Dr. Richard Padley
Dr. Padley is a lifelong resident of the Kansas City area. He is a 1975 graduate of Missouri State University, and he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Dentistry (UMKC) in 1979.
He is a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving on active duty and in the Air Force Reserve. He was Chief Dental Officer of the Modular Air Transportable Hospital, a combat support group for the 442 TAC Fighter Wing. During this tour, he received extensive training in periodontics by attending continuing education courses at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C., and Wolford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.
He returned to UMKC to complete the Master of Science degree and certificate of specialty in Periodontics in 1988. As a resident in Periodontics, he conducted research in the cellular dynamics of bone regeneration, which was published in The Journal of Periodontology. He was appointed as an assistant clinical professor of dentistry at UMKC, and served as a member of the part-time faculty in the department of graduate periodontics for ten years.
Dr. Padley started his practice limited to Periodontics, on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1988. His practice has continued exclusively at this location for the past 27 years. The goal of the practice is to provide the highest level of service using the latest techniques for both surgical and non-surgical periodontal care. All treatment is personally provided by Dr. Padley. He treats periodontal disease one patient at a time, and believes this to be a level of personalized treatment and attention that is rarely available.
Dr. Padley and his wife of 36 years, and their daughter live in Kansas City. He enjoys woodworking, gardening, college and professional sports.
Sarah – Office/Dental Assistant
Sarah is a native of Emporia, KS. She joined the office in 2013, after attending Kansas State University, and completing her Dental Assisting Certification from Flint Hills Technical College. Her ability to handle both chair side assisting and front desk responsibilities helps to establish the personalized relationships the office is noted for.
You’ll find her knowledgeable with a pleasant demeanor, and a willingness to help with any questions. In her time away from the office Sarah enjoys cheering on the KSU Wildcats and going to the dog park with her Boxer, Bailey.
Dr. Padley is the whole package, periodontally speaking. He encompasses everything that you could ever want in a periodontist.
He is knowledgeable, technically astute, concerned and caring. On top of it all, he is the most painless dental professional
that has ever worked on me. I truly believe that it is due to his care that this 61 year old mouth retains most of its teeth.
His staff is tremendous as well ... billing is timely and accurate. ~ Michael C.