Dr. John Fales and his team were honored with the Volunteer of the Year Award from the America’s Dentists Care Foundation (ADCF) on Friday, February 13.
ADCF’s Executive Director, Bill Blasing, presented the award at the KMOM Salina volunteer dinner that evening.
Dr. John Fales is a pediatric dentist who practices in Olathe, KS. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Cellular Biology from the University of Kansas in 1978. He then attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry and obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1982. He completed a residency in pediatric dentistry in 1991 at the Children’s Mercy Hospital and the UMKC School of Dentistry in Kansas City, Missouri. Also in 1991, Dr. Fales earned a Master of Science in Oral Biology from UMKC School of Dentistry.
Dr. Fales has presented numerous lectures to pre-school and public school students, as well as to parents, teachers and community organizations. He has presented seminars to dental professionals regarding laser dentistry.
He gives back to the community by volunteering with the Donated Dental Services, Johnson County Health Partnership, UMKC/Olathe Schools Miles of Smiles, Olathe Schools Community Care Program, Project Ready Smile, Pet Partners/Delta Society, Kiwanis International, Boy Scouts of America and the Kansas Dental Charitable Foundation.
Dr. Fales currently serves as the Vice-President of the Kansas Dental Association, as well as the Chairman of the KDA’s Council on Children’s Dental Health. He is also the current President of the Kansas Association of Pediatric Dentists. He is a member of the Advocacy Team for the American Academy of Pediataric Dentistry and is on the Boards of Directors for Oral Health Kansas and America’s Dentists Care Foundation, where he serves as Vice President.