Dr. Michael Kempf, DDS
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Reconstructive Dentistry | Male

Care Philosophy

My intention is to try and treat everyone as I would like to be treated.  My time is best spent  diagnosing my patients and effectively implementing the care  and treatment that  the patient  truly  desires...  I honestly  wish to do no more and no less dentistry than what  the patient wants me to do.  

We attempt  always to be good listeners, and to distance ourselves  from the "cookie cutter" or "mill" approach, which we see in many dental offices today..

Having said that, it is of particular pride and satisfaction (and humbleness) when we can reflect  on a patient that has chosen for health and (or) esthetic reasons, to enter into comprehensive restorative care, and make a helpful change, improving the quality of life of the patient... 

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I am the proud father of one grown daughter who has served as captain/anchor on a State HS championship swimming team. She has an MS and devotes her life to teaching math and english to non english speaking children.. I enjoy singing in church choirs and ensembles, and have played electric guitar in a "Jesus Rock Band." MY hobbies include classical vocal singing and currently working with the Rogue Valley Chorale. Enjoy and play Jazz, Folk, Rock, Blues, and pop as well as Classical, piano, guitar and bass.. Enjoy ocean fishing and Oregon stream and fly fishing, as well as x-country skiing, and boating on the mountain lakes of Oregon with my friends.. Came to Oregon from Chicago beginning of 1981, and have not been disappointed. Enjoy our Ashland plays at OSF and Bomer as well! My undergraduate Biology Degree from the Jesuits in Chicago helped to give me direction through a 4 Year dental program at the University of Iliinois. Have done post grad at SF, Roth Center; and also post grad at OHSU on the hill in Portland, at the dental school . Just last year did several trips to Denver to brush up and become current on latest restorative care/ techniques.

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Dr. Kempf's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kempf to family and friends
4.7
based on 22 total surveys (11 with reviews)
Dr. Kempf's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Reviews (11)
in Ashland , OR |
I have been seeing Michael R. Kempf, DDS for dental care since late 2011-early 2012. He has replaced old fillings, added new and very challenging ones, whitened my teeth and cleaned them regularly. He has also performed minor oral surgery on a deciduous tooth that somehow lasted over half a century. There are indeed many other dentists locally yet I steadfastly refuse to try them. There is no need. Dr. Kempf has provided me the highest level of care of any dentist I have seen in the U.K. or USA
in Ashland, OR |
Cares & goes the extra mile for his patients!
in Ashland Or. |
I have been a patient of Dr. Kempf for many years. He and is staff are genuinely interested in providing excellent care. Dr. Kempf takes time to explain any problems you may have and will give you good information on different solutions. I have always been pleased with the quality of his work.
Dear Craig, Thank you so much for your review;-) I am very grateful that you have entrusted me to be your dentist over the years. At this time it is particularly pleasing to me that you have given us a digital vote of confidence, and shared that with others.. My hat is off to you Craig, and I hope that we can maintain our mutual respect and friendship for many years to come! Sincerely, Michael and Sandy and Tony
in Ashland, OR |
Dr. Kempf is an artist working with teeth. His personal care from cleaning (which he does himself), getting the bite just right, and all other dental work is professional. I like his common sense approach as well as the friendly and fun atmosphere.
Hi Jan. Really appreciate the kind words and your perspective! So nice that you took the time to post and then repost in order to help our office with a professional review.. My spirits have been buoyed up by you and by other kind patients who are particularly gracious and descriptive in praise of our work here... Looking forward to seeing and talking with you again sometime soon! Sincerely, Michael
in Ashland, OR |
I've been a patient of Dr. Kempf since I retired to Ashland 6 years ago...he is beyond great with his dental skills and chair-side manners. His assistant, Sandy, is fantastic and helps you feel at ease when you see this gigantic needle approaching from your peripheral vision! My husband is also a client of Dr. Kempf and we both highly recommend him to everyone.
Snow , Thank you both so much for your kind words and review/as well as recommendation. My thoughts and reflections are definitely soaring when nice people write reviews about our office! We treasure both of you and are extremely thankful, humble , and proud that you have chosen to entrust your dental care with us. These/ Your, reviews are so important to us at this time that I can hardly overemphasize how much it means to us... All our best to you both, Michael and Sandy
Ashland, OR |
I can highly recommend Dr. Kempf in his practice of modern, painless dentistry. He and his staff are knowledgeable and efficient. Plus he has a good, if quirky, sense of humor. When was the last time you actually laughed while sitting in a dentist chair? Well, that's Michael for you.
Thank you so much for this stellar review;-) My intention is to provide a professional service with a smile... All my best, Michael
in Ashland, OR |
Dr. Kempf is a wonderful dentist! I've been going to his office for about 10 years, and couldn't be happier with his thorough and professional care of my dental needs. The atmosphere of the the office is very congenial and friendly. Also, his dental assistant and hygienist Sandy is a treasure; they make a great team! I enjoy going to his office; it always feels like I'm going to visit good friends. James Edwards
James, Thanks so much for the kind words and affirmation...;-) I am very thankful when my patients take the time to write a review for the office.. Especially feel both proud and humble when someone as bright as yourself finds it appropriate to describe us in such glowing terms... It means a great deal to both Sandy, Tony, and me... All my best to you and yours, Michael
in MedfoTalentrd, OR |
I have found great confidence in Dr Kempf's high skill level, his years of experience and his ability to communicate clearly to me about my dental issues. Adding to this, he and Sandy are both such lovely people that each visit is a pleasure for me. I would not hesitate to recomend them to anyone.
I feel greatly honored when my patients express their satisfaction with my office in such glowing terms! You have also brought your expertise to my attention, and I continue to learn more from you and your professional perspective as time goes on. Thank you so much Anna.... All my best to you and your loved ones. Sincerely, Michael
in phoenix |
Dr Michael Kempf did an incredible job! My Smile , was once a crooked jaw with pain. and headaches, and an overbite... After Dr Kempf Finished my work, I was looking ten years younger according to my husband.. He did a phenomenal job on my husband, crowns and deep cleaning with a wonderful result.. Nancy ....
Nancy and Victor, What a true privilege to have you both as friends and patients! I am very thankful when you have taken the time to write such a wonderful review... It means a great deal to both Sandy and myself...;-) We will continue to strive with due dilligence to meet , and when possible hopefully exceed your expectations of us. God bless you both, Michael and Sandy
in Medford, OR |
I have been going to Dr.Kempf and his assistant Sandy for 7 years. They are always very nice people,and professional,thorough,and knowledgeable! Dr.Kempf is a "dental artist" so to speak. The prices are very reasonable,and the hygiene in the facility,and dental equipment are superb. I recommend Dr.Kempf for your dental needs!
Dear Joe, Thanks so much for your review! I know that it takes time and a willingness to help us for you to follow through and complete this perspective and sharing.. I wish you all the best , and hope to continue to serve you for many years to come! Sincerely, Michael
in Eugene, OR |
Dr. Kempf is serious about dentistry with the latest dental practices. He works diligently with dental insurance companies to get you the best coverage possible. Who knew that going to the Dentist could be the highlight of the day. Dr Kempf and his staff are a cheerful, fun loving team that always makes one laugh or smile. Congratulations Dr Kempf and staff for your latest recognition by Open Care as one of the top Ashland Dentist. Bonnie
Thanks so much Bonnie! Bonnie, it means a great deal to me that you took the time to follow through and write such a wonderful stellar review for Sandy, Tony, and me... Stop by anytime and check out our office reception area(s), as they have been recently refurbished.. Its always a pleasure to see you and a privilege to serve your dental needs.. All my best, Michael
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Dr. Kempf says...

I am the proud father of one grown daughter who has served as captain/anchor on a State HS championship swimming team. She has an MS and  devotes her life

to teaching math and english to non english speaking children..

I enjoy singing in church choirs and  ensembles, and have played  electric  guitar in a "Jesus  Rock Band."

MY hobbies include  classical  vocal  singing and currently  working with  the  Rogue Valley  Chorale.  

Enjoy and play  Jazz, Folk, Rock, Blues,  and pop as well as Classical,  piano, guitar and bass.. 

Enjoy  ocean fishing and Oregon stream and fly fishing, as well as x-country  skiing, and boating on the mountain lakes of Oregon  with my friends..

Came to Oregon from Chicago beginning of 1981, and have not been disappointed. Enjoy our Ashland plays at  OSF and  Bomer as well!

My undergraduate Biology  Degree from the Jesuits in Chicago  helped to give  me direction  through  a 4 Year  dental program at the  University of Iliinois.

Have done post grad at SF, Roth Center;  and also post grad at  OHSU on the hill  in Portland, at the dental school .  Just last year did several trips to Denver

to  brush up and become  current on latest  restorative care/ techniques.  

Dr. Kempf's Care Philosophy

My intention is to try and treat everyone as I would like to be treated.  My time is best spent  diagnosing my patients and effectively implementing the care  and treatment that  the patient  truly  desires...  I honestly  wish to do no more and no less dentistry than what  the patient wants me to do.  

We attempt  always to be good listeners, and to distance ourselves  from the "cookie cutter" or "mill" approach, which we see in many dental offices today..

Having said that, it is of particular pride and satisfaction (and humbleness) when we can reflect  on a patient that has chosen for health and (or) esthetic reasons, to enter into comprehensive restorative care, and make a helpful change, improving the quality of life of the patient... 

Dr. Kempf says...

Passion for improving people's lives.. Enjoy  building fixed/ and or removable appliances to stabilize the jaw bone, improve airway, reduce or eliminate headaches, ..Enjoy  relieving  head and neck pain and relaxation of tight  facial muscles.  Our  comprehensive orthotics often results in improving the patients  airway (3D Cone baseline) by maximizing  relaxation of  muscles  naturally through bite  support appliance(s)..

I have a Passion for  building beautiful smiles with  the latest  European / American Injection veneers..  A Very conservative  "Facelifting"  and sometimes "rejuvenation"  with litttle or  no   grinding down of the teeth enamel.  These  veneers are accomplished after comprehensive  diagnostic measurements.

My Passion extends to restoring function with  implants and precision attachment fixed/ removeable  partial dentures ..

Dr. Kempf says...

 We are striving to facilitate our patient's  overall dental AND general health to their personal best...We  listen and  attempt to give the patient several options

regarding treatment.. We do not  discount the patients' concerns and thought  processes... our office mission  is to allow for  great dentistry at an affordable price...

Dr  Kempf has been trained by the best to deliver a quality of care that is hard to beat...

Dr. Kempf's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Specializes in Reconstructive Dentistry
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

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  • 0
    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Conditions Treated

  • Chipped Tooth
  • Dental Disorders
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Head and Neck Pain
  • Migraine
  • TMJ
  • Tooth Abrasion
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Attrition
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Demineralization
  • Tooth Loss
  • Toothache

Education

  • Medical School
    University of Illinois at Chicago

    Graduated in 1978

  • Internship Hospital
    Oregon Health Sciences University

    Completed in 1996

  • Residency Hospital
    Aldo Leopardi Implant Practice Residency 2009
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Northeast Regional Board certification

    Completed in 1978

    Western Regional Board Certification

    Completed in 1980

  • Undergraduate School
    Loyola University Chicago

    Graduated in 1974

  • Other Education
    Obi Certifications In Functional Diagnosis and Jaw Stabilization and Rehabilitation

    Completed in 2016

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Reconstructive Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Dentistry
  • Emergency Dentistry
  • Endodontics
  • Family Dentistry
  • Laser Dentistry
  • Minimally Invasive Dentistry
  • Neuromuscular Dentistry
  • Oral Surgery
  • Orofacial Pain Dentistry
  • Periodontics
  • Sleep Medicine Dentistry
  • Sports Dentistry

Procedures Performed

  • Composite Fillings
  • Dental Bonding
  • Dental Bridge
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Inlays
  • Dental Onlay
  • Denture Repair
  • Dentures
  • Lower Dentures
  • Non-Surgical Gum Treatment
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Restoration of Dental Implants
  • Root Canal
  • Root Planing
  • Simple Tooth Extractions
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Teeth Scaling
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Ultrasonic Dental Cleaning
  • Upper Dentures