The Dental School Believes that everyone should have access to Dental Care
University of Missouri at Kansas City
School of Dentistry
UMKC School of Dentistry
The UMKC Dental School supports Preventive Dentistry
WHY IS PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY IMPORTANT AND WHEN SHOULD
Preventive Dentistry means a healthy smile that requires fewer visits to the Dentist:
- Eating becomes more enjoyable because healthy mouths chew more easily
and gain more nutrients from the foods they eat.
- You can also speak more quickly and clearly.
- People with healthier mouths have a better chance of general health, because disease in the mouth can endanger the rest of the body.
- A healthy mouth is more attractive, and you can have confidence that you are putting forth your best appearance.
- Preventive Dentistry is the first step to becoming cavity-free.
Preventive dentistry begins Regular Tooth brushing.
The earlier your dental visit, the better the chance of preventing dental disease and reducing your time in the Dentist’s Chair
Visit your dentist for a complete examination to lay the foundations for having the best in dental health.
School of Dentistry
University of Missouri-Kansas City
650 E. 25th St.
Kansas City, MO 64108
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.
The dentists of the Dental Faculty Practice are faculty members at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, School of Dentistry who teach the dental students in providing dental care for all types of patients.
All of our practitioners are distinguished educators at the UMKC School of Dentistry and are capable of providing you with state-of-the-art dental care. We have a wide range of specialists in our faculty practice giving us the ability to provide comprehensive care in one location. We are committed to providing quality dental treatment in a caring environment supported by the latest knowledge and research at one of the nation's leading dental school.
The Dental Faculty Practice is located on the second floor of the School of Dentistry. We look forward to serving your oral health care needs. The Dental Faculty Practice provides high quality comprehensive dental care delivered by a team of dental professionals and specialists who are actively involved in dental education and research.
We maintain a standard of excellence and knowledge of the latest advances in dentistry, as we work to drive the art and science of dentistry forward. The clinical team is made up of caring and competent dental assistants, hygienists and lab technicians and the administrative team is made up of warm and welcoming front desk, clerical and financial personnel.
To make an appointment in the Dental Faculty Practice or to ask questions about the services we offer please call 816-235-2121.
Services Offered at the University of Missouri at Kansas City
Services for Facial Pain and Temporomandibular Disorders treatment provided for patients with chronic and unusual facial and tooth pain.
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.
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.
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.
Oral Pathology is the patient service that identifies, studies and assists in the treatment of oral diseases through microscopic, laboratory and other diagnostic means.
Oral Care for Patients with Complicated Medical Conditions provides evaluation and management of oral and dental conditions that are caused by many medical problems.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery provides treatment for referred patients requiring the extraction of wisdom teeth and other procedures related to diseases, injuries and deformities of the mouth, face and head.
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.
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.
Oncology Dental Support specialized clinicians help to prevent and/or ease the oral complications associated with many cancer therapies.
Implant Dentistry can involve a range of techniques to replace missing teeth with various devices that are anchored to the bone. Phone (816) 235-2121.
For additional information on Facial Pain & Temporomandibular Disorders, Oncology Dental Support and Oral Care for Patients with Complicated Medical Conditions use this link to the Oncology Dental Support Clinic Center section of our site or call 816/235-2160.
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.
Endodontics provides a range of surgical (such as root canals) and non-surgical treatment options designed to save teeth and to diagnose and treat facial pain.
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.
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.
Harvey C. Eplee, D.D.S., M.P.A., M.J.
Assistant Dean for Clincal Programs
Joe Parkinson, D.D.S.
Jay J. Jones, D.D.S.
Joy W. Matthews, D.D.S.
Team 2 - Interim
Richard G. Prine, D.D.S.
Oncology Dental Support Clinic
Kathy Dockter, R.D.H., M.S.
Vincent Lutterbie, D.D.S.
Kirk Weber, D.D.S.