Paul Harder II, DDS
"I knew that I wanted to become a dentist from the time I was in seventh grade. Watching my father’s devotion to his practice and personal care for his patients attracted me to the profession. After earning my dental degree, I found myself returning to my boyhood home and joining the practice my father helped build back in 1962."
Dentist in Hannibal, MO
Dr. Harder believes a strong education is vital to becoming an exceptional dentist. It’s why he keeps up-to-date with the latest tools and technologies. His patients appreciate the level of care he provides, especially since dentistry today is virtually painless, with lots of treatment options available. Dr. Harder finds it gratifying to help people and his patients appreciate the fun environment of Hannibal Dental Group.
Knowledge-Sharing is Key
As dentistry improves and adapts to advances in both technique and technology, it’s important to Dr. Harder to stay current with what’s new. That’s why he’s a member of many different dental organizations. By regularly meeting with colleagues in the field and engaging in professional discourse, he continues to grow as a dentist. Plus, he says, it is very satisfying to see the positive impact in a patient’s life of a more beautiful smile. It’s why he decided to become a dentist.
Giving Back to the Community
As a native of Hannibal, Missouri, Dr. Harder is very fortunate to have such a wonderful family and rewarding career. That is why it’s important to him to give back to the community by always finding the time to make things better in his hometown.
- DDS: University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Dentistry
- BA: Biology, Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri
- American Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Orthodontic Society
- Missouri Dental Association
- Northeast Dental Society
- Great River Dental Study Club
Dr. Harder’s Team
Hi, my name is Laura. I have been a dental Hygienist for 26 years. I love educating my patients so they can maintain optimal dental health. I love what I do, and love being a part of A dental team who practice quality, exceptional dental care!
Hi, my name is Barb. I am a Registered Dental Hygienist at Hannibal Dental Group. My inspiration for dental science began my senior year of high school. I have worked as a dental assistant and front office before completing my Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene at UNMC Lincoln, Nebraska. It is a joy treating smiles of all ages. I strive to provide all patients with sensitive, gentle care as well as educating about the importance of their oral healthcare. My husband and I enjoy the great outdoors, spending time with family, friends, and our grandchildren.
Hi, my name is Carol! I work for Dr. Paul Harder and I love being a dental assistant. I get to meet so many different people. Adults and children alike may come in scared, so I do my best to calm them down. I tell them we are here to help, not hurt.
I'm married to my wonderful husband, Gary, and have two sons, Dillon and Jake (with daughter-in-law Liz). I also have two beautiful grandsons, Nash and Noah. They are my world.
Hello, my name is Shelby, but everyone calls me Shelb! I began my dental assistant career with Dr. Paul Harder in 2017. Being a dental assistant is rewarding in several ways. I enjoy interacting with our patients and getting getting to know them on a personal level. Being able to help our patients create a healthy and confident smile is one of our favorite things to do! We always go above and beyond to make sure our patients are comfortable in every way possible. I like to help patients that are nervous or scared by talking them through the treatment and why it's important that they came in. I grew up in Hannibal and now live in Saverton with my husband and our daughter, Addison. I enjoy spending time with family, friends and cheering on the St. Louis Blues!
Hi, my name is Madi, and I work as a dental assistant for Dr. Paul Harder. All my life I've loved working with people and helping people. I knew this would be a good job for me, and I love it! I enjoy making people feel comfortable and happy. I started working for Dr. Harder in 2021. I also work part-time at another job as well. In my spare time I enjoy outdoor activities, making projects, going out on the lake, being with family and friends, and just living life to the fullest! I live in Monroe City with my mini aussie, Indy, and Calico cat, Pudge. I enjoy taking care of my patients and look forward to always meeting new ones... Go Chiefs!
Hello, my name is Brooke. I am one of Dr. Harder's Dental Assistants. I live in the little town of Perry, MO with my other half Trent, along with our blended family of four, Paisley, Adley, Casen and Rylen. I enjoy going camping with my family at the Mark Twain Lake and cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs. I began my dental career in 2018 after I completed my dental assisting program in Columbia, MO. The best part of my job is being able to meet and interact with new patients every day and helping them create a healthy, confident smile!