About Your Dentist
My mission is to provide world class service in a friendly and welcoming environment. I want my patients to be confident that they will receive comfortable, efficient, and all-around great care while at our dental office.
- UMKC School of Dentistry Kansas City, MO
- Missouri State University (formerly Southwest Missouri State University) Springfield, MO
Continuing Education & Professional Memberships
In order to provide his patients with the most up to date services, Dr. Melson seeks out a variety of advanced training opportunities. He is Invisalign Level II certified, laser certified, completed Wave One Endodontics training, and is a former CEREC trainer and lecturer.
Dr. Melson is a member of the American Dental Association, the Missouri Dental Association and the Greater Kansas City Dental Society.
Life & Hobbies
Dr. Melson and his wife Kerri have three children, Ashley, Rachel and Matthew. In his free time, he enjoys traveling in his RV, motorcycle riding, boating and sports.
"I am proud to be part of a highly-trained and motivated team at My Dentist Joplin.I look forward to providing you with excellent patient care, and making your visit rewarding and educational."
Dr. Pierce earned his undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. He earned his Doctorate Degree from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine.
Continuing Education & ProfessionalMemberships
- DOCS SedationTraining
- PAC-Live - Dentistry's premier, hands-on, live-patient cosmetic training
- Invisalign Certification
- Mini Dental Implant Training
- Dental Boot Kamp
- Heartland Doctor Leadership
- Advanced Endodontics Training
Dr. Pierce is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Missouri Dental Society, the Greater Springfield Dental Society and the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation.
Personal Attention ProfessionalExcellence
"It is an extremely exciting time to be in the dental field. The continuing advancements in diagnostic services and therapies allow my patients the very best in dental care. I am proud to be one of the first doctors in the area to incorporate sate-of-the-art instruments and technology, such as the use of the laser diagnodent and intra-oral camera, to aid in the detection of cavities. In addition, my practice offers a wide variety of cosmetic services such as whitening and micro-abrasion, as well as Invisalign, the new 'clear' alternative to braces."