Dr. Doug Burch has returned with his own dental practice in Neosho. His new office, Downtown Dental, located on the north side of the Courthouse Square, is beginning with varying and limited hours.

Dr. Doug Burch has returned with his own dental practice in Neosho. His new office, Downtown Dental, located on the north side of the Courthouse Square, is beginning with varying and limited hours.
Having been semi-retired for a few years, Burch says the new office is a "Mom and Pop and Daughter" operation with his wife, Danel, and daughter, Danica, are his staff.
Burch has been substituting for area dentists who were either sick or on vacation, but he found he still loved the work and wanted his own practice again. Because of that, he acquired an office on the square and completely refurbished the building. In the meantime, he began purchasing dental instruments, x-ray machines and other furnishings.
Now, after months of work with his family and friends, carpenters, roofers, electricians and medical technicians, he has opened his practice.
Burch began his dental career in Neosho soon after graduating from dental school. Ironically, his first office was on the Courthouse Square, at the corner of Washington and Spring St. in the Newton Hotel.
"I've come full circle," he said, "and I'm happy to be part of downtown again."
Many of his former patients have already made appointments. They, and all his patients can, once again, see part of his big collection of hunting trophies. As in his former offices, trophies and heads from his many hunting trips adorn the walls.
For now, Downtown Dental has a limited schedule, but people are welcome to call for an appointment or for information. The telephone number is 456-5111, or people may just walk in when the office is open—even if it is just to see the wildlife collection.