Get to Know Dr. Kieffer
Meet Dr. Kieffer! In Dr. Kieffer's care, you can expect comprehensive and compassionate service that you can trust. He prioritizes understanding the goals of every patient and helps create steps to actualize those goals. Even with his robust education and background, Dr. Kieffer continues to educate himself to stay on the cutting edge of dentistry and to also better serve his patients. To learn more about Dr. Kieffer, keep reading!
Where Did You Study Dentistry?
Dr. Kieffer graduated with distinction from the University of Maine in 2012, earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. His desire to pursue a career in dentistry led him to Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Dalhousie University. Following graduation, Dr. Kieffer completed a one-year General Practice Residency (GPR) program, also at Dalhousie University. This decision was based on his desire to expand his skillset and further his knowledge to provide his future patients with a higher level of dental care.
A significant portion of this one-year residency was spent in a hospital setting within the departments of oral and maxillofacial surgery, anesthesia, otolaryngology, and pediatric dentistry. During this time, Dr. Kieffer received advanced training in working with the medically compromised, administrating intravenous (IV) sedation, and being part of an interdisciplinary team.
Now in private practice, Dr. Kieffer demonstrates his commitment to lifelong learning and providing dentistry at the highest level by frequently completing continuing education. He has learned from some of the top clinicians and organizations in the world, including SPEAR Education, Pikos Surgical Institute, and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
Dr. Kieffer is a member of several professional organizations, including the:
- American Dental Association
- Maine Dental Association
- The Casco Bay Study Club
- International Congress of Oral Implantologists (Fellowship status)
- The American Academy of Implant Dentistry
- American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
- Academy of General Dentistry
Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?
Dr. Kieffer and his wife, Emily, recently welcomed a baby girl into the family, and he is loving his role as a new dad. When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Kieffer enjoys staying active outdoors through cycling, skiing, and hiking with his golden retriever, Luna. He and Emily also like to explore the ever-changing restaurant scene that Portland has to offer.