Meet Dr, Larry levens
Dr. Larry Levens has maintained a private practice at his current location specializing in Orthodontics since 1988. He is a firm believer in precision orthodontic care. From the very first consultation to the final results, you’ll notice attention to detail at every phase of care. His commitment to patients of all ages is to offer them the very latest advances in orthodontics. Our patients can feel confident that they will receive optimal, compassionate care that is based on a solid educational background and years of experience.
Raised in St. Louis and Orthodontics
Dr. Larry Levens was born and raised in St. Louis where he attended schools in the Ladue School District. Following his graduation from Horton Watkins (Ladue) High School in 1978, he attended the University of Texas at Austin. In 1986 he graduated, with honors, from Dental School at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. He completed his Graduate Studies with honors at St. Louis University’s Orthodontic Department and received his Master’s Degree in Orthodontics in 1988. He has his specialty board license in orthodontics through the Missouri State Dental Board. He feels fortunate to have had the opportunity to practice orthodontics with his father, Dr. Philip Levens, prior to his retirement in 1991. Dr. Levens says his dad always took time to discuss diagnosis and treatment planning, exposing him to the field well before he began his formal dental education.
Commitment to Continual Improvement
Professional memberships are extremely important to Dr. Levens because they allow him to meet with other orthodontists and share information on the latest procedures. That is why he is a member of such organizations as: American Association of Orthodontics, American Dental Association, Midwest society of Orthodontics, Missouri Orthodontics Association, Missouri Dental Association, Greater St. Louis Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, the St. Louis Dental Study Club, and the Orthodontic Education and Research Foundation. These memberships, combined with continuous education and study, allow Dr. Levens to stay abreast of the latest technologies and treatment options. His active involvement in the latest advances in orthodontics and treatment technologies, has lead to the development of several patents as well as a consultant role with OrthoAccel Technologies. Learn more about OrthoAccel.
Recognition for Excellence
Dr. Levens feels that, in addition to staying up to date on the latest in orthodontics, he owes it to his patients to excel in the field of orthodontics. He considers it an honor to be recognized by his peers for his achievements: Orthoband Corporation Award for Academic Achievement in Orthodontics, American Dental Association Award chosen as National representative of UMKC School of Dentistry, American Association of Orthodontics selected Dr. Levens’ Master Thesis for International competition of original research, and Letter of Recognition Award for academic accomplishment in Preventative Dentistry at UMKC School of Dentistry.
Dr. Levens takes an active leadership role in his city because he feels a responsibility to give something back to the area that has given him so much. He reaches out to the community by volunteering for the American Cancer Society, fundraising for the JCC and Jewish Family and Children’s Services and serving on the Board of Directors for Lucky Lane Preschool. He and his staff were the hosts of a recent blood drive for the local Red Cross.
Dr. Levens and his wife Debby reside in Ladue with their three children Jake, Zach and Grace. He has attended St. Louis University’s School of Law and has also earned his Commercial and Instrument Airplane license. He enjoys reading, running, biking and golf, but especially takes pleasure in spending time with his family and watching his children participate in sports.