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Congratulations, you have taken the first step towards a healthy and beautiful smile.

At Kirksville Dental Group, we work with our patients to achieve and maintain a beautiful smile, healthy gums and teeth. By educating and involving our patients in their treatment, we build trust and understanding, leading to a more trusting doctor/patient relationship and, for many people, relieve the stress about seeing a dentist.

Dr. Gooch, Dr. Kice-Briggs and Dr. Harden offer a complete range of dental services, focusing on general, cosmetic, orthodontics, restorative and periodontal dentistry. We take pride in providing you with the highest standard of personalized dental care and will do everything possible to make you feel relaxed and confident about the quality of care you are receiving. Most importantly, our staff is committed to a personal relationship with each and every patient, and building a lasting relationship with you, your family, and the community. We want you to become part of the Kirksville Dental Group family of satisfied patients. We invite you to visit our office and find out how we can help you achieve the smile you deserve. Call us today at (660) 665-1901 to schedule an appointment or answer any questions about the services we offer.

Meet the Doctors

Learn About the Doctors

  • Dr.
    Richard L. "Rick" Gooch III
    Doctor

    Dr. Richard L. “Rick” Gooch III is a native to the area, graduating from Kirksville High School. After graduation, he received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1994.

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  • Dr.
    Tisha R. Kice-Briggs
    Doctor

    Dr. Tisha R. Kice-Briggs grew up in Memphis, Missouri. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with two degrees, a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and a Doctorate of Dental Surgery. She is currently serving on the A.T. Still University Board of Trustees.

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  • Dr.
    Matthew T. Harden
    Doctor

    Dr. Matthew T. Harden joined Kirksville Dental Group in 2015 to move closer to his roots. He is from Green Castle, Missouri graduating from Adair County R-1. Dr. Harden graduated summa cum laude from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences.

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Testimonials

What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "I've been going to see Dr. Harden and he is simply the best. I had a have a few teeth pulled at one time and I was in and out. And I am the biggest chicken when it comes time to go to the dentist. Dr. Harden is the best!"
    Donna J.
  • "As always we had a wonderful experience at Kirksville Dental. The staff are so friendly and I always feel Dr. Kice always takes time to answer any questions I may have regarding my daughter's dental health. We never wait...they always come get us within a few minutes of our appointment. The dentist is not a place that many people like to go but I can honestly say that Kirksville Dental does not make me feel like that....I usually walk out of there smiling as do my kids."
    Anna C.
  • "I have the best dentist in USA! Any time that I had needed to see Dr. Gooch urgently he has been so helpful. I am very grateful to have a very kind and professional dentist."
    Rosa M.
  • "My husband and I hated to leave our dentist in Iowa City, but had to when we moved to Brashear in June 2016. EVERY EMPLOYEE treated us with respect, charm, the cleanings were painless, we couldn't have asked for more. Kudos to your care!"
    Marcia W.
  • "I just had another successful teeth cleaning and check up with Dr. Rick Gooch and his staff at Kirksville Dental. This doesn't mean I haven't had problems with my teeth for them to treat. In fact, my teeth can be quite problematic because of poor dental care as a child but they keep me going, and they are always upbeat, empathetic and willing to go the extra mile to help. I would recommend them to anyone."
    Melanee C. 10/2/18

Our Locations

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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Kirksville Office

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-2:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Edina Office

Monday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

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