Let Us Introduce Ourselves

The dental practice team at Matlock Dental Care is proud to provide you with expert consultation and treatment.

Dr. Paul Matlock DDS  drpaul@matlockdentalcare.com

Patients agree that what really sets Dr.Matlock apart from other dentists is the fact that he makes a sincere effort to know his patients personally, before he ever looks in their mouths.  “Every single person has a story and it is that which makes their needs, even fears, different from everyone else.  Knowing more about them … and them about me, (it's a 2 way street), helps me provide the best care and service for them.  I truly appreciate the trust that my patients put in me, and relish the long-term relationships that I have with them.”
 
Matlock Dental Care in Lee’s Summit is the perfect balance of design, comfort and  technology and is the culmination of more than five years of planning by Dr. Matlock and his team and grounded in over eighteen years of dental experience. Great care was taken to ensure that the patient experience would be enhanced, the very latest in dental technology would be available and the practice would be both state-of-the-art and relaxing. 

Dr. Matlock has been married to his wife, Amy, for 20 years and has three teenage kids.  Ever the "Renaissance Man", Dr. Matlock has a side to him that would surprise some, but certainly not his patients. A classically-trained tenor who still takes time with a voice coach and a veteran of musical theater, he enjoys performing alongside his kids whether singing at church or dancing on stage.  Dr. Matlock also finds time to golf occasionally and teach part-time as an associate professor at UMKC Dental School. He credits his father for the ability to manage his time. “The biggest influence in my life is my father. He was a selfless man who  found joy in serving others. He was also a tireless worker and appreciated a job well done. Dad passed in 2002 and I think of him every day. I am who I am today, because of him.”

Matlock Dental Care offers comprehensive reconstructive and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Matlock has also completed over 150 hours of education in TMJ diagnosis, therapy and management.  Always learning the latest techniques in every aspect of dentistry while teaching the art and science of his craft to new dental students keeps Dr. Matlock abreast of every new technique and technology.  With many friends and associates who are specialists in different dental disciplines, (root canals, gum disease, etc), he stays in constant contact, listens to what they are doing, and implements the latest treatments in his own practice. “My goal is to treat my patients as well as any specialist would...And if I can't accomplish that, I refer them to the best metro area specialist for their particular need.” 

Dr. Matlock feels it is the small things that often make a difference.  That includes utilizing intra-oral cameras to better educate and inform patients about their condition.  All the restorative materials used at Matlock Dental Care are tooth colored, and his staff takes great care in custom shade matching as well as proper sizing and contours.  “I want my patients to feel cared for, comfortable, and confident in our abilities and to have a dental experience that will have them telling their friends and families about us. Our new facility and my terrific staff will make sure that happens.”

 

Leslie - Front Desk   leslie@matlockdentalcare.com


Leslie has been with Dr. Matlock for fourteen years and has earned the title “Front Desk Goddess”. Probably the first face you see when entering the practice, Leslie makes it a point to make sure you feel welcome. “For some, a trip to the dentist is not high on their list of ‘things I’d like to do today’ .... so I always try to offer a smile and a calm demeanor,” says Leslie. “I’m a married Mom of four grown children, two of whom were twin boys, so I know a little something about getting folks settled".
Leslie and her husband Larry make Lee’s Summit home and when she’s not quilting, sewing or attending her church, she loves golf (for the scenery) and tennis, basketball too (if her Grandson is playing). She attended both Longview and Johnson County Community Colleges and considers herself to be a lifelong learner.

Tonya - R.D.H.   tonya@matlockdentalcare.com


Tonya, a Registered Dental Hygienist on the Matlock Dental Care Team has earned the title "Foxy" by her teenage daughter's friends.  This 2010 graduate of Johnson County Community College Dental Hygiene Program enjoys singing in the car, gardening, and reading.  Tonya credits her mom with being the greatest influence and supporter in her life.
Aside from having two teenagers that keep her busy, Tonya spends her time enjoying local theater and will soon be a volunteer at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.  As a dental hygienist, Tonya says "I enjoy talking with my patients everyday while encouraging and teaching them how to keep their mouths healthy."

Annie - R.D.H.   annie@matlockdentalcare.com

Annie is a Registered Dental Hygienist and graduated from Johnson County Community College in 2011.  She also attended Butler County Community College on a vocal scholarship as well as Wichita State University (Go Shoxs!).  As a classically trained soprano, Annie is honored to sing with her church praise band in Lenexa, KS.  Annie loves spending time with her family, spoiling her two-year-old niece and traveling.

During her schooling, Annie participated in the KC health facilities such as Truman Medical Center and the KC VA.  She also volunteered with the Las Pintas dental hygiene program in Mexico through Johnson County.  She loves the opportunity to aid others in maintaining their beautiful smiles.  In the words of Buddy the Elf, "I just like to smile, smiling's my favorite".  Annie strives to encourage and help patients keep their smiles healthy so that they enjoy their smiles as much as she does.

Mandi - C.D.A.   mandi@matlockdentalcare.com


Mandi has been working as a CDA with expanded duties for Dr. Matlock for over 9 years.  She is a Certified Dental Assistant with an eye for the art of dentistry.  Mandi is very dedicated to her work and all her patient's concerns or needs.  In her spare time she enjoys painting (oil on canvas) or spending time with family and friends.  Her thirteen year old son is the center of her life. “On the football field or just sitting with me watching TV, I could not be a happier Mom,” says Mandi.
Pleasant Hill, MO is home for Mandi and her style can best be described as jeans and tank tops, country music and good times … at least in the off-hours. “During the day, it’s a professional yet fun work environment at Matlock Dental Care. We love our patients and it shows, as so many of them have been with us for many years.”