Gary A. Groff D.D.S., M.A.G.D.
Dr. Groff has been a dentist in Clinton for 32 years, setting up his practice here after graduating from UMKC School of Dentistry in 1984. Dr. Groff is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and has earned a Mastership from the Academy of General Dentistry. He is a member of the Greater Kansas City Dental Society and the Pankey Study Club, having served the latter as a past-president. He participates in the "Give Kids a Smile" program, in addition to donating time with the "Mission of Mercy" projects in Kansas and Missouri.
Because of his passion for his patients’ care and the art of dentistry, Dr. Groff has earned over 2,000 hours of continuing education in nearly every area of dentistry. He believes that his patients deserve the finest oral care possible, since this contributes immensely to their personal health and well-being. He is also very mindful to provide comfort and alleviate any concerns or problems his patients may bring to the practice.
Dr. Groff grew up in Clinton, graduated from Clinton High School, and enjoys being a part of this community. He is a member of the Truman Lake Community Foundation, has donated many hours to the Henry County Health Center Dental Clinic, and is a board member and supervising dentist at State Fair Community College’s Dental Hygiene program. He has been very dedicated to Clinton’s Boy Scout organization, and has enjoyed participating in outdoor activities, such as the deer hunter’s breakfast, campouts, float trips, and, of course, Philmont! Dr. Groff has fun playing his trumpet with Clinton’s Community Band, the First Baptist Church band, the Warrensburg Community Band, and has been known to play at the Clinton United Methodist Church band, too.
Dr. Groff takes great pleasure in getting to know his patients, and would love to welcome you into our patient family!
Meet your dental team:
Lynnette is our front desk coordinator, and is the person who will greet you when you first enter our practice, whether by the front door or by telephone. She has been an integral part of our team since 1998. She will help you schedule your appointments, file your insurance claims to get the most out of your benefits, and will try to answer any dental questions you may have.
Jill B. has been a part of our team since in 2012 as a registered Dental Hygienist.. She graduated from Palm Beach Junior College in 1984 with a degree in dental hygiene, then went on to complete her BS degree in Health Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina in 1991. Jill enjoys educating her patients to better their oral health and provide them with a pleasant dental experience.
Jill L. has been with Groff Dental Studio since 2000. She is a certified dental assistant with expanded functions training including placement of restorative materials and periodontal maintenance. She is calm and compassionate, and enjoys helping patients love their smiles! She wants patients to know that she is happy to be a member of the team at the Groff dental office, knowing that your oral health will be our first priority.
Brook has been a chairside assistant in our office since 1995, and is also an expanded function dental assistant.