About Your Dentist

Alberto Castaneda, DDS

My Mission

To help guide patients to optimal whole-body health and wellness through an emphasis on oral health. Focusing on compassionate and comforting care that minimizes anxiety from previous traumatic dental visits. While changing lives by creating new smiles and providing an exceptional dental experience.

Education

July 1993- University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry June 1994 Kansas City, MO Certificate in Advance Education in General Dentistry July 1992- Mount Sanai Hospital June 1993 Hartford, CT Certificate General Practice Residency Aug 1983- University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry May 1992 Kansas City, MO D.D.S. Aug 1984 - University of Missouri-Kansas City May 1988 Kansas City, MO B.S. in Biology

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

July 2009 Master Academy of General Dentistry Aug 1997 Fellow Academy of General Dentistry May 1992 Certificate for honors program in the Department of Restorative Dentistry, Division of Fixed Prosthodontics Mar 1992 Second Place Award, Senior Category Table Clinics Competition Aug 1991- University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry May 1992 Admissions Committee Student Representative Dec 1990 Dean's List Aug 1986 University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry Fall 1990 Summer Dental Scholar April 1990 IADR/AADR Meeting Table clinic entitled "Effect of Duration of Atropine Administration on Caries in Rats" Cincinnati, OH Aug 1989 University of Rochester Summer Research Fellowship Program for Minority Students in Dental School Rochester, NY

Life & Hobbies

Enjoys outdoors, nature, traveling, photography, home remodeling and recently karate.

Kevin Pierce, DMD

"I am proud to be part of a highly-trained and motivated team at My Dentist Joplin.I look forward to providing you with excellent patient care, and making your visit rewarding and educational."

Education

Dr. Pierce earned his undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. He earned his Doctorate Degree from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine.

Continuing Education & ProfessionalMemberships

  • DOCS SedationTraining
  • PAC-Live - Dentistry's premier, hands-on, live-patient cosmetic training
  • Invisalign Certification
  • Mini Dental Implant Training
  • Dental Boot Kamp
  • Heartland Doctor Leadership
  • Advanced Endodontics Training

Dr. Pierce is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Missouri Dental Society, the Greater Springfield Dental Society and the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation.

Personal Attention ProfessionalExcellence

"It is an extremely exciting time to be in the dental field. The continuing advancements in diagnostic services and therapies allow my patients the very best in dental care. I am proud to be one of the first doctors in the area to incorporate sate-of-the-art instruments and technology, such as the use of the laser diagnodent and intra-oral camera, to aid in the detection of cavities. In addition, my practice offers a wide variety of cosmetic services such as whitening and micro-abrasion, as well as Invisalign, the new 'clear' alternative to braces."