Cass County Dental Clinic adds Kansas City native to dental staff

HARRISONVILLE, MO., (Jun. 29, 2017) – Sculyer “Sky” Kurlbaum, DDS has joined the Cass County Dental Clinic team in Harrisonville, Missouri.

The Cass County Dental Clinic is a safety-net dental clinic that offers dental services to children and adolescents age zero to 20 who are low-income uninsured or insured by Missouri Medicaid. In 2016, the clinic, a program of Cass Community Health Foundation, treated 3,150 underserved children at its two locations in Belton and Harrisonville, Missouri.

“I want to be a part of a group that helps people. I’m excited to start working with this team, get comfortable with each other and deliver good care,” Kurlbaum said.

Kurlbaum was raised in Kansas City, Kansas surrounded by a family in the dental field. His grandfather ran a dental lab, his mother worked in dental sales and his aunt is a dental hygienist. He grew up valuing oral hygiene and adopted dental skills at a very young age.

After graduating from Shawnee Mission East High School, he received a bachelor of science in organismal biology from the University of Kansas. At KU, Kurlbaum was a research assistant to Dr. David McLeod in the division of herpetology and graduated with honors.

Before attending dental school, Kurlbaum worked as a dental assistant at Brookside Dental Center in Kansas City, Missouri. He graduated from University of Missouri-Kansas City dental school as a member of Prosthodontics Honors and had the highest level of productivity among his classmates.

“Dr. Kurlbaum is a fast learner and has a sincere passion for dentistry,” Cynthia Randazzo, CCHF president, said. “He is an excellent fit for our clinic. His work ethic and desire to help others will allow us to be more effective in improving the oral hygiene of our thousands of patients.”