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About Premier Dental and Oral Health Group
Lake of the Ozarks

We are a dental practice of the utmost quality and integrity with a professional team united together to provide care, above the standards of our profession, in as expedient and comfortable way as possible by utilizing the best quality materials and methods available. We believe in a lifetime approach to dental care for patients and in providing an exceptional experience that motivates patients to return and refer.

We want our patients to keep their teeth for a lifetime in comfort and health. We are committed to a lifetime care philosophy of dentistry by providing total patient care/service. We are patient-focused in our actions and believe that we can positively influence a person's life.

We seek to get to know our patients personally and clinically so that we can determine what lifetime treatment is best for their particular needs. We take every opportunity to motivate and educate patients toward lifetime care. We are sensitive to their current healthcare values and financial condition. Our daily mission is to meet patients where they are today and help them move toward the next level of care.

 

Meet Our Team

About Dr. Massie

Dr. Ronald E. Massie, DDS, MAGD, is a native of Missouri who has resided in the Lake of the Ozarks area since completing his post Dental School Residency. He is married to Cindy and together they have 2 daughters, Siegrid and Aiyana. 

Dr. Massie has been involved in theatre and fine arts since the age of 6 when he began performing his singing and piano abilities. This led to many other theatrical interests including several productions with supporting to lead roles. He was also the Choral Director for a  lake area church for 7 years.

Dr. Massie has been practicing dentistry in the lake area for over 20 years and is on the surgical staff of Lake Regional Hospital as well as The Surgical Institute of Lake of the Ozarks. His practice is unique to the area because his special skills and training offer such a wide range of treatments, both of the smile and of the face.

Dr. Massie has also served many different leadership roles within the community including President and membership with Daybreak Rotary Club, the Tri County YMCA of the Ozarks and many others, too numerous to mention. He and his family have served around the world through mission work. His giving heart is evident in everything he does and he feels that life is truly about giving and supporting with the talents that we all have.

For the last several years, he has been accruing over 100 continuing education credits per year. He was awarded his Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD) in June 2014.  The MAGD is the highest AGD honor and reflects a general dentist’s ongoing commitment to provide quality care through continuing education.  Attaining his MAGD distinguishes Dr. Massie professionally as one of about 25 recipients in the entire state of Missouri.

Nikki Jo Belt - Dental Assistant

Nikki Jo Belt, a Dental Assistant has been with Premier Dental & Oral Health Group since November 2009.  She has an Associates of Arts degree and Diploma in Dental Assisting from Anthem College in Kansas City, Missouri.  August 2011, Nikki Jo completed her Basic Skills Mastery Examination through Nichols Career Center in Jefferson City, Missouri.  She is now working toward her expanded function certificates.  Nikki Jo’s most satisfying dental experience was when she went to the Dominican Republic in the Spring of 2011 to help give dental treatment and teach Dominican families the importance of good oral health.  When not working, Nikki Jo enjoys spending time with her husband and family.

nikkijo@thepremierdentalgroup.com


Brittany Lowary - Dental Assistant

Brittany Lowary graduated from Vatterott Community College in 2001 with her Dental Assisting Degree.  She received her expanded functions through Nichols Career Center and has completed several hours of continuing education through Crown Council and Aligntech Institute.  She is also certified in CPR and Nitrous Oxide Monitoring.  Brittany has worked as a Dental Assistant with Premier Dental & Oral Health Group since 2006. She enjoys helping our patients understand their dental needs. Brittany is married with one child and enjoys spending time with her family and riding her horses in her spare time.

brittany@thepremierdentalgroup.com


Geri Isom - Clinic Coordinator

Geri was born in Jefferson City, Missouri, but moved to Alabama at age seven.  Shortly after her high school graduation, where she received academic and art honors and was recognized by Who’s Who Among the United States High School Students, she moved back to her roots in mid-Missouri.

Upon her return she enrolled in Nichols Career Center in Jefferson City to fulfill her desire to become a dental assistant, a decision that was made after she faced years of orthodontic challenges herself.  Four months after receiving her diploma and her certification in dental assisting and nitrous oxide monitoring, in the fall of 1990, she started working with Dr. Massie.

Geri continued her dental education with training in implants, CAD/CAM dentistry (CEREC), and full-mouth reconstruction in smile designs.  She has not only worked with outreach programs to improve dental health and awareness here in our local schools, but also in the outlying areas of Jamaica.  In 2009 she was recognized by the international dental society, Crown Council, as dental assistant of the year.  She works hard to keep abreast with the ever changing technology from Invisalign® to lasers, to give our patients the best care and caring that she can give.

Geri married her husband in 2003 and has three boys with whom she spends her off-time.  They particularly enjoy spending time outdoors, camping and floating during the summer.

clinic@thepremierdentalgroup.com

 


Pamela Duncan- Registered Dental Hygienist

Pamela joined our team in March 2013 and is originally from the Kansas City area. After several years in what she calls "Corporate America", she decided to change careers and pursue her interest in dental hygiene. She graduated from the University of Missouri- Kansas City in May 2011 with a Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene. During her final semester of dental hygiene school she and a student colleague were asked to submit their research on oral health and renal organ transplant eligibility for publishing in the American Dental Hygienists' Association Access magazine. Their article was published post graduation in February 2012 issue. Pamela is certified in nitrous oxide, local anesthesia delivery and CPR. She is also a member of the American Dental Hygienists' Association and the Missouri Dental Hygiene Association. Pamela is dedicated to furthering her education through continuing education courses and will be pursuing her Masters Degree in Dental Hygiene Education in the near future. Pamela is happily married and enjoys spending time with her husband, son, daughter and boxer.


Whitney Lawson - Registered Dental Hygienist

Whitney Lawson was born and raised in Tuscumbia, Missouri. She graduated as Valedictorian of her high school class and with Highest Honors from State Fair Community College with an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. Currently she is pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree through the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s School of Dentistry. Whitney is certified in nitrous oxide administration, local anesthesia delivery, and CPR. She is also a member of the American Dental Hygienists�?Association and the Missouri Dental Hygienists�?Association. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing softball, and spending time with her family and friends.


Lindsey Bowers - Ofice Manager

Lindsey Bowers was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. In 2011, Lindsey bought a house and moved to Lake of the Ozarks with her husband Brandon. They now share their home with their sweet baby boy, Bentley Ray. Lindsey has a wide range of knowledge and experience. She grew up loving her family dentist and always knew she wanted a place in the dental field.  She has worked in Hawaii on a cruise ship and taught dance for twelve years. Lindsey has extensive experience in management, working for over ten years in various management positions.  She worked for St. Louis Lambert airport as a restaurant manager. She also was a manager for a dental office in Osage Beach. Lindsey is enthusiastic about her job and does her best to ensure our patients get the best care we can give. Lindsey enjoys spending time in the water with her family and friends.


Cindy Massie: Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant

Cindy is married to Dr. Massie and the proud mother of their two daughters, Siegrid and Aiyana as well as their two exchange daughters Juli who is from Columbia and Madara who is from Latvia.  Cindy is a graduate of the University of Missouri at Kansas City with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.  After graduation, she spent three years teaching on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Arizona.  She then returned to Missouri and secured a Kindergarten teaching position with School of the Osage for several years until she became a full time stay at home mom.  After both daughters entered school, she started her own business as a franchise owner for Kindermusik International.

Cindy’s business background also includes managing a franchise location of a national restaurant company while studying to complete her education degree.

She has held numerous offices of leadership as well as served as an active volunteer in schools and civic organizations in the Lake of the Ozarks community.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family.


Our Technology

At Premier Dental we strive to use the best quality of materials and most up to date methods to treat our patients.  Our efforts to keep up with the times while still “Going Green” and preserving the health and environment of ourselves and our patients include:

    • Safe removal of amalgam (silver) fillings, which require special disposal.
    • Using digital X-ray methods (since 2006), which reduces the amount of radiation exposure to our patients by over 75% compared to older X-ray methods.
    • Participating in the image gently campaign through The Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging.
    • Checking for cavities with the DIAGNOdent Laser Caries Detection Pen , which promotes the earliest detection and enables us to better protect and preserve your tooth structure through more minimally invasive dental treatment.
    • Screening for signs of oral diseases and cancer with VELscope in attempt to catch them early, while they’re still easy to treat.
    • Taking intra-oral photographs for case presentation to patients as well as insurance companies.
    • Utilizing paperless office practices, from computerized patient records to office iPads for patient paperwork updates.
    • A smartphone mobile app for our office.  Download it for free today.

 

Hours & Location

Ronald E. Massie, D.D.S., M.A.G.D.
24 North Shore Drive
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

573-365-0220

Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
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Patient Testimonials

I have never met such a wonderful group of people.  Dr. Massie is always professional and caring.  His expertise is up to date with top of the line technology.  He cares about me and my family and is never in such a hurry that he doesn’t chat a bit about what’s new with the kids, the parents, etc. The office and rooms are always clean and the entry way attractive.  Now, even the parking lot is spacious and clean.  The staff members are fantastic people.  They, too, are professional and always talk with me and sit with me to make me feel comfortable and secure in knowing all will be well.   The office ladies greet me with smiles and questions about my kids, filling me with pride.  I have never enjoyed going to “the dentist” before changing to Dr. Massie and his fabulous staff.  Now I am happy to drive from Columbia with a clean, healthy and pain free mouth to get the best care I feel I can get. ~ Ann E.

 

Thank you for your professionalism and courtesy.  You should be proud of your work for perfection and your bedside manner is noticed and appreciated. ~ Gerri H.

 

Over the last 15 years there have been many changes to the Lake area and each time we return, something is different.  However, some things do stay the same and your wonderful staff is one of them.  There is something endearing each time I walk into your office and greet you and your staff.   Everyone is so kind, friendly and I believe, truly interested in me, my family and my dental health care.  Where else does staff ask to see pictures of one’s grandchild? ~ Christina K.

 

The call Monday evening from Dr. Massie was very much appreciated.  Thank you. I put it on my Facebook and told everyone how special you and your staff are. ~ Pat P.

 

Dr. Massie is great.  I have reached a point in my life that I no longer dread going to the dentist and it is all because of everyone at Premier Dental.  You all are really great! ~ Rae Ann K.

 

I really felt like this was a good fit!  I thank you for acknowledging my fears and helping me to be at ease.  If you ever get a bad phone call, remember the other 99.9% of us love you!! ~ Barb L.

 

You service is excellent �?very professional �?very caring and extremely friendly.   Felt like we’ve known each other for years.  You have attempted and succeeded in problem solving what 3 other Doctors would not even try.  I cannot thank you enough! ~ Gary C.

 

I would say hands down the best place I have ever gone to for dental work.  GREAT people!  ~ Rob M.