A Passion for Excellence

“Continually striving to be an excellent orthodontist is my passion. Changing the lives of my wonderful patients through state-of-the-art orthodontics is my goal.”

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Dr. Ken Dillehay grew up on a small family farm in Carthage, TN. Following high school at Castle Heights Military Academy, he earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss).

After college Dr. Dillehay decided to pursue a career in dentistry and was accepted to the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, where he studied for four years, earning a Doctorate of Dental Surgery.

Dr. Dillehay returned to his hometown of Carthage and briefly practiced general dentistry before attending a residency program in the specialty of orthodontics at the University of Tennessee.

Upon completing the residency program, Dr. Dillehay received a Master of Science degree in Orthodontics. Through a mentor in dental school, he was connected with a job opportunity in Wichita, Kansas, with Drs. John Rogers and Terry Duncan at 460 North Terrace.


Dr. Dillehay is the orthodontic specialty examiner and consultant for the Kansas Dental Board and has received numerous awards, recognition, and accolades throughout his career.

He has received the prestigious “Dentist of the Year” award from the Wichita District Dental Society and the Kansas Dental Association.

He was chosen as the Advocate of the Year by the American Student Dental Association and was recently recognized with the “Service Above Self” award from the East Wichita Rotary Club.

Dr. Dillehay is a trustee of the American Association of Orthodontics and served as president of the organization from 2021 to 2022 — a huge honor and accomplishment.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Orthodontists - President
  • American Dental Association - Past Vice President
  • Kansas Association of Orthodontists - Past President
  • Kansas Dental Association - Past President
  • Southwestern Society of Orthodontists - Past President
  • University of Tennessee Alumni Board - Past President
  • Wichita District Dental Society - Past President
  • American Association of Craniofacial Pain
  • American Association of Orthodontics
  • American Board of Orthodontics - Diplomate
  • American College of Dentists - Fellow
  • American Dental Association
  • Kansas Association of Orthodontists
  • Kansas Dental Association
  • The Pierre Fauchard Academy
  • Southwestern Society of Orthodontists
  • University of Tennessee Alumni Board
  • Wichita District Dental Society - Past President

Outside of the Office

Dr. Dillehay and his wife, Becky, have two wonderful sons, Dr. JK and Taylor. Dr. JK is his orthodontic partner, whose awesomeness you can read more about in his bio. Taylor is a local criminal defense attorney with the McConnell Law Firm.

When not in the office or attending orthodontic meetings, Dr. Dillehay enjoys spending time with his three grandchildren, visiting Table Rock Lake, or watching the Ole Miss Rebels play.