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Peace begins with a smile. -Mother Teresa

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A smile is the universal welcome. -Max Eastman

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Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody’s heart. -Anthony J. D’Angelo

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We’re delighted you’re here! Our experienced and knowledgeable team offer a full range of services and the latest technology to keep your mouth healthy for life.


Professionals Who Care

Our priority is you:  Your desires, your concerns, your fears.  We have served Nixa and the surrounding area since 2012, with one common purpose:  To provide the best dental care possible to our community. We love what we do, and we love our patients.

Advanced Technology

Our dentures and all-ceramic, same-day crowns are fabricated right here in our own in-house lab by experienced artists. We are all-digital, and utilize the latest 3D, “cone beam” imagery in the placement of dental implants. If it’s a toothache, or if you’ve decided to invest in the smile you’ve always wanted –or something in between– we’re here for you. Our goal is to understand your desires and to make your experience a positive one. We cater to cowards!



Dental Care

Is a cavity causing pain? Did you lose a tooth in a sporting mishap? When the unexpected happens, we’re available to ease your discomfort and solve your tooth dilemmas.

Cosmetic Dentistry

New Life Dental offers veneers, endodontics, teeth whitening and more. We’ll work together to determine how to keep your smile looking its best.

General Services

Checkups, cleanings and dental advice are all part of our daily routine. We make these experiences as pleasant and fun as possible so you’ll look forward to seeing us again.

What Our Patients Say About Us…

I would like to thank Dr. Ker and staff at their dental clinic for excellent service. As a long time denture wearer I am very pleased with my new dentures, they fit better with less follow up adjustments than I had thought possible. Thanks to all for friendly, professional experience.

- Jon W Buckallew

I would like to thank Dr. Ker and Dr. Anderson as well as the wonderful staff at New Life Dental. Like a lot of people, going to the dentist was not my favorite thing. From the first visit I felt welcomed and comfortable. I had to have extensive work done, including extractions, dentures and a partial. I was treated with respect and felt my comfort through these procedures was a top priority! I love my smile now and feel much more confident. I would definitely recommend New Life Dental!

- Linda M.

To say that Jena M., RDH, “Caters to Cowards” is the understatement of the year.

- John F.

“Thank you for the excellent care you have given John. He is feeling great and looking forward to a good year in 2014.”

- Judy F.

Dr. Ker, you are a wonderful dentist. You took care of my health and well-being above all. You took your time so you could get the best fit on my dentures. I have the best fit on my teeth now. I never had a dentist to be as compassionate as you are. Thank you for being so kind, caring and professional. Sincerely, Peggy

- Peggy

Just a note to say THANK YOU. You and your staff have been very kind and professional. Thank you so much!

- Janet S.

Just wanted to thank you for telling me about the new office. I had a cleaning yesterday afternoon and it was the best one I’ve ever had! I left feeling better…and I really hate going to the dentist.

- Jennifer D.

All of Dr. Ker’s staff did an excellent job making sure I was never in pain and that I never needed anything. They did an awesome job with my new teeth. They look great. The teeth I always wanted. Thanks and great job!

- Shirley

My experience with this clinic is one of the best that I have ever had. They are very efficient and know what they are doing.

- Louise H.

Your ad is right on- ‘Cater to Cowards’. I have been going to dentists for over 50 years and this is by far the best experience ever. From Josie, to all the techs and yes, Dr. Anderson and Dr. Ker aren’t too bad either. Thanks for all the professionalism you give all clients. Can’t wait to come back!

- Rick D.

I am very satisfied with my choice to use New Life Dental. I felt welcomed by the staff and informed thoroughly about my procedure. I especially appreciated the (almost) no wait in the waiting room. I will recommend New Life Dental to my family and friends.

- Harold B.

Thank you New Life Dental Center. Like most people, I have never enjoyed going to the dentist. However, New Life Dental Center provided me with a pleasant dental experience. From the friendly reception upon entry to the professional hygienists and, of course, the high quality of work of Dr. Houston Ker and his highly trained team of professionals.
My name is Don and I live in the Clever/Billings area. A short trip down highway 14 to Nixa provides me with the quality dental care I was looking for and deserve.

- Don

If you ever need any dental work, call New Life Dental Center. They all treat you like family with a professional smile and with great crate to your dental needs. I recently had all my teeth pulled and new dentures made.
Dr. Ker and his staff have done a fine job on my new dentures, with very little pain. They are the best around and I would recommend them to everyone.

Please don’t go anywhere else, New Life Dental Center is the best. You’ll leave with a smile that will last a lifetime.

- Tim Larne


1881 N. Hwy CC
Nixa, MO 65714

Our mission is to treat the whole person dentally, medically, nutritionally and psychologically in a friendly, competent, complete and practical manner in so far as these conditions are reflected by the teeth, bones and soft tissues of the mouth and disclosed by the patient.