DR. JOE KIEFFER, D.D.S. I grew up in Howard, SD. I attended Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD where I met Elizabeth. We were married in 1996 and graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2000. We spent the next three years serving our country in the United States Air Force as dentists. We moved to Rapid City in 2003 and worked as associates for one year, then opened Kieffer Family Dental in 2004. I have a passion for getting to know my patients and caring for them the best that I can. I am currently studying the Spear Education program at the Scottsdale Center of Dentistry in Arizona striving to improve my dental knowledge to give my patients total health and cosmetic care. I enjoy spending time with the Lord, my four kids, being outdoors, and playing sports.
DR. ELIZABETH KIEFFER, D.D.S. I grew up in Rapid City, SD. I attended Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD where I met Joe. Joe and I were married in 1996 and graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2000. We spent the next three years serving in the United States Air Force as dentists. We moved to Rapid City in 2003 and worked as associates for one year. We opened Kieffer Family Dental in 2004. I love seeing children in our practice. They know how to put a smile on my face. I enjoy being with people and helping them to the best of my ability. I love the Lord. My family is a blessing that brings me great joy. I love sports and being outdoors. I have a passion for photography and traveling. Joe and I are blessed to have four children Olivia, Benson, Sullivan and Finnegan.
DR. DAN YOUNGREN, D.D.S. I am a Dentist at KFD who is semi-retired. I practiced in Minnesota as a solo private practitioner for 31 years after graduating from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry in 1977. All of those 31 years were spent in St. James, Minnesota enjoying dentistry, church, family, and friends. After selling my practice we moved to Custer, SD in 2008. I joined the staff at KFD in June of 2009 working part time. I am enjoying being able to use my skills working with the incredible staff and patients here. Having prided myself in truly caring about my patients during my practice life and concentrating on high quality esthetic oriented dentistry, I have found KFD to be the perfect place for me to spend the remainder of my time in dentistry. My wife, Barbara, and I have been married for 38 years. We have been blessed with three married children and five grandchildren. Being outdoors in Custer, hiking, and biking take up much of our time after family and church. I am an avid bowhunter and have more "camo" than formal clothes. I thank my Lord and Savior on a regular basis for the opportunity He has given me to be part of such a wonderful group of people here.
DR. KORT HERMAN, D.D.S. I am from Ranchester, Wyoming which is located at the base of the Big Horn mountains. After graduating from High School, I went to college at Augustana College in Sioux Falls. I received my Bachelors degree in Business Administration and started what I thought would be my career in business by working at Wells Fargo Bank in Rapid City, SD. I quickly realized that banking was not something I was passionate about and began looking into other careers. Dentistry had always been something I was interested in, so I began shadowing local dentists and found that dentistry was a fascinating field and one that I could fully devote myself to. I went to Black Hills State University and completed my prerequisites for dental school and enrolled in dental school at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine in Alton, IL. After completing my dental education, I worked as a dentist in Illinois for several years before my family and I moved back to the Black Hills in 2016. I am currently a member of the American Dental Association and the South Dakota Dental Association.