Dr. David K Budd DDS
Dr. Richard M Sherman DDS

1093 US Highway 60 E
Republic, MO 65738
(417) 732-6785



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David K Budd, DDS
    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 enjoys all facets of his practice but gets the most fulfillment from caring for children.  When Dr. Budd is not working he enjoys kayaking, traveling to new places with his wife Lynne, entertaining his six grandkids, or reading a good book.  He is also deeply involved in his church and volunteers his time.

Richard M Sherman, DDS  
    Dr. Sherman moved to our area in 2011.  He graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2010.  He then continued his training at Lutheran Medical Center, Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency in Memphis, TN, which was completed in 2011.  Dr. Sherman was in the USAF for 13 years, serving in the US and overseas, including the Gulf War in 1991.  Originally from Nebraska, he is a die hard Husker fan.  When Dr. Sherman is not at work he enjoys participating in community activities, spending time with family and friends and going to the lake. 
 

Nancy Dempsey, Receptionist
    
Nancy has been up front, working with Dr. Budd for 20 years.  You will find her all around the office, from up front scheduling patients to assisting one of 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. On the weekends, she can be found walking the hills of Silver Dollar City.  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.

Carly Hill, Registered Dental Hygienist
    
Carly has been with us since 2009 and we are lucky to have her.  She earned her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene from OTC after working as a Certified Dental Assistant out of state for about 3 years.  Carly is a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association and attends monthly meetings with the greater Springfield chapter.  While patients often compliment her on the way their teeth feel when she is done with their cleaning, we think her greatest asset is her ability to put people at ease with her fun and friendly personality. Carly is originally from Pensacola, FL, but now lives in Nixa with her husband and two boys.  She also has a cat named Cocoa and a dog, Vanilla.  When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her family, playing Bunco, and watching movies.

Wendy Kalbaugh, Registered Dental Hygienist
    
Wendy graduated from OTC in 2009, receiving the Leadership Award in her hygiene class.  She has worked for Simply Smiles since 2009.  Wendy really enjoys her job and it is a pleasure to work with her.  She is originally from Iowa, but now lives in Mt. Vernon with her husband.  In her down time she enjoys riding bicycles and motorcycles, often riding her motorcycle to work on a nice day.  Wendy also loves garage sales and cannot just ride on by if she spots one.

Angie Johnson, Receptionist
    
Angie is our newest face and voice at the front desk. Since she joined our team in 2011, she has proved her value to us, as she files insurance and handles the follow-up, takes payments, schedules patients and takes care of our website.  Angie was born in Springfield and now lives in Republic with her four children and two dogs.  They keep her quite busy.  Her favorite time of year is summer but she really enjoys the fall/winter months, watching football, having bon fires and roasting marshmallows with her kids.  She loves spending time with her family and friends and makes as much time for fun as she can.

Dallas Whelan, Certified Dental Assistant
    
Dallas graduated from OTC in 2012.  She did her clinicals with us while she was in school, and we are lucky she chose to come work with us.  Dallas was born and raised right here in Republic and still lives here with her husband, two dogs and a cat.  Her favorite time of the year is fall, but does enjoy camping in the summer and going to the lake.  She also really loves redecorating and is always looking for a new project.

Ashley Budd, Dental Assistant
    
Ashley is our newest team member and we are so happy to have her.  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 as a dental assistant.  She is compassionate and empathetic toward patients with dental anxieties and is a perfect addition to our team. She is married and has two children and one dog, named Rufus.  In Ashley's spare time she enjoys cooking, gardening, decorating and hiking. 
    

 

 


Staff
    Our friendly staff has 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 enjoy treating patients of all ages but find caring for children is the most  rewarding.  We like to participate in community efforts like "Give kids a smile" and local school dental screenings.