What Sets Us Apart
We are unique, and not just because we say so. I was at a dental conference in Chicago, in February of 2020. The lecturer took a little break and asked everyone what set their office apart. One by one, everyone said pretty much the same thing: "We treat our patients like family," "We strive to deliver a gentle touch," "We strive to give patients a personal experience," "We take the time to make patients comfortable," etc. At the end, the lecturer said this: "Did you notice that only one office was actually unique?" He was talking about us: Absolute Dental Care. So what makes us unique? "We offer same day dentures, and same day crowns," is what I had said. Of course, we strive to do all of the above, like everyone else, but since we have technicians right here, just a few steps away, that usually means fewer visits, the ability to make refinements while you're here, as well as the ability to get things just right, just so, and do it more quickly.
Of course, we want your experience here to be a positive one. We want to do everything we can, to remove fear and anxiety, which we understand, and make things as easy as possible. That's our goal, of course. We understand what really sets one office apart from another is the relationship that is formed there, and the way we feel there. We understand that that should always be the priority, and it is. We want you to feel like you've been to a 5 star dental office. And, as always: "We Cater to Cowards!"
Todd Anderson DDS
Meet Dr. Anderson
Dr. Todd Anderson, DDS is a graduate of Minnesota State University, Moorhead, and Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, WI. He practiced in North Dakota prior to relocating to the Springfield area in 2005, where he was an associate of Dr. Houston Ker. Dr. Anderson opened Absolute Dental Care in 2019.
"We want to keep our focus on patient needs. We're in the business of people, their health, their comfort, and their confidence."
Originally from North Dakota, Dr. Anderson is also a former U.S. Marine Corps infantry officer.
Dental Lab Technician
Jeff has more than 40 years of experience in dentistry, and has been a team member of Absolute Dental Care from the beginning. Jeff is the reason we are able to provide many same-day services, such as relines, crowns, denture and partial repairs, and partials. Beyond the technicality, artistry, and attention to detail, Jeff reminds us that kindness and the simple pleasures of life are the main things.
Front Office Manager
One of our most experienced team members is Ashley, who is also one of our newest. She joined us recently from a busy office in Kansas City, and we’re Muy! grateful to have her here with us, handling our scheduling, insurance, and managing the front office. She brings a thorough knowledge of the dental business, as well as an always-positive presence and an infectious spirit.
A friend of this office for over a decade, Ashleigh is the front office/scheduling assistant. When she recently became a member of our team, it seemed like a natural fit. Ashleigh is a natural communicator with big heart and a knack for taking care of everyone who walks through our door.
Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
The patient’s primary point of contact in a dental office, responsible for communicating treatment, answering patient questions, as well as assisting the dentist in everything he does, is the dental assistant. She points the dentist in the right direction and says “go, over there,” not unlike a symphony conductor. Bre is a leader of this office, and instrumental in the day-to-day operation of everything we do. We couldn’t do this without her.
Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
A native of northern California, Megan has a lot of experience working with people, and it shows. She is the person who, amid all the commotion, consistently retains her calm demeanor, poise, grace, and sense of humor. Unflappable, non-rattle-able, still waters not only run deep, but contain a smile and a kind word.
Our “Denture Artist,” Tara was one of the founding members of New Life Dental Center when this office opened in 2012. She has over seven years’ experience creating beautiful, natural-looking dentures, and we’re fortunate to have her back with us. Tara is one of the reasons we are unique, as most dental offices do not fabricate dentures and partials on-site. But we have Tara, and we do. She’s one of the best in the biz, and she will enable us to create the most natural smile possible when we make your new denture.