About Your Dentist
"One of my favorite quotes is from a professor in Dental School: 'You cannot use tooth-colored filling material to restore back teeth.' This reminds me that what we hold to be true today might just turn out not to be true tomorrow. Some truths are timeless while others are not. Another quote I like (because it applies equally to dentistry and life in general) is ‘You didn't come this far just to get this far.’ In other words, keep going."
"I have several goals for myself as a dental professional. I’m dedicated to continuing my education in order to expand my skillset and provide the most aesthetically effective and functional dental care with proven techniques and predictable, long-lasting results. I genuinely care about my patients and I find it incredibly rewarding to share in their joys and more importantly, their struggles. I make every effort to ensure that my patients enjoy prompt attention for their dental needs and are never left waiting for an appointment. I am always willing to admit when I don’t know something because I’m equally insistent on learning as much as I can. Above all, I want to ensure that my patients can count on me to be fair, honest, and joyful as we work together to create their ideal smile.”
Doctor of Dental Surgery
University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry - Kansas City, MO
Bachelor of Science
William Jewell College - Liberty, MO
Vienna International Music Center - Wien, Austria
Continuing Education & Professional Memberships
Dr. Luerding stays up-to-date on the latest techniques and technology in the dental industry by attending advanced training courses. Among his favorites are the Dawson Academy, University of Missouri Kansas City Post Graduate Program in Esthetic Dentistry and Minnesota School of Dentistry Post Graduate Esthetic Dentistry Program. Dr. Luerding’s team represents close to 300 years of combined experience in dentistry.
Life & Hobbies
Dr. Luerding and his wife met in 1970, married in 1978 and have raised 5 children. In 1986, they moved to Lake Saint Louis, Missouri where he started the family dental practice that continues to this day. The most important thing in Dr. Luerding’s life is his faith in Jesus Christ. In his free time, he enjoys running, fitness and music. For over 30 years, he’s been an avid runner and in the last five years, he has completed over 20 marathons. He enjoys working with a personal trainer and occasionally plays piano in church.