New Patient Forms on the Website

You might notice some new forms which are present on this site. Specifically, the dental history is designed to more thoroughly address patient concerns and assess risk factors to one’s oral health. By doing so, we can treat people in a more thorough manner and help them maintain health throughout life. The “TMD” questionnaire is … Continued

Cometic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is an interest area within the profession. While this means that it is not a recognized specialty, it does require specialized training to be skilled at these procedures. Whether it be professional teeth whitening, veneers, orthodontics or orthognathic surgery, there are many things which can be done to enhance one’s appearance and improve … Continued

Why Does My Jaw Pop?

Jaw popping is caused by changes inside the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) space. This usually is due to a change in form or position of a cartilaginous disc that should normally move in harmony within your joint. When this movement becomes disrupted, it can cause sounds (clicking, popping, grinding), altered function (limited range, uneven opening) and/or … Continued

How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

Invisalign is an excellent way to conservatively and effectively enhance your smile. After a complete analysis of your needs and desires regarding your smile and bite, Dr. Foote can evaluate the type of treatment which is best suited for you. Depending on the amount of tooth movement and number of teeth being moved, Invisalign cost … Continued


MOMOM, or Missouri Mission of Mercy, is a two-day event of charitable dentistry. This event’s first appearance in Missouri was in Springfield in 2011 and has since been held in Cape Girardeau and St. Louis. The next one will be in Columbia on July 31st and August 1st, 2015, at Hearnes Center on the University … Continued


I’m pleased to report that I’ll be finishing an extensive continuing education continuum at the Kois Center ( in Seattle later this month. The center is dedicated to science-based didactic and clinical education, including esthetic, implant and restorative dentistry and occlusion, with a continuous emphasis on a systematic approach to the most challenging cases. This … Continued