Dr. Emily Cortes, a native of Kansas, attended college at Kansas State University. She then entered the dental field earning her dental hygiene degree from Johnson County Community College. Immediately following the dental hygiene program, she continued her education earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. Dr. Emily spent 9 years treating high risk children in the Pacific NW. Following her passion for treating kids, she applied and was accepted into a Pediatric Dental Residency program at the University of Minnesota.
Having been away from Kansas City for many years, Emily, her husband and daughter returned to the area to settle down and to be near family. In her free time, she enjoys running, spending time with her family, and cooking. In addition, she devotes one day a week to teaching dental students at the University Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry as an adjunct faculty member.
Dr. Emily is a Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Kansas Dental Association and the Fifth District Dental Society.