Dr. Betsy McQueary grew up in Columbia, Missouri and received her undergraduate degree from Southwest Missouri State University (now MSU). She went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Iowa in 1985. Dr. Betsy continued on to start a dental practice in Wellesley, Massachusetts before moving back to Springfield, Missouri the following year. Since then, Dr. Betsy has built a successful practice and touched the lives of thousands throughout her career. Dr. Betsy made the decision to sell her practice in 2019 in order to reduce her working hours. In June 2022, Dr. Betsy began practicing at Buzbee Dental. Dr. Betsy is excited to bring her wealth of knowledge to the Buzbee Dental team and to continue serving the community that she has known and loved since 1986.
Steven Hassenplug grew up in Coffeyville, Kansas where he attended Coffeyville Community College. During his time at CCC Steven served as an International Officer of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society traveling throughout the country giving speeches and presentations as a liaison between the national headquarters and regional chapters. After CCC, he attended Oklahoma State University to complete his undergrad in Biological Science. From there he continued on to The University of Oklahoma and completed two years of medical school. It was during medical school that Steven found how much he enjoyed working with his hands and realized his passion was better suited to pursue a career in dentistry. He then attended The University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. During Steven's clinical training, he participated in research with the radiology department. His efforts won an award from the Student Competition for Advancing Dental Research and its Application (SCADA) where he had the opportunity to present his research at the International Association of Dental Research in Vancouver, British Columbia. Upon his graduation and successful completion of National and State board certification in 2020, Steven joined Buzbee Dental in July of the same year.
Tyler Buzbee graduated from Glendale High School in Springfield, MO in 1995 where he played soccer and participated in the National Honor Society and student council cabinet. Following graduation, Tyler entered the combined 6-year BA/DDS program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. While at UMKC, he was an active member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. During Tyler's clinical training, he and his partner won the Outstanding Grand Rounds Presentation Award for their presentation, "Diastema Closure Using Porcelain Laminate Veneers". Following graduation from UMKC and successful completion of National and State board certification in 2001, Tyler joined Buzbee Dental in August of the same year. In his spare time, Tyler likes to cook, participate in physical fitness, and spend time with friends and family.
Todd Buzbee graduated from Glendale High School in Springfield, MO and attended the University of Tulsa before entering dental school at the University of Missouri - Kansas City. While at dental school Todd was accepted in to Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national honor society. Todd joined his family’s dental practice upon graduating with honors from the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Dentistry in May 2000.
Gary L. Buzbee is the founding partner of Buzbee Dental in Springfield, MO. He opened the practice in October 1977, after serving two years in the United States Air Force. Gary is a graduate of Glendale High School, Drury University and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. Gary has completed post-graduate training at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, CA through the Pacific Aesthetic Consortium. Also known as PACLive, this is a hands-on course in cosmetic dentistry.