A life-changing dental experience through the power of sports.


Welcome To Our NKC Dental Community!

The NKC Dental Community is active in the Kansas City area and beyond. Dr. Busch is a co-founder of TeamSmile and the dentist for the Kansas City Chiefs. Drs. VanYperen and Dr. Hall both generously donate their time with TeamSmile as well as Boys and Girls Clubs of Kansas City and Give Kids a Smile.

Our Story

In 2006, Dr. Busch, Jason Krause of Henry Schein Dental and Dustin Colquitt Pro-Bowl Punter of the Kansas City Chiefs created and launched TeamSmile, a nonprofit organization that provides free dental care to undeserved children. With the help of the Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals, and KC Sporting as well as Kansas City area dentists and their staff along with several sponsors, TeamSmile has hosted several events at Arrowhead Stadium, helping more than 3,000 children. TeamSmile is quickly growing in Kansas City, and is making its way across the country with the help of many NFL ,NBA, MLB, PGA, NHL, Bass Pro Fishing and other sports organizations. Find out more by visiting teamsmile.org.


TeamSmile was created with the mission of facilitating partnerships between dental professionals, pro sports teams, and dental organizations.


Check Out Chiefs Custom Cleats for “My Cause, My Cleats”

On September 27, 2022 Dr. Busch’s non-profit organization, TeamSmile, held their annual program with the Kansas City Chiefs. This is the sixteenth year TeamSmile has partnered with the Kansas City underserved youth – giving them access to no cost life changing dental care and education.

This year over 500 children from local Kansas City schools came to Arrowhead to take part of this wonderful opportunity. Dr. Busch is grateful to the volunteers who help make this a reality for the community. And a big thank you to the KC Chiefs players who came to cheer on the children – it is his hope that children will not fear going to the dentist any longer.


Dr. Busch is proud to see TeamSmile grow nationwide; just before the pandemic the organization partnered with over 32 professional sports teams serving their respective cities. Please visit www.teamsmile.org to check their mission or maybe even volunteer at a city near you!


North Kansas City Dental Invests in Community and Germ-Free Facility

New Dental Office Space Features State-of-the-Art Dental Technology and Viral-Killing Protections.

There's never been a better time to visit one of the cleanest dental office in the world.

"This office had been years in the making, but it will really make sense to our patients now. We've done extensive research and spent both time and money, making this the safest place to visit in Kansas City, hygienically speaking. As always, we promise to go above and beyond in the infection control measures required in this industry," says Busch.


More than 200 KC school children get free dental checkups, cleanings at Arrowhead Stadium.

It is not your typical dental office. At this free clinic, more than 200 students from Martin Luther King Elementary School lined up to get their teeth checked and cleaned. They also got to dance with KC Wolf.

TeamSmile teams up with athletic organizations, such as the Chiefs, to provide dental care to underserved children.


Invisalign vs braces—the pros and cons of each and which is best for you when you're 40+

When it comes to Invisalign vs braces, here's what you need to know—because it’s never too late for a straighter, healthier smile.

Orthodontic treatments aren’t just for awkward middle-schoolers. In fact, your 40s or 50s can be the best time to get crooked teeth and overbite problems under control. For one thing, you can get the work done on your own terms, on your own budget. But when deciding whether to choose Invisalign vs braces, there’s a lot to consider.

What is ‘mask mouth’? Dentists give tips on preventing bad breath and cavities

Dr. Bill Busch at the North Kansas City Dental and his assistants all gown up in full protective gear while treating patients as the clinic resumed hygiene services two weeks ago.

Face masks help to protect against the coronavirus, but wearing them can also lead to a stinky side effect.

Kansas City area dentists reopen: Your visit will be vastly different in COVID-19 era

Everything about your next visit to the dentist will look different, thanks to COVID-19. You will answer a screening survey over the phone when you make the appointment. When you get there you will call the front desk from the parking lot and someone wearing protective gear will come to your car and take your temperature.

"Hero's in Healthcare Lifetime Achievement Award"

Congratulations Dr Busch for winning the "Hero's in Healthcare Lifetime Achievement Award" for your extensive volunteer work with TeamSmile. We are honored to work beside you daily to make this community a better place.


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Dustin Colquitt's Legacy in Kansas City Stretches Far Beyond the Football Field

Colquitt is the most tenured Chief of all time, but he’ll be remembered most for what he did away from the field.

Dustin Colquitt struck 1,167 footballs with his left foot over his 15 years with the Kansas City Chiefs, donning his No. 2 jersey a franchise-record 238 times.

Check Out Chiefs Custom Cleats for “My Cause, My Cleats”

The game will mark the annual "My Cause, My Cleats" initiative, where players from around the league will sport custom footwear designed to bring awareness to charitable efforts important to them. Many of the shoes will then be auctioned off following the game with proceeds benefiting each respective cause.

Dustin Colquitt's "TeamSmile" Provides Free Dental Care to Local Kids at Arrowhead

There was a dance floor, a DJ and even repeated visits from the Kansas City Chiefs amidst the cleanings and fillings on Tuesday afternoon as each kid took their turn in the chair.

Clearly, this was not an ordinary dentist's office.

It was Arrowhead Stadium, and for a 12th consecutive year, the folks at TeamSmile - an organization co-founded by Chiefs' punter Dustin Colquitt - and the United Way provided hundreds of underserved kids with complimentary dental care.


Kansas City dentistry uses 3D printing for restorative dental work in a single visit

People who have had to go to the dentist for a crown or other restorative dental work, know it can be a hassle.

The process for dentists usually involves making a mold then, wearing a temporary before finally getting a permanent weeks later.


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