Robert Kess, DDS
I feel the practice of dentistry has given me a purpose to care for people in a way that will outlast my time. My work as a dentist has allowed me to affect patients positively on personal level, enhancing their oral and overall health. I feel privileged to help patients restored to full dental health, and in turn, establishing better overall health. I truly strive to exceed the expectations of my patients every day and in every way possible.
I also really enjoy the kindness and appreciation patients show me. I feel that the kindness we share is returned in full by the patients we serve. I take great satisfaction in seeing patients' families grow alongside my family over the last 18 years.
I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Minnesota-Morris. I then graduated with my Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis School of Dentistry in 2002.
The practice of dentistry is always evolving and with this evolution, patient care and the actual delivery of dentistry keeps getting better. Continuing education allows me to stay informed as to new developments in dentistry, which I can use to enhance patient care. I attend the annual Minnesota Dental Association meeting to obtain continuing education, also attending evening classes during the year when available.
My memberships include the:
- American Dental Association
- Minnesota Dental Association
- Southeast Minnesota District Dental Association
My wife Janel and I have been married for almost 22 years. We have four children ranging in age from 11 to 19, and have loved growing our family in Owatonna. I love spending time with family, whether I’m taking walks with my wife or seeing my kids participate in sports, music, and their other activities. I enjoy being outside, especially running, and participate in triathlons as well.
Being part of the community is vital because so much of what happens within our community is done by volunteers who see the value in supporting all those within the community. I volunteer with the Free Clinic of Steele County and personally through our church, NewLife Community in Owatonna, on the Production Team.