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Meet the Team at Webb City

At Four States Dental Care, we've been proudly serving patients in Webb City, Neosho, and Monett, MO for over 30 years. We have several talented dentists that provide comprehensive and compassionate care to our patients. We're also incredibly proud of our team, who works together to provide you and your family with exceptional dentistry in a friendly environment. 

Take a minute to learn more about us, so you'll feel right at home when you meet us!

Dale A. Kunkel, DDS


Dr. Dale Kunkel is originally from Corpus Christi, TX. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas and has been serving patients in Missouri for over 35 years.

Providing exceptional and comprehensive dental care to his patients has always been Dr. Kunkel's primary focus, and he hand-selects his staff members to ensure that they have the same passion and dedication for serving patients that he does.

Dr. Kunkel is a family man, and when he's not taking care of patients, he also enjoys swimming, hunting, fishing, and cattle ranching.

Dr. Shannon Clark, DDS

General Dentist

Dr. Ly Nguyen, DDS

General Dentist

Dr. Ly Nguyen was born and raised in Vietnam, then moved to the United States for college. Dr. Nguyen first came to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for two years and moved to Florida to continue her education. She received her Bachelor’ degrees in Mathematics and Biology with distinction from Nova Southeastern University and Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree from University of Florida.

Growing up in a community where there was a lack of access to dental care, Dr. Nguyen witnessed first-hand how oral health can affect quality of life for people living in these communities. This experience has inspired her to be a dentist to help provide better access to care for the population. She was determined to pursue her passion for life-long learning and service to others through a career in dentistry. During dental school, Dr. Nguyen volunteered to provide dental care on mission trips to Guatemala and Dominican Republic. She also volunteered at nearby under-served communities on weekends. She finds happiness in caring for others and wishes to continue to give back to the communities wherever she goes. Outside of work, Dr. Nguyen enjoys cooking, calligraphy drawing, playing guitar and exploring nature.

Misty Wirth

Office Manager / Insurance Supervisor

Misty lives in Neosho and has been with Four States Dental Care for over six years. She enjoys the team players that she works with and loves helping patients maximize their insurance to get the beautiful smile they deserve.

Misty enjoys spending time with her family, driving her Jeep, watching Netflix, and attending church in her spare time.

Emiley Hailey

Human Resource Director/Business Administrator

Emiley is originally from Neosho, MO, and she holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resource Management and Management, and a Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in Health-Science Business. 

She enjoys working with her team at Four States Dental Care and sharing the common goal of providing patients with highest-quality dental care possible. 

In her spare time, Emiley enjoys spending time with her family,  game nights with friends and going on walks with her fur baby, Millie. 


Kayla Copher

Scheduling Coordinator

Kayla is from Clever, MO. She has been married to her best friend since 2014, and together they have three beautiful children. Kayla has been with Four States Dental Care since 2019 and loves everything about her job from getting to be the first person to meet our wonderful patients to laughing with her team. "I just can't see myself anywhere else," she says. 

Whenever Kayla is not at the dental office she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, attending church, going to sporting events, swimming and fall festivals will always be her favorite thing to do! 

Mikali Elliott

Insurance Coordinator

Mikali is originally from a small town called Ava, MO. She moved to the Webb City area in 2018. Mikali is new to the dental field, but she loves helping people and putting a smile on their face. She looks forward to helping patients maximize their dental benefits to help them get the smile they have always dreamed of. 

When Mikali is not at the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, bow hunting, kayaking, fishing, making crafts and spending time with her fur baby, Thor! 

Abbey Jones


Abbey is from Carthage, MO, and she received her training from Missouri Southern State University. Abbey considers the best part of her job the confidence and happiness she brings to her patients by helping them reach their dental goals.

When she's not at the dental office, Abbey can be found fishing and spending time with her son.

Monica Smith

Hygiene Assistant

Monica is from Conroe, TX. She moved to Carl Junction, MO in 1997. She has been with Four States Dental care since February of 2018. Monica is a expanded functions Dental Assistant and works as a Hygiene Assistant. 

In her free time, Monica enjoys spending time with her family and fur babies. 

Serena Garner

Dental Assistant - EFDA

Serena is from Joplin, MO, and she has been a familiar face at Four States Dental Care for over five years. She loves her coworkers, or "work family" as she refers to them. She also enjoys helping patients achieve their dental goals.

Serena is very busy when she's not at the dental office with music, singing, fast cars, roller coasters, and spur of the moment fun times with friends and family!

Angie Elbert

Dental Assistant - EFDA

Angie is from St. Charles, MO, and while she's a newer member of the team, her passion for dentistry is contagious! Angie has wanted to work in the dental field since childhood, and she appreciates the variety of the different procedure she gets to assist with and the patient satisfaction that is the result.

In her free time, Angie likes to watch her husband and son race go-karts, and she also enjoys going to the lake with her family.

Ashley Davis

Dental Assistant - EFDA

Ashley is originally from Afton, OK, and she received her training from Salina Area Technical College. Ashley enjoys helping patients, whether it's providing relief from a toothache, or delivering a complete smile transformation; she finds providing high-quality, life-changing dentistry extremely rewarding.

Ashley and her fiancee are thrillseekers, so you might find them on a roller coaster when she's not at the dental office. She also enjoys being outdoors, hiking, biking, kayaking, and relaxing in the water.

Jennifer Ayers

Dental Assistant - EFDA

Jennifer is a dental assistant at Four States Dental Care, who is passionate about helping her patients feel confident about their dental health and smiles.

Outside of the dental office, Jennifer loves spending time with her family. She says, "We are a patriotic family who loves animals and the outdoors."

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