Dr. Jill Saia Pile
A Kansas girl, born and raised, Dr. Jill Saia Pile grew up in Frontenac, KS, where she graduated with honors from FHS in 1994. She began her college career at Pittsburg State University as a biology major and a member of the Crimson and Gold Dance Team. In 1995, she transferred to the University of Kansas to pursue her dreams of always being a “Jayhawk”. While at KU, Dr. Jill was very active in many campus organizations and honor societies, as well as the KU Men’s Basketball Program. She served as an Ambassador and Camp Counselor under the direction of KU Coach Roy Williams. After graduating in 1999 with a Pre-Physical Therapy/Exercise Physiology degree, she moved back to Pittsburg to do a Physical Therapy Internship with Mount Carmel Sports Medicine. At the close of the internship, Dr. Jill decided she wanted to pursue even higher education, as she was accepted into the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry in 2001. Naturally, as a part of her personality, Dr. Pile was also very active in Dental School both academically and clinically, serving as President of “Students Take Action”, Vice President of Psi Omega Dental Fraternity, Ambassador of many Dental Outreaches, and Advanced Senior Student in Oncology Dental Support Clinic, where she had further training in the management & preparation of patients currently with cancer and/or undergoing transplants. She won the Junior Class Table Clinic Research Project. Along with another colleague, she designed and presented the guidelines for "Protocol and Treatment of the Oncology Patient” at the American Dental Association in Orlando, Florida in 2004. Dr. Jill graduated with honors from UMKC with her Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2005. She feels very rounded with her Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate in treating patients as a “whole”, encompassing “Health, Well Being, and Autonomy!”
As you can see from the above bio, Dr. Pile strongly believes in continual learning. She has averaged well over 100 hours of continuing education per year since graduation, much greater than the 30 hours required yearly. She also believes in continuing education for her team and has chosen to spend the resources of time, effort and finances on the development of each individual’s knowledge and abilities as well as her own. Under the leadership of Dr. Pile, the team has invested heavily in the behavioral aspects of healthcare as well as leading edge clinical dentistry. Dr. Pile has taken her team all over the four states for continuing education, as well as Atlanta, Las Vegas, & Costa Rica. In addition to her interest in general and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Pile addresses “malocclusion” as it is a disease, and has a passion for orthodontics, using the INVISALIGN technology. Due to her experience, she has been recognized by Invisalign as a “Premier Preferred Provider” making her in the TOP 5 in the COUNTRY in cases treated.
Dr. Pile is a member of the American Dental Association, Kansas Dental Association, the SEK District Dental Society, and the Southeast Kansas Dental Study Club. She is a firm believer in volunteerism in our community as well as organized dentistry, serving on a multitude of boards and volunteer groups, including Kansas Mission of Mercy, Free Oral Health Screenings for Kindergarten Roundup and Dental Health Month, Oakview Estates Advisory Council, Frontenac PTO, Church Altar Society, Meals on Wheels, and Coach for 3rd Grade Boys Traveling Basketball Team. She is Past President of the SEK District, as well as the Pittsburg Dental Study Club. She currently serves on the Board of Delegates for the Kansas Dental Association, representing the Southeast Kansas District, at the State Level.
Dr. Jill Saia Pile married her longtime classmate and best friend, Jared, as they are blessed with 3 beautiful children: Hayden, Vinny, and Giana. In their spare time, (if any) you can usually find them on the farm tending to the cows, 7 horses, or 4 birddogs. The Pile’s are crazy about KU Sports, traveling and hunting the great outdoors.