We have locations in Ash Grove, Strafford, and Rogersville MO. Contact one of our friendly staff members to schedule an appointment.

About Clear Creek Family Dental

Anxiety-Free Dentistry in Ash Grove, Strafford, and Rogersville! Many people fear going to the dentist. Dr. Rust and the team understands. Our dentistry team provides a relaxed, comfortable – and virtually pain-free –  new smile in only a session or two! We are also available for emergency appointments in the Ash Grove, MO and Strafford area. Cosmetic dentistry is not a specialty area as recognized by the ADA and requires no specific educational training to advertise this service. Dr J. Tanner Rust, DDS is not a specialist in orthodontics. Remember, your smile says “Hello” before you do!

About Clear Creek Family Dental

Anxiety-Free Dentistry in Ash Grove, Strafford, and Rogersville! Many people fear going to the dentist. Dr. Rust and the team understands. Our dentistry team provides a relaxed, comfortable – and virtually pain-free –  new smile in only a session or two! We are also available for emergency appointments in the Ash Grove, MO and Strafford area. Cosmetic dentistry is not a specialty area as recognized by the ADA and requires no specific educational training to advertise this service. Dr J. Tanner Rust, DDS is not a specialist in orthodontics. Remember, your smile says “Hello” before you do!

We would love to earn your trust!

The smile you envision can be a reality. We make it our first priority. From simply brightening your teeth to complete smile makeovers, we provide the aesthetic techniques necessary to give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of!

What Do Our Patients Say?

“I was super pleased with my visit yesterday. I normally dread going to the dentist, but everyone at this office made me feel comfortable and relaxed. I highly recommend this office! Can’t wait to make my Husband an appointment as well as my kids.”

Ashley G.

“Have used doctor Rust for roughly 4 years now and he is a fantastic dentist! We even moved 2 hours away a few years back and still drove to his clinic in Ash Grove! Very caring, personalized and great with patients of all ages! Have and would recommend him to anyone needing a dentist!!”

Erica W.

“My husband and I have been looking for a dentist for 2 years. We are very happy we found Dr. Rust and his staff. Thanks so much for the great job they do!”

Dee J.

“Very thorough, very customer/patient oriented. Dr.Rust answered any concerns I had w/out feeling rushed. Staff is very friendly and easy to work with, A+++”

Virginia S.

“We enjoyed the staff friendliness and professionalism. Our kids, ages 3 and 7, really enjoyed going to the dentist. How many kids enjoy that?!? Thank you Dr. Rust and staff!!.”

Maggie C.

My girls absolutely love all the staff at Clear Creek! They make the experience so nice for them and they actually are excited to go to the dentist! I would recommend them to anyone especially parents with young children. I also love how close it is to where I live!

Brandy A.

Meet Our Staff

Dr. Tanner Rust, DDS

Dr. Tanner Rust, DDS


Dr. Rust is a native of the Ash Grove area and decided to come give back to the community that gave so much to him. He Started Clear Creek Family dental in 2010. Dr. Rust received his undergraduate degree from Southwest Baptist University in 2004. Dr. Rust graduated from University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry in 2009, with honors in Special Patient Care. Dr. Rust is married to Jenna Rust from Lebanon, MO and they have 3 children – two boys and a girl. In his spare time Dr. Rust loves spending time with family and doing any outdoor activity whether it be golf or hunting. Dr. Rust loves and provides all aspects of Dentistry from Dentures to cosmetic Veneers and really likes treating the whole family from ages 2 to 92.

Dr. Sam Zimmer, DDS

Dr. Sam Zimmer, DDS


Dr. Zimmer is from Rogersville and is excited to be back in the area after being away for 4 years. He received his undergraduate degree from Missouri State University where he studied Chemistry. Dr. Zimmer then moved to Kansas City where he completed his dental degree and honored in Endodontics (root canals) and Oral Surgery. On a weeknight, you might find Dr. Zimmer coaching youth/high school wrestling or playing mandolin and piano at a local bluegrass jam session. He also enjoys working with cattle and horses alongside his family. Dr. Zimmer’s passion for dentistry and his love for people gives him the drive to produce quality dental work and create lifelong relationships with his patients. Dr. Zimmer is looking forward to meeting you!

Dr. Daniel Dunavant, DDS

Dr. Daniel Dunavant, DDS


Dr. Daniel Dunavant is a general dentist that graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 2011. He has extensive experience in all areas of general dentistry, including crown and bridge placement, implant crown placement, dentures, tooth extractions, and root canal therapy. He is a continual learner in the field of dentistry and is excited to provide exceptional care for the people of Strafford, Ash Grove, and surrounding communities.




See Our Services

At Clear Creek Family Dental we pride ourselves on having a knowledgeable staff capable of handling your dental needs. Click on the service below to learn more. If you have questions please feel free to contact us.

Nitrous Oxide and Anxiety Free Procedures

Once you’ve experienced Nitrous Oxide sedation dentistry, you’ll probably never be afraid to go to the dentist again. Many people fear going to the dentist. We understand. Our sedation dentistry team provides a relaxed and comfortable – and pain-free –  new smile in only a session or two. Nitrous Oxide Sedation dentistry is the most common method used in the United States to calm a patients fears. It’s easy, and best of all does NOT involve needles. Nitrous Oxide dental sedation creates a comfortable experience, and most patients do don’t even remember the visit; it is as if they slept through the treatment. Actually, sedation dentistry maintains a level of consciousness in the patient for both safety and communication between the dentist and patient. Virtually any procedure can be done using Nitrous Oxide – anxiety-free, safe, and comfortable. Call us if you have any other questions concerning Nitrous Oxide Sedation Dentistry!

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is something that effects a large portion of the population. It is a disease that causes pockets or spaces in the gum tissue, allowing bacteria to enter. The build up of plaque causes the gums to become inflamed and form these pockets. Normal brushing cannot reach this build up and over time the pockets continue to get deeper. Symptoms may include bad breath, red and puffy gums, bleeding gums and loose or sensitive teeth.

Implants, Root Canals, And Bridges

Implants: Dental implants are used to replace teeth that have been lost. Through a surgical procedure, these artificial roots and teeth are placed directly into the bone. Implants replace teeth, restore chewing ability and improve facial tissues in the process. They are natural looking, secure and durable, and for many years. Root Canals: A root canal may be needed to relieve severe pain or sensitivity caused by extensive decay. Many times an infection is present. The affected tissue needs to be removed, and the nerve canal reshaped and filled with a special material and finally sealed and crowned to help prevent future infection. Bridges: Another way to replace lost teeth, this permanent fixture is typically made of porcelain on top of metal that fits over existing teeth. Bridges are the solution to many of the same issues that implants are used for, and another option for patients, depending on their particular needs and circumstances.

Invisalign - Invisible Braces
Invisalign – A Nearly Invisible Tooth “braces” System Looking for an alternative to metal braces? Invisalign is the clear and simple choice. No wires. No brackets. Just clear, convenient comfort—every reason to smile. With Invisalign, your dentist or orthodontist can straighten your teeth using a series of clear, custom, removable aligners. Each aligner moves your teeth just a little bit at a time until you eventually get straight teeth. Invisalign is the easy and discreet solution to align and straighten a broad range of conditions for a stunning, healthy smile. The fact that it does this so well is remarkable; the fact that it does this with little to no effort is almost unbelievable.

Cleaning and Prevention

Cleaning and polishing: The cleaning will consist of removal of tartar, which has hardened on the teeth over time, along with the sticky plaque that has formed over the teeth. Gum evaluation and treatment: Your gums and the bone supporting your teeth will be checked for disease. Oral cancer screening: The lips, tongue, throat, neck and gums are examined for any possible signs of oral cancer. X-rays: A full set of SAFE x-rays are performed and are crucial for giving the dentist information such as state of bone loss (if any), development deviations, abscesses, teeth coming in at the wrong position, tumors and other issues hiding within the teeth and gums. Early detection is important in treating many oral health issues. Investigation of existing work: Checking current crowns, bridges, fillings, etc. are done to check for any damage or need for replacement.


Dentures: Dentures are a removable option to replace missing teeth. They can be full appliances or partial. Natural, existing teeth may need to be prepared for dentures to fit properly. Immediate dentures are prepared in advance and put in once the teeth are removed. Adjustments for comfort and fit may need to be made once healing has occurred.

Are You Ready For the Smile of Your Dreams?

If you have any questions about our services or would like to learn more about how we can help you, please do not hesitate to contact either one of our offices!

Payment and Forms


For your convenience, you can download our patient forms and privacy policy and fill them out for your visit. It’s as easy as clicking below and printing


NOTE: Be sure to call the office and use your remaining insurance benefits before Dec 31st! Ability to pay is of deep concern to many dental patients. We share your concern and are prepared to offer you a number of payment options. Most Dental Insurances are accepted. If you have dental insurance, we file claims as a courtesy for our patients. A 7% accounting adjustment is allowed when treatment is paid in full by cash or check on the day that treatment is presented. We accept most major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Care Credit.

Get Started on the Path to a Beautiful Smile Today!

Strafford, MO

101 State Highway 125 Strafford, MO 65757 (417) 631-4490

Ash Grove, MO

609 E. Wells Street Suite F Ash Grove, MO 65604 (417) 751-9112

Rogersville, MO
203 Jamestown Blvd, Ste A, Rogersville, MO  65742 (417) 929-0000
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