saluted by the Springfield Business Journal for being a Health Care Champion. Just last month, the practice topped the readership poll as Best Dentist Office in the Ozarks for the sixth year in a row in the Springfield News-Leader. And now, Dr. Barnett has been honored again.


Six Years And Running, Thanks To Your Votes

SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI—Once again, we’re excited and proud to announce that we’ve been voted the Best Dentist Office in the Ozarks in the Springfield News-Leader’s highly anticipated, annual readership poll.

“We’ll be celebrating with other award winners at a reception later this month, and the newspaper will announce the results officially to the public on Jan. 27,” says Dr. Tracy Davis, who is a Springfield, Missouri dentist at Barnett-Davis Dental Group.


Drs. Barnett, Dr. Davis Make Top Dentists In Springfield List Again

SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI-Barnett-Davis Dental Group is proud to announce that for the fifth year in a row, Drs. Marc and Kelly Barnett and Dr. Tracy Davis have been voted Top Dentists in the 417 Magazine.

“This is such a big honor for us, and we could not be more thrilled with being voted into the Top Dentists general dentistry category again,” says Dr. Kelly Barnett, a Springfield MO Invisalign expert.


Help Us Welcome Dr. Nick Matthews To Barnett-Davis Dental Team

SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI-We are proud to announce the addition of on of the best Springfield MO dentists, Dr. Nick Matthews, to the Barnett-Davis Dental Group family.

“We’re pleased to be working with a highly-skilled professional who shares our commitment to provide the best possible oral health with exceptional customer service for our patients,” says Dr. Tracy Davis, Springfield MO dentures professional.