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Robert W. Renger, DDS, LLC

Dr. Renger grew up in Carl Junction, MO and graduated from Carl Junction High School in 1993.  He received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Pittsburg State University in 1997.  In 2002, he received a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Missouri—Kansas City.  Dr.  Renger was in the Oral Surgery Honors Program during dental school and also received an honor award in Prosthodontics upon graduation.  After graduation, he returned to Joplin to practice with the late John D. Sapp, DDS until 2005.  Dr. Sapp was his dentist since the age of 5.

Dr. Renger is certified to use the PerioLase MVP-7 through the Institute for Advanced  Laser Dentistry.  The PerioLase MVP-7 is a laser that is FDA approved to treat gum disease with the LANAP procedure.  Dr. Renger has been a Preferred Invisalign Provider since 2009 and is also a certified provider for Six Month Smiles.  He has completed the Implant Surgery and Restoration Clinical Residency at the McGarry Implant Institute.  Dental Sleep Medicine is another interest area for Dr. Renger.  He treats Obstructive Sleep Apnea with oral appliances from training he received from the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. 

Dr. Renger has practiced general dentistry in Joplin since 2002.  He and his team have been committed to participate in some of the best continuing education training available. They are highly motivated to keep current on the latest advancements in modern dentistry for the benefit of his patients.  He and his team see patients of all ages.

Dr. Renger enjoys hunting, fishing, and sports.  Most of all, he enjoys the time he spends with his wife (Cari) and two children (Ethan and Presley). His family has been members of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church for several years.


Professional Affiliations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Missouri Dental Association
  • Southwest Missouri Dental Association (President 2007-2008)
  • Academy of General Dentistry       
  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics
  • Community Clinic of Joplin Volunteer Dentist (2002 - present)
  • Community Clinic of Joplin Board of Directors Member (2008 - 2014)
  • Community Clinic of Joplin Operations Committee Member (2008 - 2014)
  • Missouri Donated Dental Services Program (2006 - present)
  • Pierre Fauchard Academy

Allyson Dodds, DDS

Following in her father’s footsteps, Dr. Allyson Dodds is excited to contribute to improving oral health.  She strives to provide excellent dental care to her patients and is always ready to help when someone is in pain.  Dr. Dodds truly enjoys helping patients regain their smile.

Dr. Dodds is a native of Parsons, Kansas, graduating from Parsons High School in 1996. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree at Missouri State University, and then continued her education at Pittsburg State University in preparation for dental school. She graduated from the University of Missouri – Kansas City Dental School in 2011 where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery.

Dr. Dodds lives in Carl Junction with her husband, Aaron, a real estate appraiser and their three children Braxton, Parker and Finley.  When she is not in the office, Dr. Dodds enjoys spending time with her family, including her very spoiled dogs.

Dr. Dodds and family are big supporters of the Carl Junction Bulldog Youth Athletic Association and volunteer their time with various sports. Dr. Dodds also volunteers at the Kansas Mission of Mercy project each year.



Professional Affiliations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Kansas Dental Association
  • American Academy of General Dentistry
  • Southeast Kansas District Dental Society