Dr. Cynthia Petrie is committed to providing the best care possible for each and every patient she treats. Dr. Petrie has been practicing at the UMKC Dental Faculty Practice since 2001. Dr. Petrie is a Board Certified Prosthodontist. She is the Chair of the department of Restorative Clinical Sciences at UMKC School of Dentistry and holds the title of Dr. George Tanaka Hawaii Professor of Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Petrie has earned doctor of dental surgery degrees from the University of Athens, School of Dentistry and UMKC School of Dentistry. In 2000, she completed a residency in prosthodontics at UMKC School of Dentistry and received a Certificate in Prosthodontics and a Master of Science degree in Oral Biology.

Dr. Petrie has completed more than 1,000 hours of continuing education, has 32 published articles and abstracts in peer-reviewed dental journals, presents at national and international dental meetings, serves as an expert witness for the Missouri Dental Association, is a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Prosthodontics, Journal and Oral Rehabilitation, and General Dentistry Journal, and serves on the Test Construction Committee for the American Dental Association National Dental Board Examination.

Dr. Petrie is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists. She has been a member in numerous dental organizations including: American Dental Association, International College of Prosthodontists, American Dental Education Association and American Association of Dental Research. She is the Missouri president for the American College of Prosthodontists and a past president of the OKU Honor Society.

As a UMKC faculty member, Dr. Petrie earned tenure in the Department of Restorative Dentistry in 2006. She has been teaching dental students the principles of prosthodontics in clinic and didactic courses since 2000.

Dr. Petrie enjoys interacting with people and helping patients restore and maintain their oral health. She is married and has three young children and a pet cat. During her free time, Dr. Petrie enjoys traveling and tennis.