Clinical Assistant Professor
Dr. Mike Jurkovich, a 1983 graduate of the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Dentistry, has been a part of the Clinical Restorative Sciences Faculty since 2014. Upon earning his DDS in 1983, Dr. J., as he is known to fellow faculty and students, completed a General Practice Residency at St. Francis Hospital in Honolulu followed by a Fellowship in Hospital Dentistry with the American Association of Hospital Dentists. He began his private practice shortly after in Overland Park, KS. Dr. J. taught at the UMKC – SOD part time from 1987-1989. After retiring from active practice in 2008 Dr. Jurkovich served as the CEO of Mercy and Truth Medical Missions for two years. He then accepted the roles of Dental Director and Director of Business Operations at Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center until returning to the UMKC – SOD in 2014. Dr. Jurkovich and his wife Barb, who currently reside in Olathe, KS, have raised four children and enjoy three grandchildren.