About James F. Otten DDS, FACD

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About James F. Otten DDS, FACD

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Dr. Jim Otten lives in Lawrence Kansas with his wife and partner of 30 years Vickie. He is also fortunate to have a wonderful son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter Lexi James living in San Diego who he visits regularly.

He obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry in 1981 and went on to residency in General Practice and Hospital Dentistry at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Leavenworth, Kansas. Post graduately, Dr Otten completed the curriculum at the Center for Advanced Dental Studies at the Dawson Center and the Pankey Institute completing Continuum I-VI plus Advanced Studies in Implants, Esthetics, Practice Management, Leadership and TMD. He has also continues to study at the Piper Education and Research Center, St Petersburg FL, completing seminars I-III as well as Advanced Diagnosis, Management and Treatment of TM Disorders from 1994-2013.

Dr Otten has served as Associate Professor of Prosthodontics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry, is currently a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, Lead Visiting Faculty at the Pankey Institute; Visiting Faculty, Newport Coast Orofacial Institute, Newport Beach CA, and Pankey Institute Provost and Board of Directors/Advisors 2005 – current.

Dr Otten is a member of the Medical Staff of Lawrence Memorial Hospital Department of Surgery and maintains a relationship based Private Practice focusing on the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of advanced restorative care including emphasis on TMD, Occlusal Compromise, Esthetics and Implant Dentistry. He has also lectured regionally and nationally on Concepts of Occlusion, TMD management, leadership.

In addition to the ACD Fellowship, Dr Otten maintains active membership in the American Equilibration Society and American Academy of Restorative Dentistry. Outside of dentistry he is a community leader active in academic leadership at the University of Kansas and enjoys photography, hiking and biking in his spare time.


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