Every Patient is treated as an honored guest at Des Peres Dentistry! Dr. Justin Short and the entire team at Des Peres Dentistry are genuinely thankful for each and every patient that chooses their office, and in return, they strive to give their patients the best in both personal and dental treatment.St. Louis’ Smile Designer and Family Dentist, can give you the attention-getting smile you were born to wear; as well as take care of your everyday dental needs.

At Des Peres Dentistry your comfort is the #1 concern. There is NO judgment at this office, whether it has been 6 months or 60 years, you need a new smile or just a check-up, you will be treated like family….guaranteed!

“We strive to create a no-pressure, technically advanced, low-stress environment, with exceptional customer service. Yes, we create AMAZING smiles at our office, however at the end of the day we want our reputation to be about how we treat people. “ – Dr. Short
Using the latest in cosmetic dentistry techniques, Dr. Short and team designs brilliant smiles for the clients ready to transform their appearance and renew their confidence using general, implant, and cosmetic dentistry, in a setting that is comfortable enough to also bring your family. They often treat patients that have had previous cosmetic dentistry that they are not a happy with.

“If someone can tell you have had cosmetic dentistry, then we have failed!” – Dr. Short

Just come vist us, consultations are free, if you do not feel comfortable at our office we are happy to help you find an office you are comfortable at!


In addition to Cosmetic Dentistry, the team at Des Peres Dentistry are passionate about Family and Emergency Dentistry. Yes, they can create beautiful smiles, but they can also get you out of pain, root canals, fillings, Invisalign, dentures, and implants.

“Life is too short to live with dental pain! We know the pain and frustration dental pain can cause, and we are here to help you, just call.” – The Team at Des Peres Dentistry

They love families! Dr. Short has 3 children of his own, and would consider his office to be a family orientated practice, that just happens to have the expertise to create exceptionally beautiful smiles.


In addition to repeatedly being voted one of the top dentists in St. Louis, Dr. Short was recently voted one of the “Top 40 Dentists Under 40 in the Country”, by Incisal Edge Magazine a National Dental Publication. He is a graduate of St. Louis University where he majored in Chemistry before going on to receive his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Southern Illinois University. Dr. Short is passionate about helping furthering the advancement of oral care in the St. Louis, MO.

“Whether you saw a dentist yesterday or it has been 20 years, our office is a judgment-free zone. We are real people that know life can get in the way for a variety reasons. When you are ready, we are ready, simple.” – Dr. Short

Dr. Justin Short is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the world’s leading cosmetic dentistry organization, and is passionate about Cosmetic Dentistry. He continually attends continuing education courses that improve his clinical skills and knowledge of improved technology so that he can better serve you.