Meet Dr. Kent Peterson

Being a dental professional is a great responsibility. I find helping my patients understand how dentistry can make their lives healthier and happier to be very rewarding. The best part of my job is getting to know my patients, many of whom have been coming to the office since I started practicing. I enjoy catching up with old friends and meeting new ones.

Education and Continuing Education

My path to dentistry began in Topeka, where I grew up. I earned biology and chemistry degrees from Washburn University, and continued my education at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, where I earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1993. After graduation, my wife Patricia and I moved to Lawrence, where we’ve been happy to be a part of such an active community.

Through the years, I have continued my education with the Spear Study Club to keep up to date with cutting-edge dentistry, and have attended continuing education seminars on a variety of topics. In addition, I’m an active member in the American Dental Association and the Douglas County Dental Society.

Outside the Office

Our home has always been very busy with our four children: Thomas, Meg, and the twins John and Matthew. Thomas and Meg are students at KU, and John and Matthew are seniors at Lawrence High School. We also have two big Labs and two cats we adopted from the Lawrence Humane Society. Our third cat arrived at our home in the undercarriage of our daughter’s car, and stayed.

In my spare time, I work on restoring my 1969 Mustang convertible, enjoy being a member of the Lawrence Antique Auto Club and American Legion, and am an active member of the Boy Scouts. I have proudly seen two sons earn their Eagle Scout rank. I am also a retired Major from the Kansas Army National Guard, in which I served as the State Dental Officer.