Jeffry Gardner, D.D.S.

Dr. Gardner began his childhood in Clarksdale, Missouri and later graduated from Maysville High School. He continued his education at the University of Missouri, Columbia and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry. Immediately following Mizzou, he entered dental school at the University Of Missouri Kansas City School Of Dentistry where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree in 1997.

After spending three years in Indianola, Iowa with a small group practice, Dr. Gardner and his wife, Darchelle chose Maryville as the place they wanted call home. Today they are blessed with two children, Alex and Katie. Alex is currently attending the University of Missouri studying pre-dental, and Katie will be attending Oklahoma State University beginning in the fall of 2019. 

Dr. Gardner is a member of the American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association and Northwest Missouri Dental Society where he has served as President and Treasurer. He is an active member of the Maryville Host Lions Club, the Mozingo Advisory Board and Countryside Christian Church.

In his time away from the office, Dr. Gardner enjoys spending time with his family. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hunting, fishing and working on his farm to improve wildlife habitat. 

 

Daedra Powers

Hi! My name is Daedra (pronounced Day-dra). I have been a Hygienist with Dr. Gardner since 2012. I always knew I wanted to be involved in a dental office as I had loved going to the dentist as a kid. I attended high school at Central in St. Joseph, then attended MWSU and Hawaii Pacific University before settling on dentistry and completing my degree at NCMC. I married Brad Powers in October 2016 and had a sweet baby boy, Carter, in Jan. 2018. My little family loves to travel, be outside, and enjoy watching the Royals together! We live in St. Joseph but I love working in Maryville. I look forward to meeting you and making your smile everything you want it to be. 

 


 

Hanna Strough

Hi, I’m Hanna. I was born and raised in Skidmore! Yes, Skidmore, the town everyone talks about! I now live in rural Burlington Junction, where my husband and I have built our beautiful home. We have a four year old gorgeous baby girl, Taylor, who is full of life and so smart. We just welcomed another beautiful baby girl, Chloe in April of 2019. She is the perfect addition to our family! Away from working part-time, I am a stay-at-home mom, keeping up with the girls' everyday adventures, and riding horses. I joined Dr. Gardner’s team in 2011 and instantly fell in love with Dental Assisting. I never dreamed I would enjoy educating patients on their teeth, but I love it! I am a Certified Dental Assistant and recently received certifications in expanded functions. I am excited to see Gardner Family Dentistry expand and grow with the community. Hope to see you all in the near future!                           

 

 

 

Casey Lemons

Hi! My name is Casey, I have been a part of the Gardner Family Dentistry team since February 2016 and I am enjoying all there is to being a Dental Assistant. I was born and raised in Maryville, MO and I attended NWMSU for college. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in May 2015. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do when I graduated until I came across this great opportunity and I have loved it ever since. In my spare time I enjoy doing freelance makeup artistry and hanging out with my friends, family, and my boyfriend; Spencer. I am honored to be a part of such a great team and working alongside Dr. Gardner. I look forward to seeing you in the office and getting to know you! 

 

 

 

Danielle Guthrie

Hi! I'm Danielle, one of Dr. Gardner's Registered Dental Hygienist! I grew up in Bedford, IA and graduated from Bedford High School. After high school, I attented Des Moines Area Community College where I took my general education courses to get into the hygiene program. During my waiting period of getting into the program, I was a dental assistant for 2 years. I graudated in May of 2016 where I practiced in Iowa until starting with Dr. Gardner in October 2016. I had the pleasure of marrying my husband Jason, in March 2017 and we welcomed our baby girl in March 2018 named Blaire. When I'm not working, I enjoy hanging out with my husband and chasing around my little girl! Gardner Family Dentistry is a great place to work and we have a great team of dental professionals. I hope to meet you soon and be able to hlep with your overall oral health. 

 

 

 

Darchelle Gardner

Hi! My name is Darchelle. I wear many hats in the office including Office Manager, Dr. Gardner's wife, and "Office Mom". After 22 years as a cardiac nurse, I made the decision to join Jeff in the office. I am usually up in front answering phones and I have come to enjoy the title of "Director of First Impressons"! After 22 years of direct patient care, I do enjoy assisting in the back as well. 

In my spare time, I enjoy visiting Alex at Mizzou and cooking his favorite meals when he comes home. Katie and I like to try our hand at new recipes, which we test out on the office staff. Our family enjoys spending time at our farm with our two dogs: Jag, the Brittany and Willow, who is a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. We also enjoy traveling as a family and visiting new destinations. 

Jeff and I feel passionately about the organizations that we support including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Countryside Christian Church, Missouri Mission of Mercy (MOMOM) and the Belize Mission Project. Each year we make it a point to close the office to attend MOMOM and donate our time to provide free dental care to those in need. In October of 2018, Katie and I were blessed to be able to go on the Belize Mission Project where we were part of a team that provided dental services including restorations, extractions, and preventative care to the under-served people of Belize.  

I enjoy working in the office, visiting with people, and being witness to Dr. Gardner and the staff provide exceptional patient care. Please make sure to say hi when you're in the office! 

 

 

Brooke Ramsey 

Hi! My name is Brooke. I am one of the Dental Assistants here at Gardner Family Dentistry. I have a passion for dentistry and enjoy educating patients about their teeth! I grew up in Fairfax, MO and moved to Maryville in 2008. I married my amazing husband, Cory, in June of 2016 and will be welcoming our son in July 2019! Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with friends and family. I also enjoy traveling and spending time outdoors, mainly playing sports or cheering on the Royals! I look forward to meeting you soon!

 

 

 

 

 

Allison Blackford 

Hi! My name is Allison and I have been working with Dr. Gardner since August of 2018. I am originally from southwest Iowa, near Winterset. I first came to Maryville in 2004 where I attended Northwest Missouri State University. I graduated with a degree in Biology/Psychology and have since spent my career in healthcare and technology. Thankfully I am here in a place where I can put both of my passions together! You'll typically find me behind a computer where I'm working behind the scenes to help things run smoothly, as well as throwing in the occasional Facebook post.

When I'm not at work, you can usually find me on the farm with my husband, Cody, and our three boys, Ryker, Maddox, and Dawson. We enjoy raising and showing cattle, riding horses, and camping. We are also members of the Nodaway County Cattleman's Association and the First Christian Church.

I really enjoy getting to know each patient, helping you make the most of your insurance benefits, helping you understand your treatment plans, and getting to the bottom of any question you may have. I am excited to be a part of such a dedicated team, and I look forward to seeing you in the office!