What do you get when you pair an established dentist with decades of experience with a newer dentist eager to serve his patients with the best care modern orthodontics have to offer?
The unique strengths a father-son team like Drs. Ken and J.K. Dillehay bring to their practice!
Dr. Ken Dillehay has more than twenty years of experience in orthodontics, and although Dr. J.K. Dillehay is newer to the field, he fully embraces the new technology and techniques that allow both he and his father to combine the best results with the easiest patient experience possible.
DR. KEN DILLEHAY
The senior Dr. Dillehay grew up in Carthage, TN and graduated from the University of Mississippi after receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Zoology. He then moved to Memphis and enrolled in the dental school at the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences, receiving a Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Although he practiced general dentistry in Carthage, TN for a short time, his interest in orthodontics continued unabated, and he decided to return to Memphis for specialty training.
Dr. Dillehay completed an orthodontic residency at the University of Tennessee, receiving a Master of Science degree, and, upon graduation, moved to Wichita, where he eventually opened his own practice.
Dr. Dillehay is the orthodontic specialty examiner and a consultant for the Kansas Dental Board. He’s received numerous awards, recognitions, and accolades throughout his career, including the prestigious “Dentist of the Year” award from both the Wichita District Dental Society and the Kansas Dental Association.
He was also chosen as the Advocate of the Year from the American Student Dental Association and was recently recognized with the “Service above Self” award from the East Wichita Rotary Club.
Dr. Dillehay and his wife Becky have two sons, J.K. and Taylor. While J.K. completed his orthodontic residency at the University of Tennessee, Taylor received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ole Miss and is currently attending law school at Oklahoma City University.
In his free time, Dr. Dillehay enjoys spending time on Alveolar Ridge at Table Rock Lake with his Wichita neighbors and friends. In the fall, he enjoys trips to Ole Miss to watch the Rebels play and spend time with his college friends.
DR. J.K. DILLEHAY
Dr. J.K. Dillehay attended the University of Mississippi for his undergraduate education and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology in 2006. He then moved to Memphis, TN, where he attended the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. Dr. J.K. spent four years there training to be a dentist, earning his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2010. After dental school, Dr. J.K. continued his education to become a specialist in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. He was accepted to and attended the prestigious orthodontic program at the University of Tennessee, where he spent three years training to be an orthodontist, earning a Master of Science degree in 2013.
Since becoming an orthodontist, Dr. J.K. has attended numerous continuing educational courses to ensure he provides his patients with the very best orthodontic care available, from interceptive orthodontic treatment and dentofacial orthopedics to disorders of the TMJ.
Dr. J.K. was excited to return to his Wichita hometown and become involved in giving back to a community that has provided so much for him and his family. Outside the office, his hobbies include spending time with his wife Camiell and playing with their Boston Terrier, Bonez. Dr. J.K. also enjoys outdoor activities, fishing, and home improvement. As an avid college sports fan, he loves spending time in Oxford, MS watching the Ole Miss Rebels play.
As you can see, between the two of them, the Drs. Dillehay have a world of experience! Serving patients with two offices in Wichita and one in Derby, as well as satellite offices in Arkansas City and Pratt, Dillehay Orthodontics brings old-school excellence and youthful enthusiasm to their practice.
Two doctors in the practice also means more scheduling flexibility. We offer appointments each business day, both before and after school, and also we offer some extended evening hours on select days each month.
So if you’ve been searching for orthodontists with something extra to offer, you don’t need to look any further than this father and son dynamic duo! Get in touch with us today to set up an appointment or schedule an office tour.