About Our Doctors

Dr. Gary Buzbee | Dr. Todd Buzbee | Dr. Tyler Buzbee

Gary L. Buzbee, D.D.S.

General Background

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Gary L. Buzbee is the founding partner of Buzbee Dental. He opened the practice in October 1977, after serving two years in the United States Air Force. Gary is a graduate of Glendale High School, Drury University and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. Gary has completed post-graduate training at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, CA through the Pacific Aesthetic Consortium. Also known as PACLive, this is a hands-on course in cosmetic dentistry.

Affiliations
Professional

  • American Dental Association
  • Missouri Dental Association
  • Greater Springfield Dental Society – former treasurer, editor and board member

Community

  • Springfield Ballet Board – member of Board of Directors, former President
  • Springfield Little Theatre – has performed in numerous productions since 1982
  • Vandivort Center Theatre – Laramie Project, The God Committee
  • Springfield Board of Education – member of Board of Directors
  • Foundation for the Springfield Public Schools – member of Board of Directors
  • Lost and Found – member of Board of Directors
  • Logan-Rogersville Educational Foundation – Co-Chair Wildcat Gala 2008
  • The Kitchen, Inc.– serves The Kitchen clients in-office at Buzbee Dental upon referral requests
  • Springfield Public Schools – emergency care on referral basis from school nurses
  • Springfield Pubic Schools, SPS Partner – serving schools through our "Supporting Schools Rewarding Students" outreach program by rewarding classrooms with new indoor/outdoor recess equipment for achieving a school goal
  • Springfield Business Journal, 2011 Men of the Year Honoree
  • Springfield Business Journal, 2014 Economic Impact Awards Finalist
  • Springfield Business Journal, 2016 Mentor of The Mentor Project

Specializations
Gary enjoys all aspects of dentistry. Helping patients that have esteem issues because of their dental appearance is of particular interest to Gary. Making sure a teenager can attend school without embarrassment or allowing an adult to gain confidence after years of dental neglect is of utmost importance to Gary. He likes to give patients the opportunity to smile again.

Dental Philosophy
“Realizing that there is a person attached to the teeth we treat is critical to a good patient/dentist relationship. I want patients to feel an involvement in their dental care. Mirroring our mission statement, I want to provide comprehensive dental care in our high performance, high tech practice setting.”

Family
In his time off, Gary enjoys traveling, swap meets, flea markets and theatre and if he can combine all of those he is really happy. Gary is proud and feels very fortunate to be in practice with his two sons, Todd and Tyler. He is also a proud grandfather to Carson, Parker, Cooper, Owen, and Adalyn.

Todd K. Buzbee, D.D.S.

General Background

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Todd Buzbee graduated from Glendale High School and attended the University of Tulsa before entering dental school at the University of Missouri - Kansas City. While at dental school Todd was accepted in to Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national honor society. Todd joined his family’s dental practice upon graduating with honors from the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Dentistry in May 2000.

Affiliations
Professional

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics
  • Missouri Dental Association – former Alternate to Delegate, former Delegate to Board
  • Greater Springfield Dental Society
    • Member of Board of Directors (2001 – 2008)
    • Children's Dental Health Month – Former Chair
    • Former Program Chairman
    • Former Editor

Community

  • A Sporting Chance – member of Board of Directors / Volunteer
  • School Dental Screenings Volunteer with Springfield Public Schools – Organized by Greater Springfield Dental Society
  • The Kitchen, Inc. – serves The Kitchen clients in-office at Buzbee Dental upon referral requests
  • Springfield Public Schools – emergency care on referral basis from school nurses
  • Springfield Pubic Schools, SPS Partner – serving schools through our "Supporting Schools Rewarding Students" outreach program by rewarding classrooms with new indoor/outdoor recess equipment for achieving a school goal 
  • Springfield Business Journal, 2009 40 Under 40 Honoree
  • Springfield Business Journal, 2014 Economic Impact Awards Finalist

Specializations
Todd has been instrumental in the technological growth and continued dental advancements of Buzbee Dental. He has kept abreast of the technological advancements in dental care and endodontic (root canal) treatments whereby maintaining Buzbee Dental’s cutting edge dental equipment and advancements in offering patient dental care. Todd continues his educational training by taking post-graduate courses at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, one of the premier postgraduate dental training centers in the US.

Post-Graduate Courses at Las Vegas Institute (LVI) for Advanced Dental Studies:

  • Practical Occlusion for the Progressive Practice
  • Neuro-Muscular Implant I
  • Neuro-Muscular Implant II
  • Bone Grafting
  • Pediatric Orthodontics

Additional Post-Graduate Courses:

  • Cerec Training – Patterson Dental St. Louis, Missouri
  • Advanced Cerec Training

Dental Philosophy
“By carefully listening to my patient's unique concerns, hopes and aspirations I’m able to customize a treatment plan that meets their needs and desires which enables them to have a healthy and perfect smile. My proudest accomplishment is an accumulation that comes from when I see my patients smile with a newfound confidence in their smile makeover and/or relief from previous dental pain!”

Family
Todd and his wife, Danielle, have two daughters, Carson and Parker and a son, Cooper.

Tyler G. Buzbee, D.D.S.

General Background

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Tyler Buzbee graduated from Glendale High School in 1995 where he played soccer and participated in the National Honor Society and student council cabinet. Following graduation, Tyler entered the combined 6-year BA/DDS program at UMKC. While at UMKC, he was an active member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. During Tyler's clinical training, he and his partner won the Outstanding Grand Rounds Presentation Award for their presentation, "Diastema Closure Using Porcelain Laminate Veneers". Following graduation from UMKC and successful completion of National and State board certification in 2001, Tyler joined Buzbee Dental in August of the same year.

Affiliations
Professional

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics 
  • Missouri Dental Association – House of Delegates, Alternate Delegate, Delegate
  • Greater Springfield Dental Society Board Member – Children's Dental Health Month (Chairman) – Program Committee (Chairman)
  • Greater Springfield Dental Foundation – Smiles From the Heart Dental Fundraiser Auction, Committee member
  • Donated Dental Services Program – Volunteer
  • Vatterott College Dental Assisting Program – Advisory Board Member

Community

  • Community Foundation of the Ozarks (CFO) – Education and Community Development Grant Review Panel, Health and Social Services Grant Review Panel
  • The Kitchen, Inc. – serves The Kitchen clients in-office at Buzbee Dental upon referral requests
  • Springfield Public Schools – emergency care on referral basis from school nurses and yearly participant of numerous school Health Fairs
  • Springfield Pubic Schools, SPS Partner – serving schools through our "Supporting Schools Rewarding Students" outreach program by rewarding classrooms with new indoor/outdoor recess equipment for achieving a school goal
  • Springfield Business Journal, 2011 40 Under 40 Honoree
  • Springfield Business Journal, 2014 Economic Impact Awards Finalist

Continuing Education and Learning
Post Graduate Courses at Las Vegas Institute (LVI) for Advanced Dental Studies:

  • Neuromuscular Implant I
  • Neuromuscular Implant II
  • Bone Grafting
  • Treating Sleep Breathing Disorders

Dr. Dick Barnes Group:

  • Implant Over The Shoulder

The Scottsdale Center - CEREC Doctors:

  • Mastering Multiple Anteriors and Posterior Restorations with CEREC

American Academy of Facial Esthetics:

  • Level I Frontline TMJ, Headache and Facial Pain Treatment

Dental Philosophy
“My goal is to strive to make each patient visit the most pleasurable and informative experience possible. I would like to think that patients leave our office feeling as if they have been treated with the utmost respect and consideration for their dental situations. Through our state-of-the-art technology and amenities I feel that I am able to provide top-quality dental care to our patients. The highest compliment we can receive is to have a patient refer a friend, family member or co-worker to our practice because their visit was a great experience complimented by our customer service.”

Family
Tyler and his wife, Amy, are the privileged parents of Owen Asher and Adalyn Grace Buzbee. In their spare time they enjoy cooking, physical fitness, attending their kids' sporting events and activities, and catching up on missed TV shows. Tyler feels very lucky to be in practice with his family.

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Dr. Tyler G. Buzbee, DDS has been recognized as one of the top Springfield Dentistry practices.
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