Dr. Dustin S. Burleson is a speaker, teacher, author and orthodontic specialist. Since founding Burleson Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry in 2006, 1,941 orthodontists have traveled to Kansas City from 23 countries to learn from Burleson’s vision to change lives, advance the profession of orthodontics and support his community. Together, he and his students treat hundreds of thousands of patients throughout North America each year.
He writes five professional newsletters monthly, is the director of the Leo H. Rheam Foundation for Cleft & Craniofacial Orthodontics, teaches at both Children’s Mercy Hospital and the UMKC School of Dentistry while operating a large multi-clinic orthodontic and pediatric dental practice in Kansas City, Missouri. His practices have personally transformed the smiles of over 15,000 patients right here in Kansas City and he has helped more children through the Smiles Change Lives non-profit organization than any other doctor in North America.
The author of two Amazon best-selling consumer books, “Stop Hiding Your Smile!” and “The Consumer’s Guide to Invisalign,” Dr. Burleson has been invited to speak throughout the world and has shared the stage with celebrities and athletes who mirror his passion to help more people live healthier, happier lives. A two-time Inc. 500 I 5000 honoree recognized for building one of the fastest-growing orthodontic specialty practices in North America, Dr. Burleson was also awarded the American Dental Association’s prestigious Golden Apple Award in 2014 and the Missouri Dental Association’s Outstanding Dental Leadership award in the same year. Dr. Burleson provides over $1 million in free orthodontic care to cleft lip and palate children each year.
His practices have worked with the prestigious Disney Institute and Ritz Carlton to bring the same “wow” experience to the smiles of patients both young and old. Asked what makes his practice different, Burleson quickly replied with a warm smile, “It’s our people, our culture, and our commitment to do whatever it takes to serve the best interest of our patients and their families.” He continued, “even if that means referring them to a cheaper option in town, or to one of his non-profit foundations, when parents are unable to afford treatment at a Burleson facility.” Burleson’s offices at last count have over 30,000 satisfied parents, with patients traveling from cities as far away as Chicago, New York and San Francisco to be treated by one of Burleson’s certified smile specialists.
Locations in Briarcliff, Liberty, Raymore and Excelsior Springs. For more information, call 816-384-0801 or visit burlesonorthodontics.com.
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