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ADC Dental Group : About Us

  • John C. Durling II, DDS

    Born and raised in Fort Scott, Kansas, Dr. Durling graduated from Pittsburg State University in 1992 with a BS in Biology and is a member of Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society. Upon graduation from UMKC School of Dentistry in 1996, he practiced in Fort Scott and Pittsburg through 1999. He joined Dr. John Durling and Associates in December of 1999, and purchased the practice in 2001.

    Dr.John C. Durling II appreciates how getting to know patients can help him better care for their dental needs. “By taking the time to listen to my patients, I can address their needs and wants, as well as offer information and an opportunity for them to accept the best dentistry available.”

    “I am thankful to be a part of this dental group. The staff, and my partners are very supportive and are an integral part of the success of the practice. I am also blessed to have a wonderful wife, Sherri, who encourages me and supports my efforts to be the best dentist possible. My sons, Jaden, Grant, and Levi, are also an important source of inspiration.”

    “I look forward to serving the Joplin community for many years to come.”

  • W. Stuart Dexter, DDS

    A native of Lincoln, Nebraska, Dr. Dexter studied Human Biology at the University of Kansas, where he was a fixture on the Honor Roll as well as being a member of the Kansas Varsity Crew Team and Biology Club. He accepted early admission into the University of Missouri – Kansas City Dental School and worked abroad during the course of his studies by participating in a Dental Outreach Program to Venezuela.

    After receiving his degree in dentistry, Dr. Dexter has gone on to specialize in prosthodontics. He completed both his general practice and prosthodontic residencies at the VA Medical Center in Kansas City, and also took part in the Branemark Implant Training Course to round out his education. He then did an additional fellowship in maxillofacial prosthetics at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

    W. Stuart Dexter, DDS spent several years in an academic setting before turning his focus toward a private practice with an emphasis in prosthodontics. Now licensed to practice dentistry in Kansas and Missouri, he looks forward each day to providing ADC Dental’s patients with excellent care.

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