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Thayer Dental Care

Thayer Dental Care is the highest rated dentist in Thayer Missouri and is a one stop shop for all your dental care needs. With low prices, high quality products, and technology that minimizes your time spent in the office, it’s easy to choose Thayer as your dental care provider. We treat our patients like family and strive to maintain a laid back atmosphere. Call to secure an initial appointment and take advantage of one of our new patient specials.

Our Mission

Provide the latest technology to give you the best smile.

Create a trusting environment where all patients feel welcome.

Offer a one stop dental shop.

Help you love your smile!

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Meet Us

Dr. Samir Patel D.D.S.

General and Cosmetic Dentist in Thayer, MO

Dr. Samir Patel is a unique small-town dentist. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Georgia State University in 2004 and then went on to earn his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Medical College of Georgia in 2008, where he learned to use state-of-the-art procedures and techniques to provide exceptional care and quality dentistry.

Each year, Dr. Patel attends extensive postdoctoral studies in clinical dentistry, enabling him to provide some of the latest advances in dental technology, and comfort, for your family

Dr. Patel’s wife, Dr. Hetal Patel, is a family physician. They have three children, Keera, Naveen, and Cassian. In his free time, Dr. Patel enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.

Dr. Patel is a member of the American Dental Association and Missouri Dental Association.

Dr. Chyrelle Blount D.D.S.

General and Cosmetic Dentist in Thayer, MO

Dr. Chyrelle Blount graduated, in 1997, from Loma Linda University. It was there that she gained her starting knowledge, skills, and techniques to treat patients with a whole-person care perspective in dentistry.

In her 25 years of experience, she has been able to work with children, adults, and sedation patients. She utilizes continuing education by seeking to evolve her skills through new discoveries and techniques in dental research.

Dr. Blount’s love for healthcare was first influenced by her father who attended medical school in Mexico, which is where she learned to speak her second language (Spanish).

Dr. Blount is married to her best friend, Steve, with whom she shared 5 children, 11 grandchildren, 2 dogs, and a horse. One thing unique about Dr. Blount and her husband is that they are certified scuba divers and enjoy diving with sharks.

Jade

Jade

Jade joined Thayer Dental Care and Walnut Ridge Dental Care in 2018. Jade enjoys helping give patients the confidence to smile again.

Jade married her husband, Lucas, in September 2020 and they welcomed a beautiful son, Kannan, in August 2021. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and 2 dogs.

Garret

Garret

Garret has been employed with Thayer Dental Care since 2014 and Walnut Ridge Dental Care since 2018. He graduated from Mammoth Spring High School.

He enjoys helping people and being part of their family at Thayer Dental Clinic. Garett strives to do his best every day to serve our team and our patients.

Garett and his wife, Jessica, have three children Brennan, Brinnley, and Braylynn. Away from the office he enjoys fishing and spending time with his family.

Cameron

Cameron

Cameron joined Thayer Dental Care and Walnut Ridge Dental Care in 2019. Cameron has one daughter, Patience. In his free time, he enjoys road trips with his daughter, hiking, and kayaking.

Cameron enjoys learning about history and anything to do with the universe, “it is very intriguing to me.” Cameron is a huge basketball fan and loves traveling and seeing new places.

“I love my job because, at TDC and WRDC, Dr. Patel provides advanced treatment and offers all the newest innovations in dental technology to not only the community I grew up in but to patients coming from all states and regions in America. My work environment consists of people I’ve been friends with since the first grade. I love the constant opportunity to continue learning in this field and being a dental lab technician.”

Sagen

Sagen

Sagen joined Thayer Dental Care and Walnut Ridge Dental care in 2021. Sagen enjoys spending his spare time with family and friends, fishing, and kayaking.

“I enjoy the crew I work with and learning something new every day. Being able to have the opportunity to help people achieve a new smile. Everyone I work with is very advanced in their skills and takes pride in their work, making it a great environment.”

Nick

Nick

Nick joined Thayer Dental Care and Walnut Ridge Dental Care as a Lab Technician in 2021. Nick is married to his wife, Shelby, and has two children: Isaac and Olivia. Nick really enjoys the process of making prosthetics and working with his coworkers. Nick enjoys spending his free time at home with his wife and children, on the farm, and gardening.
Tammy

Tammy

Tammy is a Dental Assistant and joined Thayer Dental Care in 2010 and Walnut Ridge Dental Care in 2018. Tammy is married to her husband, Benny, and together they have 4 children Alexis (Devin), Allie, Abby, Jordan (Taquila), and 4 grandchildren.

Tammy enjoys spending time with her family, friends, church family, and cooking in her free time. One of Tammy’s favorite things to do is to have family and friends over for a cookout.

Here is what Tammy enjoys about her job:

“Watching someone’s life change because we gave them back (or maybe never had) a pretty smile. Dentures that fit better than any other & look like natural teeth.”

Madelyn

Madelyn

Madelyn is a proud employee of Thayer Dental Care/ Walnut Ridge Dental Care since 2019. Madelyn began her dental assisting career in 2018 at Arkansas Dental Assisting Academy. Madelyn enjoys her job at Walnut Ridge Dental Care/ Thayer Dental Care as a Treatment Coordinator.

She loves helping patients turn their dreams into reality, by finding comfortable payment plans and helping patients get their smile back! Madelyn married her husband, Darren, in June 2021! They now have two children, Stella Jo, and Stetson Thomas! In Madelyn’s spare time she enjoys grilling out and making memories with her family and friends!

Ashley

Ashley

Ashley is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She joined Thayer Dental Care in 2021. Ashley is married to her husband, Dustin, and together they have two boys- Gradey and Thatcher. Ashley enjoys providing excellent patient care in a relaxed environment. In her spare time, she enjoys outdoor activities, sporting events, and spending time with her husband and children.
Zach

Zach

Zach joined Thayer Dental Care and Walnut Ridge Dental Care in 2018. Zach is married to his wife, Madison, and together they have three children- Chandler, Gavin, and Jagger. Zach enjoys working around his house, riding four-wheelers, working in the yard, and hanging out with his wife and children.

“It’s a pleasure to be able to work with my coworkers. We work long days but it’s worth it to be able to hang out with the group of guys I work with. I am thankful to work for Dr. Patel as he is always pushing us and wanting us to learn the newest technology and techniques to make us better at our job.

Madison

Madison

Madison has been a registered dental hygienist since 2015, where she graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene Degree. At our office, Madison evaluates the oral health of our patients and educates them on proper ways to improve and maintain their oral status and overall health.

Madison joined Thayer Dental Care and Walnut Ridge Dental Care in 2018. Outside of work she enjoys the little things in life with her husband Jake and their beautiful daughter Maci. In her spare time Madison enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Katy

Katy

Katy has been a dental assistant since 2014. Katy joined Thayer Dental Care and Walnut Ridge Dental Care in 2020. Katy enjoys helping patients with their smile. Katy and her husband, Chris, have two children Fletcher and Brooks. Katy enjoys spending her free time with her family and hunting.
Lisa

Lisa

As a dental assistant for several years, Lisa joined our Thayer Dental Care and Walnut Ridge Dental team in 2018. Lisa enjoys the level of patient care we provide to each patient at our office, the teamwork that exists with her co-workers and she is dedicated to patient care.

At our practice, she works alongside Dr. Patel and Dr. Blount to assist in all dental procedures. She works to make sure that every patient receives the highest level of care possible throughout their procedures and recovery. She can answer any questions they may have about their procedures. When not at the office, Lisa enjoys spending time with her husband Kurt, 4 children and grandchildren.

Sara

Sara

Sara has been working in the administrative side of the dental field since 2003. Sara joined Thayer Dental Care and Walnut Ridge Dental Care in 2018. Sara enjoys working with and getting to know her patients. Sara loves to help her patients with any dental insurance, billing or scheduling questions. What she enjoys the most is seeing her patients’ new Smile!

Sara is married to her husband Joe, and they have two sons, Cooper and Cole.   In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. Sara always looks forward to her summer beach vacation, kayaking, and hiking with her family.

Alexis

Alexis

Alexis works on the administrative side of the dental field; she has been with Thayer Dental Care since 2017. Alexis enjoys seeing her patients happy and their new smiles. Alexis is your go to for any dental insurance questions. Alexis married her high school sweetheart Devin in 2019. Alexis and Devin welcomed their son Juddson in the fall of 2020. Alexis enjoys working with her husband on their cattle ranch, reading, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Laura

Laura

Laura joined Thayer Dental Care and Walnut Ridge Dental Care team in 2020. Laura is the first face you see when walking into our office. Laura is your go to for scheduling appointments for your dental treatment.

Laura and her husband Brandon married in 2009 and welcomed their beautiful daughter Ally-Brook in 2011. Laura enjoys playing golf, watching her husband dirt track race, and her daughter play basketball in her spare time.

Lauren

Lauren

Lauren has been a Registered Dental Assistant for 10 years and in the dental field for 12. She started her dental career in Jonesboro, AR, working at Pediatric Dentistry of Jonesboro. She worked in pediatrics for 10 years and has been working in General Dentistry for 2.

Seeing patients leave with a smile they love is her greatest passion. Lauren loves Jesus and her family! She is married to her best friend, Ronnie. Together they have four little girls: Allie-Grace, Harley, Kamdyn, and River Mae. Lauren and Ronnie have a cattle farm in Mammoth Spring, AR, and spend most of their free time there or at church making memories with their family.

Heather

Heather

Heather began her dental career in 2005 and over the years she has acquired her expanded functions in restorative 1 and 2, and removable and fixed prosthetics. Heather originally began working for Dr. Patel at TDC in 2011 working there for several years, while recently coming back to join TDC and wrdc in 2022.

While primarily working at TDC for both Dr. Patel and Dr. Blount during numerous procedures, she will help at wrdc when needed. Heather takes pride in her work, being very detail oriented with her fillings and crowns. One of Heather’s favorite parts of working in dentistry is the “WOW” that patients get when they look in the mirror and the close relationships you make with the patients over the years. When not at work Heather lives spending time with her family and friends

Hannah

Hannah

I love working in dentistry because I love helping people achieve the smiles that they love. At home, I have three little girls and a wonderful husband that I love spending time with. We also have a little dog, Darcy. I love spending time with my family and shopping with my girls when I’m not working.
Spencer

Spencer

I'm 26 and am from Mammoth Spring. I have been with Dr. Patel and his team since May of 2022. I work in the plaster room making models and I enjoy helping people get the very best smile they can! I like to fish and make jewelry in my pare time. I also like to hike as often as possible.

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