Dr. Kelly Heetland

Meet Dr. Kelly Heetland

Kelly R. Heetland, D.D.S., M.S.D.

Dr. Kelly R. Heetland was born and raised in Valley City, North Dakota. His undergraduate studies included time abroad in Wolverhampton, England and graduated Cum Laude from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. While his first job offer out of college was for the weather anchor at a TV station in California, he worked in business and advertising in the financial district in San Francisco managing blue chip company brands while his wife attended dental school.Dr. Kelly spent a short time on TV and movie sets before discovering his true calling and returning to school at the University of the Pacific Dental School in San Francisco for his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree. He earned numerous honors including the California Dental Association award for leadership and academics and the American Association of Orthodontics award for excellence in orthodontics all while serving as a national leader in the American Student Dental Association and liaison to the American Dental Association, graduating with honors, and earning induction into the Tau Kappa Omega Honor Society. After dental school, Dr. Kelly spent 27 months of additional, full-time specialty training in Orthodontic residency at the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Pacific Dental School to complete his masters thesis in the genetics of and treatment of hypodontia (missing teeth) and earn his Certificate in Orthodontics and Master of Dental Science (M.S.D.) degree to become an Orthodontist.

Dr. Heetland feels his life experiences and professional work in other areas before his dental training help him relate to all types of patients. He chose to specialize in orthodontics because he feels a beautiful, healthy smile changes lives. He enjoys the challenge of balancing the art and science involved in creating the best smiles possible. Personally, he feels fortunate to be living and working in a community with strong family values. In his spare time he enjoys sports, photography, traveling and spending time with his wife and their daughter.

Dr. Heetland is an active member in these professional associations:
  • American Association of Orthodontists

  • Southwest Society of Orthodontists

  • Texas Association of Orthodontists

  • American Dental Association

  • Texas Dental Association

  • 13th District Dental Association

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