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. During his time at MU, he was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and Dental Reserved Admissions Program. After graduating, he moved to Kansas City to obtain his DDS degree at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where he graduated cum laude. During his time in dental school, Dr. Harden presented medical research at the national level and had an abstract published with the International Association for Dental Research. Dr. Harden is a member of the American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association, and Northeast Missouri Dental Society. Prior to moving to Kirksville he was the former vice president of the Columbia Dental Society. To give back, Dr. Harden has offered his time and abilities to provide free dental care through the Missouri Mission of Mercy, Kansas Mission of Mercy and Give Kids a Smile Program. He has educated children about dental care through Project S.P.I.T. and provided dental screenings through the Score 1 for Health Program in Kansas City. In his free time, Dr. Harden and his wife Brittany enjoy spending time with their children; Riley, Cole, and Ava. Hunting, fishing, and playing basketball are some of Dr. Harden's favorite hobbies.