Nathan Suter, DDS Vice Chair
Dr. Nathan Suter was the Oral Health Director and a practicing dentist at COMTREA Comprehensive Health Center, a federally-qualified health center (FQHC), in Festus, from 2013 to 2018. He was instrumental in starting the dental program at that site and is director of a fast-growing network of FQHC dental clinics in Jefferson County. Their clinic locations are in House Springs, Hillsboro, and Arnold, MO. The House Springs and Arnold clinics are fixed dental offices inside school buildings, offering comprehensive school-based health to students in the Northwest R-1 and Fox C-6 school districts. He is now the Oral Health Program Specialist at COMTREA overseeing the teledentistry program, grant writing, strategic planning and business analytics. In 2017, Dr. Suter purchased a rural private practice in House Springs, Missouri. He now splits his time between COMTREA and his private practice, Green Leaf Dental Care.â€‹
A graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Dentistry with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree, Dr. Suter also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Webster University in St. Louis. He was a team member on an award-winning UMKC clinical research project, Utilization of Preventive Dental Benefits by Insured Patients. He served dental externships with Jordan Valley Community Health Center in Springfield, MO, and with Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center in Kansas City, MO.
Dr. Suter is a member of the American Dental Association, the Missouri Dental Association, the Greater St. Louis Dental Association, the American Student Dental Association, and the Delta Sigma Delta Professional Dental Fraternity. He has training in leadership roles, including a WebsterLEADS Leadership Certificate from Webster University.