Meet The Team

Misook An Rissler, DDS

Putting Your Family First

Dr. Rissler is a friendly and approachable dentist who genuinely enjoys getting to know her patients. With every appointment, she helps her patients feel comfortable and safe by building trust, rapport, and an honest, professional relationship. Dr. Rissler looks forward to providing lifelong dental care to the entire family. Her rich experience and expertise with patients of all ages make her an ideal family dentist.

Dr. Rissler strives to provide the most up-to-date technology and high-quality treatment to her patients through continuing education. Outside of the office, Dr. Rissler loves singing in her church choir and spending quality time with her two teenage daughters who are deeply involved in school activities.


Dr. Rissler was born and raised in South Korea, and she came to the United States to further her education. She is a graduate of the Red-Cross College of Nursing in Seoul, South Korea, Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, KS, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • Missouri Dental Association
  • Greater Springfield Dental Society

Focus Dental Studio . . . Where the Focus is Always on YOU

Comfortable and compassionate dentistry for every member of your family.

Ashley, Dental Assistant

Ashley Graduated from a dental assisting program in Springfield, MO in 2015. Started career in dentistry as an orthodontic assistant in 2016 and then moved to general dentistry at the beginning of 2019. She loves working with her patients to help them feel confident about their smiles and to teach them about the importance of oral health. When she is not working she is spending time with her kids, reading a good book or spending time outdoors.


Sarah, Dental Assistant

Sarah is our newest dental assistant! She is a junior at Amherst College in Massachusetts where she is majoring in Biology and music. She loves working in our office and watching Dr. Rissler work her magic. When not in the office, Sarah likes to play the piano and drums, watch Netflix, and eat.


Tammy, Dental Hygienist

I am very excited to be joining the Focus Dental Studio team as Dr. Rissler’s first dental hygienist. I graduated from Oregon Institute of Technology in 1995 and have always had a passion for helping people.My goal is to make my patients feel relaxed and comfortable with a gentle, but thorough cleaning along with comprehensive individualized treatment. Hiking in the Ozarks is my favorite pastime. Traveling to my new areas of Missouri and discovering new trails have made many amazing memories. I look forward to meeting you all and beginning a new chapter for Focus Dental Studio.


Polaris, Jr. Administrative Assistant

Polaris has been with us since May 2020. She is planning on attending UMKC starting this fall, with the plan of getting a Chemistry BA – while doing the pre profession of Dentistry. When she is not in the office, she enjoys hanging out with friends and reading.

Yolanda, Receptionist

Yolanda graduated from Buffalo High School in the year 2020. She went to SBU for music before coming here to Focus Dental Studio. She has been with us since January 2021. Before working here at the office she was a day camp counselor for the Dallas County YMCA. When not at the office you can find her either playing the piano or spending time with her loved ones.