Meet The Team

Dr Phil Montoya

Dr. Phillip Montoya

Dr. Montoya loves helping patients improve both their oral health and self-esteem through their smiles. He was born and raised in Salem, MO, and attended the College of the Ozarks for undergrad, followed by the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery. He continued his education after that with advanced training in Cosmetic Dentistry and Implant Dentistry.

Dr. Montoya lives in Lee’s Summit with his loving wife, two daughters, and two dogs. When he’s not in the office taking care of his patients, he loves going to Royals games, Chiefs games, concerts, traveling and exploring new places with his family.

Meet Our Hygienists

Shelley Willard

Registered Dental Hygienist

Shelley was born and raised in Independence, MO, and is a 1982 graduate of Truman High School. She attended the UMKC School of Dentistry, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene and the Rinehart Foundation Award for Best Clinician of Dental Hygiene in her graduating class.

Shelley has worked in this office for more than 31 years, and loves the relationships she has built with her patients. The connections she has made caring for her patients keep her motivated to be the best hygienist she can be.

She also loves to spend time with her family and friends, and getting away for weekend outings with her husband. She’s very proud that her daughter will soon be graduating from the UMKC School of Dentistry, after which she’ll be serving as an Air Force Dentist. She’s equally proud of her son, a freshman at the University of Missouri, where he’s studying to become an Electrical Engineer.

Macila Arnold

Registered Dental Hygienist

Macila is a born and raised Kansas girl. Her medical training began in the United States Army Reserves in the Veterinary Corps. After 10 years working in the veterinary field, she decided to pursue an old passion and return to the dental field in 2021 and transitioned in the Army to become a dental assistant. She is a Dental Hygiene Alumni from UMKC, where she has clinical experience working with patients of all ages and stages of life, special needs, and volunteering with school-based programs. Upon graduating, she was able to use her degree in both military and civilian sectors as she works as a preventive oral health care provider. She holds certifications in Basic Life Support, Local Anesthesia, and Nitrous Oxide and is licensed in KS and MO.

Meet Our Staff

Misty B.

Office Manager

Nicole S.

Dental Assistant

Gina V.

Dental Assistant

Dani C.

Business Associate