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Welcome to Joplin Family Dental | Dr. Michael Fitterling & Dr. Grant Kirk

“Where did you get that smile?” Dr. Michael Fitterling & Dr. Grant Kirk at Joplin Family Dental

Dr. Fitterling, Dr. Kirk, and our friendly, professional and compassionate team are concerned about your dental and overall health. We would like to help you and your family, have healthy teeth and gums and a smile you are excited to share with others. 

Joplin Family Dental provides oral Sedation Dentistry which allows you to be relaxed and anxiety-free during your appointments. Dentistry is a partnership between you and our dental team. By working together, you can have predictable success with your dental health for the rest of your life. 

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Meet the Dentists

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Dr. Michael Fitterling

“Your comfort is my priority and the sedation dentistry we provide helps many people be comfortable and relaxed during their appointments. I love dentistry and the opportunity to develop friendships with my patients, their families and our dental team. It is very rewarding to restore a patient’s smile with skill and predictability. The success of dental treatment begins with open communication. I am proud to be working with such a compassionate, experienced and professional dental team.”

Meet the Dentists

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Dr. Grant Kirk

Dr. Kirk loves every aspect of dentistry. From the simplest filling to the most complex case, he firmly believes in giving every patient the best care possible.

Dr. Kirk grew up in Grain Valley Missouri where he learned at a young age that hard work is the only way to achieve your goals. He always knew that he wanted to work in a profession that helped people in the community. After a trip to the dentist as a child with a broken tooth, he learned first-hand the confidence a great smile can bring to a person. This experience showed him that he wanted to be able to give people that same confidence and decided to pursue a career in Dentistry. Dr. Kirk enrolled in Northwest Missouri State University where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Biochemistry graduating Suma Cum Lauda. He then went on to attend the University Of Missouri Kansas City School Of Dentistry where he graduated Suma Cum Lauda.

Dr. Kirk and his family moved to Joplin in 2015 to work at Access Family Care where he provided high quality dental care to the underserved of Joplin. Shortly after moving to Joplin he and his wife fell in love with town and knew that they wanted to make Joplin their permanent home.

Dr. Kirk and his wife Lauren were married in 2012 and have three very active boys Jackson, Chase, & Aiden. They are excited to welcome a daughter into the family late 2019.  Dr. Kirk is active at his Church (Hope City) and enjoys sports, music, exercise, and spends his free time with his family.

“Simply put if there were 10 stars I would give them a 10 because 5/5 simply doesn’t seem to say enough when representing how passionate and wonderful this office is.” 

Jeremy N.