David Thein

Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of the Dental Faculty Practice

Room 396

School of Dentistry

Phone: 816-235-5253


David J. Thein, DDS, MSD, is an assistant clinical professor and has taught at UMKC as an adjunct professor since 1982. Dr. Thein is currently the Director of the Faculty Practice and course director for the practice management curriculum at UMKC School of Dentistry. He has developed a four year curriculum in the business aspects of dentistry (Transitions: The Practice & Profession of Dentistry) and also mentors pre-doctoral dental students in practice management issues and career options. In addition to his university responsibilities, he also maintains a one day a week private practice in periodontics in Overland Park, KS, and is currently pursuing an MBA degree.