Optima Dental Group

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Michael Edwards DMD

Dr. Edwards enjoys helping people get back on track with their healthcare and to deliver a true 1:1 doctor / patient experience. He has extensive training and experience to help even the most complex problems.

Dr. Edwards is also the CEO of The Schuster Center for Professional Development in Scottsdale, AZ and the Vice President of the OBI Foundation for Bioesthetic Dentistry. Dr. Edwards teaches advanced dentistry in Colorado and holds workshops in Union MO and around the country, based on his books, Through The Red Sea and Are you Essential.

Dr. James Burchett DDS

Dr. James Burchett is the only trained pediatric dentist in Franklin County, and St. Louis Magazine has recognized him as a Top Dentist for ten years in a row. Through years of special training, he knows how to ease children’s fears of the dentist. And since those anxieties follow many people into adulthood, it’s important to start your child’s relationship with dentistry off right. Dr. Burchett, who’s a father himself, knows how important it is to work within a child’s comfort zone. He wins children over instantly with his soft-spoken, gentle style.

Dr. Robert Thornton DMD

Dr. Robert H. Thornton has been changing lives through practicing dentistry since 2000. He continues to study extensively at the finest post-graduate programs in the world including the OBI Foundation for Bioesthetic Dentistry, The Texas Center for Occlusal Studies and Minimally Invasive Dentistry, and The Schuster Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is very grateful for the opportunity to have studied with them and applying these insights to patient care everyday,