Meet the Doctor

Dr. John Yoon

Born a Buckeye and raised a Hoosier, Dr. John Yoon is blessed to serve Nixa and the Ozarks communities. He grew up learning about patient care early on from his father being a physician and mother being a nurse and enjoys improving people’s lives thru a healthy smile.
After receiving his undergraduate degree from Indiana University, Dr. Yoon received a Masters in Biology from Indiana Purdue University of Indianapolis while employed with the Indiana Health Department.

He furthered his education at the Indiana University School of Dentistry and graduated in 2006 to receive his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. The following year Dr. Yoon continued his training at the Roudebush VA Medical Center of Indianapolis for his General Practice Residency in dentistry.

When not in the office, Dr. Yoon enjoys spending quality time with his wife Nancy and his 2 boys. He has interests in Tae Kwon Do, golf, basketball and trying new restaurants around town.

Dr. Kelly Dove

Dr. Kelly Dove is a Christian, dentist, mother, wife, and lifetime student. You will always find Dr. Kelly is smiling and enjoying her patients. Dr. Kelly focuses her practice on helping patients achieve a healthy mouth, whether that includes regular checkups and cleanings to Invisalign to more complex cases such as implants or crowns and bridges. Dr. Kelly grew up in Southeast Missouri, which is why Nixa feels just like home. After receiving a bachelor’s in biology at Westminster College, Dr. Kelly spent four years completing her doctorate of dental surgery at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. While in dental school, Dr. Kelly met her husband Dr. Steve. They have been blessed with one son and one daughter. The Doves are avid golfers, love traveling, and spend much of their time volunteering at church.

Dr. Steve Dove

11 years young. Who knew that at such a decisive age Dr. Steve would decide that being a dentist was both his calling and his passion. Becoming a dentist has driven Dr. Steve since childhood, and even after attaining his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Missouri in Kansas City in 2012, he still cannot learn enough about the science of smiles. This is why Dr. Steve spends many of his days off, you guessed it, learning more about dentistry.

So, what makes Dr. Steve so different? Well, he’d say threefold: primarily, his faith, a guiding force that helps to ensure he makes the best and most ethical decisions regarding his patients and their treatment. Secondarily, his insatiable desire to be the best at what he does, which is why every year, he spends double the required amount on continuing education. And Finally, his wife, Dr. Kelly Dove, who not only supports his ambition but shares in it too as she is also a dentist!

When Dr. Steve is not at the office or studying, he enjoys his church, his family, and competing in area triathlons.

“I want when ‘friends’ (I call them friends because I don’t like calling them patients, they are much more than teeth, gums, and a chart) walk in the door of our office and they think, “There is something special about this place, this place understands me, this place gets me.” We treat you, not just a patient.” -Dr. Steve