About us:

At 417 Smiles, we are here to offer the latest and greatest in modern technology to keep 417 smiling. We are proud to partner with Ozarksfirst.com as the professional in general and implant dentistry. Our goal is to listen to your needs, and individually guide you in the best direction to achieve your goals. We want our focus to be you – making sure you’re involved every step of the way.

From six months and up, we want you to know how to make your smile last at its best. See the type of services we offer below:

  • Preventive Care
  • Pediatric Dental Care
  • Periodontal Therapy (cleaning, scaling & curettage)
  • Root Canals
  • Bridges
  • Dentures
  • Tooth Extractions
  • Advanced Laser Dentistry
  • Whitening
  • Bonding
  • Porcelain Veneers & Crowns
  • Implants to complete restorative care

Meet the doctors:

Nathan Bauer D.D.S., was born and raised in Springfield, Mo. He graduated from Springfield Catholic High School and went on to graduate from Benedictine College. He received his D.D.S. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. Dr. Bauer was then selected to be a resident in Advanced General Dentistry, where he was instructed in restorative implants and cosmetic dentistry, among other arms.

Dr. Bauer's experience in dentistry did not begin in dental school. During summer and winter vacations from college, he worked as a laboratory technician at Edmond's Dental Laboratory. His father, Jim, is the General Manager at the lab and Dr. Bauer has wonderful memories of visiting his dad at the lab as a child. He

Sara M Bauer D.D.S., graduated from the University of MO-Columbia in 2002 with a Bachelors of Arts in Biology. In May 2007, she graduated from the University of MO-Kansas City Dental School and is currently involved in the American Dental Association, the Missouri Dental Association and Greater Springfield Dentist Society. She was born and raised in Springfield, MO and is excited to be practicing in her hometown.

Stephen R. Young D.D.S., graduated from the University of Nebraska School Of Dentistry in 1974 and began his practice in Springfield, MO that same year.  Dr. Young made it his priority to continue his education by studying under some of the nation’s top dentists including Pete Dawson, Gordon Christenson, and David Hornbrook.  Dr. Young has completed all four continuums at the L.D. Panky Institute (advanced post graduate). Additionally, in 2000, he completed the Pac-Lives series on cosmetic dentistry.  While Dr. Young loves to help his patients with all aspects of their dental needs, his passion is cosmetic dentistry where he can perfect his patients’ smiles. He is a member of the ADA, the Academy of Reconstructive and Cosmetic Dentistry, the Missouri Dental Assoc., Greater Springfield Dental Society, and Academy of Laser Dentistry.  He has been married for 40 years and has two children.  He is currently practicing with his daughter and son-in-law.

From our family to yours- we want to make sure that 417 Smiles!!