40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

GREGORY KIVETT

  • Joplin, Missouri
  • Associates of Dental Arts

Age:

38

Name of Practice:

Associates of Dental Arts

Specialty:

General and cosmetic dentistry

Education:

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.

Inspiration

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.