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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.”

In addition to his volunteer work with The Kitchen Dental, every year Dr. Matthews participates in the Missouri Dental Association’s Mission of Mercy program. There, he provides dental services to those who cannot otherwise afford it throughout various communities around the state. He also recently traveled to the Dominican Republic to do pro bono dental work. We are so proud of Dr. Matthews!

Dr. Matthews has this to say about working at Excel Dental, “I was very blessed to end up in a practice where I have such amazing partners and such a wonderful team. I work at a practice that has been repeatedly voted to be the best in the Ozarks. Every day I have the opportunity to learn from dentists that have proven they know how to put their patients’ desires above all else. This is what makes our practice so special.”

Recently Excel Dental and Dr. Nick Matthews participated in the Showcase Ozark at the Ozark Community Center. Dr. Matthews met many new people at the tradeshow, and he has this to say about his patients, “I find much of my passion through my interactions with my team and my patients. Meeting new people, and really getting to know my patients and their families is one of my favorite things about dentistry.”

We love working with Dr. Matthews, and we hope you do too! Come see Nick and the rest of us at Excel Dental for all of your dental needs, including professional cleanings, fillings, veneers, dental implants, and more.