Meet the Doctors of Stites Dental Care

Dennis Stites, DDS

Voted one of the top dentists by the Consumers’ Research Counsel of America!

Dr. Stites has been part of a Lee’s Summit tradition of dental comfort & care since 1986. He is a 1982 graduate of the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Dentistry & has dedicated his professional career to providing you with the best that dentistry has to offer. Dr. Stites is continually educating himself & his staff on the newest dental techniques & approaches to offer you state-of-the-art, comfortable & personalized dental care.

Honoring his commitment to continuing education, Dr. Stites has completed a varied curriculum, including courses on Implant Prosthetics, Air Abrasion (Drill-Less) Dentistry, Advanced Cosmetic Restoration, Professional Bleaching Techniques, Invisalign® Clear Orthodontics, OSHA Antiseptic Procedures & Advanced Periodontic & Endodontic Care. As a testament to his skills in dentistry, he has been listed in the Consumers’ Research Council of America’s Guide to America’s Top Dentists.

Dr. Stites & his wife, Jana, live in Lee’s Summit, where they are active in church & community affairs. Denny Jr., Laurie & Mandy continue to live close to home. Now known as “Pa Pa” & “Nana,” Dr. Stites & Jana are grateful for the immeasurable love & joy their four grandchildren add to their lives. Rosie, their adorable bulldog, takes her fame as a model in (short) stride & she works tirelessly at training her “owners.”

Dr. Justin Garner


After graduating from Austin Peay State University, Dr. Garner earned his dental degree from the University of Kansas City School of Dentistry. He also completed advanced education in general dentistry at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Dr. Garner enjoys the problem-solving aspect of dentistry, which allows him to improve patients’ oral health & their overall health. He lives in Lee’s Summit with his wife & children. Outside of dentistry, he enjoys football, cooking, spending time with his family & public speaking—both dental-related & to young adults.

Stites Dental Care Staff

Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. All of our dental assistants & hygienists are licensed professionals who pride themselves on their current dental techniques & outstanding patient communication. With unmatched quality & integrity, they are dedicated to achieving the best possible results for you & your family.

Since your comfort & health are our top priorities, Stites Dental Care’s staff is glad to assist you in any way. If you have any questions at all, from treatment options & sterilization to insurance concerns & paperwork, we’re here for you! We can assure you that you’ll enjoy your dental visit!

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