Meet the Doctor

Chris Yelton, D.D.S.


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 Endodontics family!

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

Dr Chris Yelton


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, MX 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)