Dr. Chris Klekamp is a Colorado native and moved to Minnesota for residency. His father is a dentist and his parents, David and Jennifer, still live in Colorado and work at the family dental practice. His sister, Jesse, lives in California with her dog and is way cooler than he is.
Dr. Chris graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a major in Integrative Physiology and a minor in Nordic Studies. While at CU Dr. Chris was the Drum Major of the University of Colorado Golden Buffalo Marching Band. GO Buffs. Dr. Chris then went to Colorado State University in Fort Collins Colorado and received his MS in Toxicology. As part of his masters training, Dr. Chris was a Teaching Assistant and was able to travel to Japan to participate in radiation cancer research.
Dr Chris was then accepted to the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine to begin his dental training. In dental school he was Class President of his class, Vice President of the Student Senate, and was very involved in organized dentistry as the Vice President of the Colorado chapter of the American Student Dental Association as well as an ASDA national leader. In dental school Chris focused his studies on pediatric dentistry, took dental Spanish classes, worked with other medical providers in a student run health clinic and traveled to Guatemala as part of a mission trip to treat families in need.
After dental school Dr. Chris moved to Minnesota and completed a General Practice Residency at Hennepin County Medical Center and was trained in hospital dentistry, advanced oral surgery, and working with special needs patients. Dr. Chris then returned to Colorado and practiced as a general dentist in a family dental business and a pediatric dental practice. Dr. Chris realized his heart lay in treating pediatric dental patients and he returned to Minneapolis to complete his specialty training in pediatric dentistry at Hennepin Healthcare.
Dr. Chris is proud of his home state but fell in love in Minnesota and now calls it home. He spends time with friends and enjoys learning about new places to explore in Minnesota and loves staying healthy and active. With his free time, Dr. Chris also participates in community theater around the Twin Cities and is involved in all kinds of outdoor activities from skiing, to hiking, and camping.
Dr. Chris is a board eligible pediatric dentist. He is trained in basic and advanced life support for adult and pediatric patients. He is currently certified in BLS, PALS, and ACLS. Dr. Chris has a laser certification with the WCLI and has taken additional CE training in sedation and treatment under general anesthesia. Dr. Chris is a member of the AAPD, ADA, MAPD and other dental organizations and keeps up to date on current dental education with regular continuing education.
Dr. Chris chose to specialize in pediatric dentistry because he wants all patients to enjoy coming to the dentist for their entire life. Dr. Chris knows how important oral health is, and focuses on making every trip to the dentist a positive one, so that patients want to keep their teeth healthy and return for happy visits. Dr. Klekamp is focused on prevention and education for patients. Like his father, Dr Chris believes that through prevention the best dentistry is no dentistry.