Although an accomplished musician, Gloria Roberts chose to make dentistry and not music her “work”. She graduated from the UMKC School of Dentistry twice – first as a member of the dental hygiene class and then as a dentist.
Dr. Roberts served as the original Clinical Director for Special Smiles Kansas, a component of the Special Olympics program, Healthy Athletes.
Along with her husband Jeff, for over 40 years she has been dedicated to raising her children and treating people’s dental needs. After working over 20 years in dentistry as a hygienist and then an associate, Dr. Roberts opened Grace Dental in 1998. She has been the recipient of many awards, including being named also Young Alumna of the Year from UMKC School of Dentistry. Her dedication to improve overall dental IQs of patients and others, including the need for tobacco cessation and higher safety standards in sports, as well as, service with the Academy for Sports Dentistry, earned Dr. Roberts the title of Fellow with that organization in 2005.
When asked what stands out the most in her career, she immediately responded, “It’s the people. The people I’ve worked with and learned from. And more importantly, the people who I have had the opportunity to help. This is the essence of Grace Dental and It still keeps me going today.”
12611 Antioch Rd
Overland Park, KS 66213
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