Rodger Suchman, D.D.S., M.A.G.D., F.I.C.D., F.A.C.D.

Two things define Dr. Rodger Suchman’s dental career—family and education. When Dr. Rodger began his dental career over 40 years ago, he built his practice on the simple idea that he would treat every patient like family. For Dr. Rodger, that means every treatment recommendation he makes for his patients is the same advice he would give to his brother or sister—his family.

Dr. Rodger is also a perpetual student. Even after graduating many moons ago, Dr. Rodger is still in school—and always will be. This dedication to continual learning spans both his professional and personal life. When he’s not taking a general course at the University or studying a foreign language for an overseas vacation, you’ll find Dr. Rodger earning an abundance of Continuing Education (CE) credits to learn more about dentistry and new procedures to benefit his patients. 

As a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Rodger is part of an elite group of dentists committed to providing high quality care through continuing education. Only 5% of dentists ever achieve this distinction.  If there was an honor higher than that, Dr. Rodger would be well on his way to earning it as well.

But Dr. Rodger doesn’t just stop with learning. He shares his knowledge and skills with other dental professionals and with the community. He is a Past President of the Greater Kansas City Dental Society and served 20 years as Vice Chairman of Fundraising for dental schools in Kansas City.

When Dr. Rodger does step away from the office, he and his wife, Linda Le, can be found overseas in Italy, England, or another European country. And yes, Dr. Rodger will have learned at least enough of the local language to find his way around the city, order food, and make new friends.

Some might call him an over-achiever, even a perfectionist. Dr. Rodger wouldn’t disagree. He has described himself as an adrenalin junkie who is passionate about providing superior quality dental care for his patients. No matter what you call Dr. Rodger, you can bet he will call you family.


  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry
  • Master in the Academy of General Dentistry
  • Fellow in the American College of Dentists
  • Fellow in the International College of Dentists


  • Named “Best Dentist in Kansas City” by Kansas City Magazine, 2006-2011 

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Missouri Dental Society
  • Greater Kansas City Dental Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi

Study Clubs:

  • The University Study Club
  • Richard Tucker Cast Gold Study Club
  • Implant Study Club

"I have been going to Dr. Suchman's office for 25 years and I no longer live in Independence.  You stay with those you know and trust.  The bonus is that they are all great people."

Donald C., Lee's Summit

Contact Us

To schedule an appointment or if you have any questions, please contact the office at 816-373-3101

Office Hours
Monday:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:7:00 AM - 3:00 PM