To stay up-to-date on the latest advancements in the field of orthodontics, Dr. Hewitt maintains active memberships in numerous prestigious professional organizations, such as the American Association of Orthodontists and Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. During her time at UMKC, Dr. Hewitt served as chapter president of both the American Association of Women Dentists and the American Association of Dental Research-Student Research Group.
Dr. Hewitt participates in various continuing education meetings and seminars in order to stay abreast of the always-changing technological advancements in the orthodontic field. She is recognized as a “specialist” in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics by the State of Missouri.
Dr. Whitney Hewitt completed her undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at the University of Missouri before earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry, where she went on to complete her residency and earn her specialty certification in orthodontics in 2016.
During her time at UMKC, Dr. Hewitt was the recipient of several notable awards, including the Top Scholar Award, the Colgate Research Award, the Dr. William S. Kramer Award of Excellence and the Quintessence Award for Research Achievement, just to name a few.