Meet Dr. Hollingsworth

Dr. Michael S. Hollingsworth was born in Hutchinson, KS. After graduating from Missouri Western, Dr. Hollingsworth worked for five years as a high school teacher. He decided to pursue dentistry, graduated from University of Missouri-KC, and performed his general practice residency at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Leavenworth, KS for two years. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Missouri Dental Association, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. In 2011, he received was awarded the honor of “Master” from the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Hollingsworth’s goal as a dentist is to provide his patients with high quality, affordable, comprehensive care that delivers what patients most want and need.

As a former teacher, Dr. Hollingsworth certainly values education. He doesn’t think twice about taking two to three times the amount of continuing health education that is required for dentists in Missouri, and he always encourages his staff to take continuing education classes as well. In fact, four of his five dental assistants have trained to become expanded function assistants, allowing them to perform dental procedures otherwise reserved for dentists, ensuring that all of our patients get the treatment they need.

Dr. Hollingsworth married his wife, Jodi, in 1986. Together, they have three children. As evidenced by the office decor, Dr. Hollingsworth loves everything baseball. He collects signed memorabilia, and some of the items that hang on the walls of the office are from his collection.

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Meet Our Staff

Jodi - Office Manager

Jodi, who is the office manager and Dr. Hollingsworth's wife, has worked in our office since it opened in 1985. Born and raised in Saint Joseph, Jodi graduated from Lafayette High School and attended Missouri Western. She also studied at UMKC ,where she graduated at the top of her dental hygiene class. When she is not busy being the office manager, you can most likely find her busy being grandma to her and the doctor's 5 grandchildren. Jodi also enjoys scrapbooking, cooking, and traveling to her timeshares with Dr. Hollingsworth.

Stephanie - Dental Hygienist

Stephanie has been the hygienist at Hollingsworth Dental since 1993. She received her bachelor's degree at the University of Northern Colorado in 1978. Steph went to hygiene school at Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, Texas and graduated in 1986. She explains herself as being a “country girl.” She loves spending time with her horses and dogs on her farm in Savannah. Her kids and grandkids keep her busy with activities when she is not at work or on the farm.

Rhiannon - Dental Hygienist

Born and raised in St. Joseph, Rhiannon attended Benton High School as the Class of 2009. She then continued her education at Missouri Western for two years and transferred to Hillyards, graduating in 2014. With an AAS in Dental Hygiene, Rhiannon has worked in dentistry for four years. In her free time, Rhiannon loves spending time outdoors and on vacations with her daughter, Seger. But also loves some time to herself sipping Starbucks and strolling through the endless aisles of Target!

Holly – Office Coordinator & Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Holly, the oldest daughter of Dr. Hollingsworth, has worked in our office on and off for the last 25 years. Holly helps Dr. Hollingsworth as an expanded functions assistant, but she is best known for her friendly personality at the front desk, where she works as the office coordinator. She lives in Platte City with her husband and two daughters. Holly stays busy outside the office attending her children's activities. She also enjoys spending time with her family, as well as scrapbooking.

Dana - Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Dana, a Savannah resident and mother of five, attended Benton High School and then Missouri Western State University. She has worked in the office since 1998. Dana's attention to detail and passion for helping patients has helped her to excel as one of Dr. Hollingsworth's expanded functions assistants.

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Our Dental Services


cosmetic dentistry

Are you dissatisfied with the appearance of your teeth? With today’s advances in cosmetic dentistry, you can have the straight, beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. A little change in your smile can make a big change in your appearance. Our practice offers a range of cosmetic dental services to improve your smile in quick, painless, and affordable treatments. We can completely makeover your smile. Schedule your next appointment with us soon to achieve the beautiful results you want.

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Preventive Dentistry

Many oral health problems can be avoided by good hygiene habits, including brushing and flossing. We will recommend specific options to help you achieve your dental and cosmetic goals. Regular checkups & professional cleanings are important for maintaining good oral health. We work to prevent problems that can be avoided with proper dental attention, including cavities, infections, and malocclusion. If you are interested in learning more about preventive care, please give us a call. We look forward to helping you reach optimal oral health.

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Restorative Dentistry

Your teeth can be restored to optimal dental health through our general and restorative dental services. Through improved techniques and modern technology, we can now provide you with a range of treatments to reconstruct the functionality of damaged teeth for a restored smile. It is within our ability not only to create a fulfilling dental experience, but also to provide you with fully functional teeth and a beautiful smile.

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We Look Forward To Seeing You

Thank you for visiting the dental practice of Michael S. Hollingsworth online. Dr. Hollingsworth and his team have provided comprehensive dental care to the Saint Joseph, MO community for over 25 years. We are proud to offer individualized preventive, restorative, and cosmetic services to our wonderful patients. If you are looking for quality family dentistry, we invite you to refer to our contact information below and call our office today


Hours of Operation
Monday- Thursday: 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

420 S. Woodbine Rd.
St. Joseph, MO 64506