Kent F. Willett, DDS

Dr. Kent F. Willett graduated with honors from the University of Missouri — Columbia with a degree in microbiology in 1976. He proceeded to get his dental degree from the University of Missouri — Kansas City in 1980. After completing his residency in general practice at the VA Hospital in New Orleans, he returned to Columbia where he established a dental practice. In 2006, Dr. Willett trained with Dr. Rhys Spoor, where he completed advanced training in cosmetic veneer cases.

Dr. Willett received the honor of being named the “Best Dentist in Columbia” by Inside Columbia Magazine in 2007, and he continues to uphold this standard of excellence today. He was recently honored again as a Reader’s Choice in “Inside Columbia’s” Best of 2019. Dr. Willett is a member of the prestigious Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida, where he has completed studies in restoring difficult dental cases. As part of the Pankey Institute, he sees referrals from all over the United States.

Professional Affiliations

American Dental Association

Missouri Dental Association

L.D. Pankey Institute

Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation

Academy of General Dentistry

Jenna Miller, DDS

Dr. Jenna Miller is passionate about dentistry that gives patients their self-esteem and confidence back. What she enjoys most is getting to know her patients and building lasting relationships, along with crafting beautiful smiles.

Here at Willett Dental Associates, we offer a relaxed, comfortable environment and a loving team that knows how to take care of each patient based on their individual needs. Sedation dentistry helps patients who are fearful of going to the dentist be able to have procedures done without being anxious. Most patients will say their visit was the best dental experience they could have asked for. Dr. Miller’s goal is showing patients how great a dental visit can be!

Dr. Miller grew up on a farm in a small Missouri town. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Keith, and their two children. You might spot them riding their bikes on the trails of Columbia or hiking the Pinnacles and Devil’s Ice Box.

Meet Our Team

Our friendly team is excited to meet you! At Willett Dental Associates, we do everything we can to make your experience in our office a positive one. We are dedicated to helping you improve your oral health so that you can enjoy a healthy smile for a lifetime. Call us today at 573-445-5300 to learn more and make your appointment with our dentists in Columbia, Missouri.

Office Staff


People seem to have a good feeling about our office — that it’s comfortable and welcoming. I think we offer a real service here for people: educating them and helping them see that taking care of their teeth is not just something you do every few months.


I began working with Dr. Willett’s team in 2001 after being a patient for about 10 years. I feel I can truly attest to the expert care Dr. Willett and our staff give our patients and how nicely my restorations feel and have lasted. It’s been an honor and a blessing to be a part of an amazing and dedicated staff that work toward the same goal: to take great care of our patients! My part is doing my best to make our patients feel welcomed and comfortable, especially our patients that are terrified of the dentist. Too many people have had some really negative experiences in the past going to the dentist. I love when we can turn that around and show them that going to the dentist can be a comfortable and even pleasant experience!


It is such an amazing experience when we welcome patients into our office and they have a sigh of relief. It’s almost as if they are saying, “I’m home.” This office is filled with love and gentleness, and it is such a blessing to work here.

Dental Hygienists


I became a team member in 1994. I enjoy seeing new patients as well as those I have taken care of for years. The whole team works hard and enjoys being together.


I joined the team in 2009. I love my coworkers, and we have really amazing patients. Everyone here has a lot of sympathy and genuinely cares about people. It’s a family feel, but there is still a focus on quality of work, as well as educating our patients.


I value the relationships I have with my coworkers and patients. This is a great team to work with as we offer quality dental care to our community.


I love my job as a dental hygienist at this office. The staff’s passion for others is contagious, and each patient is a priority. I leave work feeling refreshed from their positivity. I’m so glad to be a part of this team!

Dental Assistants


I have been comforting anxious patients and working alongside Dr. Willett as an expanded functions dental assistant since 1998. I enjoy the challenges and rewards of working in dentistry. It truly is one of my greatest joys to connect with each patient in a way that makes them feel welcome and comfortable in our office.


I’m so grateful to work in an office that treats each other and our patients like family. I love being a dental assistant because I enjoy seeing people become more confident with their smile as well as improve their overall health!


I loved the staff even before I worked here because I was a patient first! Now I am proud to be a part of such a quality team. Everyone strives for excellence in their job yet takes time to genuinely care for each person who passes through the door.