dr don sanchez

Dr. Don Sanchez

dr sanchez with grandkid in poolWe are pleased to introduce Dr. Don Sanchez, who will be joining our team of specialists in January 2020. Dr. Don brings with him over 35 years of highly esteemed professional and academic experience as a dentist, educator and orthodontist.

Before becoming an orthodontist, Dr. Don owned his own dental practice for nearly 20 years in Colorado. His desire for learning and love of dentistry led him to teaching. He became a professor at UMKC School of Dentistry where he received the UMKC Teacher of the Year Award and the UMKC Distinguished Teacher Award. After teaching for several years he became a program director at Arizona School of Dentistry.

In 2006, Dr. Don continued his education and received his orthodontic certificate from UMKC School of Dentistry. His devotion to dentistry and orthodontics has allowed him to author many publications and conduct many research projects. He was instrumental in the program development and for the start of Arizona Dental School.

In his free time, Dr. Don, enjoys spending time with his wife, Becky. They are very active in giving back to the community, volunteering and assisting with fundraising for a variety of organizations such as St. Vincent de Paul, Junior Achievement, Catholic Charities and local food pantries. Dr. Don is a family man whose greatest love is for his six grandchildren. He is their biggest cheerleader and never misses a basketball or football game. He enjoys traveling with his family and has a passion for remodeling homes.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND TRAINING:

Professional Continuing Education:
1986 – “Challenges in Public Health Dental Services Dental Practice”, Gallup, New Mexico.
1988-1991 – “Orthodontics for the General Dentist”, United States Dental Institute, Denver.
1991 – “Oral Osseointegrated Implants – The Team Approach” , VA Medical Center.
1991 – “Oral Surgery Review” Matthias Horrigan, DDS, Course Director, Kansas City.
1991 – “Sterilization Monitoring”, Indiana University School of Dentistry.
1992 – Practice Management Course. Semantidontics Training Institute, Albuquerque, NM.
1993-95 – Peter Dawson, DDS, Skills Training Seminars I, II and III, St. Petersburg, FL.
1993 – Linda Miles Practice Management Seminar. Miami, Florida.
1995. “Nitrous Oxide Administration”, University of Colorado School of Dentistry.
1995 – “Adhesive Cosmetic Dentistry” – Dr. Bertorolli, Presenter, Denver, CO.
1995 – “Diagnosis and Treatment of Masticatory System Problems” Center for Advanced Dental Study, Peter Dawson, DDS, St. Petersburg, FL.
1996 – “Equilibration: Diagnosis and Treatment of Occlusal Problems” Center for Advanced Dental Study, Peter Dawson, DDS, St. Petersburg, FL.
1997-2001 – “The Clinical Modification of Dentofacial Development”, Instructors: Gerald S. Samson, DDS, Diplomate American Board of Orthodontics; Eric Lowenhaupt, DDS, Diplomate American Board of Orthodontics; and, Carl Russell, DDS, PhD.
1998 – “Early Treatment Orthodontic Mechanics”, Alabama Pediatric Society Annual Session, Birmingham, AL
1998 – “Advanced Orthodontic Diagnosis, Prognosis, Treatment Mechanics, and Problem Solving”, American Dental Society of Ireland International Symposium, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
1998 – “New Aspects of Dentistry”, Dr. Gordon Christensen, Denver, CO.
1998 – “Periodontal Therapy of a New Millennium”, Dr. Connie Drisko, Denver, CO.
1999 – “Tomorrows Radiology Today” – University of Colorado School of Dentistry.
2000 – “Fifth Quarter Seminar on Dental Adhesives”, Dr Bertorolli, Presenter, Yosemite, CA
2000 – American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry – Expanding Knowledge Seminar, San Francisco, CA.
2001 – “Non-surgical Orthodontic Treatment for Severe Malocclusions”, Young Kim, DMD, Atlanta, GA.
2001 – “Update on Esthetic Restorative Dentistry”, UMKC School of Dentistry, Kansas City, MO.
“Pathology to the Max”, UMKC School of Dentistry, Kansas City, MO.
2001 – “Periodontal Therapy for the New Millennium”, UMKC School of Dentistry, Kansas City, MO.
2001 – “Update on Posterior Composites”, Tufts School of Dentistry, Boston, MA.
2001 – “Science of Porcelain Veneers”, Tufts School of Dentistry, Boston, MA.
2002 – “Update on Pediatrics”, UMKC School of Dentistry, Kansas City, MO.
2002 – “Current and Connected/Internet and Dentistry”, UMKC School of Dentistry,
Kansas City, MO.
2002 – “Oral-dental Management of the Cancer Patient”, UMKC School of Dentistry, Kansas City, MO.
2003 – “Dental Implants”, UMKC School of Dentistry, Kansas City, MO.
2003 – “Cultivating Clinical Competency”, UMKC School of Dentistry, Kansas City, MO.
2003 – “Multiple Choice Testing/Construction and Interpretation”, UMKC School of Dentistry, Kansas City, MO.
2003 – “Practice Management”, Lorraine Hollett/Patrick Wahl, DMD, MoAGD, Kansas City, MO.
2003 – “Restorative Dentistry”, Bruce Small, DMD, MAGD, MoAGD, Kansas City, MO.
2003 – “Surgical Reconstruction of Oncology Cases”, UMKC School of Dent., Kansas City, MO. 2003 – “HIPAA Tutorial and Overview”, UMKC School of Dentistry, Kansas City, MO.
2003 – “Removable Prosthodontic Design”, UMKC School of Dentistry, Kansas City, MO.
2003 – “Working with Difficult Students”, UMKC School of Dentistry, Kansas City, MO.
2003 – “Power Point Presentations”, “Power Point Instruction”, “Faculty Web Pages”, “Blackboard”, “Adobe Acrobat”, “Excel Spreadsheets”, and “Net g Instruction”, UMKC School of Dentistry, Kansas City, MO.
2003 – “Human Subjects Protection”, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, MO
2003 – “Substance Abuse and Stress”, UMKC School of Dentistry, Kansas City, MO
2003 – “Critical Thinking”, UMKC School of Dentistry, Kansas City, MO
2003 – “Optimum Positioning at Work”, UMKC School of Dentistry, Kansas City, MO
2003 – “Building Safety and Fire Know How”, UMKC School of Dentistry, Kansas City, MO
2003 – “ADEA 2003”, UMKC School of Dentistry, Kansas City, MO
2003 – “Research Opportunities”, UMKC School of Dentistry, Kansas City, MO
2003 – “Evidence-Based Dentistry”, Dalhousie University, Atlanta, GA
2003 – “PowerPoint Presentations”, UMKC School of Dentistry, Kansas City, MO.
2003 – “PowerPoint and Teaching”, UMKC School of Dentistry, Kansas City, MO.
2003 – “Blackboard Software and Teaching”, UMKC School of Dentistry, Kansas City, MO.
2003 – “Acrobat Software and Teaching”, UMKC School of Dentistry, Kansas City, MO.
2003 – “Excel Grade Spreadsheets”, UMKC School of Dentistry, Kansas City, MO.
2003 – “Class Distribution Lists”, UMKC School of Dentistry, Kansas City, MO.
2003 – “Human Subjects Protection Training”, KU Medical Center, Kansas City, MO.
2003 – “Human Subject Assurance Training”, OHRP, Kansas City, MO.
2003 – “IRB Update”, UMKC School of Dentistry, Kansas City, MO.
2004 – “Dentoalveolar Surgery”, Drs. Butler and Candalaria, Midwest Dental Conference, Kansas City, MO
2004 – “Updates in Periodontics”, Midwest Dental Conference, Kansas City, MO
2004 – “2004 OSHA Update”, Dr. Perkins, Cape Girardeau Dental Study Club, MO
2004 – “Bonding at the Gingival Margins”, Dr. Puric, Cape Girardeau Dental Study Club, MO
2004 – SWSO, Annual Meeting, Oklahoma City, OK
2005 – “The Early Treatment Controversy”, Midwest Dental Conference, UMKC School of Dentistry.
2005 – “Postural Orthodontics & Mandibular Repositioning”, Midwest Dental Conference, UMKC School of Dentistry
2005 – Tweed Study Course, Tucson, Arizona
2005 – AAO International Conference, San Francisco, California
2005 – SWSO, Annual Meeting, Austin, TX
2006 – Tweed Study Club of the Midwest, “Invisalign Techniques and Applications”, Mission, KS
2006 – Tweed Study Club of the Midwest, “Contemporary Class II Correction”, Mission, KS
2006 – Mid-West Dental Conference, “The Twenty-First Century…Where are YOU”, Kansas City, Missouri.
2006 – Present A multitude of continuing education courses on file (Available upon request).

PAST AND PRESENT PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:

Member, American Dental Education Association, Chair of the Section on Orthodontics 2009

Former Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics

Member, American Association of Orthodontists

UMKC School of Dentistry “2003 Teacher of the Year-Team III” Award

UMKC School of Dentistry “2003 Distinguished Teacher” Award

Member, Charles H. Tweed International Foundation for Orthodontic Research and Education

Member & Sponsor, Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity, UMKC School of Dentistry

Member, Academy of General Dentistry

Member, American Dental Association

Member, Arizona Dental Association

Lifetime Member, Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society

American Academy of Oral Medicine Certificate of Merit

COMMITTEES AND COMMUNITY SERVICE/HONORS:

Member, Redlake Indian Hospital Safety Committee.

Member, Redlake Indian Hospital Quality Assurance Committee.

Member, Admissions Committee, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry, 1983-85.

Treasurer, Board of Directors, Berkshire Village Cooperative Townhouses, Inc. Kansas City, Kansas.

Assistant Cub Master, Tiger Cub Coordinator, Pack #61. Assistant Cub Master, Cub Master, Pack #492, Montrose, Colorado.

Member, Knights of Columbus. Youth Committee Chairman.

“Family of the Year Award”, Knights of Columbus, 1988.

Eucharistic Minister, St. Phillips Church, Bemidji, Minnesota; St. Dominics’s Church, Garden City, Kansas; St. Mary’s Church, Montrose, Colorado.

Confirmation Teacher, St. Mary’s Church; First Eucharist Class Teacher, St. Mary’s Church.

Application and Grant Committee to obtain Federal Funding for Head Start Program, 1992. Head Start Parent Advisory Committee, 1992-2002. Head Start Health Advisory Committee, 1992-2002.

Member, Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Montrose, Colorado.  President of Chamber of Commerce Redcoat Ambassador Organization; Chairperson and Emcee for National Association of Chamber Ambassadors Convention hosted in Montrose, Colorado.

Community Service Award, Colorado West Noon Lions Club.

Montrose Recreation and Little League Baseball Association coaching and team sponsoring positions, 1989 to 1997.

Monte de Rosa High School Scholarship Selection Committee, 1995.

Montrose Soccer Club Girls Competitive Coach, 1995-2001.

Member, Interview Committee UMKC School of Dentistry Admissions, 2002-2004.

Member and Chair, Membership Committee Missouri Academy of General Dentistry, 2003.

Member, Faculty Council UMKC School of Dentistry, 2003.

Member Clinical Activities Committee ATSU, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, 2006.

Member Sub-committee on Clinical Education ATSU, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, 2006.

Member Dental Research Committee ATSU, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, 2006.

PRESENTATIONS:

2010 – Present Several Presentations On Orthodontic Treatment for Burleson Orthodontics, Kansas City, MO and Pediatric Dental Specialists, Gilbert, AZ
2006 -2009 – Several Orthodontic Presentations, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. Mesa, Arizona.
2006 – UMKC School of Dentistry, Master’s Degree Thesis Defense.
2005 – UMKC School of Dentistry, “What the Evidence Says and Where to Find It”.
1993-1995 – Community Options, Inc. Infection Control Seminars for Medical Personnel.
1992-2002 – Head Start Seminars on Dentistry and Families.
1988 – All staff inservice, “New Policies on Infection Control”.
1987 – USPHS, Medical Staff Inservice “Baby Bottle Tooth Decay and Flouride Supplementation”.
1986 – USPHS, Medical Staff Inservice “Basic Dental Anatomy, Morphology and Terminology”.
1984 – UMKC Alumni Association Convention, “Direct and In-direct Pulp Capping Techniques-The Clinical Approach”.
1983 – UMKC Alumni Association Convention, “Preventative Dentistry for the Handicapped Patient”.

MAJOR TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES:

2008-2009       Orthodontic Biomaterials, Orthodontic Biomechanics, Graduate Occlusion, Postgraduate Clinical Instructor, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. Mesa, Arizona.

2006-2008      Orthodontic Biomaterials, Orthodontic Biomechanics, Occlusion, Craniofacial Growth and Development II, Literature Review I and II, Postgraduate Clinical Instructor, Pre-doctoral Orthodontics, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. Mesa, Arizona.

2003-2004      Head Instructor, Grand Rounds, UMKC School of Dentistry, Kansas City, MO.

2002-2004      Assistant Professor, Clinical Instructor, UMKC School of Dentistry, Kansas City, MO.

RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS:

2008 – Park JH, Sanchez D. Dual Approach for Moving a Blocked-Out Tooth into the Arch. JCO, Vol. XLII(6), 356-357. June 2008.

2006 – Sanchez D, Walker M, Kula K, Williams K. The Corrosive Effect of Topical Fluoride on Fracture Strength of Ceramic Orthodontic Brackets. Angle Ortho., 78(3), 524-530. May 2008.

2003 – Kula K, Kim N, Sanchez D, Williams K. Relation of Orthodontic Treatment Outcome and Number of Assigned Residents. (Abst. No. 796). Jour Dent Res 2005:84:Spec Iss.