Keith A. Kemnitz, DDS, MSD
Dr. Keith A. Kemnitz earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) from Loyola University School of Dentistry in Chicago, Illinois in 1980 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.
In 1983, 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 staff 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, In-Ovation friction free braces, orthopedic jaw growing appliances, and the latest in highly efficient superelastic titanium wire technology.
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.”