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About Your Dentist

About Your Dentist

Jennifer Tharp, DDS

Your dentist is a member of the doctor mastery program

Dr. Tharp, DDS is an esteemed member of the Doctor Mastery Program. The five-year program consists of clinical training conducted by world renowned clinicians, from building on foundational skills and advancing to mastery of the most complex dental care.

"My goal is for my O'Fallon area patients to leave my dentist office feeling that they were treated with compassion, respect, & fairness. I want to know that my patients tell their friends about their 'wonderful' dentist."

My Mission:

"My mission is to provide high-quality, personalized dentistry in O'Fallon that will make my patients feel comfortable and completely at ease."

Background & Education:

Dr. Tharp earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from the University of Missouri - St. Louis. She earned her Doctorate Degree in Dental Surgery from the University of Missouri School of Dentistry in Kansas City.

Dr. Tharp completed her General Practice Residency at the Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton in California.

She is an active member of the American Dental Association and the Missouri Dental Association.

Personal Attention Professional Excellence:

"I have sincere concern for my patients and want to partner with you as a facilitator to provide you with the high quality dentistry you deserve. I have a servant's heart and truly enjoy making a positive change in your dental treatment. When I hear words from my patients such as 'Why was I so worried?' or 'That was the most painless appointment I've ever had,' it lets me know I am doing things right.

My team and I love caring for our patients and helping improve their lives. We offer complete, state-of-the-art dental care, with a commitment to honoring and caring for the needs and desires of the people we serve. Our vision is to provide the highest quality of dental care and to transform the quality of life of our patients and their loved ones in profound ways.

We want to give you the ultimate experience in dental care and show how much we truly care about you and your oral health!"

Alyssa Phinney, DMD

Your dentist is a member of the doctor mastery program

Dr. Phinney, DMD is an esteemed member of the Doctor Mastery Program. The five-year program consists of clinical training conducted by world renowned clinicians, from building on foundational skills and advancing to mastery of the most complex dental care.

The Dental Prayer:

Lord, be with me daily as I practice Dentistry.
May I treat with gentle hands all who put their trust in me.
May my calm assurance help to erase their fears.
To relax the tense adults and dry the child’s tears.
May I treat each patient with competence and skill.
Whether a difficult procedure or a tooth that I must fill.
And reward me with my patient’s lovely, healthy smile!
Amen.

My Mission

“To help and serve as many people in need as possible. My favorite part of dentistry is the patient interaction. I want to be very involved in my community, not just as a dentist, but as a friend to my patients.”

Education

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences – Carbondale, IL

ATSU-Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health, Doctorate of Dental Medicine – Kirksville, MO 

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

Dr. Phinney is currently an active member of the Missouri Dental Association, American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry and American Association of Public Health Dentistry. She is committed to continuing education in order to remain knowledgeable with state-of-the-art technology, procedures and materials in dentistry.

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Phinney is a simple girl! She loves her family and friends. She has a dog named Louie, who is like her child. When she isn’t practicing dentistry, Dr. Phinney enjoys running, swimming, hunting, fishing and participating in water sports.