DDS, University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Dentistry
Why He Was Nominated
Dr. Kivett is a self-proclaimed “dork for dentistry,” and that admirable passion shows in the comprehensive array of services his all-digital practice offers, including LANAP therapy for regrowing periodontal bone, sleep studies for sleep apnea, Supraderm for wrinkles in lips, implants and Invisalign.
Favorite Aspect of Dentistry
“I pride myself on doing a little more of the medical side of dentistry,” Dr. Kivett says. He screens each patient he sees for cancer, sleep apnea and TMJ and muscle disorders.
By screening his patients, Dr. Kivett aims to target whole-body ailments and disorders from the perspective of treating the mouth. This is one reason he has embraced comprehensive sleep-apnea treatments. “I have a chance to look right into someone’s mouth” and get a 360-degree perspective on their entire body’s health, he says.