David DeTar, DDS

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About Us

We are a dental practice that is focused on the individual.

We choose to have a practice focused on individuals where the time is taken to respectfully learn each patients concerns. We offer personal, excellent care, the best dental knowledge and experience, the best technology available delivered with kindness and hope. Quality is measured equally in what we do as well as how we do it.

Dr. David DeTar

Dr. David DeTar


As a dentist. Dr. DeTar is committed to a life of continual learning. He is married to Sandy. Together they have 5 children and 8 grandchildren. In his free time he loves to go hiking and skiing. He is also quite fond of spending time on the Big Sugar Creek in Southwest Missouri.

  • Hometown Joplin, Missouri
  • College University of Kansas, Chemistry Major
  • Dental School University of Detroit
  • Military Service US Navy Dental Corps
  • Certification American Board of General Dentistry Biologic Orthodontics
  • 1972

    Graduated From Dental School

  • 1974

    Exited Navy Dental Corps and begin Private Practice

  • 1985

    Fellowship at Academy of General Dentistry 500 Hours

  • 1995

    Mastership at Academy of General Dentistry 1100 Hours

  • 1997

    Dawson Piper Center for Advanced Dental Studies

  • 2003

    Board Certified by the American Board of General Dentistry

  • 2005

    Schuster Center for Dental Practice

  • 2009

    Bioesthetics Level 1-4 Graduate

  • 2011

    Center for Advanced Orthodontics mini-residency

Cristy Chaney

Cristy Chaney

Office Manager , Financial Coordinator and Chair Side Assistant

Cristy has been a resident of the Joplin/Webb City area most of her life. After graduating from JHS in 1992, she became a nanny and worked around the US for several years. After moving back to the area she was given the opportunity to work for Dr. DeTar.  This year will mark 15 years Cristy has been a part of the practice.

“I started with the practice as a chair-side assistant to Dr. DeTar and his associate. I have enjoyed being with the practice as we have grown and become the practice we are today. I look forward to what the next 15 years has to bring!”

Cristy is married with 2 children and a crazy boxer!  She is kept busy with travel volleyball with her 17 year old daughter and with her active 7 year old son! She and her family enjoy sporting events of all kinds in their spare time.

Eva Nordstrom

Eva Nordstrom

Registered Dental Hygienist

Eva’s dental hygiene career started in 1999 when she graduated from MSSU with an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene. Eva has been in practice with Dr. DeTar since 2005.

“In our office, my main goal is partnering with our patients to achieve optimal oral health. One way this is achieved is by utilizing a program called Dental Fitness. Each visit with me, the patient receives a thorough oral screening and Dental Fitness health analysis. This screening allows our office along with the patient to work together to reach their goal of optimal oral health. Working towards these goals with the patients is very rewarding for myself and the patient.”

Eva is married with 2 children, 2 dogs and 2 very adorable guinea pigs! Eva and her family stay active with volunteering time at their church. They enjoy spending time with family and friends in their spare time.