Phone: (816) 398-7929
Email: info@raypecsmiles.com

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Meet Our Doctors


 

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Specialty:
Pediatric Dentist

Degree:
Doctor of Dental Surgery
University of Missouri - Kansas City
School of Dentistry

Residency:
Pediatric Dentistry
The Children's Mercy Hospital - Kansas City, Missouri
University of Missouri - Kansas City
School of Dentistry

Certification:
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist

Academic Affiliations:
The Childrens's Mercy Hospital
UMKC School of Medicine

Dr. Amy Burleson is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at the Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.  She holds her academic affiliation through the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine.  Dr. Burleson completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri - Kansas City, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology.  She went on to receiver her Doctor of Dental Surgery surgery from the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Dentistry.  Dr. Burleson then completed her residency in Pediatric Dentistry at The Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.   

Dr. Amy cherishes family time and the relationships of family and friends. She enjoys cooking, reading and raising three young boys, Sam, Will and Ben. She is involved in professional organizations, her church, and serves on the Board of the Leo H. Rheam Foundation for Cleft & Craniofacial Orthodontics.


Nahal Niknam, D.D.S., M.B.A.niknam.jpg

Specialty:
Orthodontist

Degree:
Doctor of Dental Surgery
University of Southern California

Residency:
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
Roseman University of Health Sciences


Certification:
American Association of Orthodontists

 

Dr. Nahal Niknam grew up in southern California and graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Biology.  She then went on to dental school at the University of Southern California, graduating with her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.  Following dental school, Dr. Niknam completed a General Practice Residency at the VA Hospital in West Los Angeles and treated mainly children in private practice before entering her specialty training residency in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics from Roseman University in Henderson, Nevada.  She completed her specialty training and earned her M.B.A. at the same time.

She moved to Kansas City with her husband, who is a gastroenterologist and a psychiatrist.  Dr. Niknam and her husband have a beautiful baby girl at home who keeps her very busy when she is not treating patients, traveling, playing tennis, spending time with family and friends or practicing her interior design skills.  


 

Dustin_S._Burleson_D.D.S..jpgDustin S. Burleson, D.D.S.

Specialty:
Orthodontist

Degree:
Doctor of Dental Surgery
University of Missouri - Kansas City
School of Dentistry

Residency:
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
University of Missouri - Kansas City

School of Dentistry

Certification:
American Association of Orthodontists

Academic Affiliations:
The Children's Mercy Hospital
UMKC School of Dentistry
St. Luke's Mid-America Craniofacial Team

Doctor Burleson is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics at the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Dentistry. He holds additional teaching affiliations with The Children's Mercy Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Teams. He maintains a private practice in Kansas City, Missouri and is a ShareCare Expert for Dental and Orthodontic patients.

Dr. Burleson completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology, with distinction. He went on to receive his D.D.S. with distinction from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry, graduating with the highest academic standing in his class. Dr. Burleson then completed his certificate of advanced graduate study in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at the UMKC School of Dentistry, and his training in nasoalveolar molding (NAM) at The New York University's Langone Medical Center and the Institute for Reconstructive Plastic Surgery.  He is one of three NAM providers in the state of Missouri.

Dr. Burleson continues to study the latest advances in his specialty through memberships in the following professional organizations:


Claire L. Stroede, D.D.S., M.S.stroede.jpg

Specialty:
Orthodontist

Degree:
Doctor of Dental Surgery
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Residency:
Orthodontics
The Ohio State University College of Dentistry

Certification:
American Association of Orthodontists

Dr. Stroede received her Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Nebraska and her Master of Science and specialty training in Orthodontics from The Ohio State University.  During her specialty training, Dr. Stroede had the privilege of participating in cleft and craniofacial care at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

She was raised in Kanopolis, Kansas and received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in mechanical engineering at Kansas State University.  Dr. Stroede spent six years working in the aircraft industry in Wichita, Kansas.  As a senior engieneer, Dr. Stroede performed complex analyses to help maintain the safety of aircraft structures.  During her career, Dr. Stroede has published research on tennis racquets, fatigue and fracture mechanics, and orthodontic elastomeric chains.

Dr. Stroede is the proud aunt of a beautiful niece and nephew, both living in Kansas City.  In addition to helping patients, Dr. Stroede enjoys spending time with her family and keeping in touch with the many friends she has made throughout her extensive education.


Get to Know Us

What Our Referring Doctors Say About Burleson Orthodontics


What Our Patients Say About Our Office

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"Burleson Orthodontics is second to none!  We have two kids in braces with two more to go and there isn't anyone else we would trust with orthodontic care.  Wonderful staff and excellent patient care!"

- Jennifer Rogers


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"What a fantastic group of people! My family absolutely loves Dr. Burleson.  Everyone in his offices are so nice and they are all very knowledgeable. You can tell they really have a passion for what they do and they are wonderful at it.  Highly recommended by the Wortleys!"

- Stephanie Wortley


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"Thank you for everything. I know it's me when I look in the mirror, but I never thought I would look this good!"

- Juan M. (Smiles Change Lives)



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"Now I am proud of my smile,which I wear all the time."

- Dr. Emily D. (Dental Specialist)

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"Thanks Dr. B for giving me a great smile in time for my wedding."

- Christy

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We looked around and after looking at different places, Burleson had the best care, staff & a great family atmosphere.  We have been very impressed with all that they have done for us.  Thank you!

- Staci Upham Tubbs 

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