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 Doctors

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 and four children: Luke, Isaac, Clare, and Andrew. 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!

Salma Elkady, DDS
Associate Dentist
Dr. Elkady has been living in Columbia, Missouri with her family since 2012. She earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from the State University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. She completed the Comprehensive Implant residency program in Birmingham, Alabama and has a passion for implant and oral surgery. Dr. Elkady is deeply committed to patient-centered care and believes in tailoring treatment plans to meet each patient’s unique needs. With over a decade of experience in dentistry, she remains committed to staying up to date with the latest advancements in the field of dentistry to ensure exceptional patient care. Outside of her professional life, Dr. Elkady cherishes spending time with her sister, nephews, and two beloved cats. She has a passion for traveling , enjoys reading, and finds relaxation in swimming.

Meet Our Team

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.

Registered Dental Hygienist
Alissa grew up in Laddonia, Missouri. She studied Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene at Ozarks Technical Community College in Springfield, Missouri. She is an expanded functions dental assistant as well as a registered dental hygienist. Alissa’s favorite part of her job is the wide variety of patients that she gets to see and the conversations that she gets to have with each and everyone. In her free time she enjoys trying new foods, reading, and watching old movies.

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.

Dental Assistant

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!