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We are a compassionate office that understands our patients are relying on us to be friendly, caring and prompt. We strive to provide quality dental care in a relaxed environment with careful attention to detail. We pride ourselves in seeing our patients as family and not just another mouth.

In addition, we take special interest in helping the fearful or sensitive patient, who may have had a negative experience in the past. Our goal is to transform their view of dentistry and to educate them about the connection between oral health and whole body wellness.

exciting news!

Give Kids A Smile®

This year we are excited to bring Give Kids a Smile to Red Bridge for the first time. Our event will be held Friday, March 22, 2013, from 9a-1p. Please stay tuned for more information!

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Below you'll find some helpful links:

Give Kids a Smile
ADA
Your Mouth is Talking
GKCDS
Missouri Dental
Mouth Healthy

about us

meet the team

Not only are we devoted to our patients, we also enjoy participating in many community outreach programs and we embrace our responsibility to give back to our public.

We are proud to be a part of Give Kids A Smile® annually and are hosting the event at our location in 2012.

Give Kids A Smile®

Each year on the first Friday in February, thousands of the nation's dentists and their dental team members provide free oral health care services to children from low-income families across the country. While the first Friday of February is the recommended event date, Give Kids A Smile programs can be successfully conducted during any month of the year. Some dentists may choose to pick another date that is more convenient to their schedule.

Besides enhancing the oral health of thousands of children every year, the ADA's Give Kids A Smile® program also strives to educate policymakers about the ongoing challenges disadvantaged families face in finding dental care. Find a program today!

Mission of Mercy

The Missouri Mission of Mercy (MOMOM) is a large-scale dental clinic that provides free oral healthcare to patients of all ages who cannot otherwise afford care. Since 2000 MOM events across America have provided free dental services for more than 100,000 underserved patients and nearly $50 million in free dental services since inception.

We are also very excited to have participated in the first MO MOM.

We are Green

Recycling and environmental awareness practices are close to our hearts. Dr. Nunemaker won an Environmental Excellence Award from Bridging the Gap, a local environmental non-profit group, that provides services and educational programs throughout the Kansas City area. He was honored for his efforts for improvements in our field and the world we live in and is our building's "unofficial" recycler, collecting from other offices and delivering to area recycling centers.

 

Check out our: "Exciting News" section to see what we've been up to lately!

meet the docs

the docs

Meet the Team
Dr. Merle Nunemaker

Currently the Legislative Chairman for the Missouri Dental Association, Dr. Nunemaker has been active in organized dentistry for many years at the local, state and national levels. He has held different positions including President of the Greater Kansas City Dental Society and has represented the Missouri Dental Association in Washington DC, as well as American Dental Association conferences. He is a Fellow in the American College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He has also won a local Environmental Excellence Award.

Dr. Nunemaker has been married to Vicki Lynn Miller since 1988. They have a son, Tyler, attending Missouri University of Science and Technology, and a daughter, Kayla, enrolled at the University of Arkansas. He also has a son, Matthew, studying nursing at Rockhurst University. Born and raised in Topeka, Kansas, he graduated from the University of Kansas, then received his dental degree from UMKC, and has been practicing dentistry in Kansas City, Missouri since 1977.


Meet the Team
Dr. Chad Barth

Dr. Barth is a born and raised Kansas Citian. After attending Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, he went to Kansas State University and graduated with a biology degree in 2000. He obtained his dental degree in 2004 from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. During dental school, Dr. Barth was awarded a dental scholarship with the United States Air Force. He spent 2005 at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi where he completed a one-year residency in Advance Education in General Dentistry (AEGD). His next duty station was in Destin, Florida at Hurlburt Field Air Force Base from 2005-2007. He remembers how easy it was to convince family and friends to visit this lovely part of the gulf coast.

After returning to Kansas City in 2007, he began working with Dr. Merle Nunemaker. He enjoys the diversity of general dentistry and has extensive experience in endodontics, oral surgery and esthetic dentistry. Dr. Barth is a member of the American Dental Association, the Missouri Dental Association and the Greater Kansas City Dental Society. Since moving back to the area, Dr. Barth has been grateful for opportunities to volunteer with KMOM (Kansas Mission of Mercy), and Give Kids a Smile, which provide dental care for underserved populations. Outside of dentistry, he enjoys participating in the community at Church of the Resurrection and through projects like Habitat for Humanity. Dr. Barth stays active playing softball, golf, volleyball and recently began running half marathons. He also has fun cheering on his K-State Wildcats, KC Royals and KC Chiefs.

 

meet the team

Meet the Team
Mary Volk
Clinical Assistant

Mary has been assisting with Dr. Nunemaker since 1991. It has been a treat growing with Dr. Nunemaker's practice and getting to know generations of families. She moved to Leawood, Kansas in 1989. Mary enjoys spending time with her family and their Cocker Spaniel, Sugar. She spends most of her time outside relaxing by her Koi ponds. Working in the dental field has inspired Mary to develop a hygiene product to help simplify patient treatment for dentists and hygienists.


Meet the Team
Stephanie McCray
Business Office Director

Stephanie has been with Dr. Nunemaker since December of 1997. This is her first, and she hopes, her last position in the dental profession. She is a native of Kansas City, by way of Austin, Texas and now lives in the Waldo area with her daughter and her Bassett Hound, Dolly. Stephanie enjoys anything having to do with music and/or theater. She loves volunteering for Give Kids a Smile and feels privileged to have been a part of MO MOM (Missouri Mission of Mercy). She thrives in an atmosphere that focuses on patient care and overall health. Stephanie's co-workers, as well as her wonderful patients, constantly inspire her.


Meet the Team
Jennifer Riddle
RDH, BS

Jennifer is a Kansas City native, and currently lives in Lee's Summit, Missouri with her husband, two children and Golden Retriever, Princess. She loves spending time with her family and enjoys the outdoors, gardening and travel. She is a University of Missouri at Kansas City Alumni and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2007. She began at this practice shortly thereafter. Thorough, yet gentle, patient care is Jennifer's highest priority.


Meet the Team
Valerie Gordon
Clinical Assistant

Valerie's assisting career started in Ohio in the 70's. Her profession has been filled with general dentistry, periodontics, oral surgery and endodontics. Her husband and she have three sons, a daughter-in-law and one precocious grandson. They have been in the Kansas City area for 13 years. Their loves are camping and traveling. Valerie has been working with Dr. Barth since 2007. She thoroughly enjoys the people she works with and the patients we serve.

 

Services we are proud to offer


Oral Hygiene & Prevention

Dental Cleanings
Exams
Digital X-rays
Oral Hygiene Instruction
Oral Cancer Screenings
Periodontal Therapy
Sealants

 

Adjunct Services

Night Guards
Snore Guards
Soft Tissue Laser
Athletic Guards

Cosmetic Dentistry

Composite (tooth colored) Fillings
Porcelain Crowns (Caps)
Porcelain Bridges
Porcelain Veneers
Composite Bonding
Implant Restoration
Teeth Whitening

 

Restorative

Endodontic Therapy (Root Canals)
Dentures
Partials
Fillings
Crowns

 

Below, you will find some helpful forms and Patient Education PDFs.

Click on the links, below, to view the appropriate forms or informational sheets. To download, right click on the link and select "Save file as..." and choose where you'd like to download the files to.

HIPPA/Privacy Statement

pdf HIPPA/Privacy Statement

   
Patient History Form

pdf Patient History Form

   

Patient Education Information

pdf Children's Teeth

pdf Crowns & Bridges pdf Periodontal Disease

pdf Root Canal Treatment

pdf Tooth Decay

 

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Hours: Phone: Address:



Mon. 8a - 6p
Tues. 8a - 7p
Wed. 8a - 6p
Thurs. 8a - 5p
816.942.8666 400 E Red Bridge Rd.,
Suite 120
Kansas City, MO
64131

E-mail:
office@nunemakerbarth.com

 


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