Welcome to Summercrest Dental! Our team of dental professionals is dedicated to improving your dental health and providing you with the care and service that you expect and deserve. We love getting to know our patients better, and we are delighted that you’ve chosen us to be a part of your family’s health care team!
We’d also like to give you the opportunity to get to know the members of our team better. Each of us loves living and working in this fantastic community, and we can’t wait to meet you!
Meet Our Team
Daniel Gilstrap DDS
After completing his undergraduate studies at Drury University, Dr. Daniel Gilstrap earned his DDS degree from the UMKC School of Dentistry, graduating Summa Cum Laude in the top 5% of his class. His excellence as a student of dentistry landed him on the Dean’s List all four years while he was in dental school.
Dr. Gilstrap’s commitment to lifelong learning continues. He is a certified provider for both Invisalign and Inman Aligner. He is also a member of several professional associations:
- The American Dental Association
- The Kansas Dental Association
- The Academy of General Dentistry
He also keeps up with developments in dentistry through the DentalTown Online Dental Community.
Dr. Gilstrap was born and raised in Kansas City, and he grew up immersed in sports and his church community. He is passionate about his call to service and has a deep personal belief in giving back. In 2010, Dr. Gilstrap made a mission trip to Africa, where he provided dentistry to those in need. Starting in 2012, he established a dental program through a charity clinic in Raytown, MO to meet the dental needs of the needy. On Fridays, Dr Gilstrap works to meet the needs of yet another under-served population by delivering mobile dental care to patients in Assisted Living and Memory Care facilities.
As a dentist, Dr. Gilstrap loves the process of restoration – removing the bad and replacing it with the good. He treats every case, even the smallest filling, as a little work of art. He appreciates the fact that his work allows people to smile again with confidence, and he’s excited every time a patient who was once fearful or anxious has a positive experience and changes their expectations about what dentistry can be.
“Dentistry is, by its nature, very up close and personal, and I enjoy the aspect of really getting to know my patients.”
Dr. Gilstrap is the oldest of four. He and his wife Sarah have three young sons and a dog named Rooney. Dr. Gilstrap enjoys gourmet cooking, snow skiing, rooting for Kansas City sports teams, and traveling to see friends and family.
Maeghan Dental Hygienist
Our hygienist Maeghan, has been with the practice since 2016. Born and raised in Kansas City, she has been practicing dental hygiene since 2012. She takes pride in building strong relationships with our patients and enjoys making people smile.
Outside of the office, Maeghan spends most of her time with her husband and three energetic boys. She loves music, traveling and studying other cultures and languages.
Trisha Dental Assistant
Our lead dental assistant, Trisha received her training at Concorde College and has been assisting since 2014. She enjoys helping our patients feel better about their care by providing a calm atmosphere and getting to know them on a personal level.
When Trisha isn't caring for our patients, she enjoys spending quality time with her kids and husband. She also enjoys being outside, camping, snowboarding and hiking.