“The field of Dentistry has changed so much in 20 years. When I was a kid, we only went to the dentist if there was a toothache and we went to the orthodontist when all of our permanent teeth were in. There have been so many advances in the field of dentistry, we now focus on preventing toothaches and making room for permanent teeth by starting care for children earlier.” Dr. Roth
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry your child should see a pediatric dentist when the first tooth appears, or no later than his/her first birthday. This will help identify kids at risk for cavities and give the family resources to fight decay.AAPD.org
The American Association of Orthodontists recommend that children see an orthodontist no later than age 7. Issues of crowding can often be improved or resolved if identified when the child is still growing.MyLifeMySmile.org
How does a family pick a professional to care for their children? We believe the answer is a choice based on character, qualifications, and experience.
Dr. Roth grew up in the small historic town of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. The pace was slow and the community small. The town cared for each other and looked out for each other. He worked hard in school, wrestled his way to State, and always held down 2-3 jobs at a time. He learned that the path to achieving more was working harder. He was the first in his family to graduate from college in 1996 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri – Columbia.
After three years as a Mechanical Engineer designing cooling towers and creating innovative land fill design, Dr. Roth realized he missed meaningful interaction with people. He had always dreamed of a career as a dentist and decided to pursue the dream. He was accepted to the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Dentistry in the fall of 1999.
As a 2003 Graduate of the UMKC School of Dentistry, Dr. Roth decided to combine his knowledge of Mechanical Engineering and his passion for dentistry to pursue a career as an Orthodontist. The mechanics of using brackets and wires to move teeth into an aesthetic and functional smile was a natural transition. Dr. Roth started his post graduate work as an Orthodontic Specialist in 2005.
After 8 years of practicing exclusively Orthodontics, Dr. Roth became aware that Kansas City was under served in the area of Pediatric Dentistry. His orthodontic patients had limited choices of providers and often had long wait times or difficulty scheduling. When he saw these delays and their effect on treatment, he made the decision to return to school one last time.
In 2015 Dr. Roth completed a specialty in Pediatric Dentistry at Children’s Hospital of Colorado – Denver. He now offers all of the quality and convenience that families need and want from a dental practice. Dr. Roth’s character is defined by hard work and by a passion to provide kids with a great start to oral health. His qualifications exceed what is required, and his experience ensures an unmatched level of care. You’ve found the best pediatric dentist Overland Park and Kansas City has to offer.
Starting Point Dental is the starting point for healthy smiles. Our mission is simply to be the best in all areas of pediatric dentistry and orthodontics in Overland Park and Kansas City. We pride ourselves on being patient focused. Every patient’s dental needs are unique. Our team will focus on you and your needs from the minute you walk in the door. Our knowledgeable and courteous staff will make sure your visit is a pleasant one by running appointments on time and by treating you like family. Whether your family’s starting point is bringing in a toddler on a first visit to the dentist or as a pre-teen starting a new adventure in orthodontics, you are in the right place for the highest level of care available.
No Cost Consults
Are Braces in Your Future?
Each person is unique and so is their orthodontic treatment. Starting Point Dental offers no cost orthodontic consults. This visit is designed to provide you with as much information about your orthodontic needs as possible. Your consultation exam consists of touring the office, meeting some of our team, seeing the doctor for your exam and discussing our payment plans and your insurance benefits.
We accept most insurance plans.
We submit and accept benefits for many major insurance policies. When you call and schedule a new patient exam we will check benefits and present them to you at your first appointment.
Our office is dedicated to helping you achieve the highest quality orthodontic results possible. It is our mission to provide excellent and affordable orthodontics that fit your budget. We offer several financial arrangements to meet the individual needs of our patients.
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