10311 Stonegate St, Wichita, KS 67206
Meet Dr. Ken Dillehay and Dr. J.K. Dillehay, your Orthodontists in Wichita
After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology in 2006 from the University of Mississippi, Dr. J.K. Dillehay moved to Memphis, TN, where he attended the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. Dr. J.K. spent four years training to be a dentist, earning his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2010. Following 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.
He is professionally affiliated with the following:
After Dr. Ken Dillehay received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Zoology from the University of Mississippi, he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences in Memphis, TN. A continuing interest in orthodontics compelled him return to school, this time completing an orthodontic residency at the University of Tennessee, gaining a Master of Science degree. Upon graduation, Dr. Dillehay moved to Wichita and joined Dr. John Rogers and Dr. Terry Duncan at 460 North Terrace.
Dr. Dillehay is also a Diplomate to the American Board of Orthodontics and is a Fellow in the American College of Dentists, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, and the American Association of Craniofacial Pain. Additional affiliations include:
- American Dental Association
- Kansas Dental Association
- Kansas Association of Orthodontists
Why an Orthodontist in Wichita? Orthodontist vs. Dentist
An orthodontist is a dentist, but a dentist is not an orthodontist. Not every dentist is qualified to be an orthodontist, even though every orthodontist starts as a dentist. Dr. Ken Dillehay and Dr. J.K. Dillehay, like all orthodontists, continued their education for 2 or 3 additional years before receiving the necessary license and certification. Dr. Ken Dillehay and Dr. J.K. Dillehay, like all orthodontists, has spent years studying nothing but how and why to move teeth. This includes what to do, how to plan, and how to perform the treatment plan that you need.
Why does it matter if you see Orthodontists In Wichita?
Dentists receive basic orthodontic training so they can perform root canals, extract wisdom teeth, and treat young children who don’t need to see an orthodontist yet. Specialists receive additional training to give them the skills needed to deal with more complex orthodontic issues.
Seeing a specialist like your orthodontist in Wichita may change your braces experience by:
- Providing more treatment options, with a variety of braces or therapies to choose from
- Having personal experience treating multiple cases that are similar to your unique concerns and anatomical characteristics.
- More efficient treatment and visits, because it’s the office’s main focus.
- Knowing that you’ll receive the best possible outcome on your treatment plan, especially if you have worse than usual bite discrepancies that need to be dealt with
- Being seen more quickly, as a family dentist will be focused on longer patient cases or emergencies throughout the day.
You may think it’s fine to have your orthodontic work done by your dentist, but convenience shouldn’t be a barrier to seeing a specialist. You’ll only need to stop by your Wichita orthodontic offices every six to eight weeks.
And don’t let price be a problem either! Dillehay Orthodontics is proud to provide affordable treatment in the Wichita area.
Testimonials from patients of your orthodontists in Wichita
Dillehay Orthodontics is far and away the best orthodontic practice in the state. Drs. Dillehay did an amazing job straightening my teeth. They really took great care of me and are genuinely good people who cater to every patient’s needs. You can tell they really care for their patients and love giving people beautiful smiles. The staff is wonderful too. - Taylor
My son started at Dr. Dillehays’ office in 2015 and we just completed the work that needed to be done. We visited both the East office and West office in these five years and they both provided TOP NOTCH customer service along with amazing results. We highly recommend Dr. Dillehays Office to anyone needing Orthodontic Care..... #1 in Wichita!!!!! Thank you for your service!!! My son's smile is so beautiful and he has gained confidence through the remarkable improvement of his teeth...Once again Thank you to Dr. Dillehay and Staff!! - Rachall