Riverside Dental and Wichita, KS
Riverside Dental in Wichita, KS
We love serving the people of Wichita and beyond to help them achieve their healthy smile goals. Whether that means essential preventative dentistry through regular cleaning appointments, something more advanced like dental implants, or even cosmetic treatments to give your smile a pearly white gleam, we look forward to being your partners in lifelong dental health. Patients travel from all over the state of Kansas because they recognize the care and quality that Riverside Dental provides. Click here for directions to our practice.
If you are unsure whether your situation is considered a dental emergency, do not hesitate to contact us anyway. We quickly diagnose and determine the gravity of the problem and treat you according to your emergency needs promptly. Sometimes life happens, and there are just times when dental care is immediately needed. In these times, an emergency dentist is who you need to call.
What We Love About Wichita
Wichita is a great city to live in or to visit. We love being located in the heart of the city which has all the best locally-owned restaurants, bars and shops. Other must-see Wichita attractions are the Sedgwick County Zoo and Botanica: The Wichita Gardens. If you’re interested in the history of the area, stop by the Old Cowtown Museum, made of several original 1800s buildings. Other local museums include the Museum of World Treasures, the Wichita Art Museum, and the Kansas Aviation Museum.
Wichita, KS History
Archeological evidence suggests that people have lived near the confluence of the Little Arkansas and Arkansas rivers for five thousand years. A Spanish expedition in 1541 found the area populated by the Quivira (or Wichita) people, who were driven further south in the 1750s due to conflict with the Osage.
In 1803 as part of the Louisiana Purchase from France, Wichita came under U.S. control. Kansas became a territory in 1854 and then a state in 1861. The Wichita people returned to the area in 1863 after being driven from their land by Confederate forces during the Civil War. They went back in 1867, but while they were there, trader Jesse Chisholm established a trading post along what came to be known as the Chisholm Trail. This drew in other traders and investors, and by 1870, they had incorporated the city of Wichita.
Wichita was nicknamed “Cowtown” as it was a major destination for cattle drives heading north from Texas to access railroads, and the Sante Fe Railway reached Wichita in 1872. Across the Arkansas River was the lawless entertainment destination for cattlemen, Delano, which eventually became part of Wichita after the cattle trade moved west to Dodge City. One of the lawmen trying to get Delano under control was Wyatt Earp.
Wichita has seen booms in land speculation, oil and natural gas, and airplane manufacturing. It has seen steady growth since the 1970s.