Dr. Patrick Gaus, DDS was born into a military family and has lived in locations throughout the world. Originally from New Hartford, NY, he was primarily raised in Lawrence, KS. Dr. Gaus has an Associate of Applied Sciences degree in Nursing from Johnson County Community College, a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music where he later also obtained his Doctorate in Dental Surgery degree from the School of Dentistry. Following completion of his DDS, Dr. Gaus then began his military career with the United States Air Force. He completed a one year of Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at Keesler AFB in Biloxi, MS followed by completion of his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency training in San Antonio, TX - a joint military program with members of the Army, Navy and Air Force represented in its staff at the military’s sole hospital with a Level One Trauma Center designation. In 2018, Dr. Gaus was one of only twenty residents selected nationally to participate in the Osteoscience Foundation’s Clinical Observership program. In his final two years of his military service, he served as an Associate Professor of the Uniformed Services University for Health Sciences as an oral surgery instructor for new dental residents, teaching the basics of oral surgery and IV sedation. Over his 11 years of military service, Dr. Gaus served in five different locations both domestically and internationally, receiving commendations for his service.
Dr. Gaus received his board certification in oral and maxillofacial surgery by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in Aug 2021 and his board certification in dental anesthesiology by the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology in Feb 2022. He has an active membership in the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, the American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association, and more.
Dr. Gaus is fully trained in the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery, but is particularly passionate about orthognathic surgery, dental and facial trauma, bone grafting and tooth replacement with dental implants.
Outside of dental practice, Dr. Gaus is dedicated to his family. He has been married to his wonderful wife and talented musician, Kristen, since 2003 and has four children: Natalie, Philip, Samuel and Johnathan with whom he looks forward to spending time! His hobbies include golf, NFL football, and traveling to discover new cultures and foods.