Orthodontic Clinic and Patient Information

Orthodontic Clinic and Patient Information


















The orthodontic clinic provides treatment for children and adults. It is staffed by dentists enrolled in the 30- month Orthodontic Residency Program, who are all committed to providing outstanding orthodontic treatment for their patients. They practice in a clinic on the main floor of the School of Dentistry.

To schedule an appointment for orthodontic treatment, a patient should be referred from a student doctor, faculty member in the School of Dentistry or a dentist from outside the School of Dentistry. However, patients will be seen when not referred by a professional. A screening appointment can be made by calling (816) 235-2141.

The first appointment (screening appointment) will be for an examination to determine what, if any, treatment is required. There will be a nominal fee for this evaluation. Please allow ample time for travel and parking at the School of Dentistry. There is a no charge parking lot for patients. The parking lot is on the north side of the School of Dentistry. Click here for a map

Orthodontic fees are generally less than those charged by area orthodontists. The credit rating of the patients will determine how the fees will be paid.

Residents provide treatment in a "state-of-the-art" clinic and are closely supervised by faculty who are area orthodontists. The treatment results are comparable to cases treated by private practice orthodontist. For more information on fees and treatment procedures, click here

After hours emergency number:  916-787-0672

Laura Iwasaki, B.S., D.D.S., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Leo Rogers Chair

Jeffrey Nickel, D.M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Program Director

James Osborne, D.D.S.
Clinic Director

Steven Billings, D.D.S. Dustin Burleson, D.D.S. Frank Crist, D.D.S., M.S.
Vesna Ferrer, D.M.D., Ph.D.

Scott Hamilton, D.D.S., M.S.

Kurt Hoffman, D.D.S.
Mike Klein D.D.S.

Steve Malmstrom, D.D.S.

James Osborne, D.D.S.
Dan Ranjbar, D.D.S Shankar Rengasamy Venugopalan, B.D.S., D.MSc., Ph.D. . Brad Smith, D.D.S.

Jeff Thompson, D.D.S., M.S

Cameron Walker, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D. Don Wilson, D.D.S.


Class of 2015
Danielle Gilbert, DMD
DMD 2013 University of Alabama at Birmingham
BS 2009 University of Alabama at Birmingham

Matthew McCoy, DDS
DDS 2013 Creighton University
BA 2009 University of Utah

Kristen Sanders, DDS

BA 2008 Rockhurst University

Class of 2016
Whitney Hewitt, DDS
D.D.S. 2014 UMKC
B.S. 2009 University of Missouri - Columbia

Andrew McDonald, DDS
D.D.S. 2014 Creighton University
B.S. 2008 University of New Mexico

Steven Shaw, DDS
D.D.S. 2014 Baylor College of Dentistry
B.S. 2010 Brigham Young University

Class of 2017
Andrew Eichholz, DDS
DDS 2011 Marquette University

Mark Greenburg, DDS
DDS 2015 University of Colorado

Kelcey Loveland, DMD
DMD 2015 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Michele Edwards
Office Manager
UMKC Department of Orthodontics
(816) 235-2009

Take  Virtual Tour of Our Clinic

Orthodontic Lobby | Flash | Quicktime
East Treatment Area | Flash | Quicktime
Middle Treatment Area | Flash | Quicktime
West Treatment Area | Flash | Quicktime

For even more information about orthodontics go to the American Association of Orthodontists website, or the American Dental Association website.

New Orthodontic Scholarship Awarded

Contact Info
Screening appointments (816) 235-2141

Information Bulletin
American Association of Orthodontists
American Dental Association

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