Christopher F. Wick, D.D.S., Dentist
Dr. Wick was born and raised in a very small town in southeast Missouri. He graduated in a high school class of about 30 students. Dr. Wick worked at his father’s dental office for years during high school. It was there that he developed a passion for being a dentist. He is always stating how he implements several things that he saw his father be successful at. Dr. Wick was accepted to dental school in 1997 directly out of high school as part of the 6 year program offered by UMKC . After graduating from dental school, he took a position in New Madrid, Missouri with the SEMO Health Network as a practicing dentist. Dr. Wick worked with patients in the clinic but also worked with them outside the office setting as he operated a mobile dental clinic in the evenings. The main focus of the mobile unit was to deliver dental services to patients who could not get to the office, in particular, migratory workers. During his time at SEMO, he was recognized for his efforts in the community by his peers and administrators.
After working in the public health setting it was time for him to return to his new home town of Kansas City. It was then, in 2004, that he started Shoal Valley Dental. He has been here ever since and truly enjoys working at Shoal Valley. Dr. Wick says, “I really want to try to be the best person I can be…I want patients to know that when they are in my chair I will care about them and their needs and try to treat them exactly as I would want to be treated.” “I also want patients to know that treating patients as we would want to be treated is not just my philosophy, but its a core principle of our practice. Its something all of us focus on daily.”