Foundations of Health Dental Care- When you need a Dentist in St Joseph
Choosing a dentist these days is not easy. We want you to know that we understand that. You’ll find that our dental office in Saint Joseph does things a little bit differently than most. Probably because we approach our relationship with you a little bit different than most other dentists might. It doesn’t mean we think we’re better. It means we know we are different. Our office team focuses on you as a person and what your dental health needs are. We take the time to get to know you.
We think the way we connect with people is what makes us special. The doctors fully appreciate the fact that you have your choice of dental health care providers. It is our intention to do more than care for your teeth. We believe we were caring for you as a person as well. It is our hope that you feel good about every interaction you have with the team members you come in contact with. We love living in Saint Joseph and being able to provide our community with this type of relationship as a dentist is important to our overall mission in life.
We invite you to find out more about us and our team (who we are extremely proud of).
Dr. Susan Charles
During this time she obtained her BA in art history from UMKC but enjoyed working with her father so much that she realizes the dental field was where she truly wanted to be. She graduated from UMKC school of dentistry in 2008 and afterword worked as an advanced fellow in the special patient care center at the dental school, where much of the practice concentrated on treating oncology, transplant and special needs patients.
Dr. Charles has been married to Jim for 19 years. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, growing African violets, working on their home, taking cooking classes and on many weekends, competitively showing her Persian cats in CFA. She and Jim also enjoy traveling, spending time outdoors and visiting local art museums.
Professional Organizations: American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association, Northwest District Dental Association of Missouri, American College of Dentists, Dr. R.V. Tucker Gold Study Club.
Civic Organizations: Rotary Club #32, Saint Joseph Chamber of Commerce, Board Member of Social Welfare Board, Saint Joseph Cathedral Catholic Church
Dr. Tim Taylor
Dr. Taylor and his wife Kandis are 28-year residents of Trimble, Missouri. They have the blessing of two daughters, Emily, who is a resident in pediatric dentistry at Indiana University, Riley Hospital, and Laura, a recent graduate of the University of Missouri, Columbia. The entire family enjoys the outdoors. Dr. Taylor especially enjoys hunting and fishing with his daughters. He likes to report that his daughter’s goal in the expeditions is to show him up, which they often do.
He very much enjoys serving the people in and around Saint Joseph as a valued member of our office and dental community. He will treat you as a member of his family.
“I have dedicated my career to being a continuous student and teacher and strive to provide excellent clinical dentistry to all my patients. It is a real joy to be joining Dr. Curry where we implement those values and principles into practice every day. Northwest Missouri is a great place to practice because of the kind of people who live here.”
Professional Organizations: American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association, Northwest District Dental Association of Missouri, American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists, Dr. R.V. Tucker Gold Study Club.
Dr. Ashley Asano
During her free time, you can find her biking around downtown KC, hiking, and volunteering with nonprofit organizations through Serve KC. She also enjoys cooking and taking annual trips with her family. They recently explored Osaka and Matsumoto in Japan.
Dr. Asano serves her patients wholeheartedly and helps them in attaining healthy, functional smiles. She takes the time to listen to their concerns and allows patients to be actively involved in selecting the most appropriate treatment option for them. Dr. Asano’s calm and compassionate nature puts otherwise anxious patients at ease.
Professional Organizations: Missouri Dental Association, American Dental Association, Northwest Dental Society, Spear Study Club (Dr. Bruce Cummings), Delta Sigma Delta, Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Civil Organizations: Serve KC, The Cause Church, Active Alumnus of Student National Dental Association UMKC Chapter, Missouri Mission of Mercy; an annual charitable event sponsored by the Missouri Dental Association. It served 1,500 indigent patients this year.