Orthodontics is both art and science. Not all orthodontists are created equal. Dr. Kemnitz's skills are recognized by both our patients and our dental colleagues alike. Half of our patients come from referrals of family and friends and half from dentists who entrust us with the care of their patients. Some orthodontic practices are focused on marketing and high pressure "sales". We will always remain focused on the quality of your care.
Dr. Keith A. Kemnitz earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) from Loyola University School of Dentistry in Chicago, Illinois where he graduated first in his dental school class. As valedictorian and a summa cum laude graduate, he was elected to the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society. He was also one of four students elected to membership in the Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society. This honor acknowledges those students who demonstrate the following characteristics:
- A passion for learning, critical thinking, and embracing the concept of education as a lifelong pursuit.
- A strong sense of justice, emphasizing the value of moral convictions.
- Service to others
Dr. Kemnitz is especially proud of these honors and sees them as a reflection of his commitment to excellence.
Dr. Kemnitz completed his Orthodontic Specialty Certification at the prestigious Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. Mayo’s orthodontic specialty program is a three-year program that accepts and graduates just one resident each year. While at Mayo, Dr. Kemnitz earned his Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) degree for his research thesis in surgical orthodontic treatment.
Dr Kemnitz recognizes the importance of staying up to date with the rapid changes in orthodontics. He participates in multiple dental study clubs, regularly attends continuing education courses, and works with general dentists to further their understanding of complex orthodontic issues. He also conducts regular meetings with his team to insure his patients receive the best possible quality care.
Dr. Kemnitz is a member of many professional organizations including, the American Association of Orthodontists, the Midwest Society of Orthodontists, the Minnesota Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Minnesota Dental Association, the Saint Paul District Dental Society, and several dental study clubs.
As a result of Dr. Kemnitz’s extensive training, he is able to offer his patients the best possible care. Treatments offered include Invisalign® brace free treatments, Radiance crystal clear braces, orthopedic jaw growing appliances, and the latest in highly efficient superelastic titanium wire technology. We use cutting edge technology including the iTero scanner to help eliminate gooey impressions and we exclusively use digital imaging to ensure accurate diagnosis and optimal patient safety.
Dr. Kemnitz also works closely with a broad group of excellent dentists, oral surgeons, periodontists and other dental specialists to manage those cases that are particularly complex. From simple straight forward treatments, to complex surgical orthodontic cases, Dr. Kemnitz sees each case as an exciting challenge.
Dr. Kemnitz and his wife, Shelley, reside in Burnsville. They have two children, Jeff and Cara. Together, they enjoy skiing, scuba diving, canoeing, kayaking, traveling and spending time “up north.”
Super Power Wish: I'd love to be able to have magical powers to change anything with a wave of a wand.
Favorite Thing About our Patients: I love all of the great stories we hear! I love the confidence that shines in every new smile.
Amazing Accomplishment: Raising three wonderful children.
Hobbies: Sailing, skiing, gardening
Fun Fact: I have a twin brother.
Super Power Wish: Invisibility - how cool would it be to walk the earth without a trace.
Favorite Thing About our Patients: There smiles and most definitely how much fun they all are!
Amazing Accomplishment: I learned to snow ski just 3 short years ago. Your never to old to take up a new hobby.
Hobbies: I love to camp, spend time at my families cabin, hike, ride bike, golf and am an avid reader.
Fun Fact: I am the current PTO president at my son's school.
Superpower Wish: To be a "good golfer"
Favorite Thing about our Patients: I have the most fun getting to know each one as the unique, special fun and beautiful people they are.
Amazing Accomplishment: Three beautiful kids - adults now, but awesome people!
Hobbies: Golf, travel spending time with my husband, family and friends.
Fun Fact: I was a former dental hygienist!
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Super Power Wish: Being able to read peoples minds
Favorite Thing About Our Patients: It is always fun to see the changes in our patient's smiles
Amazing Accomplishment: Having two adult children!
Hobbies: I like walking my dog, biking, gardening and reading.
Fun Fact: I was born at either 11:59p.m. on August 14th or 12:01a.m August 15th. The delivery nurses weren't sure which time was correct so they let my mom pick the day!
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Superpower wish: I would love to be able to teleport! How fun to be in one place and BOOM next thing you know, you're somewhere new!
Favorite thing about our patients: All of patients are so kind and funny. I love that I get to work in a place where the patients have fun! With all the laughter, singing and dancing that goes on, our patients really make work so enjoyable!
Amazing Accomplishments: I ran a half marathon, and am now starting training to run another!
Hobbies: I like to run, read and hang out with friends. I also, love being outside in the summer, and grilling!
Fun fact:I have 3 very chubby cats!