Meet The Doctors

Dentists in Grain Valley Family Dental

All our professionals at Grain Valley Family Dental maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry. We believe our primary responsibility is to create a climate of care and open communications with our patients. Achieving this climate of care requires a personal commitment to excellence. Excellence in our practice is defined as superior care and service to our patients, a commitment to prevention, constant innovation to improve and refine our methods or practice, and a belief in the importance, dignity, and self-worth of our patients and each other. Excellence is achieved by a persistent attitude of pride, trust, enthusiasm, attention to detail and compassion. Our goal is to dedicate ourselves to the delivery of quality care by ensuring that everything we do not only meets our patients’ expectations but exceeds them.

Peter McClellan, DDS

Dr. McClellan brings to our patients excellence in restoring complex bite problems and implants, as well as designing cosmetic smiles that will last a lifetime. "My passion is to bring our patients into long-term, maintainable health by taking the time to analyze their desires and problems, and to provide predictable cosmetic and pain-free dentistry." He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Drury University and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry.

Daniel Rome, DDS

Daniel Rome is a Missouri native and he graduated from The University of Missouri with honors in biochemistry and a minor in medicinal chemistry. His passion for dentistry led him to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2010. He immediately moved to Brooklyn, NY and completed a year long general practice residency at New York Methodist Hospital, an affiliate of Weill-Cornell. This extra year allowed him to treat complex surgical cases in implant placement and provide comprehensive dental care to medically compromised patients. The hospital dental faculty awarded him the top resident award for outstanding achievement in clinical dentistry . 

Dr.Rome has earned scholar status with the Dawson academy for advanced dental education in St.Petersburg, FL. This advanced training allows for diagnosing and treating complex cosmetic cases, TMJ disorders, bite related disorders, and orofacial pain. 

In 2015, he was awarded fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry(FAGD). This award is given to a small percentage of dentists who have taken an extensive amount of continuing education. Daniel consistently completes over 100 hours of continuing education per year both domestically and internationally. 

Outside of dentistry, some of Daniel's hobbies include traveling the world, spending time outdoors, playing tennis, and supporting local animal shelters. 

Dr.Rome is happy to be back home in the Midwest after practicing dentistry in New York, California, and Virginia. He looks forward to providing thorough comprehensive dental care to Kansas City and surrounding areas.

Left to Right: Dr. Hanneman and Dr. Ward

Kurt F. Hanneman, DDS

Dr. Hanneman has been setting the highest standards of excellence in dentistry for over 30 years. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Southeast Missouri State University and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. An esteemed member of the dental community, Dr. Hanneman is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, earning over 1000 hours of continuing education in many dental specialties, and an active member in many leading dental organizations, including the American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association, Greater Kansas City Dental Society and the American College of Dentists.  Dr. Hanneman also serves on the board of the Missouri Mission of Mercy, an annual event to provide dental care at no cost to needy individuals.  

Together with his daughter, Marissa Hanneman RDH, Dr. Hanneman volunteers with Global Dental Relief and has traveled to Cambodia to provide dental care to rural children.  Dr. Hanneman is an avid sports fan and enjoys playing golf as well as following the Royals, the Chiefs, and the St. Louis Cardinals.  Dr. Hanneman and Dr. Ward are married, and they enjoy spending time with their four children and two granddaughters.

Elizabeth A. Ward, DDS

Dr. Ward has been providing excellent dental care to our patients since 1987.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from the University of Missouri-Columbia and her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry before completing a hospital-based General Practice Residency with the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Leavenworth, Kansas, in association with the Kansas University Medical Center. While covering all aspects of dental care, her residency focused on removable prosthodontics (dentures) and oral medicine (how dental health affects overall health). Dr. Ward was an Assistant Professor at the School of Dentistry for several years before devoting her time exclusively to her patients in private practice.  A valued member of the dental community, Dr. Ward is an active member in many top dental organizations, including the American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association, Greater Kansas City Dental Society and the American College of Dentists.

Dr. Ward was an art prodigy as a child and began painting in oils at age seven.  Gradually her interests turned to medicine as she worked at her local hospital in the operating room and emergency department, from high school through college.  Her experiences there gave her a life-long appreciation for patient care.  After doing graduate work in genetics and microbiology, Dr. Ward worked for the State Health Department in Jefferson City before attending dental school.  She was the only student in her class awarded The Pierre Fauchard Academy Undergraduate Certificate of Merit at graduation.  During her residency, she served as the national editor for The American Student Dental Association, and afterward began a seventeen-year stint as the Editor-In-Chief of the Missouri Dental Association.  Dr. Ward was also active at the national level, serving as the President of the American Association of Dental Editors and as the Chairperson of the American Dental Association's Council on Communications.  For her efforts, she was named the Missouri Dentist of the Year from the Missouri Dental Association and received the American Dental Association's 2001 Distinguished Editor Award.

Together with her husband, Dr. Hanneman, Dr. Ward donates needed dental services through the Donated Dental Services (DDS) program of the Dental Lifeline Network. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with Dr. Hanneman, their four children, two granddaughters, and their three mini Australian shepherds: Macintosh, Bindi, and Yoda.