Dr. David Dykhouse completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia for a degree in chemical engineering, with magna cum laude honors. In 1997, Dr. David obtained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He received the Dean’s Academic Distinction Award for being the number-one ranked UMKC dental student in his graduating class.
Dr. David earned his certification in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics at UMKC in 1999 and joined his father’s orthodontic practice following graduation.
Dr. David became board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics in 2007. He completed a thorough written and oral examination and demonstrated his clinical expertise by describing orthodontic cases completed in his office to the American Board examiners. To stay current with dentistry and orthodontics, Dr. David is a member of many societies, including the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontics, Tweed Study Club of the Midwest, Charles H. Tweed Foundation, and Eastern Jackson County Dental Health Group.
As a way of giving back to the community, Dr. David is an orthodontic provider for Smiles Change Lives and Dental for Kids programs. Dr. David and his wife have three children. He enjoys playing basketball and golf, and spending time with family and friends while away from the office.