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About Us

At Dental Care Independence we are committed to treating patients with the compassion and respect they deserve. We believe in providing comprehensive care that addresses both your short- and long-term dental care needs, and promise to provide an honest, judgment-free environment where it all comes down to great care.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide exceptional, comprehensive dental care to our patients in a friendly and caring environment. At Dental Care Independence we strive to give you comprehensive, quality care so that you can make healthy and informed decisions for you and your family.

Our Promise

We pledge to create a caring, positive experience at a cost that fits your budget and hours that work with your busy life.

Our Dental Care Independence Team

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Dr. Applegate has been a practicing general dentist at Dental Care Independence for over 10 years and loves caring for the smiles of our amazing community!

Fun Facts about Dr. Applegate


What is your favorite hobby?
Photography, gardening, hiking, dancing and volunteering.

What is your favorite part about dentistry?
Helping patients improve overall confidence and educating about the importance of oral health and how it can affect the body.

What is your favorite dentistry quote?
“A smile is the prettiest thing you’ll ever wear.”

About Dr. Armstrong


Dr. Armstrong has been a general dentist for 6 years and is now part of our Independence team! She is accepting new patients and looks forward to caring for your smile!

Fun Facts about Dr. Armstrong


What is your favorite hobby?

Traveling, biking, trying new restaurants, hiking, spending time with family, skiing.

What is your favorite part about dentistry?

I enjoy getting to know my patients and feel
privileged to be able to provide quality dental care to each of them.

What is your favorite dentistry quote?

“Every patient has unique needs and wants. I want to help you achieve improved oral health and the smile you deserve.”

About Dr. Applegate

Taking Pride in Dentistry

Our dental team will work hard to ensure you get the highest quality dental care at an affordable price and appointment times that fit YOUR schedule.

Dental Care Independence
3908 S Noland Rd
Independence, MO 64055
     (816) 461-2273
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