At Dental Arts in Independence, MO, we care for people, not just teeth, and we adopt our patients' priorities as our own. Our highly respected team of dentists consists of two of only 250 Accredited Cosmetic Dentists, Drs. James Elias and Kirk Opdahl, and a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Jeremy Bowen. Combining expertise and artistry, we can customize general, restorative, and cosmetic treatments to enhance your natural smile. As we understand many patients avoid dental care due to anxiety, we also offer sedation to put your mind at ease.
Get a Better Night's Sleep
Obstructive sleep apnea is a serious condition which can have major consequences on your health and overall well-being. In patients with sleep apnea, the muscles in the throat relax during sleep causing the airways to become blocked. This issue occurs throughout the night, causing interruptions in sleep.
At our practice, we provide oral appliance therapy and other treatments for sleep apnea. Our oral appliances can reposition your jaw to prevent the airways from becoming blocked. With clear airways, you can enjoy a better night's sleep and prevent other health issues from arising.
Cosmetic and Restorative
- Cosmetic Braces (Six Month Smiles)
- Cosmetic Dentistry Overview
- Dental Bonding
- Dental Bridges
- Dental Crowns
- Dental Implants
- Full and Partial Dentures
- Implant-Retained Crowns, Bridges, and Dentures
- Inlays and Onlays
- Laser Gum Contouring
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Porcelain Veneers
- Restorative Dentistry Overview
- Smile Makeover
- Teeth Whitening
- Tooth-Colored Fillings
General Dentistry Services
- Computed Tomography (CT) Scans
- Digital Radiography and Panoramic Imaging
- Gum Surgery
- Oral Cancer Screening
- Pediatric Dentistry
- Periodontal Maintenance
- Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing
- Root Canal Treatment
- Routine Dental Cleanings and Checkups
- Sedation Dentistry
- Sleep Apnea Treatment with Snore Guards
- Speech Pathology for Infants and Children
- TMJ Therapy with Oral Appliances
- Tooth Extraction
- Wisdom Tooth Removal
We know that each of our patients is unique, with different dental needs and financial priorities. We also recognize that our patients have real fears and anxiety when it comes to dental care. When you trust your smile to our compassionate dentists, you can rest assured that we will listen to your goals, respect your preferences, and design a treatment you feel confident in. Our aim is to ensure your experience exceeds your expectations.
- Drs. Opdahl, Bowen, Elias & Clark
We Care about Our Patients
Our goal is for each patient to feel comfortable and relaxed during their time at Dental Arts. Each of our 10 treatment rooms features leather massage treatment chairs, music, warm blankets, and headphones. We also provide nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation if you feel especially nervous.
We like to get to know our patients outside of the office as well. Every other year, we host a patient appreciation party with fun games and giveaways. Our last party had over 600 guests!
Making Vital Care More Accessible
At Dental Arts, we strive to ensure patients of all ages, physical abilities, and financial capabilities have access to high-quality care. Our office is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, and it is handicap accessible. We also accept most major insurance plans, and we offer several financing options through CareCredit®, Wells Fargo®, and Citi® Health.
Before your initial visit, please take a moment to fill out our patient forms. This will expedite your appointment.
We want to hear about your experience at Dental Arts. Let us know if there is anything you think we can improve.
“Though I am always nervous, I know that no matter what the situation, I could not be in better hands at Dental Arts. Thank you to you and your staff. You are all so wonderful. God bless you!” Gail