“I love the variety of personalities and walks of life that I get to interact with every day. Watching and inspiring my patients to strive for a higher level of health—in the mouth and whole body—is beyond rewarding. Smiles can truly change lives, and there are few professions that can have that kind of impact.” – Dr. Nikki Christian
Dr. Nikki Christian’s genuine and energetic personality makes children and family dentistry her passion. She is excited to carry on the tradition of excellence in dentistry started by Dr. D. Stanley Hite in 1972.
Dr. Christian attended Kansas State University for her Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in Pre-Dentistry, and continued on to the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry for her Doctorate of Dental Surgery. In the four years following her graduation, Dr. Christian worked for St. Luke’s Hospital at the Cabot Clinic, primarily with the underserved children and Hispanic patient population. She loves using her Spanish language skills in dentistry for mission work—whether it is in her local community or during dental mission trips to Guatemala, an experience that gave her such an appreciation for saving teeth and good oral health.
The dental field is so exciting, with ever-evolving innovations in technology, dental materials, techniques, and procedures. Dr. Christian keeps ahead of the curve through her involvement with the University Study Club, Spear Dental Education seminars and workshops, and Invisalign® Continuing Education as a Premier Provider. Simplifying complex cosmetic and restorative dentistry, and mini implant surgery and fixed prosthodontics, are among some of the continuing education topics she has studied recently.
As an office, Dr. Christian and her team strive to be the best at what they do by working with the Pride Institute, ACT U Dental Practice Management, Jameson Management, and their overwhelming favorite, Zum Wohl Practice Management.
- American Dental Association
- Missouri Dental Association
- Greater KC Dental Society
- University Study Club
Outside the Office
“Being successful involves being authentic, where time is spent equal to your values. One of my core values in life is to give back more than I take by creating smiles—through dentistry or other activities—and there is nothing I enjoy doing more! My time is mainly filled with the investment I put into my two little boys and my practice. So, the activities that I am involved in outside of that mean a great deal to me. I am active with the PEO Chapter JI in Kansas City, 2nd Presbyterian Church in Brookside, and the Blue Springs Rotary.” – Dr. Christian
Dr. Christian has a strong sense of community from growing up in the small Southeast Kansas town of Fort Scott, and has really enjoyed her involvement in the Blue Springs and Independence communities. She met her husband, Wes, in 2008 after graduation. He has been an inspiration to her career ever since. They have two little boys, Henry James and William Wesley, who have changed their lives and filled their hearts, as has their golden retriever, Walter.
Dr. Christian keeps a balanced life with her boys and family, close friends, volunteer activities, and just by soaking up the present. The family loves any type of physical activity outdoors.