201 E. 6th Street, Lawson, MO 64062

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Advanced treatment option for patients
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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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Patient Forms

To make your visit as efficient as possible, download and complete your patient forms at home.

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Our Blog

Schedule Your Back-to-School Cavity Checkup

While you’re busy packing school lunches and making sure homework gets done, make sure your kids get their teeth checked, too. Young teeth can still get cavities, and they often…

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Your Smile Can Save Someone Else’s!

Did you know that getting your own teeth whitened can help drastically improve someone else’s life? When you purchase your next seven-day disposable trays or custom whitening trays, 100% of…

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Are You Missing Teeth?

Are you missing one or more teeth? Whether it is from injury, periodontal disease or natural aging causes, Dr. Kanning can provide you with dental implants that will blend naturally…

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Sedation Dentistry in Lawson, MO

Over the years we have come across all different types of patients; for instance, patients who suffer from dental fear. Dental fear is a real dental concern that many patients deal with.…

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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