Dr. Matt Stunkel, DDS


Dr. Matt Stunkel graduated from Lebanon High School and has many memories of spending summers on the lakes and rivers of Southwest Missouri with family and friends.

 

Dr. Stunkel enjoys traveling and spent several months volunteering in South America. His first trip consisted of living with families from Chile and Argentina, where he became proficient in Spanish. He has also spent time volunteering dental services to the impoverished people of Peru. Matt Stunkel graduated from Drury University and earned his dental degree at the University of Missouri — Kansas City.

After graduation, he worked in private practice in Springfield and then on a mobile unit before starting Quail Creek Dental. He continues his education through advanced courses in both general and cosmetic dentistry. When not providing dentistry in Southwest Missouri, Dr. Stunkel enjoys spending time with his wife and children.

 

At Quail Creek Dental, he enjoys interacting and educating patients about their dental health. Dr. Stunkel says, “I love helping my patients look and feel better.” He puts together a unique treatment plan for each individual, taking into account every aspect of the situation, from a single toothache to a full-mouth restoration. “No one should be afraid to go to the dentist. I work hard to give every person a relaxing and comfortable experience.” We’ve had many compliments about Dr. Stunkel and how he does just that!

 

Meet Our Team

Our team members treat you the way we would want to be treated. We get to know more than your name: we get to know your family and your story, and we will help you relax and get the most out of your dental appointment in Springfield, Missouri. We are cross trained in various aspects of dentistry and will go the extra mile for you. You can learn more about us below, and you can also call 417-720-4075 to schedule your appointment at Quail Creek Dental.

 

Lora — Business Assistant


Lora started her dental career in 2001 by completing dental assistant training in Springfield, Missouri. After eight years of patient care as an expanded functions dental assistant, Lora made the decision to advance to a front office position.

 

Since 2009, Lora has been working with financing and dental insurance companies. She joined our team in 2013 and works very closely with dental insurance companies on a daily basis. Lora is very familiar with processing dental claims so that patients can receive the maximum coverage under the benefits that their insurance company provides. She is passionate about making sure patients receive the best benefits that are available to them.

Nikki — Business Assistant


Nikki has been a member of the team at Quail Creek Dental since 2017. She has been in the dental field since 2005 and is also a clinical nursing assistant. For Nikki, one of the best parts of working at our office is the lovely ladies that she gets to work and laugh with through each day of helping others. She also loves being the pleasant voice they hear on the phone and the smiling face they see when they walk in.

 

Nikki enjoys spending time with her family camping, hiking and swimming. She also enjoys riding ATVs and dirt bikes and going for country drives. Although she enjoys staying active, Nikki also looks forward to reading and going to concerts.

Brianna — Registered Dental Hygienist


Brianna joined our team in 2018 and graduated from Ferris State University in 2014. She loves getting to know our patients. Brianna is married to her husband, Mark, and they have one dog, Jax. In her free time, Brianna likes lounging by the pool and going to the beach.

 

Tina — Registered Dental Hygienist


Tina has been a practicing dental hygienist since 2003. She earned her Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene at Missouri Southern State University. She started part time at Quail Creek Dental in 2015 and became a full-time team member in 2017. While her husband served in the military, she traveled between Washington, D.C., Chicago and Kansas City practicing and perfecting her periodontic skills. She

brings professionalism and commitment to the care of her patients.

 

Tina is married and has one girl and one boy. In her free time, she likes to keep healthy by bicycling and studying naturopathy.

Andrea — Expanded Functions Dental Assistant


Andrea has been with Quail Creek Dental since we opened. She graduated dental assisting school in 2007. She also continued her education at Ozarks Technical College for her expanded function certification in restorative dentistry and in fixed prosthetics. She utilizes all of her expanded functions at work and enjoys working with a laidback doctor and the best coworkers around! In her spare time, Andrea enjoys camping, spending time with her family and playing video games.

BreAnna — Expanded Functions Dental Assistant


BreAnna joined our practice in 2017. She earned her dental assistant certification and her expanded functions certification at Ozarks Technical College. She loves her coworkers at Quail Creek Dental and enjoys putting her skills to work. Away from the office, BreAnna looks forward to hiking, playing video games and spending time with her dogs, Sullivan and Kimbra.

Dallas — Expanded Functions Dental Assistant


Dallas has been a part of Quail Creek Dental since 2018. She graduated from the dental assisting program at Ozarks Technical College in 2012 with her dental assistant certification with expanded functions. Dallas utilizes all of her skills at our office and enjoys the relationship she has with her coworkers. She has been married since 2008 and has one son, one daughter and a dog named Moose. When she is away from work, Dallas looks forward to working out, camping and spending time with her family.

Megan — Dental Assistant


Megan joined our team in July of 2018. She graduated from Ozarks Technical College with an associate degree in biological and clinical science and earned her dental assisting certification at the Midwest Technical Institute in Springfield. She is a dependable and work-oriented member of our team and loves being able to help people feel confident about their teeth and smiles. One of Megan’s hobbies includes painting.