About Us

John---2014-04Dr. John Heard has been committed to serving the dental community for more than 25 years.


Dr. John Heard graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science from Missouri State University. He then received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry.

Dr. Heard is a proponent of continuous learning, and has chosen to continue his education through courses offered at the Dawson Academy and the Align Tech Institute, among others, and completes many hours of dental continuing education each year.  Dr. Heard is also a Premier Preferred Invisalign Provider.



Dr. Heard and his wife, Kim, have been married for more than 30 years. They have two children, twins Megan and Morgan, who both received their undergraduate degrees from University of Arkansas.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Dental Assocation
  • Missouri Dental Association
  • Greater Springfield Dental Society
  • Invisalign Certified and Premier Preferred Invisalign Provider
  • The Dawson Academy


Dr. Heard has provided free dental care to numerous individuals in need, usually by selecting cases each year (sometimes by an existing patient’s request). In addition, Dr. Heard has participated many years in Give Kids a Smile Day through the Greater Springfield Dental Society, which is a children’s dental access program. In order to promote future excellence in dentistry, Dr. Heard has hosted numerous job-shadowing dental assistants as part of their dental assisting education, as well as individuals interested in dentistry as a profession.

Our Team

Our team was hand-picked by Dr. John Heard and have over 150 combined years of dental experience. They consist of highly-trained, well-educated individuals who want you to enjoy your dental experience. Besides being highly qualified, our staff members are kind, gentle, and caring individuals who are interested in making your visit as comfortable as possible. Our team’s mission statement further explains their greatness.

Team Mission Statement

We are an exceptional, synergistic, service community dedicated to quality dental healthcare and education provided for discerning, health-centered individuals in an effective, enthusiastic, and caring environment for the mutual benefit of all involved.

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