I am Dr. Douglas W. Arjes. I am a general (family) dentist and have been practicing dentistry since 1978. I have been in practice with Dr. Robert G. Marx since 1993. I provide complete dental care for all ages and have extensive training in all areas of dentistry including natural appearing fillings and crowns, braces (traditional and Invisalign/ClearCorrect), dentures and partials, root canals, and gentle removal of teeth. In addition, I provide implants-supported crowns and dentures, full mouth dental reconstruction, laser dentistry using Waterlase, periodontal treatment and cosmetic dentistry.
I sincerely believe that a healthy and attractive smile is very important to one’s overall health and happiness. I have dedicated my life to improving the health and appearance of smiles and making the dental experience comfortable and rewarding for my dental patients. I also strive to “cater to cowards”—to help the dentally apprehensive patient to become more comfortable and to be able to achieve the dental health they deserve.
Many of my patients mention that my practice is unique in a number of ways. They mention the friendly and caring atmosphere and the willingness of the staff and me to listen and make them feel at home. They also frequently are impressed with our completely up-to-date dental office, the best in current technology, and the professionalism of the outstanding staff members. I feel you will experience the care of a dental staff that is friendly, intelligent and talented, and who share my passion for high quality dental care, a friendly environment and a long lasting relationships with our patients.
On the personal side, I was born and reared in Iowa—an Iowa farm boy. I attended Iowa State University for three years and was accepted into dental school at the University of Iowa. I received my dental degree from the University of Iowa in 1978. My wife, Brenda and I have two sons. We are also very proud grandparents of an awesome grandson. I could go on for pages about my family, but suffice it to say, we feel very blessed.
Dr. Marx and I are very committed to our community. Our office annually provides free dental exams, cleanings and treatment for underprivileged children of Kansas City through the “Have A Heart” Program—a program founded by Dr. Marx. Our office has helped more than 2000 children since 1987. Our office has also sponsored “Set A Good Example” contest where school children learn and apply moral precepts in their lives. Dr. Marx and I have also been involved in the drug education programs.
I truly enjoy being a dentist and I very much enjoy being in family dentistry where I take care of the dental needs of patients of all ages. I would like to welcome you to my family of patients.