Dental Staff

“Where you are treated like family”

Our experienced dental team takes pride in providing our patients with the best possible care.

We want you to feel welcome and comfortable from the moment you contact our office

We are located conveniently at 1620 East Rollins in Moberly Missouri right off of Highway 63.


Meet The Doctors

Dr. Kent E. Johnson, DDS

Kent E. Johnson, DDS

Dr. Kent Johnson graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. He has been practicing general dentistry in Moberly since 1980 with special consideration in cosmetics. Dr. Johnson is a member of the American Dental Association, the International Association for Orthodontics, the American Orthodontic Society, and the Academy of Cosmetics. He is involved with the American Society of Anesthesiology and serves on the Missouri Dental Board Intravenous Conscious Sedation Committee.

Dr. Johnson has received extensive training at the prestigious Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida which prepares dentists for rehabilitation of complex dental problems.

Dr. Johnson has also studied under one of the nation’s most respected cosmetic dentists, Dr. Rhys Spoor of Seattle, Washington. He has completed the hands-on clinical training for creating perfect smiles utilizing the latest in materials and technology.

Dr. Johnson and his wife Regina have six children and enjoy sailing during rare leisure time. Kent and Regina are also active in their church, helping with youth and couples ministries.

 
Dr. Carl R. Liebhart, DDS

Carl R. Liebhart, DDS

Carl R. Liebhart, DDS joined Dr. Kent Johnson and the Smile Dental Team in Moberly, MO in July, 2011. Dr. Liebhart graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Missouri Dental Association, and The Academy of General Dentistry. In 2006, he graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with Honors in Microbiology, while participating in undergraduate cell biology research. He is a member of the Moberly Rotary Club, Vice President of the Moberly Area Young Professionals, On the Board of Directors for the Randolph Area YMCA, and a member of Moberly’s Trinity United Methodist Church.

Dr. Liebhart takes ten times the state required continuing education every year to advance his studies in all aspects of dentistry, emphasizing in implant placement and rehabilitation of complex dental problems. Dr. Liebhart provides high-quality oral health care to all ages and especially likes treating children. As a recent graduate, Dr. Liebhart is well educated in modern dental techniques including providing them by the most comfortable means.

Dr. Liebhart enjoys the many benefits of Mid-Missouri including the outdoors and agriculture. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and working on his family farm in rural Macon County. Dr. Liebhart was born and raised in Northeast Missouri and attended Kirksville High School. He and his wife, Natasha, enjoy living in the country just outside of Moberly.

Troy Hutinger, DDS

Dr. Hutinger grew up in Sedalia, Missouri. He completed his undergraduate degree at Mizzou before attending dental school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. Dr. Hutinger was hand-selected by faculty to participate in the Honors Oral Surgery Program and graduated with honors in 2013. Following dental school, Dr. Hutinger completed a multi-disciplinary hospital residency at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City. Through the residency, he gained extensive experience in advanced surgical and restorative techniques in, oral surgery, dental implants, endodontics, prosthodontics, and pediatrics.

Dr. Hutinger is active in the dental community and is committed to staying current on the latest advancements in dentistry. He is an avid participant in continuing dental education and an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association and the Missouri Dental Association. Dr. Hutinger strives to provide the most advanced dental care to patients of all ages in a gentle and compassionate manner.

Prior to joining Dr. Lawson, Dr. Hutinger spent the last three and a half years providing dental care in the communities of Jefferson City and California, MO. During this time, he performed full mouth rehabilitation to children, and individuals with developmental disabilities in the hospital setting. Outside of the profession, Dr. Hutinger is an avid fan of Mizzou sports, Kansas City Chiefs, and St. Louis Cardinals. He also enjoys playing golf, spending time at the lake and riding his bike. He and his wife Krissy “Koehly”, originally from Moberly, are extremely excited to have settled back home in Mid-Missouri and look forward to becoming involved in the community. Krissy is a pharmacist working in Mexico, MO.

 


Our Dental Hygienist's

Nicole Roth, RDH

Nicole Roth, RDH

Nicole joined the the team at Smile Dental in 2009. She is dedicated to teaching and helping patients obtain the best oral health and hygiene. Her goal as a Dental Hygienist is to promote good oral health by instructing patients on proper home care and diet. Working alongside Dr. Johnson, Dr Liebhart, Dr. Hutinger and the team at Smile Dental, Nicole helps patients maintain clean, healthy smiles. She enjoys getting to know each patient personally and implementing a care plan for them. Nicole has a wonderful gentle touch and strives to make every patient as comfortable as possible during necessary care. Nicole attends continuing education courses required by the Missouri State Dental Board each year to keep up with current practices and the latest technology.

Nicole was raised in Shelbina, MO and graduated from South Shelby High School in 2003. She is married to Andy, who is a teacher and coach at South Shelby Middle School. Andy and Nicole have one son, Miles and one daughter, Tenley. Nicole enjoys spending time with family, being a mom, and attending basketball and football games.

2007 Graduate of State Fair Community College in Sedalia, MO
Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene
2011 Graduate of University of Missouri- Kansas City Dental School
Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene
Licensed Registered Dental Hygienist in the state of Missouri
Licensed to administer Local Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide Analgesia
Certified to Monitor Sedations

 
Sarah Asbury, RDH

Sarah Asbury, RDH

Sarah joined the Smile Dental team in February, 2012. Her goal as a hygienist is to ensure her patients have all the knowledge available to keep their smile healthy for a lifetime. She enjoys working in a partnership with her patients to promote good oral health.

Sarah was raised in Salisbury and graduated from Salisbury High School in 2003. She is married to Clint who is an Assistant Control Room Operator at Thomas Hill Power Plant. They have two sons and a yellow Labrador. She enjoys spending time with her family, going camping, and being on the lake.

2006 Graduate of State Fair Community College in Sedalia, MO
Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene
Licensed Registered Dental Hygienist in the State of Missouri
Licensed to administer Local Anesthetic and Nitrous Oxide Analgesia
Certified to Monitor Sedations

 
Laura Nekkanti, RDH

Laura Nekkanti, RDH

Laura joined the Smile Dental team in April of 2013. She has 15 years of dental experience. Before dental hygiene school, she worked as an Expanded Functions dental assistant. Her priority at work is caring for the patients that way that she would want to be cared for if she was in the dental chair. She takes the time to build relationships, treat and prevent periodontal disease, and educate patients about the important connection between their oral and their overall systemic health. Her desire is to be gentle and caring, hoping to eliminate some of the fears her patients may have. She admires the doctors’ ongoing commitment to exceptional dental care, advanced technology, and quality dental treatments. Laura attends continuing education courses required by the Missouri State Dental Board each year to keep up with current practices and the latest technology. When she’s not at the dental office, you will find her spending time with her three children, one grandson, family, and friends. She also enjoys cooking and long walks with her dog, Auti.

2009 Graduate of Missouri Southern State University, Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene
Licensed Registered Dental Hygienist in the State of Missouri
Licensed to administer Local Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide Analgesia

 

Our Dental Assistant's

Aundrea Bezler, Dental Assistant

Aundrea Bezler, Dental Assistant

Aundrea joined the Smile Dental team in August 2013. Her goal as a Dental Assistant is to make each and every patient as comfortable as possible before, during and after each procedure. Aundrea and Dr Liebhart work very efficiently together, to not only create a fun and productive work environment but a place that their patients feel at ease. She enjoys utilizing all of her expanded functions; placing fillings is her favorite. Aundrea takes pride in knowing that she works at a place that provides the best possible care to every patient that walks through our door. Aundrea is originally from Madison, MO and graduated from Madison High School in 2007.

 
Toni Dunlop- Certified Dental Assistant

Toni Dunlop- Certified Dental Assistant

Toni has been with us since 1974. She started working with Dr. Byland in the office on Morley Street near the old Safeway store. She become Dr. Johnson’s assistant in 1980 on his very first day and has been with him ever since. She lives in Moberly with her husband Dan. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with friends and family including her daughter and husband, Danielle and Steve, her grandson, Steven, and is excited about the new grand baby due in July! She enjoys attending church at St. Pius, gardening & flowers, decorating inside her house and out, sewing, embroidery, knitting, cooking & canning, reading, entertaining at her house, sitting on her porch swing, walking, and bird watching. Toni loves the friendships that have developed over the years with her patients. Toni enjoys her job helping patients achieve the smile they want and visiting with her patients.

 
Stefanie Riley, Dental Assistant

Stefanie Riley, Dental Assistant

Stefanie is a sedation certified dental assistant, as well as expanded functions clinical assistant who just started with our practice. She has 15+ years of experience of working in the dental field and truly loves working with children. Her goal is to help children learn and achieve things that they may never have before. In her free time she enjoys serving her church as a youth director and spending quality time with her family.

 
Laura Dowell, Dental Assistant

Laura Dowell, Dental Assistant

Laura joined the Smile Dental team in March 2009 as Dr Johnson’s assistant. She graduated from Paris High School in 2000. She graduated from Nichols Career Center in Jefferson City, MO in 2001. Laura earned a certificate as an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant. As an assistant, Laura makes sure that each patient is comfortable and the procedure runs as smoothly and quickly as possible. She strives to make sure that every patient’s experience at Smile Dental is a good one. The most rewarding part of her job is seeing the satisfaction of the patients and the smiles on their faces each time they complete their treatment. She resides outside of Paris on the family farm with her husband John and their two sons, Cole and Casen. Laura enjoys spending time with family, friends, shopping and spending the summers at the Lake of the Ozarks or on the golf course.

 

Our Office Staff

Deann Land, Hygiene Coordinator

Deann Land, Hygiene Coordinator

Deann Joined the Smile Dental team in July 2011. She is a graduate of Madison C-3, then containing her education in Jefferson City graduating from Nichols Career Center as a certified dental assistant in 2002. Deann enjoys maintaining the schedule of patients and contacting you to remind you of your upcoming reservation. She also keeps an accurate record of patients for follow up preventive care, keeping you current with all your dental needs. Deann grew up in Duncan’s Bridge, where she is back living on her parents farm with her husband James, a bricklayer with Keystone Masonry and their 2 sons Kenny born July 4 2012 and Wyatt who recently joined the fun March 11, 2014.

 
Troyann Andrews, Financial Coordinator

Troyann Andrews, Financial Coordinator

Troyann has been part of the Smile Dental team since January of 1998. She is very energetic and willing to help patients find the right plan that works for them. Troyann will help you with all of your dental insurance questions and financial arrangements. She works diligently to maximize your dental benefits. Troyann will go above and beyond to make your insurance work for you.

Troyann is a lifelong resident of Moberly. She is married to Stacy and they have 3 children, Leighton, Landon and Isabella. She enjoys teaching a fitness class at the local YMCA and spending time with family and friends.

 
Debbie Powell, Office Manager

Debbie Powell, Office Manager

Debbie joined Smile Dental in 1989. She handles a multitude of tasks throughout the day to keep our office running smoothly including payroll, paying bills, computer issues, keeping the schedule full, keeping up with the latest technology,etc. Debbie takes care of our Facebook page, Pinterest, and Twitter. She cares for each patient individually as top priority. She and her husband, Earl, have two sons, one daughter, and 5, soon to be 6 grandchildren. They live in Moberly and are very involved in their family. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, her faith in God, cooking, shopping, crafts, camping, and walking.