For Immediate Release from the Missouri Dental Association

Dr. Aaron Bumann, Kansas City Pediatric Dentist, Honored as MDA Dentist of the Year

Jefferson City, MO. – Dr. Aaron Bumann, a pediatric dentist who practices in Kansas City, Mo., has been named the 2023 Missouri Dental Association (MDA) Dentist of the Year Award winner. He was honored at the Association’s annual awards banquet hosted during its House of Delegates at Margaritaville Lake Resort, June 21, 2024.

The Dentist of the Year Award recognizes a member dentist who has demonstrated outstanding service to the Association, to the profession of dentistry, and/or to the community in the past year.

Dr. Bumann is known for his passion to ensure access to dental care, especially for Missouri children in vulnerable populations. Specifically in the past year, his work on the Medicaid Subcommittee of the Missouri Coalition for Oral Health has had a significant impact on dentists serving Medicaid families. Dr. Bumann is also recognized for his advocacy efforts at the state and federal levels for programs that help provide dental services to these vulnerable populations. Among various leadership roles in numerous organizations, he annually participates in the MDA Dental Day at the Capitol and is an Action Team Leader for the ADA Dentist and Student Lobby Day, through which he encourages other colleagues to participate as Dental Medicaid providers.

In 2023 he was selected by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists to be part of the Leadership Institute through the Kellogg School of Management, a highly competitive program from which he will gain skills to use in his career and as an advocate to advance children’s oral health. Also in 2023, he was selected as an American Dental Association 10 Under 10 Award winner, an annual program that recognizes 10 dentists (graduated from dental school less than 10 years ago) who demonstrate excellence and inspire others in science, research and education, practice excellence, philanthropy, leadership and advocacy.

In addition to the MDA and ADA, Dr. Bumann is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Missouri Coalition for Oral Health and the American Dental Education Association. He is a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy and American College of Dentists and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

His professional education includes an undergraduate degree from Bethel University, St. Paul, Minn.; a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Minneapolis; an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at Lutheran Medical Center/Center for Family Health, Jackson, Mich., and, a Pediatric Dental Residency at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Penn. He previously was an adjunct faculty at two different dental schools.

Dr. Bumann practices at Dentistry for Children in Kansas City, Mo. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Bumann enjoys time with his wife, Dr. Erin Bumann, a dentist faculty member at UMKC School of Dentistry, and his two young children.