Meet Dr. Brent Bankhead, DDS, MS
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.”