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.

NKC Dental Latest News

June 28, 2022

There’s a Quick Fix For That Irritating Mouth Sore You Keep Biting

As the old Fifties song goes, “Little things mean a lot.” They can also be the most irritating,
Root canal re-treatment
June 27, 2022

Root Canal Retreatment

Most of the time, root canal therapy is effective at permanently relieving tooth pain and halting infection of
June 27, 2022

How to Treat the Problem of Teeth that Never Developed

About one-quarter of people have teeth that never developed. While most of these congenitally missing teeth are wisdom
June 26, 2022

Facial Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery

When you were a youngster, did you ever get a black eye, chip a tooth or bruise your
June 25, 2022

Preventive Dentistry

You’ve no doubt heard it said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In
June 24, 2022

Crowns & Bridgework

Dentistry is an art as well as a science; dental crowns offer a perfect example of this. A
June 23, 2022

Discover The Benefits Of Dental Implants

At NKC Dental, we use dental implants in North Kansas City, MO, to replace missing teeth for our patients of all
Same day crowns
June 22, 2022

Same-Day Crowns (CAD/CAM)

A tooth that has been structurally damaged by decay or trauma sometimes needs to be crowned or “capped”
June 21, 2022

Gum Injuries

When dental emergencies and pain occur, our attention is often focused on diseases and injuries related to the
June 21, 2022

Whether Voting for a Candidate or Wisdom Teeth, You Can Choose Wisely

During election season, you’ll often hear celebrities encouraging you to vote. But this year, Kaia Gerber, an up-and-coming

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.

Image of kids from the free dental checkup at Arrowhead Stadium
Image of kids from the free dental checkup at Arrowhead Stadium
Image of kids from the free dental checkup at Arrowhead Stadium
Image of kids from the free dental checkup at Arrowhead Stadium

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.
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"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.
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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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