Dr. Sam, a central Missouri native, grew up baling hay and feeding cattle on his parent’s farm just West of Vienna, Missouri.
In high-school, Dr. Sam experienced first-hand the world of dentistry and spent an entire Summer in his father’s office; Dr. Timothy Barnhart, as a dental assistant. This pivotal time in his life opened his eyes to the types of services a dentist can perform. He knew becoming a dentist was his goal from then on.
Dr. Sam graduated from the University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Dentistry with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) in 2009 and has been practicing in Westphalia, Missouri, just outside of Jefferson City, ever since.
Dr. Sam continues his education post dental school by taking a range of education courses all across the country. Some of his post grad classes are: Multiple Dental Implant Training and Placement Courses, CEREC Technology course work, completing the Series CEREC Levels 1-6, dental laser training, and advanced training on 3D radiology, which is implemented right here in the office. Dr. Sam places and uses both conventional, and mini implants and is highly versed in implant dentistry.
Dr. Sam is working on becoming a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and will pursue a master in implantology after that.
New Office, New Technology
In January 2014, Dr. Sam moved his office into the old St. Mary’s Pharmacy building located next to the Westphalia Retirement Center to improve services to his clients. Dr. Sam is proud of the new technology offered; Huntline Dental Group is now able to provide more comprehensive care than ever before.
Dr. Sam lives in Westphalia with his wife, Leslie Struemph Barnhart, and their three children, Hudson, Hoyt, and baby girl Beckett! “The kids have changed my life forever,” says Sam.
In his free time, Sam enjoys archery hunting and producing the local television series, Huntline TV. You can watch his TV show anytime you’d like right on the Huntline TV website, and on his YouTube channel!
Dr. Salma Elkady – D.D.S – Head of General Clinic – Pyramids Dental
Dr. Salma grew up in the beautiful city of Cairo, Egypt. One of her fondest memories while there was being able to see the top of the Great Pyramids; peaking like a sky scraper through the modern architecture, every day on her way to school.
Dr. Salma is now practicing full-time at our Ashland, MO location in a brand new General Dentistry practice; Pyramids Dental! Pyramids Dental is true to Salma’s roots as she grew up in Egypt, and we are very excited for her opportunity to run and manage her own location.
Dr. Salma’s educational background:
She graduated from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine (NY) with a doctorate in Dental Surgery (D.D.S). She had been practicing in Columbia, Missouri for the past 2 years before joining our practice in 2018. She has been looking for more of a “home town” feel with her patients and really feels she has achieved that here.
Dr. Salma enjoys spending time with her family and her nephews and loves going on trips with them to different parts of Missouri for their soccer games. In her free time, she loves to swim and free dive, cook at home, and also loves reading “ancient history” books!