Dr. Michael Kempf, DDS

Reconstructive Dentistry  |  
Male  |  
Age 65
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Dr. Michael Kempf, DDS
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.

Michael R Kempf, DDS,LLC, Design Dentistry

993 Siskiyou Blvd Ste 3

Ashland, OR 97520

Contact Information

(541) 482-1741

Dr. Michael Kempf, DDS

Dr. Michael Kempf, DDS

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Providence Health Plans

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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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Practice Areas

  • 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

Conditions Treated

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


  • Composite Fillings
  • Dental Bonding
  • Dental Bridge
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Implant
  • 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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Oregon.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Loyola University Chicago
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • University Of Illinois At Chicago
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Oregon Health Sciences University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Aldo Leopardi Implant Practice Residency 2009
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Northeast Regional Board Certification
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Western Regional Board Certification
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Obi Certifications In Functional Diagnosis and Jaw Stabilization and Rehabilitation
    Other Education | Completed 2016

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Kempf's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kempf to family and friends
based on 23 total reviews (12 with comments)
Dr. Kempf's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (12)
in Medford, OR |
Thanks to Dr. Kempf, I'm less bashful about showing my smile. I used to have poor oral health, bleeding when I brushed, and other issues that kept me from smiling as much. From my very first visit, my teeth felt healthier, especially when I follow Dr. Kempf's instructions. Now, I feel more free to smile and show off my teeth. I've now had multiple visits with Dr. Kempf, and my teeth are healthier, which has also improved my overall health, thanks, Doc!
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
Jeremy, Your personal insights about our practice are extremely well received; both your clinical and academic prowess precede you as you are lauded in the literature and by your peers... You have encouraged me to continue my education, and I strive to reach higher goals and push myself this coming year directly due to you and pros like yourself..Wishing you the best in your quest moving forward, and pray this sincere response raises your spirits as much as you have raised mine...
in Ashland, OR |
Cares & goes the extra mile for his patients!
Dear Sheri, I must personally thank you for your effort in leaving this review... AS you know, it is particularly important in the digital world to receive affirmation from our patients of record. You have always been a bright and engaging patient and one whose approval I truly respect, and am proud to receive. Hoping this letter finds you well and hoping to see you again soon.. Thank you so much for entrusting to us your dental needs... Sincerely, Michael, Sandy and Tony
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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  • Providence Health Plans

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