Dr. Ashley Deacy, DMD
Dr. Ashley Deacy has been around the Dental Arts family for many years. Starting back in her undergraduate days, Dr. Deacy job shadowed Dr. James Elias and Dr. Kirk Opdahl before attending dental school. Dr. Elias has been her mentor since 2015 when they developed a strong relationship while on a Holy Land tour to Israel. Dr. Elias helped set Dr. Deacy up for success on her first solo mission trip to Haiti, by explaining how he assembled the clinic in Africa. Dr. Deacy then convinced Dr. Elias to join her the next year to treat the people of Haiti. They were a great team and were able to treat over 200 people in just 4 days.
Dr. Ashley Deacy was born and raised in Independence, Missouri. Dr. Deacy married her high school sweetheart, Luke, in March of 2017. They enjoy spending time with family and friends and are heavily involved with their church. Dr. Deacy loves being outdoors, running, biking, traveling, reading, and making quilts. She attended Truman State University where she received her BS in Health Science with a minor in Biology. She continued her education in Kirksville and St. Louis, where she received her doctorate degree from A.T. Still University Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health in 2018.
Dr. Deacy has received extensive experience in oral surgery, endodontics, prosthodontic and restorative/cosmetic dentistry. She also received rigorous implant training through Implant Pathway. On top of general dentistry, Dr. Deacy has been trained and certified in sleep apnea treatment and airway assessment, HealthyStart, oral conscious sedation, implant placement and restoration, complex endodontics, and Invisalign.
Dr. Ashley Deacy is passionate about providing excellent dental care and treatment to patients of all ages. She enjoys getting to know her patients and educating and guiding them in decisions about their treatment and care that will lead to optimal dental health. Dr. Deacy wants to help prevent future oral and dental problems in order to keep her patients out of pain, help them spend less time in the dental chair, and save their teeth for their whole life. Her desire is to make each appointment a positive experience as she works with her patients to relieve pain and achieve a beautiful smile. Dr. Deacy finds guiding patients to health in body, mind, and spirit, to be the most rewarding part of her career. Outside the dental office, Dr. Deacy enjoys volunteering and using her skills to help those in need. She travels to The Northwest Haiti Christian Mission in St. Louis du Nord, Haiti each year to provide dental care in the community to those who have no access to dental care. She has taught oral hygiene and dental care in schools from preschool to college. Dr. Deacy also partners with the Missouri Mission of Mercy each year to provide free dental care to underserved Missouri residents.
“Though I am always nervous, I know that no matter what the situation, I could not be in better hands at Dental Arts. Thank you to you and your staff. You are all so wonderful. God bless you!” Gail