Steven M. Hassenplug, D.D.S.

Dr. Steven Hassenplug

Steven M. Hassenplug, D.D.S.

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.

Honors and Notable Mentions

  • International officer for Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society from April 2005 to April 2006.
  • Awarded Russell H. Graham at Coffeyville Community College
  • Student Competition for Advancing Dental Research and its Application (SCADA) award recipient.

Dental Philosophy

“My approach to dentistry is to treat each person the same way I would treat my own family. I want my patients to know that I care about their oral health and their dental wants and needs. My goal is for each one of my patients to feel as though they have received the highest level of care possible and to feel confident in the care they received.”


Dr. Hassenplug and his wife Tien, recently moved to Springfield from Oklahoma City, OK. They have 4 cats and two aquariums. In his free time Dr. Hassenplug enjoys running (He has finished over 20 half marathons, 3 full marathons, and hopes to add the Bass Pro half to his list of accomplishments), riding motorcycles and bicycles, cars, Indy car racing, board games,and spending time with family and friends.

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1244 E. Lark St

Springfield, MO 65804


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