Meet Dr. Prather

A short message from Dr. Prather

"Hey there, Iʼm Dr. Prather. Iʼve always wondered what people think when they read these bios. “What are they looking for?” I donʼt know the answer to this question, but I do know this: the one thing I can offer you is straightforward honesty. Iʼll “tell it like it is” and take time to listen to you, and explain things the best way I know how. Yes, Iʼll be "professional," but more than that, I just want to make sure you as a patient are taken care of and are treated the way I'd want myself and my family to be treated. I want to provide care to all of my patients as though they were my own wife, daughter, son, father, or mother. This is my commitment to you: high-quality, excellent patient care, provided with empathy, honesty, and integrity.

"Below is little more about me and my background. Take a look around our website, come in and visit to chat with me. Iʼm always looking for a good conversation with people about things that matter. Thanks for taking the time to read this; may you have a blessed day."

Education and Continuing Education

Dr. Prather is a clinician who is focused and passionate about providing comprehensive professional dental care to all of his patients, all of the time. Dr. Prather grew up in rural Missouri, the third child out of seven. He worked on local farms and for a landscaping company throughout high school. He graduated from the University of Missouri with Honors with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Engineering in 2014. He earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Dental School. During this time, he completed Bone Biology research that he presented during the Spring of 2015 at the IADR conference in Boston. Since graduating near the top of his class with honors, including being inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the premier dental honors society, he has continued to pursue more training in the areas of oral surgery and dental implants and currently provides many surgical services to his patients. He is a lifelong learner, committed to always providing the most up-to-date, "state of the art" treatment for his patients.

To complete a lifelong goal of obtaining formal theological training, Dr. Prather has recently enrolled and been accepted to the Southern Evangelical Seminary online where he will begin pursuing a Masterʼs of Apologetics.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • Kansas Dental Association
  • Missouri Dental Association
  • American Academy of General Dentistry

Outside the Office

Dr. Prather is married to a beautiful woman, Krista Prather, and together they have a daughter named Hannah. They expect their family to grow in size in the next couple years as they settle into the Crawford and Cherokee County area. In his spare time, Dr. Prather enjoys relaxing with his family, working out, hunting, hiking, studying and defending the Bible, attending and volunteering with his local Church, and having deep, meaningful conversations with anyone interested. Recently, he founded a company called “Designing Dental Excellence” with the vision of producing highly innovative solutions for providing better dental care. When he is not doing one of these activities, he is planning and learning, always trying use his time wisely, to better himself and to help others.

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