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

Ashton was born and raised in Jefferson City. She graduated from the University of Missouri Kansas City with a four-year degree in Dental Hygiene. She is also the current past president for the Missouri Dental Hygiene Association, a proud member of the American Dental Hygiene Association, and serves on the Advisory Committee for the Missouri Dental Board. Ashton’s favorite part of her job is laughing with her patients. She enjoys helping people overcome dental fears and anxiety and begin to establish trust. She appreciates building relationships with patients and becoming part of their lives. Ashton loves to travel, hear good music, hang with friends, savor a fantastic bottle of wine, and she says she’s a foodie at heart. Ashton adores her dog, Cara Belli, who was named after a dental term describing an extra cusp on a molar tooth called “the cusp of Carabelli” and says, “I’m a complete dental nerd!”

Registered Dental Hygienist

Naomi is a mid-Missouri native, growing up near Rocheport. She graduated this spring 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.

Office Manager

Brandy grew up in southern California where she went to dental assistant school and started her career as office manager. She later moved to Oregon where she continued her career in dental management. She has lived in Missouri since 2018. When she’s not working, she loves to spend time with family and friends doing outdoor activities and enjoying life. Brandy’s favorite part of her job is helping patients feel comfortable and being able to help them get the most out of their insurance benefits.

Dental Assistant

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.

Dental Assistant

Brittney is from Rockledge, Florida but has called Columbia home since elementary school. She graduated from Hickman High School in 2015 and completed a dental assisting program in 2016. 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.