Dr. Jeffrey Gust was born in St. Charles, MO and grew up nearby in a small town called Portage des Sioux, MO. He graduated from Orchard Farm High School in 1993 and attended the University of Missouri-Columbia where he obtained a B.S. in Biology with honors. Following his years at Mizzou, Dr. Gust was accepted to the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. He graduated in 2001 with distinction and began to practice as a general dentist in Camdenton, MO.
After several months as a general dentist, Dr. Gust realized that his true passion in dentistry was orthodontics. He returned to his hometown area of St. Louis, MO and practiced as a general dentist while applying to his orthodontic residency. Dr. Gust began his orthodontic training in July 2003 at Saint Louis University's Center for Advanced Dental Education. The orthodontic residency program at SLU is considered one of the best in the nation. During his residency at SLU, Dr. Gust had the privilege of working with some of the leading clinical orthodontists in the country. He graduated from Saint Louis University in December 2005 with a Masters of Science in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Dr. Gust is board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics.
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society
- Academic Dean's List all four years of dental training
- Voted Favorite Orthodontist by Hutchinson News readers 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
- Knights of Columbus
- Rotary Club of Hutchinson (Board of Directors, 2008-2009)
- Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce (Board of Directors, 2009-2010)
- Newton Chamber of Commerce
- Young Professionals of Reno County (Advisory Council and Connection Team member 2006-2008; Chair of Recruitment Committee)
- Head Coach for Holy Cross 3rd/4th Grade football team
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Diplomate of American Board of Orthodontics
- Southwestern Society of Orthodontists
- Kansas Association of Orthodontists (President 2015-2016)
- American Dental Association
- Kansas Dental Association
- Orthodontic Education & Research Foundation
- Central Kansas District Dental Society
- Hutchinson Dental Study Club (President 2008-2010)
Dr. Gust resides in Hutchinson, KS with his wife, Dr. Nicole Gust, and their children, Adam, Aaron, Claire, and Benjamin. Nicole is a native of Central Kansas and is a general dentist. Dr. Gust enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, being outdoors, and cheering for his beloved St. Louis Cardinals.