About Monarch Dental Care

Dr. Alex Clark of Monarch Dental Care

Meet Dr. Alex Clark

Dr. Alex Clark is Kansas born and raised, and considers both Wichita and the Kansas City area to be home. He spent his earlier childhood years in Olathe before moving with his family back to Wichita for middle school and high school. After graduating from Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School he moved back to Kansas City to play soccer and attend college at Rockhurst University, where he graduated Cum Laude with degrees in Biology and Theology. Upon graduation he moved just down the road to the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Dentistry where he completed his dental education. He graduated with honors in 2015, and then furthered his training by completing a General Practice Residency at Truman Medical Center here in Kansas City, where he gained experience with advanced techniques in restorative, endodontics, oral surgery, and other areas of dentistry.

Dr. Clark is committed to continuing education, and is always working to advance his clinical skill, knowledge. He has completed continuing education courses with the esteemed Clinical Mastery Series, the Dawson Academy, Implant Pathway, and other course providers. He has been recognized as a Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and is currently pursuing his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, one of the nation’s leading organizations within general dentistry.

Volunteer and mission work is an aspect of his dental career that is important to Dr. Clark. He has volunteered his time at both local and international missions including the Kansas Mission of Mercy, Missouri Mission of Mercy, Give Kids a Smile, Team Smile, and several mission trips to serve the deaf population in Zambia, Africa. Dr. Clark is dedicated to giving back to his local community, as well as volunteering his time to causes around the country and the world.

Dr. Clark and his wife Emily (who is also Dr. Clark!) met at Rockhurst University, and have two young daughters, Evelyn and Eleanor. Emily is a physician, practicing Obstetrics and Gynecology here in the Kansas City area. They are big Kansas Jayhawks and Kansas City Chiefs fans, and enjoy traveling, trying new restaurants, going to concerts, and spending time with friends and family.

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Our History


1930s- Monarch Dental Care began as Menees Family Dentistry. Dr. Robert E. Menees, Sr. graduated dental school in the 1930s. After returning home from serving in World War II, he opened his dental practice in 1946 in Kansas City, MO on the Country Club Plaza.


1971- His son, Dr. Robert E. Menees, Jr., or “Dr. Bob” as he was known to his patients over the years, graduated dental school in 1968, and joined his father in practice. In 1971 he purchased the family business, and moved it down the road to Fairway, KS, where he ran a successful restorative and cosmetic office for over 40 years.


2014- Dr. Laura Menees Moore graduated from dental school in 2000, and spent the early parts of her career focusing on public health. She began working with her father in 2010. In 2014 she purchased the practice and moved to its current location in Prairie Village, KS.


2020- In late 2020, Dr. Laura decided it was time for her to focus on her family and retire from clinical dentistry. Dr. Alex Clark purchased the office, and Monarch Dental Care was born. Throughout its history as Menees Family Dentistry, a family atmosphere and relationships built on mutual trust have been at the forefront of the practice. Monarch Dental Care will continue to emphasize and build on the same values that have been the cornerstone of the practice’s success and that have been so important to its patients over the last 75 years.