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.
BACK ROW (L TO R): TAMI, DR. WHITTEN, MICHELLE
FRONT ROW (L TO R): BRANDY, KASSIE, STEPHANIE
At the Dental Implant Center of Northeast Kansas, an experienced and helpful staff is ready to work with you.
Michelle has been a Registered Dental Hygienist in our office since 1995. She attended the University of Nebraska, where she graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. Prior to becoming a hygienist, Michelle worked for Dr. Whitten as a Dental Assistant.
Stephanie joined our team in April 2013, as a Dental Assistant. Stephanie graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology with an emphasis in pre-dental studies. In the fall of 2014, she returned to Manhattan Area Technical College where she studied for two years to become a Registered Dental Hygienist. She rejoined our team in May 2016. Stephanie is licensed in Local Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide-Oxygen Sedation.
Kassie joined our team in June 2018 and is a Dental Assistant. She has learned her techniques through on-the-job training and has received certificates for Dental Radiology and Nitrous Oxide-Oxygen Sedation.
Tami has been working for 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.
Brandy is our Receptionist, Insurance Coordinator, and Dental Assistant. She graduated from Washburn Institute of Technology as a Certified Surgical Technologist in 2016, and has worked assisting in surgery in various hospitals. Brandy began working for Dr. Whitten in March 2019. She has a certificate in Dental Radiology.