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:
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.”
Who doesn’t love a beautiful smile? Come to think of it, who doesn’t love a smile, period! I feel very fortunate to work in an environment where people are smiling; and as a bonus, I get to participate in the creation of those smiles.
You don’t need perfect teeth to smile, but perfect teeth can certainly enhance a smile. When your confidence to smile is increased through orthodontics, your smile becomes more authentic; you can see the difference not just in the teeth, but in the eyes. The eyes light up when someone is smiling confidently.
I knew I wanted to become an orthodontist after being an orthodontic patient in my tweens. Going to the orthodontist was so much fun. It didn’t matter that my teeth got a little sore a few hours after my appointment. The orthodontist and staff were always smiling and it was just a cool place to go.
Of course, I didn’t mind a little break from school now and then. The warm and friendly environment that my orthodontist created ignited a passion that inspired me to choose a career I love, and as a bonus, I also got straight teeth.
My practice philosophy stems from my experience when I went through orthodontic treatment. I want all patients that come to TC Orthodontics to feel relaxed and enjoy the experience ... perhaps even be inspired. My goal is to create an experience where our patients want to come to our office just to have fun. Maybe my staff and I will even see those eyes start to sparkle.
Dr. Chad Kelly was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in molecular biology, and the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. During his final year at Tufts, he was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a national dental honor society.
Dr. Kelly completed his formal dental training at New York University. After a two-year residency, he was awarded an orthodontic specialty certificate in 2000. He has been in the private practice of orthodontics in the Twin Cities since 2000 and has had the joy and honor of creating thousands of beautiful smiles. Dr. Kelly is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, and Minnesota Dental Association. Dr. Kelly founded TC Orthodontics in 2012
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