Expect to find comprehensive dental care at our practice clinic. The services provide community members with everything from basic teeth cleaning to dental implants and complex root canals. Our team of student dentists and supervising faculty will assess your needs then offer treatment and follow-up plans to fit your needs. For more advanced procedures, please see the UMKC Dental Faculty Practice.
Emergency Care: Walk-in emergency care is available on a first come, first served basis to a limited number of people. If you are in pain, please call us at (816) 235-2100 on weekdays to find out the times for our emergency clinic. Payment in-full is required at the time of service. After-hours emergency care is available to patients of record only. When an emergency occurs on a weekend, after hours, or on a holiday, please call (816) 235-2100 for instructions. Appropriate care will be provided.
Please note – effective October 1, 2018 the Walk-in Dental Emergency Clinic hours changed. Emergency Clinic Hours are 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. and 11;30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m..
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.
Endodontics provides a range of surgical and non-surgical treatment options designed to save teeth and to diagnose and treat facial pain.
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.
Periodontics employs sophisticated techniques to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases of the gums and tissues and bone that surround and support teeth. Both non-surgical and surgical methods to treat periodontal disease.
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.