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Dentist – Springfield, MO

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Dr. Eric L. Tolliver

Born and raised right here in the Springfield community, Dr. Tolliver is thrilled to now be caring for the oral healthcare needs of his neighbors. He strongly believes that good dental health can improve not only your teeth, but your day-to-day quality of life as well in meaningful, lasting ways. He feels honored to deliver smiles that his patients are genuinely proud to have! If you’d like to learn more about him, just keep reading below.

Why Did You Decide to Become a Dentist?

Dr. Tolliver’s uncle was actually a dentist and having this close family connection inspired an early interest in the field for him. As he entered into high school, he spent more and more time learning from his uncle and only fell more in love with the profession over time. He really enjoyed the idea of being able to transform someone’s smile and see firsthand the confidence that it brings back for them! Today, he couldn’t imagine having any other job.

Where Did You Study Dentistry?

After graduating as Valedictorian from Glendale High School, Dr. Tolliver chose to attend the University of Missouri—Columbia, where he earned his degree in Biological Science and earned the distinction of Magna Cum Laude. He was very active in collegiate activities during his time there and is still a passionate Mizzou sports fan! He then went on to attend the dental school at the University of Missouri—Kansas City, graduating with his Doctor of Dental Surgery.

Dr. Tolliver’s success during dental school allowed him to be accepted into a residency program for Advanced Education in General Dentistry. This program featured comprehensive training in cosmetic smile design, advanced fixed and removable prosthetic restorations, and implant dentistry. Over the years, he has also undergone courses in TMJ treatment and Invisalign. Today, he is an active member of the following dental organizations:

Outside of the Dental Field, What Do You Like to Do?

Dr. Tolliver is happily married to his wife Jillian, and they have two children named Harper and Alice. During his free time, he enjoys spending quality time with family, playing golf and tennis, camping, hiking, participating in watersports like wake surfing and wakeboarding, and hanging out at Table Rock Lake. They also enjoy traveling together and supporting local sports teams like the Kansas City Chiefs and the Missouri Tigers.

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