Meet the Team

Candice Chowning | RDH

Candice graduated in 2008 from Ozarks Technical Community College where she received a degree in Dental Hygiene. She worked as a dental assistant during the summers while in high school and fell in love with the practice of dentistry. Working at Cartwright Dental since 2008 has allowed Candice to provide quality dental care and grow her relationships with the patients. Candice is very happy to become part of the Pryor Family Dental team and to continue providing excellent care to patients. She is looking forward to helping her patients achieve happy and healthy smiles!

Candice is married to her high school sweetheart, Ryan, and they reside in Mountain View, MO, where they grew up. They have three children whom are the light of their lives. Avary is the oldest and Aliya and Eli are twin toddlers. Candice enjoys spending time and caring for her family, being outdoors, going to sporting events, reading, and landscaping.

Jennifer Fosburg | Assistant

Jennifer is a Mountain Grove native. She is married to Erron and between them, they have three girls and one granddaughter. She is an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant and loves learning about Dentistry. She looks forward to continuing to further her education so she can better help patients. She loves knowing that that she helps make smiles better and help people them achieve better oral health. Her joys in life are her family, riding the Harley with her husband, and working in her flower beds.

Karla Penny | Office Manager

Karla absolutely loves living in the Ozarks and believes that the beautiful views and a slower pace here are a blessing in life. She moved to Drury two years ago to take care of her ageing parents. In her spare time she enjoys listening to music, spending time with family, and enjoying her pets. She has 4 children and 5 grandchildren ages 10 to 6 which are the light of her life. Being a Grandmother fulfills her heart!

Karla has worked in the Dental field for 35 years and with several specialties. Working in family Dentistry is her favorite and the most rewarding because she gets to help others. She is excited to help provide the best possible care to our patients and work with the best Dental Team around.

Hannah Cummins | Dental Assistant

Since she graduated in 2008 from Republic H.S., Hannah knew that she wanted a career in the dental field. She completed a Dental Assistant program in 2011 and is now an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) which she received from OTC in Springfield. She enjoys helping patients with all their dental needs and working chair side to help answer any questions and educate patients on their own oral healthcare.

In her free time, she loves spending quality time with her daughter and blended family. Together they enjoy the lake, camping, shopping, cheering for their children at sporting events, random surprise adventures, and most importantly; laughing together and serving God. She looks forward to meeting you and building a special friendship together.

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Dr. Nicholas Merica
Dr. Christy Pryor
530 Spruce Ave
Cabool, MO 65689
Call: 417-962-3150
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