Dr. Rick Hammel was born and raised in Clay Center, Kansas. He attended Kansas State University and graduated from University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry in 1977. Dr. Hammel has received the prestigious Fellowship from the Dental Organization of Conscious Sedation as well as Fellowship from the Scottsdale Center of Dentistry. He is married to Nancy and they have two adult daughters, Sally and Becky, of whom they are especially proud. Dr. Hammel’s favorite hobbies are fly fishing, golf, and traveling.
Dr. Plattner is compassionate and genuinely interested in helping you gain confidence through your smile. Her kindhearted personality will immediately put you to ease. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where she continued her education at their School of Dentistry. During her graduate program, she was involved with the Esthetics Club, Psi Omega Dental Fraternity and the American Association of Women Dentists. Dr. Plattner grew up on a farm in the small town of Corder, Missouri. Married to her high school sweetheart, the two now live in Blue Springs and enjoy traveling, spending time at the Lake, going to Mizzou football games. Dr. Plattner also enjoys kickboxing, country concerts and baking. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association and Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Spencer has a warm personality, a passion for dentistry and is excited to be a part of the Foster Dental Care team. An excellent student, she graduated in the top of her dental class from the University of Missouri –Kansas City. Dr. Spencer received her undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia where she was a student athlete on the Tiger’s swim team. Dr. Spencer grew up in St. Louis and currently lives in Lee’s Summit with her husband and two sons. She is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association, Greater Kansas City Dental Society, Academy of Laser Dentistry, and the Eastern Jackson County Study Club. Dr. Spencer also provides comprehensive orthodontic care for our patients having completed a course of study with Progressive Orthodontic Seminars. Dr. Spencer looks forward in helping you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.
Dr. Foster is part of a Blue Springs tradition of dental comfort and care. He is a 1978 graduate of the Creighton University School of Dentistry and has dedicated his career to providing you with the best that dentistry has to offer. He is continually educating himself and his staff on the latest techniques and approaches to provide you and your family with advanced, antiseptic, comfortable and personalized dental care. In his continuing education, Dr. Foster has completed courses in cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign®, dental implants, laser treatments, crown and bridge treatment, root canal therapy, and anesthesia. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association, Greater Kansas City Dental Society, and the University Study Club. Dr. Foster’s top priorities are patient satisfaction and comfort. He looks forward to your visit and to showing you the positive effects that quality dental care can have on your life.