Our team of dedicated dental health professionals are here to serve you. We combine extensive knowledge in the field of dentistry with a passion for helping people love their smiles. It is our goal to create a friendly and professional atmosphere that you can rely on for all of your dental needs.

Dr. Caresa Doakes

Dr. Caresa Doakes is a Kansas City, Missouri native. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Cum Laude, from the University of Missouri St. Louis. After working for two years as a scientist in the biotechnology industry, Dr. Doakes decided to pursue her dream of becoming a dentist.

She attended the University Of Missouri Kansas City School Of Dentistry, earning her DDS in 2014. She is a member of the American Dental Association, National Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association, The American Orthodontic Society, and the International Dental Implant Association. Dr. Doakes has also obtained advanced training with continuing education courses that include Implant Seminars, Gerety Orthodontic Seminars, FastBraces® and Invisalign®.

Following her belief in giving back to those in need, Dr. Doakes has participated in Missionary trips providing dentistry for those who would otherwise, not receive the care. She also devotes a portion of her dental practice to low income and Medicaid families. She loves spending time with her husband, son, and nephew. Her hobbies include dancing, drawing, and playing the cello.

Dr. Angel Thornton

Dr. Angel Thornton moved to Kansas City, Missouri from Sedalia, Missouri in 2013.

Dr. Thornton studied Biology and earned her Bachelor’s degree from University of Central Missouri before attending University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry, where she graduated with her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.
She knew at the age of nine years old that she wanted to become a dentist after a local periodontist, who was a dear family friend, instilled the passion of dentistry.

Dr. Thornton enjoys spending time with her family and friends in her down time. When she is not running, doing yoga, or reading, she is spending time with her two dogs. She is driven by the goal to complete a half-marathon in the near future.

She has a passion for helping others, and has volunteered for several dental outreach programs as well as helping with gathering supplies for the homeless.

Dr. Thornton is a member of the American Dental Association, the Missouri Dental Association, Kansas Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. She has also taken continuing education courses in Invisalign® and , FastBraces®.

She is passionate about providing great dental care at The Smile Salon and Day Spa.

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