Kanza Dental Clinic
Dental care is a huge issue for Native Americans, especially because there are too few providers available to meet the need of care.
Dental decay is one of the most chronic common infectious diseases and can lead to other serious issues, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Kanza Dental Clinic is just another way that Kaw Nation can provide excellent health care services to our patients.
Dr. Richard Jackson Jr., D.D.S.
Dr. Richard Jackson Jr. joins the Kanza Clinic as the new dentist. He attended Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, where he received his DDS degree. Dr. Jackson also studied at the University of Texas in Arlington where he received his Bachelor of Science degree.
Dr. Jackson received his certification to teach dental assisting school and practiced in Garland, Texas. His experience includes being a dentist inside prisons, the U.S. Army, private practice, corporations and government entities.
He and his wife Sherry make their home in Watonga, Okla.
Alayna is 18 years old and has lived in Newkirk her whole life. She is a member of the Otoe-Missouria Tribe. She enjoys working in dentistry and loves the people she works with.
Keli Billings is a dental/medical Assistant at Kanza Dental. She received her CAN certificate from Cowley County Community College and has four years experience in the medical field through South Central Kansas Medical Center.
She is married to Trey Billings, and they have six-year-old twin boys, Otis and Talon. They keep busy with school and sports and are currently playing T-ball and will start first grade in the fall. Trey is a plumber with their family business Billings Plumbing, located in Arkansas City, KS.
Brier Snow lives in Ponca City, OK, with her husband, Mike, and son, Mason. She graduated from Oklahoma University in May 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. She’s a master putt-putt golfer.
“I am happy to be part of the Kanza Dental team,” she said.
If unable to keep your appointment, please give at least 24 hours notice.
To be eligible for dental services
- You must have a Certificate Degree of Indian Blood or CDIB card
- You must have an active chart at Kanza Health Clinic, meaning you must have been seen at the clinic at least once during the past three years.