The Joplin Dental Care Team
Denise joined Joplin Dental Care April of 2001. She was previously a Dental Assistant for over 12 years
before broadening her skills and joining the ranks in the front office. For the past 20+ years Denise
has enjoyed assisting our patients with dental financing and maximizing their dental benefits. She
also helps patients through their treatment needs and assists with the transition on other dental
Denise has been married to her husband Darren since July of 1986. They reside north of Joplin in the
Carl Junction school district were they raised their two sons Ryan & Clayton. Their oldest son, Ryan
served in the Army Reserves for six years and then graduated from MSSU in December 2016. Ryan
met his wife Hannah while attending college at MSSU. They currently reside in Galveston, Texas.
Their youngest son, Clayton, graduated from Carl Junction High School in 2017. He has attended
classes at MSSU and is currently working in in Joplin.
Denise enjoys outdoor activities, traveling, sports, gardening, baking and spending time with her
family and friends.