On a Mission for Your Oral Health
Bear Creek Family Dental is a family practice committed to caring for our patients and our community. We believe in providing high-quality care for our patients and are committed to continuous learning for your oral health. We will utilize the technologies and techniques proven to make diagnosis and treatment more precise and comfortable. We enjoy educating our patients on the importance of a healthy mouth for a healthy body. The partnership of routine visits to our office and your healthy habits make for a great dental visit!
Meet Our Doctor
Kyle Shull, DDS
Dr. Shull grew up in Higginsville, Missouri, and has lived in Columbia with his family since 2012. He earned his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Biology from Missouri State University, and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry in 2011. Dr. Shull prioritizes learning the latest trends in dentistry and invests in continuing education to improve dental experiences for his patients.
When he’s not in the office, Dr. Shull enjoys spending time with his wife, JoAnn, and three children, Luke, Isaac, and Clare. He might be reading lots of books or building train tracks with them, or gathering with his extended family to cheer on the Kansas City Royals, Chiefs, and Missouri Tigers. His hobbies include cycling, reading, and running.
I want to make sure that everyone who comes into our office feels comfortable and leaves with a smile on their face! We will work with you to customize a dental plan that works for you. Whether you’re looking for yourself or your family, we’d like to welcome you to Bear Creek Family Dental!
Meet Our Team
Registered Dental Hygienist
Naomi is a mid-Missouri native, growing up near Rocheport and graduating from State Fair Community College in Sedalia. She loves interacting with patients and makes it her personal goal to make every patient feel at ease. Outside of work, Naomi loves biking and spending time with (and spoiling) her nine nieces and nephews. Her favorite part of the job is serving others: “I am so thankful that this career has given me the opportunity to serve. My dental hygiene class was able to go on a dental mission trip to Cantel, Guatemala. The dental need in Guatemala is huge, and it was very humbling how some of my patients were so grateful for my limited services. I plan to continue to use my skills both near home and overseas to serve others.”
Registered Dental Hygienist
Megan grew up in Stoutland, MO. She studied Dental Hygiene at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin and graduated in 2016. Megan’s favorite part of her job is her awesome co-workers and promoting good oral health by instructing patients on proper home care. In her spare time she enjoys going to concerts and going for walks with her Beagle, Cora.
Front Office Administrator
Melissa is originally from Central Missouri and recently returned to the area after living abroad for many years. She was a Dental Assistant for the US Air Force before joining our team and making the transition to office administration. Melissa’s favorite part of her job is building relationships with patients, watching their smiles transform, and helping them understand their dental benefits. Outside of the office she enjoys camping, kayaking, baking and spending time with friends and family. Her family includes her husband, two children and an ever growing menagerie of animals.
Front Office Administrator
Kendra was born and raised in St. Joseph, MO. She spent 22 years as an orthodontic assistant before moving into the administrative side of dentistry. Her favorite part of the job is helping patients get the most of their dental insurance. Outside of work, Kendra enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking and exploring with her husband and two dogs. Kendra and her husband have two grown children who are starting their own careers. She is excited for the new chapter in life as she finds new things to do with all the extra free time she and her husband have.
Bailey was born and raised in Columbia. She joined the US Army after high school and was a military police officer at Fort Hood in Texas. She made her way home after that and loves working in the dental field! Bailey has three young children and takes any opportunity available to get outside and explore. Her favorite part of her job is the team that she works with and all the people she gets to meet.
Brittney is from Rockledge, Florida but has called Columbia home since elementary school. She graduated from Hickman High School and completed a dental assisting program shortly after. In her free time, Brittney likes to travel and be outside as much as possible with her young daughter. Brittney’s favorite part about her job is that she learns something new every day. She also loves being a part of the process that brings people more confidence when they smile and better their health.
Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
While Kalyne was born in the Lake of the Ozarks, she spent most of her childhood in North Carolina. She returned to Mid-Missouri in high school and also went to a dental assisting program in Columbia. Kalyne married her high school sweetheart and they have two children, two dogs, and one cat. She loves being outside and traveling with her family. Kalyne loves giving people confidence in their smile and helping them to feel comfortable in the office. She enjoys her conversations with patients from all walks of life!