Kathryn  Gross

Kathryn
Gross

DDS

Salina, Kansas

Kathryn  Gross

Salina, Kansas

Dr. Kate Gross earned her Bachelor of the Arts in Human Biology at the University of Kansas and completed her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and the Crown Council. She is an Achievement Award recipient of the American Orthodontic Society, and past president of the Salina Dental Society. She enjoys attending continuing education courses that present ways that patients can improve their quality of life and have a healthy, beautiful mouth and smile. Most recently, Dr. Gross has completed courses for Invisalign®, sleep apnea, and comprehensive orthodontics.

Dr. Gross is active in the community and has volunteered for the Kansas Mission of Mercy, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Salina, AMBUCS, and The Greater Salina Community Foundation’s Fairy Godmother program. Throughout her career, she has been actively involved in many dental mission projects. She has traveled internationally to treat patients in Guatemala, Venezuela, and the Dominican Republic. She also has worked at several outreach programs in the Midwest to help needy children and adults. In 2004, Dr. Gross served as co-chairman of the KMOM project in Salina, a program that provided over $1 million worth of free dental care to the indigent and uninsured in one weekend. Dr. Gross also is passionate about promoting women in dentistry and in the sciences, and she volunteers regularly to lecture to teenage girls in the community on this topic. Dr. Gross has lectured for the International 3D Congress on Dental Imaging on 3D imaging in orthodontic diagnosis and analysis.

Dr. Gross lives in Salina, KS with her husband Guy, and their three wonderful, sweet, active kids, Gunnar, Grayton, and Kallia. She shares in the joys of running a dental practice with her husband, and enjoys nightly recaps of the day as only a dental couple can! Dr. Gross enjoys coaching and watching her children play sports and dance, as they pursue their passions both on the field and stage! Dr. Gross can be found running for pleasure and spending time outdoors.

Upcoming Webinars

Date Category Faculty Member Webinar Title
11.24.15 Pedodontics Kathryn Gross “Tame the Beast” of Dentistry’s Greatest Stressors: Kids and High Fear Patients
“Tame the Beast” of Dentistry’s Greatest Stressors: Kids and High Fear Patients

“Tame the Beast” of Dentistry’s Greatest Stressors: Kids and High Fear Patients

Location: Webinar
AVAILABLE VIA VIDEO ONLY. CLICK REGISTER TO VIEW. PLEASE EMAIL CLINICAL@DCDENTAL.COM FOR QUIZ AND TO RECEIVE SELF STUDY CE.
Treating children and high fear patients are two of the most stressful scenarios in a day-to-day general dental practice.  Either one of these types of patients can derail your schedule and turn your day into chaos. . . . that is, if you let them.
Using these tried and true tips, tools, and techniques, has nearly eliminated the troublesome pitfalls of treating both of these high-maintenance patients in my office. In fact, I have found ways to turn them into some of my most enjoyable challenges.
Listen for ways to decrease your stress, improve your bottom line, and gain more new patients by taking care of these situations.  No need to turn children and high fear patients away, by referring them to a specialist or another colleague, because you simply feel that it is too risky to jeopardize the schedule.  Use these methods to your advantage and put the odds in your favor.  It is possible to make these patients into your most profitable appointments, while making your day hum along with perfect harmony.
Credits: 1.5
Cost: Free
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03.22.16 Practice Efficiency Kathryn Gross Propel Your Practice to Continuous Growth
Propel Your Practice to Continuous Growth

Propel Your Practice to Continuous Growth

Location: Webinar

Course Description: 

We all have complex patients, and they take more of our valuable time, and create stress in the practice.  What we all truly want is a smooth dental experience for our patients, a schedule that runs on time, a team that seamlessly guides the patient through the flow of each appointment, and a way to manage chaos when it does hit.  In this webinar, learn how to handle the time sensitive management of  these challenges, especially high fear patients.

 

This webinar will explore specific ways to not only improve your practice financially, but also to enjoy your days doing dentistry more than ever before. These time-tested tools, approaches, and procedures have all been of great value to all of the dentists in our practice, and they will be to you as well.  This webinar will delve to the heart of what has made our multi-doctor, multi-location practice successful over our combined 65 years-worth of practical, clinical experience.

 

Course Objectives:

-          Increase patient acceptance of your treatment plan

-          Tap into two highly profitable facets of dentistry that you should be doing ASAP

-          Discover how to navigate between being a caregiver and a smile provider

-          Learn clinical tips to alleviate the stress of doing dentistry on the complex patient.

 

Credits: 1.5
Cost: Free
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12.06.16 Orthodontics Kathryn Gross You CAN Do Orthodontics!
You CAN Do Orthodontics!

You CAN Do Orthodontics!

Location: Online
If you are anything like most dentists, you do a lot of work that rarely gets noticed, by the patient or others.  You work all day and wonder, does the patient even notice that there teeth are healthier and stronger?  Whether the patient just got a mouthful of fillings or a couple $1000 worth of crowns, inlays, or onlays,  there is rarely another word stated about the work you completed, unless it causes problems.  
 
Enter orthodontics!  Orthodontics is a rewarding way to make a difference for patients’ smiles, both while they are growing and when they are adults.  And not only do the patients notice a difference at each appointment but their friends and families do too.  If you want to make an impact, and find a way to get your work recognized, not only at the end, but also while the work is being accomplished, then consider incorporating orthodontics into your practice.  
 
As a general dentist, I have been doing orthodontic treatment on my patients, from 6-60 years of age.  I will share with you the time-tested tools and techniques that I have used for 12 years, how to practically guarantee a successful outcome, and how to select the best patients to treat.
 
Learning objectives:
  • How to get your orthodontic practice geared up and going within the setting of your general dental office  
  • Understand the impact orthodontic patients can have on the growth of your practice and the referrals to you
  • Learn clinical and organizational skills to virtually guarantee success throughout the course of treatment
Credits: 1.5
Cost: Free
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