Dr. Whitten grew up on a farm northeast of Salem, NE. In 1962, he graduated from Sabetha High School. Upon graduation, he completed his pre-dental requirements at the University of Nebraska and Kansas State University.
His dental school education involved 2 years at St. Louis University School of Dentistry followed by two years at the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry. He graduated in 1970 and was given the CV Mosby award for academic excellence.
Since graduation, Dr. Whitten has practiced dentistry in Falls City, NE.
Then in 1990 he expanded his practice to Sabetha, KS. In 1999 his practice was consolidated into the current Sabetha location on Old 75 Highway.
His practice has evolved from primarily general dentistry to that of surgical implants and cosmetic dentistry. In 1993, Dr. Whitten earned his certification in intravenous sedation. This allows his patients to be treated in a more comfortable manor. He has an operating room in his office, but in medically compromised patients he can perform treatment at the Sabetha Community Hospital using the surgical facility.
In 2000, he established the Dental Implant Center of Northeast Kansas. He has had extensive implant dentistry education in both the United States and Canada. Some of his implant cases were selected and published in textbooks of Clinical Implantology.
Dr Whitten is part of the University of Nebraska Medical Center staff, and annually he mentors dental students at his office to help further the education of future dentists. He is also a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He has been placing and restoring implants for over 30 years.
He is proud of his office staff and to be part of the Sabetha Community.
Tami has been with Dr. Whitten since April 2013. She is the Financial Secretary and Office Manager. Tami graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Business Accounting degree. Tami is currently residing in Sabetha, Ks and is married to Bryan, has two kids, family dog Marlo and many outdoor cats. Tami enjoys camping, spending time with her family and friends, and watching her kids play sports.
Danielle joined our team in October 2020 as the Insurance Coordinator and Receptionist. She has a degree in Medical/Dental Assisting and in Medical/Dental Billing and Coding. She is married to Leon, has three daughters, two grandchildren Ripp & Gia and one on the way. She enjoys spending time with her family, spoiling her grandkids, loving her 2 boxers Jade and Bella, grand dogs Harper, Hoyt & Piper and friends. Danielle is currently living in Seneca, Ks.
Shelly joined our team in October 2020 as a Dental Hygienist. She started her professional career at the University of Kansas where she graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Education which is focused on preventative care in community health. Afterwards, she attended The University of Missouri-Kansas City where she received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2016. Shelly is originally from Seneca, Ks After practicing in Kansas City for 4 years, she decided it was time to return to her roots and moved back to the area. Besides dental hygiene she is also licensed in Local Anesthesia, Nitrous-Oxide Sedation, and soft tissue laser for periodontal. Also, if you are interested in professional teeth whitening, she is your go-to person for information. Shelly also loves spending time with her furbaby Marlo and spending time with family and friends.
Kari joined our team in June 2021 as a Dental Assistant. Kari currently lives in Baileyville, Ks and she graduated from Nemaha Central High School in May of 2021. She plans to pursue and degree in dental hygiene. Kari enjoys playing and watching sports, baking, and hanging out with her friends and family.