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Meet the Doctors

Meet the experienced and friendly dentists and staff who make Liberty Park Dental the leading provider of oral hygiene and personalized dental services in Liberty.

James J. Dixson, DDS

Dr. James J. Dixson graduated in 1992 from William Jewell College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. In 1996 he completed his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Missouri at Kansas City- School of Dentistry. Dr. Dixson began his dental career as an associate in private practice. He also practiced in a variety of public health settings, including the corrections system and county welfare boards. In addition, he served as the first dentist for the Children’s Mobile Dental Program, Miles of Smiles. This was an opportunity to provide non-for-profit services to children in need in the Northland Community. After many years of public dental service, Dr. Dixson followed his lifelong dream and opened his own practice, at this location, in December of 2004.

Liberty Park Dental provides friendly, comprehensive family dentistry services to patients in Liberty and the surrounding areas of northern Kansas City, Kearney, Smithville, and Platte City. Some of our patients even travel quite a distance just to come see us! Give us a call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Dixson today. Welcome to the family!


Howard Shapiro, DDS – He’s Back!

Dr. Howard Shapiro graduated from Tulane University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology before obtaining his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Missouri at Kansas City – School of Dentistry in 1995. Dr. Shapiro and Dr. Dixson began their friendship as classmates while attending dental school. Immediately following, he continued his education by completing a General Practice Residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

In 1999, Dr. Shapiro purchased an established practice of the late Dr. Frank Donnici in the Northeast area of Kansas City. He refined his dental knowledge and skills as an active member of the prestigious Spear Study Club, a collaborative and innovative continuing education group. As Dr. Shapiro’s patient following grew, he opened the doors of New Mark Dental Care in 2004. You may recognize Dr. Shapiro as he was a familiar face in the Northland-providing excellent care to his patients for 11 years before returning to his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri to care for his parents.

Dr. Dixson, along with his entire Liberty Park Dental team, are excited to welcome former classmate and colleague, Dr. Shapiro. His previous patients are now able to receive the same standard of care they have been missing from Dr. Shapiro at their new dental home-Liberty Park Dental.

Dr. Howard Shapiro is currently accepting NEW and returning patients!