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. Garrison and his wife, Kay, are the proud parents of four kids: daughters Paige, Blair, and Blake, and son, Tate. Matt enjoys music (plays guitar and piano). He also enjoys and has coached lots of sports, including competitive swimming, basketball, soccer, and baseball. He is also active in his church and enjoys hunting, fishing, swimming, and tennis.
Dr. Alissa Becknell is originally from Southeast, Kansas and graduated from Pittsburg State University majoring in Biology. After completing her undergraduate education, she went to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Density in 2015. Following dental school, she completed a one year General Practice Residency at Truman Medical Center where she was able to advance her current skills and learn new skills. After completing her residency Dr. Becknell remained in the hospital setting for a few more years before going into private practice. Her professional memberships include:
Dr. Becknell and her husband, Al, have a son named Beau and two dogs. They enjoy traveling, being outdoors and spending time with their family and friends.
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 employed at Garrison Family Dentistry since 2012. She attended Northwest Missouri State University and earned her Dental Hygiene degree through Hilliard Technical School and North Central Missouri College. In her leisure time, Ambrie enjoys playing on their farm with her three boys and husband Travis.
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.
Amanda graduated from Penn Valley and UMKC in 2016 with her CDA. She has since been a Dental assistant, until 2020 when she joined the Garrison team working front desk. In her free time she enjoys crafting, concerts, and spending time with her husband Austin and fur babies Gus and Merle.
Hali started working the front desk at Garrison Family Dentistry in 2019. She loves her coworkers and building relationships with
During this time Garrison Family Dentistry is dedicated to helping our patients, our community, and our staff.