Dr. Dustin Kruse was born in Oakley, Kansas and moved to Salina early in his childhood. He graduated from Southeast of Saline High School in 2001, and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology from Kansas State University in 2005. While attending Kansas State University, he was very involved on campus and was an active leader in organizations such as American Red Cross, Mortar Board, and Phi Gamma Delta. He was also an active research associate in the Terry C. Johnson Cancer Center, and his research was published in the Journal of Molecular and Cellular Biology.
After graduating from K-State, Dr. Kruse attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. Receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2010, Dr. Kruse was a recipient of numerous scholastic awards as well as the Martin Dewey Award for Outstanding Volunteerism within the Psi Omega Dental Fraternity. Along with fulfilling his degree requirements, he