Dr. Kanning “Senior,” the chieftain of this family practice, graduated with honors as Valedictorian of his high school in Troy, Kansas. He then pursued a B.S. at William Jewell College in 1966, followed by a degree in dental school at UMKC in 1970.
‘Dr. K’ actually served our country in an Army Rotating Dental Internship in 1970-71 and was stationed in Pirmasens, Germany from 1971-1974. He returned stateside with a station at Ft. Leonardwood, Missouri for a year and then moved to Lawson in the summer of 1975. With over 38 years of commitment, Dr. Kanning Senior has been the most trusted dentist in town ever since!
Dr. Kanning maintains a distinguished professional profile, with a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry and membership with the American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association, American Orthodontics Society and American Implant Society. He is currently a member of the University Dental Study Club and the Lafayette Dental Study Club. While Dr. Kanning loves his private dental practice, his first love is his family. He’s been married to his college sweetheart, Amy, for over 40 years—talk about a dedication to smiling!
The Doc also loves pursuing his passion of the outdoors: when fall comes around, almost every weekend is filled with hunting. And when he’s not in the office, Dr. K can usually be found on his farm: fixing, disking, refinishing, cleaning, mowing, planting, and any other “ing” it takes to keep his plot of land just the way he likes it. Like his dedication to your smile, Dr. Kanning takes pride in excellence in whatever he does. Most of all, Dr. Kanning is working hard to be the “opa” of fun when his brilliant, gorgeous, and talented grandkids come to see him!