the whole office

The entire team at NunemakerBarth would like to congratulate the Kansas City Royals for a fantastic season and for bringing the magic back to KC! We believe! Go Royals!

the whole office

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!

We'd like to introduce M Tech Dental, LLC!

M TECH DENTALM TECH DENTAL, LLC. produces innovative products for the dental industry. They are committed to high quality standards for our customers. It is their desire to meet ever-changing needs of the dental industry by developing new products to improve daily procedures in dental health. It is their goal to collaborate with dental schools, educators, and dental clinicians to provide the tools necessary to maintain oral health.

Their signature product is STIK-EZE and was developed in response to a dental hygienists needs. STIK-EZE is a dental wipe with an adhesive backing and is used to wipe dental instruments clean during procedures. STIK-EZE, when used correctly, reduces fatigue and procedure time, and is superior to regular gauze or sponges. In addition to cleaning instruments more efficiently, STIK-EZE also has been shown to increase patient awareness of plaque buildup when the STIK-EZE is shown after the procedure.

This is just one of the many ways M TECH DENTAL, LLC. is a forerunner in the dental industry.

Check them out at www.mtechdental.com

We are pleased to welcome the patients of Dr. Robert Molinaro following his recent retirement!

Dr. Molinaro practiced for over 40 years and he is excited about the new adventures retirement will provided. Dr. Barth is thrilled to continue the quality care Dr. Molinaro has provided.

Give Kids A Smile®


Below you'll find some helpful links:

Give Kids a Smile
Your Mouth is Talking
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 TeamDr. 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.

2013 was an exciting year for Dr. Barth! First, he took over the practice from Dr. Nunemaker. He is excited to continue the wonderful care Dr. Nunemaker has provided his patients for over 35 years. Then in March, he married his lovely wife Leah. 2014 has been just as eventful. He acquired the practice of Dr. Michael LeSage and has enjoyed getting to know all of his delightful patients. In July, Dr. Barth had a huge addition to his life with the arrival of his bouncing baby boy Jonathan. Feel free to ask the proud pappa for new pictures of his new son.

Meet the TeamDr. Merle Nunemaker

Currently the President of 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 previously was the Legislative Chairman for the MDA. 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, who received his degree in mechanical engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology, and is employed by Black & Veatch in Kansas City. Their daughter, Kayla, is enrolled at the University of Missouri – Kansas City and plans on being a high school math teacher. He also has a son, Matthew, who completed his nursing degree at Rockhurst University, and is employed in the ICU at Research Medical Center. 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

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
Registered Dental Hygienist

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.

Meet the Team
Katrina Vaught
Registered Dental Hygienist

Katrina has practiced dental hygiene for over 30 years. She has lived all over the U.S. and abroad following her career Army husband, Brian. They have lived in Kansas City since 2008. They enjoy traveling, outdoor activities and discovering all the great things Kansas City has to offer.

Meet the Team
Dawn Ferrill
Clinical Corrdinator

Dawn is a Colorado native, and currectly lives in Belton, MO with her husband, daughter and two dogs: Duke & Bailey. Her son is currently serving in the US Navy and is stationed in Oklahoma City, OK. In her free time, Dawn enjoys sitting by her firepit, grilling out and long walks with her family. Dawn feels a close bond with the people she works with and the people we serve..


Services we are proud to offer

Oral Hygiene & Prevention

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


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



Endodontic Therapy (Root Canals)


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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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



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