The orthodontic clinic provides treatment for children and adults. It is staffed by graduate 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 state-of-the-art clinic on the main floor of the School of Dentistry.
INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS
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.
Don Thompson, D.D.S, M.S.D.
James Osborne, D.D.S.
Co- Clinic Director
|Steven Billings, D.D.S.
||Dustin Burleson, D.D.S.
||Frank Crist, D.D.S., M.S.
|Vance Dykhouse, D.D.S., M.S.
||Scott Hamilton, D.D.S., M.S.
||Kurt Hoffman, D.D.S.
|Mike Klein D.D.S.
Steve Malmstrom, D.D.S.
|Kurt Muehlebach, D.D.S.
|James Osborne, D.D.S.
||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 2014
Brittany Carpenter, D.D.S.
D.D.S. 2012 University of Tennessee
B.S. 2007 University of Central Arkansas
Lori Petersen, D.D.S.
D.D.S. 2012 University of Nebraska
B.S. 2007 University of Wyoming
Michael Ponikvar, D.D.S.
D.D.S. 2012 University of Maryland, Baltimore
M.S. 2006 University of Toronto
B.S. 2003 Stanford University
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
DDS 2013 UMKC
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
UMKC Department of Orthodontics
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For even more information about orthodontics go to the American Association of Orthodontists website, or the American Dental Association website.
New Orthodontic Scholarship Awarded
Screening appointments (816) 235-2141
American Association of Orthodontists
American Dental Association