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American Dental Association
Missouri Dental Association
Southeast Missouri Dental Association
Cape Area Dental Study Club
BS, Biomedical Sciences, Southeast Missouri State University
DDS, University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry
Dr. Blake Essner was born and raised in Kelso, Missouri. After graduating from Notre Dame Regional High School, he attended Southeast Missouri State University where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Science with a minor in Chemistry. He then moved on to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2014. After dental school, Dr. Blake and his wife Christina moved back to Southeast Missouri where he practiced Dentistry at a Federally Qualified Health Center for a year before joining Bennett Family Dentistry in April 2015.
Dr. Essner was excited to join Bennett Family Dentistry where he has been a patient himself for over 20 years. He is very passionate about both preventative and cosmetic dentistry, and his favorite part about his job is synergizing dentistry, artistry, and modern technology to give patients the smile they've always wanted. He strives to do high quality work while maximizing patient comfort and promoting a positive dental experience.
His hobbies include: spending time with family and friends, hunting, fishing, snow skiing, and staying active through sports.