“My philosophy is to treat each patient as I would treat my own family members. We partner with our patients in order to provide customized treatment focused on optimal dental health and achieving the smile they have always wanted and deserve.” – Dr. Blacknall
Compassionate Dental Care
Dr. Frank Blacknall has practiced comprehensive dentistry for almost 20 years. He’s passionate about delivering high-quality, patient-centered care, with a focus on partnering with patients to ensure longtime oral and overall wellness.
Rather than dictating a certain treatment approach, Dr. Blacknall works closely with each patient. He assesses their oral health, asks insightful questions about their care goals and personal concerns, and then designs their treatment plan. Before starting, he reviews the plan with his patient, explaining what’s involved, what to expect, and what they’ll need to do. This ensures his patient is fully informed, engaged, and a partner in their smile care!
Understanding that not everyone looks forward to dental visits, Dr. Blacknall has worked hard to build a practice that emphasizes painless care and a stress-free environment. Along with his team members, they’ve created a space that’s relaxing and inviting, where patients can let go of their worries and enjoy a spa-like atmosphere.
- American Dental Association (ADA)
- Kansas Dental Association (KDA)
- Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
- 5th District Dental Society
Education and Career
Dr. Blacknall graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Dentistry with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery. His AEGD residency was completed through the United States Dental Corps.
Dentistry is a constantly evolving field: advancements in techniques, materials, and technology happen at a rapid pace. Dr. Blacknall seeks out continuing education courses, which allow him to stay up to date on the latest trends in dentistry and will enhance the diagnostic and treatment options offered to his patients. An advocate of conservative care, Dr. Blacknall ensures each patient has access to the best treatment for his or her specific needs.
Before entering dental school, Dr. Blacknall began a distinguished career in the United States Navy. Over the course of his 16 years in the Navy, Dr. Blacknall worked his way up from an enlisted Seaman Recruit, gaining skills to become a Medical Corpsman, and eventually becoming a decorated Dental Officer. He honorably served in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.
Serving the Community
As evidenced by his years of loyal military service, Dr. Blacknall is committed to caring for not only this great nation’s service men and women but also his community. He spent nine years of his post-military dental career caring for underserved children and young adults in and around Kansas City.
In 2012, Dr. Blacknall established Oasis Dentistry: a dental oasis where he and his enthusiastic, patient-oriented team provide leading-edge care for the entire family.
Beyond the Practice
When not caring for patients, Dr. Blacknall’s greatest joy is time with his beautiful wife and three very active young children. He also enjoys biking, weight lifting, traveling, and participating in his local church.