Meet the Doctors
Proudly Serving the Community for Over 20 years
Matthew Garrison, DDS
Dr. Garrison grew up in the Northland and attended William Jewell College for his undergraduate studies, before obtaining his dental degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. He has practiced dentistry here in Smithville since 1996 and has always been committed to providing the most comprehensive dental care possible. He strives to remain up to date on the latest dental procedures and techniques with continuing education classes. He is an active member of the esteemed Spear Study Club, past president of the University Study Club of Kansas City, and past president of the Clay-Platte Dental Society. He currently serves as a trustee on the board of the Liberty Hospital Foundation. His other professional memberships include the American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association, and Greater Kansas City Dental Association.
Dr. Garrison and his wife, Kay, are the proud parents of four kids: daughters Paige, Blair, and Blake, and son Tate. He enjoys music and plays guitar and piano. He loves and has coached lots of sports, including competitive swimming, basketball, soccer, and baseball. He is also active in his church and enjoys hunting, fishing, swimming, and tennis.
Alissa Becknell, DDS
Dr. Becknell is originally from Southeast Kansas and graduated from Pittsburg State University. After completing her undergraduate education, she earned her dental degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. After graduation, she completed a one-year General Practice Residency at Truman Medical Center, where she was able to advance her current skills and learn new skills. She remained in the hospital setting for a few more years before going into private practice. Her professional memberships include the American Dental Association and Missouri Dental Association.
Dr. Becknell and her husband, Al, have a son named Beau and two dogs. They enjoy traveling, being outdoors, and spending time with their family and friends.