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Dr. Matthew Standridge

Dr. Matthew Standridge is a native Kansan who grew up in Eureka. He attended college at Wichita State University (Go Shox!) and then attended UMKC School of Dentistry. After graduating, Dr. Standridge worked in public health in Missouri and Kansas. Dr. Standridge opened his first practice in Eureka in 2012 and bought his second office from Dr. Steven Epler in Yates Center. In the beginning of 2017 Dr. Standridge merged the two offices into one, newly remodeled location in Yates Center.

Dr. Standridge has been very committed to excellence and continuing education. He went on to get his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, a credential less than 5% of dentists go on to earn. Dr. Standridge was also the youngest person in history of the state of Kansas to earn this award. Dr. Standridge has gone on to learn more advanced services such as cosmetics, orthodontics, and dental implants; services that were not readily available in the area. Dr. Standridge has also been featured on multiple dental podcasts and interviews, and has started coaching and lecturing to other dentists.

Dr. Standridge is joined by his wonderful wife Sara Joy and their daughter Hazel. In his down time, Dr. Standridge loves spending time with his girls in nature, as well as gardening and traveling. Dr. Standridge also has a passion for health and ancestral health which lead him to becoming the first Certified Primal Health Coach in the state of Kansas, as well as starting a health and wellness blog

Dr. Philip G. Newkirk

Dr. Philip Newkirk is a resident of Neodesha and associates here at YCD. Dr. Newkirk attended college at Washburn University and then attended UMKC School of Dentistry. Dr. Newkirk has worked in both private practice and public health. Dr. Newkirk joined YCD when we opened in February 2015. Dr. Newkirk is joined by his wife and high school sweetheart Heather, and their two daughters Nora and Stella. In Dr. Newkirk’s leisure time him and his family enjoy music, attending concerts, and following sports (Go Chiefs and Rock Chalk Jayhawk!).



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Yates Center Dental offers a wide range of services to meet most of your family’s dental needs.


YCD offers comprehensive orthodontic services to both child and adult patients.

Smile Makeovers

A smile makeover generally combines several cosmetic dentistry techniques to focus most prominently on improving the appearance of your smile.

Dental Implants

Implants are the best way to restore beauty and function to your smile. They can also be used to “snap-on” loose dentures.

Full Mouth Rehabilitation

This is treatment of the mouth in a comprehensive, big picture manner. We take in consideration of smile analysis, balanced bite & forces, jaw joint stability, and muscle function.

Sedation Dentistry

YCD offers sedation services to patients 12 years old and older for a better experience, increased comfort, and smoother healing.

Dental Savers Plan

Dental Savers is a discount dental plan that can help you find a dentist and save up to 50% or more on quality dental care.

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