Dr. Brett Durbin graduated from the UMKC School of Dentistry in 2014 and spent his first 6 years of active practice serving rural communities in southern Missouri, including community clinics in West Plains, Cabool and Mansfield.
In 2020 Dr. Durbin took over the established practice of Dr. Charles Ryen, who has been providing dental care on the northside for nearly 40yrs. Both Drs. Durbin and Ryen share a strong desire to perpetuate their legacy of compassionate, quality care with a personal emphasis for all our Greater Springfield community patients, and so the practice has re-established as “Greater Springfield Dentistry” to affirm that commitment to serving all our local patients in this spirit.
Dr. Durbin is a recent past President of the Greater Springfield Dental Society and currently serves as our region’s representative on the Board of Trustees for the Missouri Dental Association. He is also a past member of the Board of Directors for the Missouri Academy of General Dentistry and a current member of the National New Dentist Committee for the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Durbin is a pre-Fellow candidate in the Academy of General Dentistry and has been honored by Fellowships in the American College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.
Brett is a native of the Springfield area, having attended K-12 in the suburb of Ozark and studied Biology, Chemistry and Religion as an undergraduate at Drury University. As an Eagle Scout he enjoys many forms of outdoor recreation as well as gardening and exercise. He is an active member of St. James Episcopal Church and also enjoys his cup of coffee, loves a good read and delights in lots of time with family and friends.
Dr. Durbin enjoys dentistry and personalized patient care and he hopes you will feel like a member of the “practice family” as our patient at GSD.
James – RDH
James grew up in a small town in Massachusetts. As a young man, he moved to Missouri to pursue a career as a Registered Dental Hygienist, and achieved that goal in 2022 after graduating from Ozarks Technical Community College. James greets everyone with a smile and makes it his goal to make each and every patient feel as comfortable as possible. He loves providing the best experience to all of his patients with a compassionate attitude. James is always ready to learn a new skill or jump in to help where needed in the office.
When he is not providing care to his patients, he enjoys many outdoor activities, such as: woodworking, hiking, hunting and fishing, etc. He and his wife love to stay active in their faith and enjoy spending time with their cats, Bonnie and Clyde.
Ashley – Front Office & EFDA
Ashley grew up in Fair Grove, Missouri, and has enjoyed working in the dental field since 2002. She is the first person you are likely to see or speak within our office. She loves getting to know each patient and working with this team that truly loves what they do. She studied at Ozark Technical Community College to become a Certified Dental Assistant and earned her Expanded Functions permit.
When she’s not taking care of patients, Ashley enjoys live music, reading, board games, and crafting. She also loves serving the children of her church and spending time with friends and family. Ashley and her husband reside in Strafford, Missouri with their daughter and two dogs.
Candra – EFDA
Candra (Candi) grew up in Springfield, Missouri, and has been in the dental field for over 30 years. Making patients feel comfortable is Candi’s passion and favorite part of her job. She went to Pacific Grove Community College in California for Dental Assisting and graduated in 1988. In 1995 she received her Expanded Functions permits. For fun, Candi enjoys reading and lake time with her family and friends. She has been married for 24 years and has four boys, two daughters-in-law, and five wonderful grandchildren.
Ashlyn – EFDA
Ashlyn has been in the dental field since 2014, with experience working as a dental assistant and at the front desk. She practiced in community health for 3 years in Mansfield, Cabool, and Mountain Grove (her hometown). Ashlyn’s chief priority is a great patient experience for every patient and she loves working hard to ensure you feel comfortable in our office. She is also our office’s invisalign coordinator.
When she’s not working Ashlyn enjoys spending time with her husband George, her golden retriever, Paisley, and her teacup Yorkie, Sparklea, as well as her family and friends.
Brandy – EFDA
Brandy hails from Baltimore, Maryland but has spent the majority of her life now here in Missouri falling in love with our beautiful Show-Me State. She graduated from Midwest Technical Institute in 2017 as a Certified Dental Assistant and has loved getting to know and working with patients ever since! In her free time, Brandy enjoys thrifting, crafting and all things involving her three children.