John T. Fales, Jr., D.D.S., M.S.
Dr. Fales earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Cellular Biology from the University of Kansas in 1978. He then attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry and obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1982. He completed a residency in pediatric dentistry in 1991 at Children’s Mercy Hospital and the UMKC School of Dentistry in Kansas City, Missouri. Also in 1991, Dr. Fales earned a Master of Science in Oral Biology from UMKC School of Dentistry.
Dr. Fales has presented numerous lectures to pre-school and public school students, as well as to parents, teachers and community organizations. He has also presented seminars to dental professionals regarding laser dentistry.
He gives back to the community by volunteering with the Kansas Donated Dental Services, Olathe Schools Community Care Program, Pet Partners/Delta Society, Kiwanis International, Boy Scouts of America, Kansas Dental Charitable Foundation and the America’s Dentists Care Foundation where he currently serves as the President of the Board of Directors.
Dr. Fales’ professional affiliations include the American Dental Association, the Kansas Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Southwest Society of Pediatric Dentistry, Fifth District Dental Society, Kansas Association of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Kansas City Association of Pediatric Dentists. He is a fellow in the American College of Dentists and a fellow in the International College of Dentists.
He is a past-president of the Fifth District Dental Society of Kansas where he has been a member since 1982. Dr. Fales is current President of the Kansas Dental Association and also serves as President of the Kansas Association of Pediatric Dentists. He is a member of the Advocacy Team for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and is on the Board of Directors for Oral Health Kansas and America's Dentists Care Foundation. Dr. Fales serves on the Oral Health Kansas Advisory Committee and the Oral Health Kansas Dental Champions Advisory Board
Dr. Fales was honored as the Dentist of the Year by the Fifth District Dental Society of Kansas in 2007. He was the recipient of the Susan Brockman-Bell Humanitarian Award in 2009. and is a graduate of the Oral Health Kansas Dental Champions Class of 2010. In 2011, Dr. Fales was honored as the Kansas Dentist Clinician of the year by Oral Health Kansas. Most recently, Dr. Fales received national recognition as the Volunteer of the Year, from the America’s Dentists Care Foundation.
Dr. Fales and his wife have two adult children and a beautiful granddaughter. In his spare time, he enjoys flying, gardening, woodworking, water gardening, working on his cars, playing the drums and guitar and spending time with family and friends. He is a member of the Advent Lutheran Church, where he sings in the Chancel Choir.