Gregory Kivett, Jr., DDS
Joplin Dentist Dr. Gregory Kivett, Jr.
Dr. Gregory Kivett, Jr. initially discovered his love for dentistry while serving in the United States Air Force as a dental laboratory technician. Following his honorable discharge in 1995, he made the decision to become a dentist. He graduated with honors from Southwest Missouri State University, where he majored in biology and minored in chemistry, and was quickly accepted to the School of Dentistry at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. He received his DDS in 2005, graduating with honors. That same year, Dr. Kivett also served as part of a mission trip to Nicaragua, where he provided dental services to underserved patients.
Dr. Kivett has made it his mission to provide the absolute best possible care to his patients. He believes strongly in the power of continuing education and is dedicated to increasing his knowledge in order to offer additional services to his patients. Dr. Kivett is skilled in the art of Advanced Laser Dentistry and the use of the PerioLase MVP-7, which allows for the treatment of periodontal disease through a procedure called LANAP. He also offers sedation dentistry to comfortably treat his patients. Dr. Kivett has attended the Rondeau Seminars Level I, II and III for orthodontics and he has trained at the McGarry Implant Institute, where he learned advanced procedures such as implant surgery and restoration as well as sinus grafting. Dr. Kivett is also proud to provide the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique, a no suture, no cutting solution to gum recession.
Dr. Kivett’s commitment to providing excellent dental care has earned him multiple awards and accolades, including being an Incisal Edge “Top 40 Under 40 in America” for Fall 2013, being featured on the cover of DOCS Digest and being a 417 Magazine “First Rate Dentist” several years running.
Dr. Kivett’s strong commitment to providing excellent dental care has earned him multiple awards and honors, including being selected as a First Rate Dentist for 417 Magazine for several years running. He is a member of the following professional organizations:
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Southwest Dental Society, in which he has also served as Chapter Secretary and Chapter President
- Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
- Pierre Fauchard Academy
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- American Academy of Laser Dentistry
- American Academy of Implant Dentistry
- The American Orthodontic Society
Dr. Kivett's excellent practice and skilled expertise has brought in multiple awards and accolades. These include: