Our experienced team will make sure that your visit is a wonderful experience. We want you to feel at home when you visit us, so our goal is to treat you well and send you home with a fresh smile!

Our philosophy when it comes to your dental treatment is to make the process as enjoyable as possible for our clients. 

With today’s advancements in medicine and treatment, there is little reason for the apprehension that many have had as recently as the last few years. Our methods take into account the newest in sedation dentistry and many of our procedures are quick and keep your teeth clean and healthy.

Dr. Brad Gaik

Dr. Brad Gaik (pronounced like “cake”) attended Oak Park High School, then received his undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of Missouri—Columbia. Brad established Shoal Creek Dental Care upon graduation from the UMKC Dental School in 2000. An experienced dentist who keeps current with advancing technology, Brad understands his patients’ concerns for comfort and focuses on creating a relaxing, pain-free experience for them.

Brad and hs wife Kathy have four daughters, Libbi, Lillian, Lydia, and Laila. In what little spare time that leaves him, he enjoys fishing, hunting, and Mizzou athletics.


Dr. Larinda Hlavacek

After completing undergraduate studies at Northwest Missouri State University, Dr. Larinda Hlavacek (pronounced “la-VAH-check”) graduated with honors from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry in 2006. She then finished her residency program at UMKC in Advanced Education in General Dentistry where she had extensive training in cosmetic, implant, and restorative dentistry.

Following graduation, Larinda gained valuable experience working at a pediatric-based office before joining the Shoal Creek team. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association, and Greater Kansas City Dental Society. A native of Burlington Junction, Dr. Hlavacek currently resides in Liberty, MO, with her husband Matthew and new baby girl, Nina.


The Office Staff

Our experienced team will make sure that your visit is a wonderful experience. We want you to feel at home when you visit us, so our goal is to treat you well and send you home with a fresh smile!

“I’m glad I switched to Schoal Creek. Brad and the staff made me feel confortable, and my visit was completely painless“

HOW CAN WE HELP?

CALL 816.792.0801

8568 N. Church Road
Kansas City, MO 64157