Meet Our Doctors

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"We can't imagine a better profession than orthodontics. Every day we're excited to come to the office, meet with patients, and work alongside our amazing staff. We feel so blessed to work with one another as we're simply four friends who share a common passion - to produce outstanding results and change the lives of our patients.  Just as our patients make our lives exciting and rewarding, we hope your journey with us is something that'll leave you smiling for the rest of your life."

- Drs. Bankhead, Rodabough, Lenius, & Oldroyd


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Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Brent Bankhead hails from a long line of dental professionals and feels blessed to continue the great orthodontic legacy that his father started over 40 years ago.  Dr. Bankhead says that he learned early on about the many benefits of orthodontic care as he grew up working in his father’s office as a young teenager.  “Seeing all the lives that my father touched and the joy upon their faces made me realize that orthodontics was the perfect profession for me,” he says.  “Nothing beats the opportunity to meet so many amazing people, watch their children grow, and really make an impact on their lives.” 

Since the beginning of his career, Dr. Bankhead has been an advocate for new technology within the orthodontic field. He is an international lecturer for SureSmile® and serves on the SureSmile® Advisory Board, working closely with the design team to develop and implement new orthodontic advancements. He is recognized for pioneering SureSmile's "hybrid orthodontic system", a treatment system combining traditional braces, lingual appliances, and clear aligners. In addition, Dr. Bankhead serves as a mentor for numerous SureSmile® doctors, performs on-site training for other practices, and hosts in-office courses for doctors and staff.

Outside the Office

“Laurice and I have three amazing sons—Christian, Spencer, and Samuel. When I’m not in the office, I try and spend as much time as possible with my family and friends. We are very active in our church and enjoy many outdoor activities together like skiing, horseback riding, running, and biking. ”

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Dr. Darren Rodabough loves treating complex cases. “As a father of four active kids, I know how important it is for parents to find the best healthcare providers for their families,” he says.  “I feel very blessed to have met and treated so many amazing families in our communities.  Nothing gives me more satisfaction than seeing a patient smile who was once hesitant to smile because of their teeth.”

Born and raised in Washington State, Dr. Darren is an internationally recognized lecturer, teacher, and mentor, speaking on behalf of Invisalign® and SureSmile®. His expertise in orthodontics has earned him a position on the SureSmile® Advisory Board and as a clinical instructor for SureSmile® training courses worldwide. Most recently, he was selected by his peers as one of St. Louis’ top dentists in 2013, 2014, and 2015, as seen in St. Louis Magazine.  Dr. Darren joined the Bankhead practice in 2006.

Outside the Office

“My wife Erin and I have been blessed with four great kids—McKay, Natalie, David and Samuel. We initially moved to St. Louis for my orthodontic training, but quickly learned that we had found our home here in the Midwest. I enjoy spending time with my family, participating in church activities, playing basketball, and reading. I also enjoy running and cycling, and try to complete several triathlons each year.”

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Dr. Jeff Lenius can’t think of a more rewarding profession than orthodontics.  "From the moment you first set foot in our office until the minute your new smile is revealed, orthodontics should be fun,” he says.  “My ultimate goal is to satisfy the patient with a great treatment experience and amazing final results."

Dr. Jeff shares his colleagues’ enthusiasm for new technology and enjoys pairing these new advancements with tried-and-true orthodontic fundamentals.  His interest and commitment to computerized orthodontics has helped maintain our practice’s position among the top 1% of Invisalign®, SureSmile®, and Lingual Braces providers worldwide. In addition, he also enjoys educating local dentists and their staffs via in-office "lunch-and-learns".  Some of his most recent topics include "Why Early Treatment" and "Introduction to Computerized Orthodontics".  

Outside the Office

“Patients often refer to me as the small town doctor since I’m originally from Reinbeck, Iowa, a small town in Northeast Iowa.   My wife Melanie and I live in Benton Park, Missouri with our puppy, Carver, and love everything that St. Louis has to offer. I love spending time with family and friends, outdoor activities such as skiing, pheasant hunting, and biking. I’m also slightly obsessed with crazy socks, Air Jordan sneakers, and my Iowa Hawkeyes.”

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Dr. Alex Oldroyd loves being an orthodontist, especially the art of dental esthetics combined with the mechanics of function. “It is such an honor to work with our patients.  We have the best patients and the best staff. It is so exciting to be part of the smile transformation every day.” 

Dr. Alex began his orthodontic career after working in private practice as a general dentist for two years. It was during that time that he developed a love for dental esthetics and the small details that take a case from good to great. He enjoys sharing special cases in our dentist newsletter: A Smile To Learn From.  Like his colleagues, he’s Invisalign® certified and passionately committed to continuing education on this and other innovative technologies.

Outside the Office

“My wife Alison and I live in Lake Saint Louis with our daughter, Alyssa, and are very excited to welcome a new baby girl to our family in October!  When I’m not in the office, I love learning about science and history, and I also also enjoy running, choral music, and board games.” 

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