Since he started practicing dentistry in 1989, Dr. Bill Busch has obtained a slew of posts with renowned dental organizations, such as the 3M Council of Innovative Dentistry, and won accolades including the Mastership Award from the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Busch draws on his years of experience and expertise as he and a team of hygienists perform a full slate of dental services at North Kansas City Dental. Dr. Tucker VanYperen joined with Dr. Busch in 2013. Dr. VanYperen shares Dr. Busch’s commitment to providing dental care to his patients by utilizing the latest techniques and technology available. The office uses a number of high-tech, paperless innovations, including all-electronic graphing and digital x-rays. These technologies are more accurate than older methods and easier on the environment—an eco-friendliness that extends to the use of nonmercury fillings and solar-powered dental floss. Cutting-edge technology is also used during cosmetic services such as teeth whitening and porcelain veneers and advanced procedures, including crowns and dentures.
At Shoal Creek Dental Care, Dr. Brad Gaik and Dr. Larinda Hlavacek want to give their clients something to smile about—namely, showing off a mouthful of beautiful, healthy teeth. But their secondary goal is to make patients feel comfortable. They achieve this by practicing sedation dentistry, alleviating anxiety by making sure their clients are in a deeply relaxed state, but still lucid and responsive. After settling in, a patient's standard visit begins with x-rays and an exam to check for any cavities or gum problems before a thorough cleaning banishes plaque and tartar buildup.
Drs. Maria Kunstadter and Michael Sigler take unusual measures in their quest to quell dental anxiety. Beyond employing the typical nerve-calming bedside manner of any good dentist, the duo has incorporated soothing spa treatments into their standard dental routines. Massage therapists are on hand to lull patients into stress-free states with full body massages and aromatherapy oils inundate patients' senses with calming scents as they recline in dental chairs for an x-ray, Invisalign appointment, or routine hygiene visit.
Dr. Andrew S. Beyer specializes in general and cosmetic dentistry that helps patients get the grins they want. In private practice since 1998, Dr. Beyer puts his skills to good use cleaning teeth, applying veneers, and fitting patients for Invisalign braces within the comfy confines of his welcoming office space.
Though Dr. Youngjune Chang has earned an impressive stack of degrees from universities in both Korea and the United States, he never stops honing his craft, enriching his dental expertise with continuing education programs and cosmetic dentistry studies. Together with a team of skilled hygienists and assistants, Dr. Chang helps patients beautify and protect their mouths with treatments ranging from routine cleanings and exams to installing computer-designed crowns and inlays or reshaping gums with targeted laser therapy. The clinic keeps smiles healthy and intact with high-tech procedures and technology, such as dental implants, 3D x-rays, digital x-rays that forego radiation, and an intraoral camera that doesn't even need any tape in it to deter plaque from committing its typical crimes.
Dr. Geoffrey Riley seeks to cultivate the same friendly, familial atmosphere in his small practice that he remembers from his small-town upbringing. After extensive schooling, two years in a large group office, and a residency where he focused on dental implants and full mouth cases, Dr. Riley opened Advanced Dental Arts in June 2011.
His personable approach leads to appointments where he and his staff talk to each patient and get to know them, unlike at other dentists' offices, where patients are referred to by their social-security numbers. Whether he's whitening teeth, conducting a root canal, or straightening chompers with Invisalign, Dr. Riley always takes time to educate patients about the procedure and oral health in general.