Meet Your Lenexa Dentist
Dr. Dennis C. Ayer
Dr. Dennis C. Ayer received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. Then, after a brief two-year stint in marketing with Pfizer, Inc., he began his dental studies at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. In 1984, the same year he graduated, Dennis C. Ayer, DDS was founded with the goal of providing comprehensive, advanced dentistry and cosmetic dentistry.
Since earning his DDS, Dr. Ayer has attended numerous post-graduate continuing education courses, logging over 3,500 hours. In these classes, he focused primarily on the medical and cosmetic aspects of dentistry. As an active member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, he’s had extra opportunities to sharpen his skills with Botox and dermal fillers.
Dr. Ayer’s other affiliations include the:
- American Dental Association
- Kansas Dental Association
- Fifth District Dental Society
- International College of Oral Implantologists
Dr. Ayer’s post-graduate education has also included programs sponsored by the Las Vegas Institute, Dr. Omer Reed’s Study Group, and the Madow Study Group. Furthermore, he is certified to offer dental implants, Invisalign, Botox, dermal fillers, and SomnoMed.
Dr. Ayer has always been a huge advocate for service. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal in 2016 from the U.S. Army and the "Cross of St. Benedict" in 2014 for his lifelong efforts dedicated to Benedictine College. He is currently a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve serving as the IMA Commander. Dr. Ayer is also an active member of St. Joseph’s Parish, Lenexa’s Chamber of Commerce, the Leadership Lenexa Program, the Greater Kansas City Sports Commission, and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Additionally, he is a founder, and the recent 20 year past President of the Benedictine Raven Soccer Booster Club along with being issued the first U.S.S.F. soccer coaching license in the state of Kansas (active “C” License since 1979).
Dr. Ayer and his spouse Ginny were married in 1981. Together they have three grown children. When he’s not helping patients create beautiful smiles he enjoys family, friends, exercise, lake activities, some golf, rock and roll music, and viewing various sports like soccer, baseball, football and hockey.