McQueary Dental is a two-dentist practice open four days a week with two hygienists three days a week to meet your dental needs.
McQueary Dental offers preventive laser dentistry services, as well as veneers, tooth whitening and restorative services.
At McQueary Dental, we value our patients and work every day to ensure your care and comfort through a total oral-wellness approach.
Be sure to visit us regularly.
On your first visit you'll receive a comprehensive exam. This is a more thorough exam, consisting of a full examination of your teeth, gums, soft tissue, bite, and jaw joints. It allows our doctors and hygienists to work as a team to determine your dental needs and plan for your long-term oral health care. At least once a year you will receive a periodic exam that continues to monitor dental health and check for changes in tooth structure and overall oral health.
Limited exams are done on an as-needed basis to focus on dental problems due to pain or bite issues.
We have two certified dental hygienists on staff.
Our hygienists work as a team to meet the requirements of all your family, no matter the age.
We recommend two cleanings per year for regular hygiene patient and three to four for our Perio-Maintenance patients.
Our staff members stay up to date on the latest products and are a valuable resource for questions and concerns about your mouth.
WaterLase Dentistry is one of the most advanced dental treatment today. WaterLase uses a patented technology that combines focused light energy with a stream of water for a highly precise, exceptionally gentle dental experience. Laser dentistry allows the dentist to perform a wide range of procedures with benefits including- faster healing times, less trauma, and less anesthetic. The treatment takes care of more than one part of the mouth in one visit, and it makes for a more relaxed experience.
If a white smile is your goal, we can help you achieve it.
We offer options from custom trays to our Opalescence go, a one time use disposable tray that contains the whitening solution.
We can find the best fit for your active lifestyle.
Meet our Doctors
Jeffrey E. Sletto DDS
Dr. Jeff Sletto joined McQueary Dental in January, 2019. He was born in Kansas, but spent the majority of his younger years growing up in the small town of Plattsburg, Missouri. He moved to Springfield to attend Missouri State University, and he received his bachelor’s degree in biology. He then attended the University of Missouri Kansas City's School of Dentistry and graduated in 2017. He and his wife Lonna, had their first child in 2017 and decided to move closer to family, who all live in the Springfield area. He first worked for a dental practice in Nixa, Missouri before joining McQueary Dental.
“I love working with patients and giving them a beautiful result. I also enjoy the mix of science and artistry that dentistry brings in order to help patients feel better and be more confident about their smiles. I have really enjoyed getting to know the patients that Dr. McQueary has treated over the years. They are wonderful patients and I feel fortunate to have found such a good group of people.”
Dr. Sletto currently lives in Rogersville, MO with his wife, Lonna, and their son Maddax. They enjoy camping and riding the trails in their off-road vehicles, and spending quality time with family.
Betsy B. McQueary DDS
Dr Betsy McQueary started practicing Dentistry in 1986 in Springfield Missouri. Dr. Betsy grew up in Columbia Missouri and received her undergraduate degree from Southwest Missouri State University now MSU and earned her doctor of dental surgery degree from University of Iowa in 1985. She started in a dental practice in Wellesley, Massachusetts before moving back to Springfield. Continuing education has always been important to Dr McQueary. She has attended national programs at the Pankey Institute and the Continuum in Cosmetic Dentistry at the University of the Pacific with nationally recognized Cosmetic Dentist. She is also one of a few dentists in southwest Missouri who practices laser dentistry.
"I have loved practicing dentistry the last 33 years and look forward to staying in the profession, but just shortening my working time. I feel very fortunate to be able to turn the practice ownership over to Dr. Sletto and yet still be a part of the practice. The best feature of being a dentist has been the long lasting relationships I've built with our patients. It has been incredibly rewarding to have the privilege of taking care of my patients, the chance to now take care of multiple generations in a family. Professionally challenging and rewarding is the opportunity to create beautiful smile makeovers which is still my passion combining excellent dentistry with aesthetics.
Dr. McQueary has three grown children, and she is extremely proud of them. She lives on her horse farm in Rogersville and raises Thoroughbred horses, which she enters into races and works with after their racing days are over. She still enjoys riding.
Meet our Staff
Lola - Front Desk
Lola grew up in Lebanon Missouri. After graduation, she moved to Oklahoma City and lived there until 1999. She then moved back here and now resides in Elkland Missouri. She attended school at Platt College in Oklahoma City in 1999 for her Expanded Function Dental Assistant Certification. In Jefferson City Missouri, she received Missouri Expanded Function certificatons for Restorative I & II, Prostho Removable, Emergency Palliative. Attending many different meetings & Continuum in cosmetic dentistry at the University of the Pacific with nationally recognized cosmetic dentist along with Dr. Betsy McQueary. She is married, has two grown children, and loves riding her horses and spending time out doors with family and friends. She had a great time working with patients and seeing the joy of building beautiful smiles while she worked as a dental assistant. As of Feburary 2018, she has been at the front desk, where she greets the patients and is able to visit with them and make sure they are using their insurance benefits to the maximum.
Kristin- Front Desk
Kristin grew up in Kirkwood, Missouri and came to Springfield to attend college and she still lives in town. She attended Southwest Missouri State University, now MSU, where she earned her bachelor's of science in sociology with a social work minor in 1997. She started working the front desk McQueary Dental in 2014.
She is our insurance coordinator; she helps our patients find out what benefits they have and answers insurance related questions. When she's not at work, she revels in spending time with her husband, two bonus sons, and two daughters. She is active leading her daughters' Girl Scout troop, and with crafting and crocheting. And she's the one who makes the lip balm we all love.
Shanna - Hygienist
Shanna has been with the practice since 2016. She grew up in Greenfield, Missouri and now resides in Marshfield. She received her education at Ozark Technical Community College in 2014 and went on to attain her bachelor's degree from Missouri State University in health services.
She enjoys showing and trail riding her two Fox Trotter horses. She also delights in camping with her family, her friends and her two dogs, Rocco and Bindi.
One of her favorite things about being a dental hygienist is getting to meet and interact with such a diverse group of people on a daily basis.
Lonna grew up in Reeds Spring, Missouri, and currently resides in Rogersville. She graduated from UMKC in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. She and her husband have fun keeping up with their young son, Maddax, and dog, Kingsley. Together, as a family, they enjoy camping, UTV trail riding, and hanging out on the lake. Her passion for dentistry is demonstrated by her kind approach in helping her patients learn and understand the importance or oral health and the role it plays in whole-body health.
Julia grew up in Mountain Home, Arkansas, and currently lives here in Springfield, Missouri. She obtained an associate’s degree in applied science as an expanded functions dental dssistant and an associate’s degree in science from Ozarks Technical Community College in 2013. Before she earned those degrees, she was awarded with an associate’s of arrt in 2011 from Arkansas State University in Mountain Home, Arkansas.
She is fond of adventurous outdoor activities and traveling as much as possible. And, of course, she enjoys spending time with her family.
The absolute best thing I love about dentistry is helping give someone a smile. I love the combination of a medical application and the artistry associated with helping to make everyone's smile beautiful.
3540 S National Ave
Springfield, Mo. 65807
Monday – Thursday 9AM – 5PM
Lunch 1pm- 2pm