Tommy Rose, DDS

RoseDr. Tommy Rose graduated from Simmons High School in 1974, and he completed his Bachelor of Arts in French at Millsaps College in 1978. He then attended the University of Mississippi School of Health Related Professions, graduating in 1981. In 1991, he completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at the University of Missouri School of Dentistry, and in 1992 he completed his General Practice Residency at the University of Texas. Dr. Rose has been in private practice as a dentist since 1992.

As a life-long learner, Dr. Rose is constantly seeking out opportunities to continue his education in order to continue providing his patients with the best possible care. After completing his General Practice Residency, he received advanced training in hospital dentistry at the University of Texas-Houston.

Dr. Rose is proud to have practiced in the Wichita area for over five years now, and as a dentist, his goal is to provide high-quality care to his community.

When he’s not hard at work, you can often find Dr. Rose singing. He might tell you he wants to take Michael Jackson’s place as the world’s greatest entertainer! He also enjoys basketball and dancing. His favorite TV show is Laugh In, and his favorite movie is Unforgiven.


Jay W. Hildreth, DDS

HildrethDr. Jay Hildreth graduated from Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, Kansas, in 1962. After attending the University of Kansas and University of Missouri at Kansas City for undergraduate studies, he entered the University of Missouri at Kansas Citiy Dental School, graduating in 1969. He married his wife, Judy, in 1967. They moved to Fort Knox, Kentucky, in August of 1969 as Dr. Hildreth served in the Army Dental Corps. While they were in Fort Knox, their first son, Jim, was born. After the service, Dr. Hildreth took over the practice of Dr. Throop in Wamego in August 1971. Their second son, Rob, was born in October 1972. Dr. Hildreth practiced in Wamgeo until 2000. At that time, he semi-retired due to health limitations. Rob has three children. Dr. Hildreth and his wife enjoy following their grandchildren’s activities.

Dr. Hildreth has extensive experience in all phases of dentistry, including restorative, crowns, bridges, endodontics, extractions, preventive, and periodontal. For recreation, Dr. Hildreth enjoys canoeing, boating, fishing, camping, and traveling. He also enjoys playing Bridge with Judy during the winter months.


Vuong “Kevin” Nguyen, DDS

NguyenDr. Vuong Nguyen graduated from Wichita State University in 2006 with his Bachelor of Science degree, summa cum laude. He then attended West Virginia University where he completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Since 2013, he has been working at both Dental Corner and Adventure Dental. With his experience and knowledge, Dr. Nguyen has helped young kids get through their first filling, guided parents with troubled kids towards pain-free care and given back smiles to elderly patients who have been battling bad teeth their whole life.

Why did you become a dentist?
I decided to become a dentist because of my cousin. When I first graduated from high school, I didn’t know what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. A few careers crossed my mind, but they did not feel right. My cousin told me to go to work with her and meet the dentist she worked for. After meeting the doctor and the staff, I saw something amazing, something more than just a group of people working. I saw a family, and this family was not just caring for themselves but also caring for others. I wanted to be a part of something amazing as well, so I pursued a career in dentistry.

Who is Dr. Vuong Nguyen?
When I was younger, I was a loner and shy. I had a lot of dental work due to the lack of brushing and lots of sweets from my dad. I grew up feeling that I was not good enough. However, one middle school teacher changed that for me. She told me she was proud of me and that I should not feel so bad as long as I kept trying my best. From then on, my faith grew, and I stopped beating myself down. I worked hard in everything I did and even in subjects that I was poor in. My determination and work ethic has led me to where I am today. I aspire to continue to be a better me and more “real” me. I want to be real with God, myself and others.