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(620) 669-0411
James P. Gertken DDS, MICOI, FICCMO

About Us

Our Philosophy

  •     Treat everyone as you would your mother, father sister or brother.
  •     Recommend the very best dental care and provide alternatives where necessary.
  •     Maintain fair fees and excellent service.
  •     By practicing this philosophy, we can reach our goal.
  •     We want you to feel like "one of the family".


The rainbow, beautifully visible after a storm, represents an optimistic vision of the future. In the concept of preventive dental care, a person carries this rainbow above her- or himself every day. Our logo is symbolic of this positive mental attitude that allows us to preserve our health through our daily actions.


  • Comprehensive Family Dental Care
  • Dental Implants to Replace Missing Teeth (Fellow, ICOI)
  • Orthodontic Treatment for Children and Adults
  • Removal of Wisdom Teeth and Other Dental Surgeries
  • TMJ Treatment for Jaw Dysfunction (Fellow, ICCMO)
  • Referral for Specialty Care
  • Geriatric Oral Health Fellow (UMKC)
  • Bleaching, Bonding and Cosmetic Makeovers

Treatment Plans

Comprehensive care requires special planning and execution. We will work with you to provide a complete plan for your oral care

Patient Protection

By using the latest techniques, our staff ensures your protection by eliminating cross-contamination.

Each instrument is scrubbed, bagged and sterilized. The treatment area is cleaned and disinfected for each and every patient. We also use many disposable items and safety glasses.


Dental Fee Plan: We have made financial arrangements with a credit card company that will finance your dental work with approved credit. This allows you to complete your dental work without delay and make relatively small monthly payments. Applications are available.

Gradual Treatment Plan: If required, we can plan completion of your dental work by spreading your appointments over a longer period of time. We will do the most urgent work at the beginning of treatment. You decide the pace of completion.

Related Links

ADA (American Dental Association):
International Congress of Oral Implantologists:
International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics:


We use an intra-oral camera in each treatment room so individuals may learn about and better understand their particular oral health care needs. 

"Casey" Video Educational System  

These clear, concise and interesting videos help demonstrate and explain to young and young-at-heart patients the various treatments available to them or procedures they may experience.

Our Staff

We have a lively and knowledgeable team. We want you to "feel like one of the family" and our staff excels in making this philosophy a reality. The dedication displayed by these individuals over years of loyal service demonstrates a clear commitment not only to patient care but also an admiration for Dr. Gertken and his abilities as a dentist.
Mary joined the Dental Care Family staff in 2007. Her husband Pat is employed with Hutchinson Credit Union. They have two children, Erin who is employed with Underground Vault and Storage in Kansas City, MO. Joe who recently graduated from K-State, works for Delta Sigma Phi fraternity in Indianapolis, IN. She looks forward to seeing you at your next appointment. When you call, you'll probably hear her pleasant voice!
Office Assistant
Mia, the newest member to The Dental Care Family, began early in 2014 helping in the front office. She grew up in Hutchinson & is currently studying to become a certified medical coding specialist. She is married to Derrick, who is self employed in construction. They have 5 children together, Kelli, Tyler, Ayden, Davin, and Evan. Mia looks forward to helping you with your insurance questions and handling your account.
Dental Assistant
Marsha has been the chair-side dental assistant for 35 of the doctor's 39 years in business. Both Marsha and her husband, Dale, were born and raised in our community. Dale is the manager of Exhibits and Restoration at the Kansas Cosmosphere. Marsha and Dale have three children: Terrence, Lonnie and Jesse. We are honored to have her as a member of the Dental Care Family.
Dental Assistant
Angela has been a dental assistant for over 14 years, ten of those years have been spent with the Dental Care Family. She spent four years as an oral surgery assistant, while attending Kansas State University. In 2005, she returned to the area and resumed her dental assisting position she had prior to college here with Dr. Gertken. Angela is married to Derek, who is the assistant branch manager for Morrison Supply in Hutchinson. They welcomed their first child, Emmett in February 2014.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Vicki has been with Dr. Gertken for 13 years. She and her husband, Fred, who works for OneOk Hydrocarbons, have three children: Ty is a civil engineer in Las Vegas, NV. Dustin graduated with a bachelors degree from K-State and has recently received his masters degree from the University of Minnesota and works for Jack Links. Nicole graduated from HCC and received her dental hygiene degree from Missouri Southern College. Vicki received her dental hygiene degree at Missouri Southern in Joplin, Missouri. Vicki is dedicated to helping you maintain a healthy and beautiful smile.

Registered Dental Hygienist
Johanna and her husband, Nathan, are Hutchinson natives and have three children: Madeline, Elijah, and Samuel. Nathan is the band director at Prairie Hills Middle School. Johanna received her RDH from Wichita State University and has been a registered dental hygienist with Dr. Gertken for 9 years. She has enjoyed being a part of the Dental Care Family. Come say “hi” to Johanna at your next checkup.
Dental Assistant
Madison was a 2014 Nickerson High School graduate. She started working at the Dental Care Family while shadowing for a class she was taking at school. She enjoyed it so much she wanted to continue in the dental field. She assists Dr. Gertken and the hygienists, as well as keeping the lab area tidy. She begins classes at HCC in the fall to pursue pre-requesite classes in the dental field.
Bachelor of Science, Registered Dental Hygienist
Pam Gertken received her degree in dental hygiene from the University of Missouri Dental School in Kansas City. She also has completed a fellowship in geriatric dentistry from UMKC and a two-year human resource management program at HCC. Pam has contributed to the Dental Care Family in varied ways over the past 39 years. It has been deeply fulfilling to be part of the Dental Care Family. If anyone knows the dedication Dr. Gertken has for his patients and the care they receive, it is Pam. As a first-hand observer of Dr. Gertken's growth from student to advanced clinician, it has been gratifying to see an individual so dedicated to his patients and motivated to continually challenge himself and learn new and improved skills.
What does Registered Dental Hygienist mean?
When you see the letters RDH after an individual's name it signifies that he or she has completed an in-depth program in oral health maintenance and education. Many dental hygienists have a 4-year Bachelor's of Science degree. Some have a two-year Certificate in Dental Hygiene. All have completed intensive training, must meet academic requirements to be accepted into an accredited dental hygiene school, and be licensed by the Dental Board of each state. To maintain his or her licenses, an RDH must take continued education, usually from 30 to 35 hours every two years, depending upon the state he or she is licensed in.

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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