About Us:

Dr. Kavanaugh and his talented staff do their best to make your orthodontic treatment pleasant and as much fun as possible. He believes that he is a very lucky man to have found a job that is so much fun! Outside of the office, he supports over 20 local schools and multiple softball and baseball teams. In his spare time, he loves to garden and travel.

Meet Our Doctor


Completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education, Chemistry Major at Northwest Missouri University in Maryville, MO
Completed a Doctorate of Dental Surgery Degree at University of Missouri at Kansas City
Completed an Orthodontic Degree at the University of Missouri at Kansas City Graduate School


Missouri Dental Association, American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, Midwestern Orthodontic Society, Missouri Orthodontic Society, Pierre Fouchard Academy, American Cleft Palate Association, Missouri Crippled Childrens Service, Greater Kansas City Dental Abstract Study Club, Lafayette Dental Study Club, Clay-Platte Dental Society, Associate Member of Northwest Dental Society, Member of Jefferson City Dental Society, and Member of Optimist International.

Dr. Ed Kavanaugh, in the past, has also served as:

Kansas City Missouri Police Commissioner, President of Kansas City Missouri Police Board, Associate Clinical Professor-University of Missouri School of Dentistry, President of Clay-Platte Dental Society, President of Greater Kansas City Dental Society, Missouri Delegate of American Dental Association House of Delegates, Budget and Financial Committee for American Dental Association, Two-Term Member of Missouri Dental Association Board of Governors, Sixth District Budget and Financial Committee for 6 years for the American Dental Association, Board of Directors of Greater Kansas City Dental Society, Secretary-Treasurer of Missouri Dental Political Action Committee, President of Northland Optimist Club, Lt. Governor of Optimist International, Kansas City Crime Commission, Board Member Shepherd Memorial Youth Center, Board Member Northwest Education Foundation, Financial Committee of Northwest Missouri University Education Foundation, President of Northwest Missouri University of Kansas City Alumni Association, Board Member of Clay County Development, Inc., Board Member of The Industrial Development Authority of Clay County, Member Board of Regents of Missouri Valley College, President Clay County Highway Commission, Member of Chillicothe, Missouri Chamber of Commerce, Member of Sedalia, Missouri Chamber of Commerce, Member of Kearney, Missouri Optimist Club, Member of Cameron, Missouri Chamber of Commerce, Member of Northland Chamber of Commerce, and served on numerous bank boards.

Dr. Ed Kavanaugh has been practicing in Kansas City, MO, since 1965 specializing in Adult Orthodontics, Adolescent Orthodontics, Childrens Orthodontics, & Cleft Palate Treatment.
Our Practice Philosophy

Currently involved in the following community organizations:

Dr. Ed Kavanaugh supports over 20 schools for Safe Prom Night functions, and multiple softball and baseball teams in the area. This company is also a Gladstone Area Chamber of Commerce member, Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce member, Clay-Platte Dental Society member, Greater Kansas City Dental Society member, and Northland Optimist Club member.

Dr. Ed Kavanaugh gives programs to Lafayette Dental Society approx. once every two years and in the past was Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Missouri (30+ years ago).

Meet Our Staff

Shauna Hansen: SOA- Specialized Orthodontic Assistant

Hey there, my name is Shauna. I have worked in orthodontics since 2000. I began my orthodontic assisting career with Dr. Ed in 2003. My goal throughout your treatment is to provide a knowledgeable, comforting, and fun orthodontic memory. My love for orthodontics grows with the relationships I create with every patient, especially when you leave with an amazing smile. I hope to assist in ‘Styling your Smile’!

I was raised in Quincy, Missouri and now reside in Gardner, Kansas. I love spending time with my amazing husband, Mark, our two children, Kaeleigh and Jax and our dog Bubba. I enjoy scrapbooking, baking, traveling, and photography. My family keeps me busy with their love for sports.

Erin Rawley: Marketing Coordinator

I am the newest addition to Dr. Ed Kavanaugh's team, just having started in September 2013 as the new marketing coordinator. Dr. Ed and his staff have been so welcoming and I love my job already. Each and every staff member takes the time to focus on the patients and their needs and I think that is a truly admirable quality in an office staff.

I am from St. Louis, Missouri but I currently live in Kansas City. I moved here in April when I married my wonderful husband Tyler. We enjoy spending our free time with our active puppy Turk and are very excited about our first baby due in June. I also enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, watching movies, and being outdoors.

Kelly Rogers: Insurance Coordinator/Specialized Orthodontic Assistant

Hello, my name is Kelly. I have been working with Dr. Ed since March 2007. My favorite thing about Orthodontics is getting to interact with people of all ages and backgrounds and seeing their smiles dramatically change!

I am originally from Laclede, Missouri, but I currently live in Kearney, Missouri. I am married to my amazing husband Mike, and we have two wonderful boys, Sawyer and Thatcher. Also thrown into the mix is our active boxer Granger Bear. When I am not spending time with my boys, I like to cook, go antique shopping, fishing, and camping.

Cheryl Wilson: Administrative Assistant

Hello, my name is Cheryl, and I have been working with Dr. Kavanaugh since April 2007. As an administrative assistant, I work at the front desk answering phones, making appointments, and completing projects as needed. I am originally from Gallatin, Missouri.

After college and marriage to my husband, Bill, I moved to Kansas City where I raised my two children, Courtney and Brent, and taught elementary school for the North Kansas City School District. As a teacher, I saw how proud and happy children were to show off their orthodontic work and now I have the opportunity to see that enthusiasm from another prospecting-working in Dr. Kavanaugh’s office. Outside of the office, my 5 month old grandson, Ronan keeps me very entertained, yet busy. I also enjoy spending time with my three toy poodles: Nemo, Mini, and Chloe.

Brea Bradshaw: SOA- Specialized Orthodontic Assistant

Hello, my name is Brea. I have worked in orthodontics since 1997 and have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Ed Kavanaugh since 2002. I am an orthodontic assistant who helps ‘Style Smiles’. Throughout the course of your treatment, I strive to create a fun loving experience. I love working with patients of all ages. It’s most rewarding to see shy patients gain such great confidence because of their amazing smile.

I was raised in Quincy, Missouri and now reside in Kansas City, Missouri. I am happily married to my wonderful husband, Phil and have two beautiful daughters, Paige and Brooke. I love spending time with my family and pets, Maggie, Pete, and Mr. Whiskers. I enjoy fishing, hunting, canoeing, gardening, and the beautiful outdoors.

Robin Martin: Sedalia Office Manager

My name is Robin Martin. I am an Office Manager for Dr. Ed Kavanaugh. My duties are ensuring that the office runs efficiently and that patients are given the very best care possible. I have worked with Dr. Ed since 2001. My favorite thing about Dr. Ed would be his hard work ethic and his knowledge on many subject matters in addition to Orthodontics. What I like about Orthodontics is watching the wonderful transformation of patients as they begin treatment until completion-what a wonderful way to build self-confidence with a smile!

I have lived in Lamonte, Missouri since I was 12 years old. My husband's name is Randy. We have been married for 33 years and have a family farm. We have 3 children: Jacob, Jessica, and James. We have 7 grandchildren. My hobbies include gardening, the gym, riding my motorcycle, but most of all spending time with my family and grandchildren on our farm.

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