Meet the Doctor

Dr. Chris Yelton grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City where he received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish.

While in dental school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, he participated in endodontic research and gave presentations at numerous professional meetings all over the United States. Dr. Yelton graduated Summa Cum Laude and was accepted straight out of dental school into the Stowers-Johnson Postgraduate Endodontic Program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. 

While in his residency Dr. Yelton served as Chief Resident, gave endodontic lectures and provided clinical assistance and supervision to dental students, and published articles in the Journal of Endodontics. Dr. Yelton has published articles on obturation, 3D imaging with CBCT, and the use of ultrasonics.  

Dr. Yelton enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family.  He is fluent in Spanish.  In 8 short years, Dr. Yelton has grown Essential Endodontics into 3 practices and his goal is to continue to grow the Essential Endodontic family!

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Chris Yelton, D.D.S.

OWNER, ENDODONTIST


Education

June 2009 UMKC School of Dentistry | Kansas City, MO
Postgraduate Certificate in Endodontics

May 2007 UMKC School of Dentistry | Kansas City, MO
Doctorate of Dental Surgery

May 2002 University of Missouri | Kansas City, MO
B.S. Biology

May 2002 University of Missouri | Kansas City, MO
B.A. Spanish

Aug 1998 – Aug 1999 University of Missouri | Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico
Foreign exchange student from UMKC

Dental School GPA                                                                                                                                                                                                            3.978 on 4.0 scale; Summa Cum Laude

Class Rank 2nd out of 95 students in UMKC SOD Class of 2007

National Board Dental Examination Part I Composite Score 95

National Board Dental Examination Part II Composite Score 90

Postgraduate Endodontics GPA 4.000

Postgraduate Endodontics Class Rank 1st

Languages

English (1st language)
Spanish (fluent)

Professional Presentations

April 2009 AAE Annual Session | Orlando, FL
Comparison of the Efficiency of Ultrasonic Tips to Remove Dentin Over Time in a Novel Experimental Model with a Previously Determined Downward Force

March 2009 Midwest Dental Conf. | Kansas City, MO
Comparison of the Efficiency of Ultrasonic Tips to Remove Dentin Over Time

April 2007 AAE Annual Session | Philadelphia, PA
Measurements of morphological landmarks in human maxillary and mandibular molars

October 2006 Hinman Symposium | Memphis, TE
Thermoplasticized Gutta Percha Delivery System: Effect of Varying Canal Preparations on Obturation Quality

March 2006 AAE Annual Session | Honolulu, HI
Investigation of the Coronal Sealing Ability of a Flowable Composite, Resin-Ionomer, Glass Ionomer, and MTA Using a Dye Extraction Technique

March 2006 Midwest Dental Conf. | Kansas City, MO
Assessment of a Thermoplasticized Gutta-Percha Delivery System to Effectively Obturate Canals with Varying Preparation Dimensions

Bibliography

Yelton C, Walker MP, Lee C, Dryden JA, Kulild JC. Assessment of a Thermoplasticized Gutta-Percha Delivery System to Effectively Obturate Canals with Varying Preparation Dimensions. J Endod 2007; 33: 156-9.

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Blattner TC, George N, Lee CC, Kumar V, Yelton CDJ.  Efficacy of Cone-Beam Computed Tomography as a Modality to Accurately Identify the Presence of Second Mesiobuccal Canals in Maxillary First and Second Molars:  A Pilot Study.  J Endod 2010; 36: 867-70.

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 Yelton C, Lawlor K, Kulild JC, Walker MP. Comparison of the efficiency of four different ultrasonic tips to remove dentin over time. J Endod 2010; 36: 529-31.

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Yelton C, Lawlor K, Kulild JC, Walker MP. Comparison of the Efficiency of Ultrasonic Tips to Remove Dentin Over Time. J Endod 2009; 35: 434.(Abstract)

Lawlor KL, Yelton C, Kulild JC, Walker MP. Dentin Removal Efficiency of the BUC-1TM Ultrasonic Tip Over Time. J Endod 2009; 35: 434. (Abstract)

Reavley BA, Yelton CDJ, Lee C, Dunlap S. Measurements of Morphological Landmarks in Human Maxillary and Mandibular Molars. J Endod 2007: 33: 364. (Abstract)

Collins JW, Lee C, Yelton C, Glaros A. Investigation of the Coronal Sealing Ability of a Flowable Composite, Resin-Ionomer, and Glass Ionomer Using a Dye Extraction Technique. J Endod 2006; 32: 262. (Abstract)

Lawlor K, Yelton C, Kulild JC, Walker MP. Efficiency of the Buc-1™ Ultrasonic Tip Over Time. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 2010; 109: e107-9.

Professional Memberships

American Association of Endodontists, Member

American Dental Association, Member

Texas Dental Association, Member

Fort Worth Dental Society, Member

Psi Omega Professional Fraternity, Past Vice President

Omicron Kappa Upsilon-Rho Chapter, Member

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