Meet Dr. Bankhead

“Dr. Bankhead and his staff are amazing! They’re always smiling, make you feel right at home, and we couldn’t be happier with our beautiful new smile! I had braces as well as my two children and he did an amazing job on all of us!” – Heather McCarty

While retired and no longer seeing patients, Dr. Brent Bankhead remains a valuable consultant and resource to our practice. His commitment to customer service and personalized treatment is shared by our staff and treating doctors. He is now a full-time orthodontic faculty member at St. Louis University.

Born and raised in St. Louis, Dr. Brent Bankhead feels blessed to continue the great orthodontic legacy that his father started over 40 years ago. Dr. Brent 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. Brent has advocated 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 the latest in orthodontic technology. 

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.”


  • Undergraduate: Brigham Young University (Biology)
  • Dental School: University of Iowa (Doctor of Dental Surgery, DDS)
  • Orthodontic Residency: Saint Louis University (Orthodontic Certification) Masters of Science Degree: Saint Louis University

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