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Dr. Caresa Doakes, DDS

Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist

Kansas City, MO

Overall rating
4.9
Recent reviews
I have so much anxiety going to the dentist and Dr. Doakes and her staff are so amazing and accommodating.
I have so much anxiety going to the dentist and Dr. Doakes and her staff are so amazing and accommodating.
Initials hidden · Less than 6 months ago
Caresa Doakes was very thorough in explaining and creating an action plan to bring me back to health!
Caresa Doakes was very thorough in explaining and creating an action plan to bring me back to health!
Talisha A. · January 30, 2019

About Dr. Caresa Doakes

Dr. Caresa Doakes is a Kansas City, Missouri native. She graduated with Honors from the University of Missouri St. Louis in 2008. After working for two years as a scientist in the biotechnology industry, Dr. Doakes decided to pursue her dream of becoming a dentist. She attended the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry, earning her DDS in 2014. While in school , Dr. Doakes was a part of the Operative Dentistry Honors program, received an American Dental Association Ambassador Award, and upon graduation received the Quintessence Award for Excellence in Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Doakes enjoys getting to know her patients while providing quality dental care.

In-network insurances

  • Advantica
  • Aetna
  • Ameritas

Specialties

  • Dentist
  • Cosmetic Dentist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Dental School - University of Missouri, Kansas City, Doctor of Dental Surgery

Professional memberships

  • National Dental Association

Awards and publications

  • Quintessence Award for Achievement in Restorative Dentistry

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1134533466

Dr. Caresa Doakes's office location

The Smile Salon & Day Spa

801 W 47th Street, Suite 110

Kansas City, MO 64112

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Dr. Doakes is very knowledgeable and friendly. The Smile Salon also has a GREAT staff!
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After my first visit with Dr. Doakes today, I can say with complete assurance that she is my 'dentist for life.' She combines compassion and excellence of care in a way that I have too rarely seen in a medical professional.Dr. Doakes, her staff, and the office environment all exude positive energy. I felt that I had their complete attention, even though the office was quite busy. I'm actually looking forward to going back!
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I appreciate the promptness, the efficiency and the professionalism within the office. I would definitely recommend The Smile Salon.
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I love Dr Doakes I was very specific in terms of my treatment plan and she has done everything possible to accommodate my needs. She’s a fast brave guru and affordable, I highly recommend her and her staff more specifically Tiara.Everyone is so awesome but she and Tiara together get the job done !
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She was very personable and professional, her bedside manner was excellent and she exemplified genuine concern for me as a patient.
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I have seen Dr. Doakes 3 times now and every time she has been very pleasant and friendly. She is professional and I feel like she is honest with you as far as services that you need and does not createextra, unnecessary fees. I have been afraid of having dental work done for many years and I had to have a crown put on and she made it one of the best experiences I have ever had! I will definitely continue to go to her!
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They gave me a much better plan for fixing a lot of the problems I've had for years. I thought I was going to be having dental problems for a long time to come but can now get it all takencare of within a couple months. They had a great staff and very clean environment and would highly recommend for anyone with fears and stress of dealing with dentistry.
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She did An awesome job with my tooth extraction. She talked me though the procedure and got it out and me on my way in just a few minutes . The office staff is a delight !!! They helped with my young children as I had it done .
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She's a great dentist. Very kind & considerate. Great bedside manner. I will recommend her to my friends and co-workers.
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She is an excellent dentist. Good bedside manner. Very friendly and professional. Great dentist. Will recommend to all my friends.
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I just started coming to the Smile Salon last week and needed to get some cavities filled and I do not like getting cavities filled at the dentist. Before the visit I was very anxious about the appointment, but Dr Doakeswas so nice and reassuring. I loved that I could have headphones to listen to music while the doctor worked. Once she started I had no discomfort. Dr Doakes is so friendly and professional. It’s almost like I’ve known her more than a week!
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I always enjoy her company while working on my mouth.
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She's a great, professional dentist. Dr. Doake s is easy going and laid back.
More than 1 year ago
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Very pleasant staff. Dr. Doakes explained everything clearly. I have neglected the dentist for awhile, and she got me quickly on track. They are efficient and follow up visit was prompt. I highly recommend this office. Hygenist was great!
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I don't like the open plan office layout. There is no privacy and it is too noisy. It's nerve racking to have your teeth drilled while it sounds like a party is going on behind you.
More than 1 year ago
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Very pleasant
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I am very pleased with the service that was provided. The staff was professional, nice, and informative.
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Dr. Doakes is an exceptionally gifted dentist and kind person. I pretty much have the worst set of teeth in the world (my mother was a drug user during her pregnancy with me) so I have almost no enamel, massive gumrecession and crowns on nearly all of my front and back teeth. Despite all of that, Dr. Doakes treats me with kindness and respect as if I had a perfect set of beautiful, strong teeth.
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Dr. Doakes was fast and really took care of me... her staff was awesome and friendly... can't wait to go back and get my Invisalign.
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I loved Dr Doakes? There was another doctor who didn't think a routcanal was possible and of course I can't wait to show him how great Dr.Doakes did. She saved my tooth and I can't thank her enough, now I don'thave to cry about having a gap tooth smile. THANK YOU SOOO MUCH Dr.Doakes!
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I think she is an excellent dentist with a wonderful and comforting bedside manor.
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I saw Ms. Doakes twice this day - in the morning to install my two new crown teeth and in the afternoon to adjust my nighttime mouth guard. Both times were done professionally, with a great attitude and made both visitspleasant, something I used to not get when I visited here in the past. I would recommend her highly and would use her as my personal dentist.
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She and her assistant was VERY FRIENDLY & PROFESIONAL
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Services are fine but the office unfortunately has an open plan layout that can be noisy and offers no privacy. . It's nerve racking to have one's teeth drilled with what sounds like a party doing on inches away.
More than 1 year ago
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I no longer utterly dread going to the dentist. Everyone is so nice, the atmosphere is great with fun music to listen to!!
More than 1 year ago
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It was a pleasant visit for a dental visit that involved needles. She was empathetic to my comfort level. She used the latest techniques that was surprisingly fast for getting a crown the same day. I give Dr. Doakes 5 stars!
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Dr. Doakes does it again! She is remarkable and explains everything before she starts. She makes sure that you know everything and is so gentle and you feel no pain. Dr. Doakes doesn't make you feel bad for a cavity orany other work she needs to do. I adore everyone at The Smile Salon and will recommend them forever! Thank you, Dr. Doakes and staff... you ladies are the best!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Doakes is fabulous! She answered all my questions, explained my procedure thoroughly, and completed it without pain.
More than 1 year ago
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Quick, efficient and dare I say painless. X-rays are mostly painless. LOL
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Doakes is a GOD SEND...I like many had gone without dental care because of Insurance...other illnesses made it necessary to address them...four visits later eight teeth extracted. The Care is above average. The staff is AMAZINGLY WARMand professional. I have always had a CRIPPLING FEAR of DENISTRY....not anymore...I am up on my PC after four extractions this morning. LOVE THE SMILE SALON....and REALLY LOVE Dr. Caresa Doakes!
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I loved it. I was in so much pain and the ladies up front helped me beyond what they had too just to get me seen. You all were amazing!!! THANK YOU
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Dr. Doakes, is friendly, approachable and very professional. Dr Doakes not only has a good personality with me but I can tell her staff enjoys working with Dr. Doakes as well. Overall the entire process of dental care is pleasant, wellas pleasant as dental care can be. I would recommend everyone to this dental services. I have directed my entire family to coming to Dr. Doakes because I trust her skills and care.
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I had a dental emergency I had no Dentist , so I had to search high and low for her. I have a phobia about Dentist and usually have a panic attack ...I didn't have a bad experience I returnnext week for an extraction. The staff was professional and courteous. Kind and reassuring !
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Excellent doctor and staff.
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Today was my first visit with her. She is very to the point which is not a bad thing. I would have like her to be a little bit warmer.
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Every one in the office was fantastic. It has been too long since my last dental appointment. They were so informative and encouraging about getting back on track with my dental care.
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Lover her and the entire Staff
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Dr. Doakes is a great addition to this office. Like everyone else there she super friendly and professional. I feel comfortable with the services provided there and would recommend to everyone!
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Wonderful dr with great bedside manner. Very calming for people who are dental phobic like me!!!!
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The best!! Haven't been to the dentist in years. Recommend anyone to go. I take my 2 year old as well she loves it. Wouldn't go anywhere else.
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Had Zoom Whitening Treatment and LOVED it! The facility and staff were great and bent over backwards to make sure I was comfortable and happy.
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Was very informative in helping me to make decisions, and all the people in the office are friendly and just as helpful which made the visit a great experience.
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Caresa is an excellent dentist. Very friendly and efficient!
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Dr. Doakes and all the other staff I interacted with at Smile Salon were great! This was one of my better dental experiences. Everyone made me feel comfortable in the office and was able to offer helpful advice and recommendations on my plan of care.
More than 1 year ago
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Very nice and friendly staff!
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Excellent services, relaxed environment,
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Very nice doctor. She always looks out for patient comfort and what is the best course of treatment.
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It is the second time I see her for a tooth extrCtion and she was very professional. Everything went well and I was out of the office within 30 minutes. I would certainly recommend her. Staff was very friendly too.
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