Our Kansas City, MO Doctor

Bruce K. Barrow, DDS

Dr. Barrow is a 1981 graduate of the University of Missouri School of Dentistry in Kansas City. Following his training in dental school, he completed a post-graduate, general practice residency in Minneapolis, Minnesota with special emphasis on restorative dentistry. Upon returning to Kansas City, Dr. Barrow served on the faculty at UMKC School of Dentistry, and joined Dr. William McGrannahan, who had an established restorative practice on the Country Club Plaza.

“For nearly 25 years, I have prided myself with care, skill and judgment to treat my patients as individuals, to best meet their cosmetic and restorative dental needs.” – Dr. Bruce K. Barrow

Dedicated to professional and personal growth, Dr. Barrow is an alumnus and mentor of the L.D. Pankey Institute, world famous for advanced training in state-of-the-art dental care. He first attended the Pankey Institute in 1985 and has completed five of the six continuums, as well as several special studies courses at the institute. Additionally, in 1997, he completed a post-graduate program in esthetic dentistry at the UMKC School of Dentistry. Dr. Barrow is currently a member of the American Dental Association, the Missouri Dental Association, the Greater Kansas City Dental Society and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr. Barrow feels continuing education is a critical aspect of maintaining a modern, technically advanced dental practice and attends many hours of continuing education each year, training under some of the country’s best dental practitioners and researchers.

Dr. Barrow’s dental practice has been continually located in the heart of the famous Country Club Plaza for nearly 25 years and has developed and maintained a reputation for integrity and excellence.

“My pledge is to provide you with the best quality dental care available today.”


Our Staff

April Janssen, Office Manager

April was born and raised in Georgia and has lived in the Midwest for over 15 years. She brings over 20 years of experience in dentistry, including work as a chair side assistant for over 10 years and work as an appointment coordinator. She now assists patients as our office manager. With experience in dental insurance coding and practice finance, April is able to help patients better understand their policies to receive maximum coverage for their dental claims.

April and her husband, Pat, have a daughter named Chloe. They also have a chocolate lab that is like part of the family. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, photography, and volunteering at her daughter’s school.

Becky Peck, Dental Hygienist

Becky is a dental hygiene graduate of JCCC and has been with the practice since 2004. Becky is dedicated to providing patients with the care and knowledge they need for their overall oral health. She is very family driven and appreciates working in a dental office where patients are treated and cared for like family and friends.

Becky and her husband, Justin, have two daughters and live in Prairie Village.

Carol Thompson, Dental Assistant

Carol has been working in the dental field for over 25 years, with over 15 of those being with Dr. Barrow. Carol has experience in many aspects of dentistry, including cosmetic dentistry, periodontics, and Prosthodontics. Since recently rejoining our practice, she hopes to share her dental knowledge and help promote her favorite dentist.

“It’s a pleasure working with a doctor who does quality dentistry and diagnoses and treats each and every patient as he would one of his own family members.”