Christopher Drake

Pediatric Dentist


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Education & Credentials
DDS

University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Dentistry; Kansas City, MO

BA

Human Biology, University of Kansas; Lawrence, KS

Residency

GPR, Truman Medical Center – Lakewood; Kansas City, MO Pediatric Dental Residency, NYU Lutheran Medical Center; Springfield, MO

Quotes

“I believe in family-centered care and want parents to be involved in their child’s oral health care. I strive to create an environment in which children enjoy coming to their dental visits. This also means tailoring each child’s treatment to their unique dental needs and providing the highest level of communication between staff, parent, and patient.”

Personal Favorites

Dr. Drake’s favorite TV shows are Modern Family and Parks and Recreation, his favorite sports team is the Kansas Jayhawks basketball, and his favorite vacation destination is Florida.

Volunteer Experience

Kansas Mission of Mercy; Team Smile; Springfield area schools, health fairs, and oral screenings

Personal Biography

Dr. Drake has been practicing dentistry since 2012. He is originally from eastern Kansas and has decided to relocate close to home. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, golfing, and playing table tennis. As a graduate of the University of Kansas, Dr. Drake enjoys college basketball and rooting for his Jayhawks.

Professional Association

American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Missouri Dental Association, Missouri Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Achievements

Valedictorian and senior class president of Lansing High School Class of 2002, graduated with honors in biology from the University of Kansas, graduated with pediatric honors from UMKC School of Dentistry, chief resident of Lutheran Medical Center – Springfield