Dr. David K Budd DDS
1093 US Hwy 60 E
Republic, MO 65738

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David K Budd, DDS

    Dr. Budd attended the University Of Kansas, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University Of Missouri - Kansas City.

 Dr. Budd has been practicing Family Dentistry in Republic since 1978. He is a member of the Better Business Bureau, the American Dental Association, the Missouri Dental Association, and the Springfield Dental Society. Dr.Budd is the most caring and friendliest dentist in southwest Missouri! 

When Dr. Budd is not working he enjoys kayaking, Ozark streams, traveling to new places with his wife Lynne, entertaining his six grandkids, or reading a good book. Dr. Budd attends Hood United Methodist Church, where he is deeply involved and volunteers his spare time.


Nancy Dempsey, Insurance Coordinator

    Nancy has been up front, working with Dr. Budd for over 20 years.  You will find her all around the office. She is mostly up front scheduling patients and filing insurance but sometimes you can find her assisting one our dentists in back.  Nancy was born in El Dorado Springs, then moved to California for 16 years, and thankfully for us, settled in Republic.

When she isn't at work you can find her walking the hills of Silver Dollar City with her grandchildren, Jackson and Emerson.  In the summer she enjoys going to the lake, but her favorite time of year is fall, when she can enjoy time with friends sitting around a bon fire.

Trish Johnson, Receptionist

Trish is our newest addition to the team. She graduated from Vatterott for dental assisting and helps us out in the back sometimes. Trish loves spending time with her niece and nephew as well as cuddling up with her dog Enzo at the end of the day.

When she isn't working she loves to go to the movies and reading is her passion. She also graces us often with delightful confections because she is a fantastic baker.


Ashley Budd, Dental Assistant

    Ashley moved here from Florida when she was 17 and started studing massage therapy.  After working as a massage therapist for 8 years, she has decided to pursue a different career in the dental field. She is compassionate and empathetic toward patients with dental anxieties and is a perfect addition to our team. 

She has two children, Javi and Luna; and a dog named Rufus.  In Ashley's spare time she enjoys decorating/ projects running and hiking.  

Tilesha Stanfield, Registered Dental Hygientist

    Tilesha graduated from OTC Dental Assisting in 2012, and Dental Hygiene in 2014. Tilesha is extremely compassionate and has a caring attitude especially when it comes to dentistry. Tilesha enjoys teaching kids and parents about brushing, flossing, and proper diet. Tilesha loves her job! 

Tilesha has lived in Republic for 12 years, and has been married to her husband Ron for 20 years! They have two daughters, Mariah and Brooke who both attend Republic High School. Tilesha's family is an active member in Hood United Methodist Church. In her spare time she loves to run and read books! 



    Our friendly staff have a combined 69 years of experience and are fully commited to learning and applying modern dental techniques through continuing education, and ensuring you have the most comfortable experience possible. We like to participate in community efforts like "Give kids a smile" and local school dental screenings.