UMKC School of Dentistry offers a comprehensive range of oral health care services. To make an initial appointment, call (816) 235-2100. People with speech or hearing impairments can call 1-800-735-2966 (TT) or 1-800-735-2466 (voice). Depending on the type of treatment you require, you may be referred for additional professional services within the school.
Implant Dentistry can involve a range of techniques to replace missing teeth with various devices that are anchored to the bone.
Operative Dentistry utilizes a variety of materials such as tooth-colored composite plastics, silver amalgam and cast gold fillings to repair decayed and broken teeth to meet individual needs.
Dental Hygiene focuses on maintaining healthy teeth and gums by removing plaque and tartar above and below the gum line. Other services include fluoride treatments, sealants, teeth whitening, oral hygiene instructions, diet counseling, and tobacco cessation assistance.
Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics treatments are aimed at correcting irregular tooth development and poorly aligned teeth with non-surgical appliances such as braces. In some cases, surgical techniques are used to establish normal function and improve appearance.
Pediatric Dentistry introduces children to good preventive dental health habits. Additionally, basic and specialty oral care services from fillings to sealants and space maintenance are provided.
Fixed Prosthodontics restores broken or weak teeth with various materials and procedures such as crowns, veneers and inlays. When appropriate, missing teeth can be replaced with non-removable bridgework.
Removable Prosthodontics is treatment to replace missing teeth and other oral structures when fixed bridgework is not an option. Individualized solutions may include full or partial dentures.
Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology receive patient referrals from within the School of Dentistry and community dentists when sophisticated images are needed of the jaw, head or neck.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery provides treatment for patients requiring the extraction of wisdom teeth and other procedures related to diseases, injuries and deformities of the mouth, face and head.
Oral Pathology is the patient service that identifies, studies and assists in the treatment of oral diseases through microscopic, laboratory and other diagnostic means.
Clinical Research - If you are interested in participating in clinical research, you may be eligible to receive all research treatment and follow-up at no cost. The School’s Clinical Research Center evaluates newly developed dental treatments, products, instruments and equipment.