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

  • 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.

  • 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 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 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