140 Years, 140 Stories

The KDA has completed and published, 140 Years, 140 Stories, a coffee table style book of photography highlighting 140 different dentists and their stories. Additional copies of the book can be purchased for $19.99 + shipping and handling by calling the KDA office at 785.272.7360.

 

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Give the gift of 140 Years, 140 Stories.  We’ll even send the book for you wrapped and with a personal message from you.  Contact the KDA for more information.

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140 Years, 140 Stories incorporates different Kansas Dental Association member dentists and their stories. This book features 140 photographs and stories about Kansas dentists and their unique hobbies, locations, practices and life stories.

Every person who reads these stories will likely learn something new and perhaps friendships will develop based on similar interests discovered in this book. It is our hope that this project encourages engagement, conversation and a new connection with others in the profession.

We traveled the state, photographing KDA members at their offices, their homes and diverse geographic and historic locations in Kansas, each posing with their “number” that corresponds to the page in the book. For some dentists, we focused on the unique sense of place in which they practice and live, as a way to celebrate Kansas.

Contact the Kansas Dental Association to purchase additional copies.

Contact the Kansas Dental Association to purchase additional copies.

We attempted to provide a snapshot of KDA member dentists as they exist in 2011. Today, the profession is more diverse than ever before with a growing percentage of female dentists. We also tried to fairly represent the membership of the KDA’s ten geographic component district societies and feature the vast differences in age of our youngest dentists with those who have long since retired.

We hope we will add a new dimension to your knowledge of both Kansas and the dentists of our state through the stories and photographs we proudly bring you in this book.

 

 

 

Publisher Sponsors

TFBPatterson

Editor Sponsors

Northwest Golden Belt Dental Society

Copywriter Sponsors 

Kevin Cassidy, DDS            Adam Lukens, DDS

Ronald J. Finley, DDS     Charles Squire, DDS

Background Information

 

 

Innovation

 

 

Where in Kansas?

As we traveled west to take photographs in Northwest Kansas, we posted clues to our location on Facebook.   When we arrived at our destination, we produced sent back this video with the answer and some history of the location.

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As we traveled the state, we photographed images and locations from across Kansas.  Here are a few of those photographs.

Beecher Bible and Rifle Church is a historic church at the southeastern corner of Chapel and Elm Streets in Wabaunsee, Kansas. The church is named after Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, a financial backer for the town who helped smuggle rifles past pro-slavery forces in crates marked Beecher’s Bibles.


 
Coronado Heights is a hill northwest of Lindsborg, Kansas. It is alleged to be near the place where Francisco Vasquez de Coronado gave up his search for the seven cities of gold and turned around to return to Mexico.
Coronado Heights is a hill northwest of Lindsborg, Kansas. It is alleged to be near the place where Francisco Vasquez de Coronado gave up his search for the seven cities of gold and turned around to return to Mexico.

 

Stan Wint, DDS, of Gardner, KS

Dr. Stan Wint of Gardner, KS, walks his horse Jake and Hell Creek Kate, a five-year old English Pointer to setup for the photo shoot. Dr. Wint is an eight-time National Amateur Shooting Dog Champion and has won over three hundred field trials.

The Southwest corner of Kansas features the intersection of the Kansas, Colorado and Oklahoma borders.

The Southwest corner of Kansas features the intersection of the Kansas, Colorado and Oklahoma borders.

 

 In a patch of prairie about 500 meters (1600 feet) long and 40 meters (130 feet) wide, Rock City contains three clusters of large spherical boulders. These three clusters contain a total of 200 spherical boulders. It has been designated as a National Natural Landmark.
In a patch of prairie about 500 meters (1600 feet) long and 40 meters (130 feet) wide, Rock City contains three clusters of large spherical boulders. These three clusters contain a total of 200 spherical boulders. It has been designated as a National Natural Landmark.
 The Dutch Mill is a credit to the town of Wamego. The century-old Mill has become a familiar Kansas Landmark, not only for its beauty, but also for its great heritage. The heritage dates back to 1879 when a young Holland immigrant turned his attention to how the farmers in Kansas were still grinding wheat and corn by hand. With this in mind, John Schonoff built a sturdy windmill on his farm twelve miles north of Wamego.
The Dutch Mill is a credit to the town of Wamego. The century-old Mill has become a familiar Kansas Landmark, not only for its beauty, but also for its great heritage. The heritage dates back to 1879 when a young Holland immigrant turned his attention to how the farmers in Kansas were still grinding wheat and corn by hand. With this in mind, John Schonoff built a sturdy windmill on his farm twelve miles north of Wamego.

 

 

Dentists photographed in the book, along with other KDA members, were invited to the "opening" exhibit where more than ninety photographs, including #1 and #140, were unveiled.

Dentists photographed in the book, along with other KDA members, were invited to the “opening” exhibit where more than ninety photographs, including #1 and #140, were unveiled.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the Authors

I express my heartfelt thanks to the Kansas Dental Association for the privilege to participate in the 140 Years, 140 Stories project. This opportunity has allowed me to incorporate my interest and passion for travel, my joy of photography and the arts, along with meeting Kansas dentists. The visual experience of traveling in Kansas is always new and unfolding.

From new towns to new geographic locations, landmarks and sites that may have been passed by in previous travels were a delight to see. Each community visited and each dentist photographed was part of the journey of discovering more about our state. Most of all, the stories you shared about what is dear to you and your communities were a pleasure to hear and have allowed me to grow as a native Kansan.

Jennifer Jones, Co-author, 140 Years, 140 Stories

 

I have always enjoyed listening to a good story. This project has not only given me a chance to hear 140 great stories; it has given me the chance to reflect upon and to retell in words and photographs those things that are tremendously important to our members. Traveling the state of Kansas, from the eastern border with Missouri to the western with Colorado and to countless points in between, has given me a new appreciation for the beautiful state in which I have the pleasure of living. Thank you to the members of the Kansas Dental Association for allowing me to take part in the telling of your story.

Greg Hill , Co-author, 140 Years, 140 Stories

 

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