About our office

When you visit the Joplin, MO, office of Shine Modern Dentistry your smile is our top priority. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, quality dental care that you deserve. At our office you will experience all that modern dentistry has to offer, including a comprehensive list of general, restorative and cosmetic dental services to meet the needs of the whole family. Our goal is to assist each patient in achieving and maintaining long term dental health and a be...Read More

Meet our team

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Robert W. Renger, DDS, LLC Read Bio

Dr. Renger grew up in Carl Junction, MO and graduated from Carl Junction High School in 1993. He received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Pittsburg State University in 1997. In 2002, he received a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Missouri—Kansas City. Dr. Renger was in the Oral Surgery Honors Program during dental school and also received an honor award in Prosthodontics upon graduation. After graduation, he returned to Joplin to practice with the late John ...Read More

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Amanda Allen, Front Office Supervisor Read Bio

Amanda is the Financial Coordinator for Dr. Renger’s office. She has been with Dr. Renger since December 2003. She graduated from Webb City High School in 2002 and Vatterott College in 2003. Amanda has a thorough knowledge of treatment planning. She spends a great deal of time with patients to ensure they understand future procedures and assists them with making financial arrangements, if needed. She helps patients to file insurance and other tasks that are in the best interest of the patient...Read More

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Christina Kitchens, Scheduling Coordinator Read Bio

Christina is the Scheduling Coordinator for Dr. Renger’s office. She joined Dr. Renger and his team in March 2012. Christina graduated from Penn Foster High School in Arizona. She has worked in the dental field for four years serving in various roles. As the Scheduling Coordinator, Christina assists patients by ensuring they get a timely appointment. She notes that when a patient is in pain they want to be seen quickly and to that end she has to be creative with the schedule. Christina checks...Read More

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Gwen Braddish, Dental Assistant Read Bio

Gwen is a Dental Assistant in Dr. Renger’s office. She has been an assistant for Dr. Renger since September 2005. She has worked in the dental field as an assistant since 1981. She has attended several classes while working to obtain her Expanded Functions certificate. Gwen and her husband Tom, have five children and one grandson. Gwen enjoys reading, spending time with her family and running.

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Michele Garner, Dental Assistant Read Bio

Michele is a Dental Assistant in Dr. Renger’s office. She started working with Dr. Renger in March 2014. She went to college at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas and the University of Arkansas majoring in nursing. She later decided to enter the dental field and has been an assistant since 1992. Michele moved to Missouri in 2007, and before that she led a busy life having lived in 14 states. She has been married 21 years and has two children and one step-daughter. Michele enj...Read More

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Bayley Strella, Registered Dental Hygienist Read Bio

Bayley is a Registered Dental Hygienist for Dr. Renger's office. She has been a hygienist for our team since September 2016. Bayley graduated from Missouri Southern State University in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science, Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene and a Minor in Biology. Bayley is from Joplin and has lived here her entire life. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family as well as traveling to new places.

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Kelsey Smith, Registered Dental Hygienist Read Bio

Kelsey is a Registered Dental Hygienist for Dr. Renger's Office. She has been a hygienist for Dr. Renger since March 20l6. Kelsey has worked in the dental field since 2012. She graduated dental hygiene school in 2015 and received her Bachelor in health science, from Missouri Southern State University. She is from Neosho, but now lives in Joplin. Kelsey enjoys spending time with her family and friends and traveling.

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Summer Garber, Registered Dental Hygienist Read Bio

Summer is a Registered Dental Hygienist for Dr. Renger's Office. She has been a hygienist for Dr. Renger since October of 2017. She graduated from Missouri Southern State University in May of 2017. Summer grew up in Carthage but now lives in Webb City. Summer and her husband have one little boy named Easton, and he's a crazy mess. She enjoys spending time together with her family outside, traveling, and finding new Italian eateries.

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Morgan Davis, Patient Care Specialist Read Bio

Morgan is the Patient Care Specialist for SHINE Modern Dentistry. She enjoys visiting with patients and their families when they come in for their appointments. She takes phone calls, schedules appointments and collects payments. Morgan loves the friendly and caring work environment here at Shine Modern Dentistry. She has a son and three dogs she spends her free time with. She enjoys fishing and the outdoors. Morgan loves traveling and is always looking forward to her next beach vacation.

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Services we provide

At Shine Modern Dentistry we strive to provide our patients with the best and most complete dental care. Our doctors and staff frequently attend continuing education seminars to learn the latest dental techniques. Here are some of the services we provide, please click here.

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