Allow us to introduce ourselves...


Our doctors and staff use years of medical training and experience to make sure you receive the best possible care. This is our friendly, fantastic team:


Dr. Steven Raphael, D.D.S.

Dr. Steven Raphael grew up in Springfield, a few short minutes from the 417 Endodontics office. After graduating from Kickapoo High School in 1996, Steven earned a B.A. in Psychology from Stanford in 2000, a D.D.S. from the University of Missouri at Kansas City in 2007, and an Endodontic Specialty Certificate from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2011. In 2012, Steven returned to Springfield to join 417 Endodontics and is looking forward to many years of providing quality dental care to the Ozarks.

Steven is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Endodontists, the Missouri Dental Society, the Greater Springfield Dental Society, the Illinois Dental Society, the Greater Chicago Dental Society, and the Edgar D. Coolidge Endodontic Study Club. In his spare time, Steven enjoys listening to and playing music, traveling, playing sports, participating in physical fitness, and watching movies, concerts, and theater.


Dr. Donald Raphael, D.D.S.

Born and raised in New York, Dr. Donald Raphael has called Springfield home for over 30 years. He opened his endodontic practice in 1980 and has been serving the Ozarks ever since. Donald received his D.D.S. from Columbia University and his Endodontics Specialty Certificate from Nassau County Medical Center. Donald is also certified in intravenous and oral sedation. He is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, the American Dental Society, the Missouri Dental Society, and the Greater Springfield Dental Society. Donald has served the Greater Springfield Dental Society in all capacities, including as its president.

Donald has been married for over 40  years and has two sons, one of whom is that handsome fellow on the left. In his free time, Donald enjoys traveling and physical fitness. He has promoted concerts at Hammons Hall and is an avid fan of live music. He has also served on the YMCA board and the Hammons Hall advisory board, including as its president.