About Us:

Welcome to Bauer Orthodontics, a respected provider in your orthodontic care community. Located on Blackman Road in Springfield, MO, our practice's top priority is to provide you the highest quality orthodontic care in a compassionate, comfortable and eco-friendly environment.

Our office implements the standards of LEED Certification for environmentally sustainable design, construction and operations. We utilize paperless record-keeping, recycling and the use of earth-friendly products.

Meet Our Doctor

After completing his undergraduate studies at Missouri State University and Southwest Baptist University, Dr. Pat Bauer earned his dental degree from the UMKC School of Dentistry and completed his orthodontic residency at St. Louis University in 1999.

Dr. Pat stays abreast of the latest advances in orthodontics with memberships in the American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association, Greater Springfield Dental Society, American Association of Orthodontists, Midwest Society of Orthodontists, and the Orthodontic Foundation and Research Foundation. Additionally, he participates in the Tweed Orthodontic Study Club.

Dr. Pat and his wife, Kari, have three sons, Drew, Gus, Xander and one daughter, Millie. In his spare time, he enjoys basketball, golf, fishing, hunting and going to the lake.

Meet Our Staff

To some Hickory Hills students, I 'm AKA the "Dragon Lady". This name was given to me by a (confused) 7th grade science teacher, who happens to be my husband. My husband and I raised our family of three in Rogersville. And yes, all three kids were orthodontic patientsI I have a niece and two nephews that still attend LR schools (Ryan Hall, Zachary and Elleigh Spragg). So, if you have any good stories about them, please share them with me! I joined the Bauer staff back in 2007. Since then, I have been the one to process the insurance claims and handle the accounts receivable. So, if you ever have any questions about your ledger or insurnace... I'm the one you want to ask for.

I love being a part of the Bauer Team! I've always wanted to be an ortho assistant and am doing what I love. It's a joy to see patients at the end of treatment so happy w/ their new smile:)