Meet The Doctors

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Brian Vierthaler, D.D.S.

Dr. Vierthaler grew up in Olathe, KS, the second youngest of six children. After playing basketball in junior college for two years, Dr. Vierthaler graduated from Emporia State University with his chemistry degree in 1997. Upon graduating, he followed in his father’s footsteps and enrolled at the UMKC School of Dentistry, graduating in 2002.

Dr. Vierthaler was awarded the, “Excellence in Geriatric Dentistry Award” during his last year of dental school. In 2009, Dr. Vierthaler was recognized by the Missouri Dental Association, receiving the “Outstanding New Dental Leader Award.” One year later, he was recognized by the UMKC Alumni Association as the “Young Alum of the Year.” Dr. Vierthaler is also a graduate of MDA’s “Leadership Development Continuum”, and is an Associate Fellow within The World Clinical Laser Institute.

Dr. Vierthaler is a member of the American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association, and Northwest Dental Society. He has served as past president of the Northwest Dental Society, and as Northwest Trustee to the Missouri Dental Association. Dr. Vierthaler has always been passionate in delivering quality care, as well as making state-of-the-art technology available to his patients. In recent years, Dr. Vierthaler has averaged over 150 hours per year of continuing education to ensure he is delivering the best care possible, while keeping up to date with new procedures.

Dr. Vierthaler is a general dentist with advanced orthodontic training adminstered through the American Orthodontic Society. Dr. Vierthaler treats both phase I and phase II orthodontic cases, as well as providing limited treatment for esthetics to enhance restorative dentistry.

In his spare time, Dr. Vierthaler enjoys spending time with his family. He and his wife, Rebecca, have been married since 2003. They have four wonderful children; Samantha, Rylee, Lucas, and Kyle.

Giving back has always been a priority to Dr. Vierthaler. He participates in Missouri’s DDS program (Donated Dental Services), which benefits low-income Missourians.


Bruce E. Twaddle, D.D.S.

Dr. Bruce Twaddle was born and raised in Maryville, Missouri, attending Horace Mann Laboratory School and graduating from Maryville High School. Throughout his formative years he was involved in many activities, including athletics and Boy Scouts, where he attained the rank of Eagle Scout. Dr. Twaddle pursued his undergraduate education at the University of Missouri-Columbia where he obtained a B.S. in Physical Therapy. While at the University of Missouri he was double-tapped into QEBH and Omicron Delta Kappa.

Following graduation from dental school in 1983 at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, he returned to Maryville to practice dentistry. Since his return he has been an active member of the Maryville community, serving as chairmen of both the Maryville Parks and Recreation and Northwest Missouri Regional Airport board of directors.

Since 1991 Dr. Twaddle has been involved with the surgical placement of dental implants. With over 3000 surgical placements, Dr. Twaddle has obtained Diplomate status in the International Congress of Oral Implantology. He has lectured locally and internationally on the topic of dental implants and enjoys sharing his knowledge with others while serving as co-chairman of a study club for young dentists in the greater Kansas City area.

Bruce and his wife, Polly, are the proud parents of four great children; Trent, Micah, Teal and Spencer. Dentistry is a family affair for the Twaddle’s. Dr. Twaddle’s sister has worked with him as a Certified Dental Assistant for 25 years, while his brother, Brad, is an orthodontist in Columbia, Missouri. Nephew, Brian Sutton, is a dentist on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City and his son, Teal, graduated from UMKC School of Dentistry in 2015 and other son Spencer will graduate in 2019.


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