Meet Dr. Barton


Meet Dr. Barton

Dr. Thomas Barton grew up in Gladstone, Missouri and has been in practice in the Kansas City area since 1999. Entirely committed to every patient he sees, Dr. Barton strives to build a relationship with his patients that includes prevention, education, and customized procedures with exceptional results. He brings a patient-focused, small-town feel to a big-town practice without compromising on the advanced services and techniques that are most beneficial to his patients. Devoted to providing complete dentistry services to families in and around the Kansas City Northland, Dr. Barton takes time to get to know you, understand your desires, and fully assess your dental needs.

Dr. Barton continues to be devoted to continuing dental education. In this way, he is able to stay on top of the latest dental procedures, techniques, and advancements. In 2009, Dr. Barton received a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. He has completed a post-graduate program at the Dawson Academy for Advanced Dental Studies, a renowned educational and dental research facility, and earned their “Concept of Complete Dentistry” award in 2012. Dr. Barton is committed to providing the safest and most effective procedures available in a manner that places a premium on patient comfort.

Dr. Barton resides in Kansas City with his wife and two children. He is proud to be a Cub Scout leader and a member of the Gladstone Rotary Club. Dr. Barton enjoys playing several musical instruments and has appeared in many productions of Gladstone Theatre in the Park, where he also sits on the Advisory Board.

Meet the team


Brooke joined our team in September 2017 as our dental assistant and has been in the dental field since 2012. She moved here from Alabama in 2015 and enjoys spending time with her fur baby, Bailey, and family. She is the proud aunt of two beautiful little girls, Aubree and Autumn.


Cindy Long has been working in general and pediatric dentistry for 16 years. Cindy has lived in the Northland all her life and graduated from Winnetonka High School. She enjoys spending time with her family and her grandson.


Tracy is the newest addition to our team. We are excited to have her skills and knowledge here at Staley Smiles Dental Care.

Our Dental Philosophy

Good dental care is more than just quality treatments. It’s also about the way you are treated. At Staley Smiles Dental Care, we treat each patient as an individual and promise to always keep your needs in mind.

• Personalized Service

At our office, you will never be just a number. Our attentive team knows that you have unique needs and desires. We take the time to connect with each patient and will get to know you personally. You will experience a patient-focused dental experience.

• On-Time Appointments

Our patients love that there is little wait at our office. We are committed to providing on-time appointments and prompt care. Though timely and efficient, we don’t compromise on comfort or quality. You will receive every service at the highest standard of care.

• Caring Team

Our caring team always has your best interests in mind. We’re focused on long-term solutions and your lasting oral health, and you’ll see this in our conservative and honest recommendations. Questions or concerns? We will answer open and honestly. We want you to feel confident in every decision you make.

• High-Quality Dentistry

At Staley Smiles Dental Care, we never compromise our high standard of care. It’s because we care about each patient that we deliver high-quality services with skill and efficiency. We also believe that quality care should be affordable. We provide free estimates for our insured patients and offer an in-house discount plan for non-insured. We will do everything we can to help you get the care you need at a price you can afford.

• Comfortable Care

We strive to make your visit to our office as easy and comfortable as it can possibly be. Inside our practice, you’ll find complimentary coffee and water in our waiting room, as well as our welcoming team that is willing to assist with any needs. For those who might feel more anxious in the dental chair, we also offer nitrous oxide and sedation dentistry.

• Non-Judgmental Practice

We understand that everyone has unique oral health needs. Whether you need a simple cleaning or more complex treatment, we never judge based on your oral health condition. We are happy to welcome you just as you are. It is our number one priority to help you get and stay on the path to lasting oral health and wellness.

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