There isn’t anything the doctors and team of Garrison Family Dentistry enjoy more than getting to know each patient and sharing a smile or two. We love learning about the amazing folks of our Smithville community and are honored when you trust us with your dental care. We’ll go the extra mile to show you how much we deserve that trust by listening to your wants and needs and providing outstanding services in an environment we strive to make comfortable enough to be called your dental home.
Dr. Matthew Garrison grew up in the Northland and graduated with his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry in 1996. Prior to studying at the University of Missouri, he attended William Jewell College, majoring in business with an emphasis in Biology.
Dr. Garrison has practiced dentistry here in Smithville since 1996, and from the beginning, he was committed to providing the most comprehensive dental care possible. He remained and continues to remain up-to-date on the latest dental procedures and techniques with continuing education classes, retaining active membership in the esteemed Spear Study Club and the University Study Club of Kansas City, where he is currently serving as president for 2018-2019. He was also a past president of the Clay-Platte Dental Society and serves as a trustee on the board of the Liberty Hospital Foundation. His other professional memberships include:
Dr. Garrison and his wife, Kay, are the proud parents of four active children: daughters Paige, Blair, and Blake, and son, Tate. Matt enjoys music—he plays guitar and piano—and coaching kids’ sports, including competitive swimming, basketball, soccer, and baseball. He is also active in his church and enjoys hunting, fishing, swimming, and tennis.
Dr. John Klamer is originally from St. Louis, Missouri and attended the University of Missouri Columbia where he studied Finance and Banking before deciding he wanted to be a dentist. After completing his undergraduate education, he went on to earn his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry in 2017. He expanded his skills after dental school by completing a General Practice Residency at Truman Medical Center Lakewood where he developed his clinical skills and helped many patients achieve better oral health. His professional memberships include:
Dr. Klamer and his wife, Brianna, are newlyweds who love living in the Kansas City area. John is a passionate outdoorsman—you can find him fly fishing or hunting in his spare time.
Becky joined the Garrison Family Dentistry team in 1998. She loves her job because she enjoys making a positive impact on her patients’ lives. Outside of work, you can find Becky gardening, spending time with her husband and children or scrapbooking!
Amanda earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Missouri Kansas City. She has been part of the Garrison team since 2012. In her free time, she enjoys boxing, running, and spending time with her husband, Noah, and their two daughters.
Ambrie has been with Garrison Family Dentistry since 2012. She cheered at Northwest Missouri State University and earned her Dental Hygienist License through Hillyard Technical School. In her leisure time, Ambrie loves to ride dirt bikes, bow hunt, and spend time with her husband Travis and son Ryder.
Ashley earned her bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene from Wichita State University and joined the Garrison team in 2018. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, showing horses, running, hunting, and DIY projects with her fiancé, Kyle.
Angela has been assisting for us since 2004. Her favorite things about working here are the fun atmosphere, amazing patients, and her coworkers. During her time off, she enjoys going to her children’s sporting events, horseback riding, and spending quality time with her family.
Annalisa is bilingual and has worked as a Dental Assistant since 1995. She became a valued team member of the Garrison team in 2014. The things she loves most about working in the dental field is helping patients feel more at ease with their treatment. Annalisa is a “foodie” who loves spending time with her family.
Amanda joined the Garrison Family Dentistry team in 2014 and enjoys working here because of our fabulous patients and staff. She is a country girl at heart who loves to hunt, fish, camp, and spend time with her new fur baby, Riley.
Trudy’s roots are in Manhattan, Kansas (go Wildcats!), but she now resides in Kansas City with her husband, Max, and their sons. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Technology Information Management from Upper Iowa University and has worked in the dental field for the past decade, joining our team in 2015. During Trudy’s time off, she enjoys the outdoors, going to the lake, and is actively involved in her church.
Rachel became part of the Garrison Family Dentistry team in 2018. She has been in the health field, including nursing, personal training, and dentistry, for over 15 years. When she’s not in the office, you will most likely find her at sporting events, on the sidelines or in the stands cheering on one of her five children! She loves spending time being active with her family outdoors, practicing archery, fishing, lifting weights, and helping her husband with new construction projects.