201 E. 6th Street, Lawson, MO 64062

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Lawson, MO Dentist

Advanced treatment option for patients
with Complex Dental Concerns

Crooked Teeth

Straightening crooked teeth will not only enhance your natural smile, it will also improve your dental health.

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Missing Teeth

Dr. Kanning offers several options for replacing missing teeth and bringing back a natural and comfortable smile.

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Smile Makeover

Boost your confidence and improve your dental health with a smile makeover designed specifically for you.

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Gum Disease

Dr. Kanning screens for signs of gum disease at routine visits and offers periodontal therapy to restore oral health.

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Our Team

Dr. Nelson Kanning

A native of Lawson, "Dr. Nelson" graduated from LHS in 1996 and recently joined his father, Dr. Larry Nelson in...

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My name is Kathy and I have been with the practice a long time. Over the years I have belonged...

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I was born and raised in Kansas City Missouri, where I attended college at UMKC Dental School. I obtained my...

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I was raised in Braymer Missouri and graduated from Maple Woods College in 2002. I then earned my Expanded Function...

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I was born and raised in a small town called Wheeling, MO. I attended North Central MO College to obtain...

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After graduating in October 2013 from Concorde Dental Hygiene school my passion to help my patients feel comfortable with pain...

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I am an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant and have been in the dental field since 2010 after graduation from an...

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Patient Testimonials

I highly recommend Dr. Kanning and his amazing staff for anyone looking for a friendly, straight-forward, no-nonsense dentist in the Kansas City area.

Finally a dentist that I don't dread to visit.

I love this dentist office. The staff is friendly, the office is organized. I had a chipped tooth and now you can't even tell that it is capped. They are very reasonably priced and it is simply a great dental...

Dr. Kanning and his staff truly take pride in their work and they care deeply about their patients. I had a cracked tooth and Dr. Kanning repaired it like it was new!

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Kanning Dental Office

First Visit

Your first visit will be a comprehensive exam and consultation lasting approximately 1 1/2 hours. During the visit, you can expect:

  • Dental X-rays
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Periodontal Screening
  • Smile Analysis
  • TMJ Evaluation
  • Consultation
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New Patients (816) 974-4721

Current Patients (816) 580-4191

New Patient Information

Kanning Dental Health Value Plan

We offer a convenient in house dental plan to budget routine care for you and your family.

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Patient Education Videos

Learn more about your dental health and treatments available to address your concerns.

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Payment & Insurance

Kanning Dental accepts and files most dental insurance and participates in several PPO dental plans..

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Giving Back

As a participant in the Give Back A Smile program, you can whiten your teeth while helping someone receive a new smile.

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Our Blog

Get Screened in Lawson, MO

Dental check-ups and routine dental cleanings should be performed every six months. Dr. Nelson Kanning offers routine dental checkups and dental cleanings in his comfortable Lawson, MO dental office. Dr. Kanning and…

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The Effects Of Sugar On Your Oral Health

It's just one sugary drink, how bad could it possibly be? Did you know that tooth decay can be caused by bacteria and plaque in the mouth mixing with sugar…

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Everything You Need To Know About Porcelain Veneers

Are you looking for a treatment to improve the overall appearance of your smile? Porcelain veneers can address a wide range of dental concerns from tooth discoloration to minor chips in the…

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Mouthguards For A Safer Smile

Mouthguards can be a protective barrier used to shield the teeth during sports. Knowing how to keep the teeth safe during physical contact can help players avoid dental trauma and…

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Kanning Dental
201 E. 6th Street
Lawson, MO 64062

New Patients
(816) 974-4721

Current Patients
(816) 580-4191


Seeing Patients:
Monday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday: 7:00AM - 3:00PM
Thursday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 7:00AM - 3:00PM

Answering Phone:
Monday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday: 7:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 7:00AM - 4:00PM