Dr. Fallon Stiens

Jun 24, 2024
Outstanding New Dental Leader Award Recipient

Dr. Fallon Stiens, Stanberry Dentist, Honored as MDA Outstanding New Dental Leader  

Dr. Fallon Stiens, a dentist in Stanberry, Mo., has been named the 2023 Missouri Dental Association (MDA) Outstanding New Dental Leader Award winner. She was honored at the Association’s annual awards banquet hosted during its House of Delegates at Margaritaville Lake Resort, June 21, 2024.

This award recognizes an MDA member in dental practice 10 years or less who has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities, professional and ethical conduct, and volunteer activities in their community and in organized dentistry.

Dr. Stiens has been a notable leader within the MDA New Dentist Committee since her graduation from the UMKC School of Dentistry in 2013. She has served nine years on the committee and is ending her tenure as its current Chair. She has willingly served in other association roles, including:

Within the Northwest Dental Society, a local component of the MDA, she has served as president, as representative to the MODentPAC (political action committee) board and as a delegate to the MDA House. She is past chair of the MDA Articles of Agreement Committee and served on the MDA Medicaid Ad Hoc Committee. Dr. Stiens is a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, an international dental honor organization that recognizes leaders and future leaders in the profession.

In addition to her service to the dental profession, Dr. Stiens equally gives back to her community. She provides free exams and fluoride application to seven area schools and local Head Starts yearly and is a speaker for the Tri-County Health Department, local elementary schools and the Parents as Teachers program. Dr. Stiens is a board member of both Parnell United Methodist Church and Northwest Missouri State University Wesley Board. She is involved with the Northwest Missouri AHEC (Area Health Education Center), a program she participated in from high school through dental school. She also serves as a mentor to future dentists by being a dental workshop site for AHEC high school students pursuing dental careers. In 2023, she received the AHEC Alumni/Advocate of the Year award.  

As a very charismatic and confident individual, Dr. Stiens easily establishes rapport with patients and colleagues,” said Dr. Emily Mattingly, a peer of Dr. Stiens who also practices in Northwest Missouri. “Dr. Stiens is caring, insightful and supportive during dental meetings. She is passionate about legislative affairs and makes sure the needs of our dentists and communities are not only heard but acted upon by our lawmakers. Her passion for ethical dentistry and her desire to continue her dental knowledge as she excels as an oral health leader is an example to all.”

Dr. Stiens lives on their family farm in Parnell, Mo., with her husband of 14 years, Kelly, and their two young daughters, Regan and Tori. When not focused on providing exceptional dental care for her patients, she enjoys being active in her community and her daughter's school.