Expert Dentistry in Springfield
At Best Impressions Family Dentistry in Springfield, MO, we are equipped to treat patients at every phase of their life. From our high standard of quality to the friendly atmosphere of our office, we take pride in every aspect of dental care. Dr. Aaron Dannegger and his staff are here to serve the dental needs of you and your entire family with exceptional care and precision.
Dr. Dannegger was born and raised in St. Louis and after graduating UMKC School of Dentistry, moved to Springfield in 2000 to start his dental office and raise his family. Dr. D, as he is referred to by all the patients, originally started his career in construction and then sales before entering dental school. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Laura, and they have three growing teenage children.
Dr. D enjoys being able to improve patients’ oral health, function, and esthetics through modern dentistry. He focuses on what patients need to be healthy and have good function, which in turn improves the look of things. He believes it is always important to focus on what is best for the patient. Therefore, each patient gets an individualized custom treatment plan that fits their needs, desires, and budget. In addition to operating Best Impressions Family Dentistry, he works on the Ronald McDonald House Tooth Truck as well as being on their Board of Directors for over 8 years. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association, Greater Springfield Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
In his spare time, Dr. D is an ice hockey coach for the Springfield Spirit youth hockey club and enjoys bicycling on the roads and trails in the area. He and his family also enjoy boating and camping at the lake.
Chelsea graduated from Ozarks Technical Community College as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2006. Immediately after graduating Chelsea started working with Dr. Dannegger, providing utmost care treatment. Chelsea strives to get to know her each and every one of our patients and their families. During her time outside the office, Chelsea enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, cruising, cooking and reading.
Christy is our Office Manager and she started her dental career in 2005 with Dr. Dannegger. Christy is very passionate about getting to know our patients and providing the best dental care possible. Christy was born and raised in Springfield. In her spare time, she loves spending time with family, shopping, traveling and anything sport related.
Shawna is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She has been with Best Impressions since 2003. Shawna grew up on the west coast and then moved here to Missouri in the late 1990’s. Prior to attaining her Dental Hygiene Degree from Missouri Southern in Joplin, Shawna worked as a dental assistant. When she is not helping patients attain their best smile, Shawna enjoys time with her family and being creative.
Jennifer graduated from Vatterott as a dental assistant in 2015. Jennifer is a versatile team player, and it’s possible you will see her helping patients at the front desk or in her primary role assisting during restorative procedures. Her warm friendly demeanor puts patients at ease no matter where you find her. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her two daughters, photography, and all outdoor activities.