Cherry Hills Dental Group, Ronald Schoolman DDS, Rodney Lofton DDS, 16976 Manchester Rd., Wildwood, MO 21204

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Dr. Ronald Schoolman, DDSDr. Ronald Schoolman, DDS

Dr. Ron Schoolman is a general dentist with extensive training in TMJ disorders, orthodontics, and biologic dentistry. He introduced and fostered biological dentistry in his office in 1999, educating the team and patients about the consequences of some traditional dentistry. He has been fortunate to have some team members for over 36 years. Whether they have been with him for that long or less, they are all extremely talented and caring team members.

Dr. Schoolman is a native St. Louisan, completing a BA degree at St. Louis University in 1971 and a DDS degree at University of Missouri, Kansas City in 1975.

Ron and his wife, Marilyn, have three children. Their oldest son, Steve, is an Oral Surgeon in Cape Girardeau, MO and is married to Christine, a general dentist. They are the parents of Ron and Marilyn's 3 grandchildren, Ryan, Samantha, and Olivia.

Ron and Marilyn's daughter, Kristin, is a pediatric emergency physician in Phoenix, AZ, and her husband, Darren will be attending Midwestern Dental School there.

Their son, Bryan, is attending dental school in Salt Lake City, UT at Roseman School of Dentistry, graduating in 2016.

In their leisure time, Ron and Marilyn enjoy bike riding, reading, and enjoying time with friends in their church.

Memberships:

  • American Dental Association
  • Missouri Dental Association
  • Greater St. Louis Dental Association
  • International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology

Curriculum Vitae

Licensure & Education

  • Licensed Dentist, The State of Missouri, June 1975 to present
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree, University of Missouri Kansas City, School of Dentistry, May 1975
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology, St. Louis University, May 1971
  • Numerous courses in orthodontics, orthopedics, functional & straight wire, Invisalign and biocompatible dentistry, 1979 to present
  • Sterling Management, 1988-1989
    • Memberships:
      1. Huggins Alliance Member, 2004 to present
      2. International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology, 2002-present
      3. Academy of General Dentistry, 1991 to present
      4. American Dental Association, 1975 to present
      5. Missouri Dental Association, 1975 to present
      6. Greater St. Louis Dental Society, 1975 to present

Professional Experience

  • Cherry Hills Dental Group, Inc., partner, 1990-present
  • Crestwood Dental Group, Inc., partner 1975-2003
  • Equitable Life Insurance Company, 1979-1984
  • Mid-Continent Dental Congress Meeding, Properties Committee, 1977 to present
  • St. Louis Community College Meramec, Assistant Professor, Dental Radiology, 1975-1976

Dr. Rodney Lofton, DDS

Dr. Rodney Lofton, DDS

Dr. Lofton is a general dentist who has advanced training in cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, TMJ disorders, and health-focused dentistry. He takes great strides to educate his patients of any dental problems then offer the most comfortable, conservative approach to solve the issue. He feels if a person cannot understand their dental problem then that person cannot understand their dental solution. So education is the key.

Dr. Lofton is very proud of his friendly, dedicated team. Providing a comfortable, caring atmosphere for the patients is their focus. Most of Dr. Lofton's team has been with him since he started in 1994. They are extremely experienced and skilled in the dental arts, and they are continuously educated to make a patient's visit easier and better. Dr. Lofton earned his BA/DDS degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Dentistry in 1994. He was accepted to their excelerated six year dental program immediately after high school. This intense program allowed him to earn his undergraduate and doctorate degrees in six years instead of the typical eight years. After graduation Dr. Lofton returned to the St. Louis area to begin his practice and his family.

Dr. Lofton and his wife, Michelle, stay active and involved with their two boys, Tyler and Ryan. Much of the family time involves sports, scouts, and fishing. Dr. Lofton enjoys fishing, hunting, and an occasional golf game. In recent years he has found a particular fondness for running, and he has participated in many organized runs including several half marathons and a full marathon. He has found an early morning run is an excellent way to start the day and has made it a regular part of his life.

Memberships:

  • American Dental Association
  • Missouri Dental Association
  • Greater St louis Dental Association
  • International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
  • International Association for Orthodontics

 

MaryMary - Office Manager

Mary Schrupp began her career in 1975 by attending Meramec Community College to study dental assisting. Dr. Ron Schoolman (and his wife Marilyn) were teaching in the dental assisting program at the time. Immediately after graduation, Mary began assisting Dr. Schoolman—now going on thirty-nine years, and eighteen years with Dr. Rodney Lofton! After some years, Mary began working at the front desk and, before long, rose to the position of office manager. As manager, Mary wears many hats. She loves working with people and, over the years, she has accumulated wide and deep knowledge regarding dentistry, from treatment plans and insurance for patients to ensuring that the office has everything needed to keep things running smoothly.

Mary has been married to her husband, Randy, for the past nine years. From a previous marriage she has one daughter, Shannon, twenty-nine, who is also happily married and now has a 1 1/2 year old daughter named Kendall. She is the joy of their life! Mary has been fortunate to live right down the street from the office (Location, location, location!) for the past twenty-five years, and she loves being in such close proximity to handle anything that might arise. She continues to feel blessed working with such great people— dentists, staff, and patients.

 

 

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