Orthodontic Clinic and Patient Information

Orthodontic Clinic and Patient Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Fees
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.

Treatment
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

Faculty
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

Don Thompson, D.D.S, M.S.D.
Co-Clinic Director

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.  

Residents

Class of 2014
Brittany Carpenter, D.D.S.
carpenterbg@umkc.edu             
D.D.S. 2012 University of Tennessee
B.S. 2007 University of Central Arkansas

Lori Petersen, D.D.S.
Lp2mf@mail.umkc.edu
D.D.S. 2012 University of Nebraska
B.S. 2007 University of Wyoming

Michael Ponikvar, D.D.S.
ponikvarm@umkc.edu 
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
gilbert@umkc.edu
DMD 2013 University of Alabama at Birmingham
BS 2009 University of Alabama at Birmingham

Matthew McCoy, DDS
mccoymat@umkc.edu
DDS 2013 Creighton University
BA 2009 University of Utah

Kristen Sanders, DDS
sander@umkc.edu
DDS 2013 UMKC

BA 2008 Rockhurst University

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

Andrew McDonald, DDS
mcdonaldar@umkc.edu
D.D.S. 2014 Creighton University
B.S. 2008 University of New Mexico

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

Staff
Michele Elmore
Office Manager
UMKC Department of Orthodontics
(816) 235-2009
elmorejm@umkc.edu

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

Links
Information Bulletin
American Association of Orthodontists
American Dental Association