Hello! I’m Dr. Kelly Bridenstine. I’m a dentist providing a full spectrum of family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry and dental implant services.
I live with my family in Lenexa, Kansas. I enjoy travelling, reading and going to sporting events especially baseball games. I’m a passionate Royals fan. I’m active in my community and believe strongly in service to others especially through my church service. But most of all I love being a husband, a father and being a dad to my three girls. Spending time with my family is about one of the most favorite things I like to do. My dental practice is a “No Lecture Zone” office. We do not judge or lecture our patients. My first priority is always my patient’s total comfort and peace of mind.
1983 – Brigham Young University: Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology.
1987 – University of Iowa College of Dentistry: Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS).
1988– Long Beach Veterans Administration Medical Center: Post-Doctorate one-year Residency Program – Hospital Dentistry.
2009: University of Southern California College of Dentistry: Post-doctorate Sedation Program-IV Sedation training.
2009: Level II Anesthesia Permit approved by the Kansas Dental Board to administer intravenous and oral conscious sedation medication to his patients.
2009: Scottsdale Center For Dentistry: Completed the Dr. Gordon Christensen two-year Mentorship. Disciplines covered were: Oral surgery, periodontal surgery, dental implantology, cosmetic and esthetic dentistry, pharmacology, dental materials and technology, full-mouth rehabilitation techniques, occlusion, TMJ treatment, oral pathology, myofacial pain control and new technology and techniques in restorative and cosmetic bonding.
Dr. Bridenstine is one of 300 dentists world wide, selected to be a product evaluator for the Clinicians Report Foundation; a not-for-profit dental scientific research group that tests the newest dental materials, techniques and equipment for publication in the Clinicians Report Monthly Newsletter.
Dr. Bridenstine is a member of the American Dental Association, The Kansas Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS), the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, the Academy of LDS Dentists and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Dr. Bridenstine attends countless hours of continuing education to keep current on the latest trends dentistry and what benefits they can offer his patients.
Locally Dr. Bridenstine, his staff along with some local dental specialists over the years have provided “Dentistry from the Heart” day to the residents in the community one day per year. Residents received FREE dental services at Perfect Smiles Dental Care.
Dr. Bridenstine also donates his services through Give Back a Smile and several other service organizations for those in need.
Our Office is currently a Giving Partner with Buy1Give1 (B1G1). At Perfect Smiles Dental Care, we believe that every business has the power to change lives by integrating giving into its everyday business activities. By receiving your dental cleaning and check up examination from Perfect Smiles Dental Care you automatically give 7 days of access to life saving clean water and will be providing access to dental hygiene for a child, through our partnership with Buy1Give1 giving program.
Dr. Bridenstine has worked with the cruise line Holland America to provide gratis dental services in the ship’s dental clinics to the Filipino and Indonesian crew members and staff. He donated his time, money and dental services in the ship’s clinic to provide modern, high-tech dental care to the ship’s crew members and staff who would never in their own countries receive proper and basic dental care.
Dr. Bridenstine is the CEO of AFFDENT® Dental Plans. AFFDENT® stands for Affordable Dental Plans. It is an in-house private dental plan specifically designed for patients who have no dental benefits and who are on a limited budget. Instead of delaying dental treatment because of limited finances, patients can now receive basic dental services at a discounted rate.
Dr. Bridenstine is one of Kansas City’s Extreme Makeover Cosmetic Dentists. His office has been chosen since 2004 up to the present to be the official cosmetic dental office for the Mrs. Kansas, Mrs. Missouri and the Mrs. Nebraska Beauty Pageants representing the Mrs. America Pageants and Mrs. United States Pageants. He has also been selected to be a pageant judge since 2004 for the Mrs. Kansas, Mrs. Missouri and Mrs. Nebraska Beauty Pageants along with the Miss Kansas Teen Pageant. The winners and runner-ups receive complimentary in-house teeth whitening and the winners receive a one full year of gratis general dentistry and a generous courtesy adjustment for any cosmetic smile makeover.
Dr. Bridenstine has hosted and sponsored luncheons for local and national celebrities and beauty pageant winners. He has also been invited by dental marketing and consulting companies to be a speaker and consultant nationally to other dentists at various dental seminars across the nation.
Dr. Bridenstine has been the owner of Perfect Smiles Dental Care since 1991. Dr. Bridenstine grew up in California in the Bay area. Prior to attending Brigham Young University he was on a two year mission for his church in Hong Kong, China where he became fluent in Cantonese. He became so fluent in Cantonese that he tested out of the entire Chinese program at Brigham Young University in a 4 hour test. After completion of his BS at Brigham Young University he was accepted into the University Of Iowa College Of Dentistry. To say that his first winter at Iowa was an eye opener would be selling an Iowa winter short…He froze to death. The California transplant brought with him a light weight jacket and froze waiting on the curb for the bus. A more seasoned and sensible local thought young Bridenstine had lost his mind and advised him to buy a heavy down coat. Dr. Bridenstine thought this very sage advice and promptly purchased a wonderful warm coat he has to this day.
Dr. Bridenstine found his way to Kansas via friends from the bay area that had moved to the area and raved about it. He found a job and fell in love with the area as well. He tried different areas of town but, eventually found a great associate position with a Dr. Rothman. Dr. Rothman passed away very shortly and unexpectedly after he started his new job and he purchased the practice at the behest of Dr. Rothman’s widow. After a particularly cold and icy winter, in Kansas, Dr. Bridenstine was “California Dream’n” when his sister (who was living with him at the time) moved out of state and suggested that he ask out a certain, pretty young lady who attended his church. He took her advice and fell in love with Sherrie (who by the way; has more degrees than Dr. Bridenstine). Dr. Bridenstine and Sherrie are happily married and reside in Lenexa with their 3 beautiful daughters; Ariel, Claire and Hannah.
When Dr. Bridenstine and Sherrie married, Sherrie being a huge animal fan wanted a dog. Dr. Bridenstine grudgingly agreed to a cat. Sultan joined their family and was with them for 19 years. Sultan was a Beautiful Silver Point Persian who loved getting tub rubs from the man who had grudgingly agreed to allow him to join their family but, who came to love him beyond measure. Now, along with the daughters of the house, there are now two cats who now reside in the home; Tommy and Dober. Dober is a HUGE 16 pound black and white tom cat and his brother Tommy is a wonder in white. Tommy and Dober were recently joined by a canine whose name is as precious as she is; Lily. Lily is a Pembroke Corgi and simply adorable.
More than anything Dr. Bridenstine loves being a Dad and a husband and spending time with his family. Their family loves to travel and his hobbies and interests include: football, scuba diving, photography, the theater, community and church service. But, perhaps more than anything Dr. Bridenstine is a passionate Royals fan! “Go Royals!”
Dr. Bridenstine offers a wide variety of dental services, but, always in the context of making sure that each patient feels relaxed, informed and understood.
“My first priority is always the patient’s total comfort and peace of mind. When patients come to my office, we will make sure there will be no judgments, and no lectures. This is a “No Lecture Zone” office. ”