Our Staff

Our staff is our greatest asset. They are excited about what they do, have high standards of quality and integrity, and are motivated to achieve the best results for our patients. We pride ourselves on staying on the cutting edge of dentistry and patient communication. When you contact Kirksville Dental Group , you can count on recognition of your individual needs. We always take the time to listen and answer any questions, because we recognize that we are not just creating smiles - we’re also building trusting relationships.



Dr. Matthew T. Harden, Dr. Tisha R. Kice-Briggs, Dr. Lindsay A. Stufflebean, Dr. Richard L. Gooch

Dr. Richard L. “Rick” Gooch III

Dr. Richard L. “Rick” Gooch III is a native to the area, graduating from Kirksville High School.

Dr. Tisha R. Kice-Briggs

Dr. Tisha R. Kice-Briggs grew up in Memphis, Missouri. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with two degrees...

Dr. Matthew T. Harden

Dr. Matthew T. Harden joined Kirksville Dental Group in 2015 to move closer to his roots. He is from Green Castle, Missouri graduating...

Dr. Lindsay A. Stufflebean

Dr. Lindsay A. Stufflebean is a native of north Missouri, growing up near Bucklin. She graduated from the University of Missouri - Columbia...

Hygiene Staff

Our goal is to make your visit as comfortable as possible. We do our utmost to create the cleanest and safest environment for our patients and ourselves. We want you to enjoy coming to see us and we will do everything to provide you with exceptional preventative care and personalized service. All of our dental hygienists are graduates of an accredited two year dental hygiene curriculum specializing in clinical and educational preventative care.

Jessica G., RDH

Alissa B., RDH

Madison M., RDH

Dental Assistants

All of our dental assistants have completed various expanded function courses which enables them to deliver the best care available. They are specially trained in the latest techniques of modern dentistry and are able to assist you with any emergencies or concerns you may have. Our assistants are excited that they have been able to help patients to improve their overall health. The smiles our team have created and maintained give extra special meaning to the efforts of our entire staff.











Scheduling and Treatment Coordinators

The main goal of our Scheduling and Treatment Coordinators is to provide helpful and friendly service to every patient. Each of our ladies work hard to make sure that your trip to and experiences at KDG are timely, organized, and scheduled around your agenda. They make certain that you are aware of upcoming appointments and schedule new appointments. Our Treatment Coordinator, Carlee, works exclusively on dental insurance claims, making every effort to maximize your insurance benefits. If ever you have a question regarding your dental work or your appointments, our Scheduling Coordinators will field your phone call and answer and address any questions you have or concerns.

Carlee - Front Desk Lead

Caitlin - Doctor Schedule Coordinator

Cecily - Hygiene Schedule Coordinator

Deb - Customer Service Coordinator

McKenzie - Treatment Coordinator

Ellen - Financial Coordinator/Schedule Coordinator

Ashley - Office Administrator

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