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James P. Gertken DDS, MICOI, FICCMO

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Dental Care Family Philosophy

"Treat everyone with the same care you would if they were your Mother, Father, Sister or Brother.  Recommend the very best care for their Dental Health and provide alternatives where necessary.  Maintain fair fees and provide Excellent Service."

James P. Gertken Master of Implantology, ICOI

Dr. Gertken is a native of St. Louis, Missouri and one of seven children. He received a ROTC scholarship to Loyola University of the South in New Orleans, and graduated with a chemistry degree in secondary education. He graduated from the University of Missouri at Kansas City Dental School with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 1975. While a student at UMKC, Dr. Gertken, his wife, Pam, and a small group of students won two national awards for their work in establishing the Westport Free Dental Clinic, which is still in operation. He and his wife Pam have 2 sons.  Jon Thomas and his wife Natalie are both physicians and reside in the Kansas City area.  JT specializes in physical medicine at Heartland Hospital in St. Joe and Natalie is a pediatric cardiologist at Children's Mercy.  They recently welcomed their first child, Fiona in August.  Matthew and Libby both graduated from The University of Kansas and received their doctorate degrees from the University of Texas in 2013.  They currently live in South Bend, Indiana with their son, Philip. Matthew received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to write a book in Irish studies at Notre Dame University.


In 1975, he established the Dental Care Family practice in Hutchinson, Kansas. Dr. Gertken provides a full range of services in a general practice setting. Dr. Gertken has dedicated his time toward continuing education to have the most up to date services for his patients.  He offers a wide spectrum of procedures, which has allowed him to achieve the following distinctions:
  • Master of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Completion of residency in Oral Implantology at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio.
  • Fellow of the International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics and a Geriatric Oral Health Care Fellow at the University of Missouri at Kansas City.

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Dental Care Family

2901 N. Lorraine St. Suite A
Hutchinson, KS 67502
Phone: (620) 669-0411

Business Hours

Mon: 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tue - Fri: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM