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.
I was nervous about the "unknowns" of tongue tie, and why breastfeeding was so painful for me. Dr. Darcy and her amazing staff are warm, welcoming and professional from the start! I felt comfortable and informed the whole time. Dr.Darcy is knowledgeable, direct and incredibly kind. A great experience.
Today, I took all three of my kids here. My oldest I knew wouldn't have any issues, as he loves the dentist. My middle has had horrible experiences at the dentists and hates going, but they made him so comfortable that they were able to complete a full exam with X-rays! This is a huge accomplishments! My youngest is 2 and she did a full lap exam with the Dr without any issues! I cannot recommend this place enough.
Dr. Michelle is amazing with my son. He has autism and his first few visits were not very successful. However, they have gotten a little better with each appointment, thanks to the patience, kindness and flexibility shown by the team at Riverdale pediatric dentistry.
St Croix Kidds is the place to go to help kids feel good about the dentist. All of the staff are caring and responsive to questions or dental concerns. The dentists are thorough and positive. My kids look forward to their six-month check ups. The environment is collorful, fun and inviting. All-in-all a great experience.
The staff was friendly and the office is kid friendly. They were very good with both my kids. Happy with our experience and will be happy to call them our dentist.
I scheduled appointments for all 3 of my kids at the same time. We were in and out in about 20 minutes! The staff here is incredible! We recently moved 45 minutes away, but I continue to bring my children here. It is well worth the drive to know they are in a safe, friendly and efficient environment.
Love this place and they have an amazing team. The kids absolutely love the kid focused environment. They love all the wonderful ladies (especially Ms. Rachel) who are so gentle in their care for them. Dr. Beinlich has a great child like personality that really puts the kids at ease. You know you have found a great place when you tell the kids they have a dentist appointment and they get excited. All around this is a great place to trust with your little ones!
The staff here is amazing and super friendly. Dr. Tyler was amazing with my son today. Most patient office I’ve ever walked into. I am definitely pleased with our service today and can’t wait to go back.
I took my infant son for evaluation of a tongue tie. The atmosphere is so warm and welcoming over looking the St. Croix river. The staff is kind compassuonate and you can tell they really love what they do. They were excellent at explaining what they were evaluating, what the procedure was going to entail and making sure you were able to do the therapy at home after to ensure the best results.
Wow! Great staff, Amanda was amazing and helped my son feel at ease. She is very good at her job and obviously loves working with kids. Dr. Meghan was great and fixed my son's teeth, making sure he was comfortable the whole time. Will definitely recommend to my friends! Thanks for all your care and patience with my son and for making it a smooth process for us too!
Had a great day with my two boys at St.Croix Kidds. They were both very engaged in their appointments and the Assistants and Dr Darcy explained the procedures well.. I would Highly recommend this pediatric office. My boys are always happy to go even if it is to get a filling. Lots of distractions to keep their minds busy so they don't worry !
We just has our first appt here and WOW!!! Love the office and the staff is all so nice. The dentist we saw is spectacular!
Friendly staff, easy to make appointments especially in an emergency! The kids like that they can watch a movie while having their teeth worked on.
Today was my 3 year old son's 1st visit to the dentist. I was very impressed with how they interacted with my son and how they made it fun. He also like receiving a toy at the end. I will definitely recommend this dentist office to my friends and family. 😀
Friendly, caring and curteous staff. Never feel pressure to "do more". And we are in and out in a flash. Love this place! And so do my kids!
Great staff, great dentists! They are so patient with kids who are hesitant about their visits. There is also a nice play area for kids who are waiting.
St.Croix Kidds is amazing! The staff is very friendly, patient and make dentist visits fun! My boys (5yr and 3yrs) love going and always walk away with a smile!