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Dental Centers of Missouri
Jeffrey K Ma, DDS
PROMOTING HEALTHY SMILES FOR LIFE
Call: (816) 833-2700

Meet Our Dental Team

We are a dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting smiles!

High Standards

A standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve.  We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health.  Should a dental emergency occur, we make every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible.

Education & Prevention

As a practice, we are true believers that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health.  We strive to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care”.  That’s why we focus on thorough exams – checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking x-rays when necessary.  We also know that routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride are all helpful in preventing dental disease.  Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, we’re also concerned about your health.  A review of your medical history can help us stay informed of your overall health, any new medications, and any illnesses that may impact your dental health.

Uncompromising Safety

Infection control in our office is also very important to us.  To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross contamination processes using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Training & Expertise

As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians.  We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy.  To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning.  We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care.  Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.

A Positive Experience

Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success.  We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience.  Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

We thank you for allowing us to take care of your dental needs and look forward to serving you.

Make an appointment today…..we’ll give you a reason to smile!

Jeffrey K. Ma, DDS

Dr. Ma obtained his dental degree at the University of Missouri, Kansas City in 2005. Having eight years experience in the practice of dentistry, Dr. Ma believes in the philosophy that the patients comes first and strives to provide high-quality, long lasting and esthetic pleasing dentistry to his patients. Dr. Ma is an active member of the American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association, the Greater Kansas City Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Ma is a devoted fan of NFL football, enjoys playing poker, loves to travel and is a music fan attending many local concerts.


Diana, Office Manager

Diana has been with our office since November 2011.  She has 19 years’ experience in the Dental field.  She enjoys meeting new people.  Diana grew up in southern Missouri and worked in another dental office till she moved to the Independence area in 2010. Diana enjoys hiking, camping, fishing, spending time with her family and is involved with various activities with her church.

 

Karen, Dental Assistant

Karen has been with our office since December 2011.  Karen loves meeting new people and helping patients have a great experience when visiting the dental office.  Karen grew up in California.  She graduated in 1983 from Northwest College of Medical-Dental Assistant in Pomona, CA.  She has been a Dental Assistant off and on for the past 33 years.   She also recently went back to get her Basic Skills & Expanded Functions for Fixed & Removable Prosthodontics in July 2012.  She lives in Belton, MO with her husband of 13 years'.  In her spare time, Karen loves to spend time with her family.  Her hobbies are camping, fishing, canoeing and spending time with her grandkids. 

 

 

 Jacquelyn, Front Office Assistant

Jacqui is the newest member of our team.  Jacqui was born and raised in Missouri.  Jacqui has worked in the Dental/Medical field for 20+ years and loves it.  She enjoys spending most of her time with her husband and 11 year old son.  She has 3 dogs named Shylo, Flash & Cleo and 2 cats Nibbles & Lily. Jacqui likes to bowl and go boating.


Gary, Laboratory Technician

Gary has been with us since February 2012.  Gary was born in Missouri, and raised in Kansas City.  He attended North East High School.  He started in Dental Laboratory in 1967.  He completed Denture Workshop in York Pennsylvania.  As well as, many clinics throughout the years.  He was a Denture Supervisor for many years at a Kansas City Dental Laboratory.