Meet the Doctors!
David Blackburn, DMD, MSD
Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics
Dr. Blackburn earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego, and earned his DMD degree and MSD degree in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from the Boston University of Dental Medicine. He conducted biomedical research at the Scripps Research Institute and the National Institutes of Health for several years. He has received numerous honors and awards for his academic and clinical achievements.
Dr. Blackburn is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. He is an active member in the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics. His professional memberships include the American Association of Orthodontists, Midwestern Society of Orthodontists, the Greater Kansas City Dental Society, and the Eastern Jackson County Dental Society. Dr. Blackburn is an Invisalign Premier Provider and Damon Comfort System Provider.
He is married and has three children. In his spare time, he enjoys running, cycling and has a passion for travel and photography. He has lived in Argentina and Australia and is fluent in Spanish.
Jerald Elrod, DDS
Dr. Elrod earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and received his dental degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry.
Following his tour of duty in the Air Force as a captain in the dental corps, he returned to the University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Dentistry to complete a two-year residency and earn his specialty certification in orthodontics and facial orthopedics.
Dr. Elrod is the former president of the Greater Kansas City Orthodontic Society. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Foundation of Orthodontic Research. He is active in the American Association of Orthodontists, UMKC Orthodontic Alumni Association, Missouri State Orthodontic Society, the Greater Kansas City Orthodontic Society and the Eastern Jackson County Dental Society.
He is married and has two daughters. In his spare time, he likes to fly, sail, hunt, fish, scuba dive and ballroom dance.