Minneapolis Cosmetic Dentist to be Named Top Dentist for Fourth Consecutive Year

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Dr. Mark A. Kleive, a cosmetic dentist in Minneapolis, has been named one of Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine’s Top Dentists of 2010. This is his fourth consecutive year receiving the honor, which recognizes dentists for their professional quality and standards as recommended by fellow dentists from the surrounding metropolitan area.

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It makes me proud that I have worked hard to differentiate myself and that I am able to offer world-class, high-quality dentistry

Dr. Mark A. Kleive’s Minneapolis cosmetic dentistry practice has received the 2010 Top Dentist distinction for the fourth consecutive year. According to the fifth annual survey conducted by the St. Paul Minneapolis Magazine of 2,000-plus dentists from the 10-county metropolitan area, Dr. Kleive’s peers consider him to represent high quality dental work while upholding professional standards that set him apart from the rest of the cosmetic dentistry field in Minneapolis.

Dr. Kleive says he is proud to receive the Top Dentist honor, and the greatest recognition for him comes from his patients who have received care with treatments such as dental implants in Minneapolis and a range of other options he offers. “It makes me proud that I have worked hard to differentiate myself and that I am able to offer world-class, high-quality dentistry,” Kleive said. Dr. Kleive says he also recognizes the effect the praise from his peers has on him.“Being recognized as a Top Dentist by my peers is the highest honor,” he said.

When patients are considering procedures like dental implants or porcelain dental veneers in Minneapolis, Dr. Kleive enjoys participating in the decision-making process because he believes active engagement between the patient and the dentist is essential to the overall success of the treatment. “Guiding people to understand their choices and then partnering with them as they decide what they want is a necessary part of any cosmetic dentistry procedure," Kleive said.

Whether renewing smiles with major reconstructive procedures to improve function and form, or cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening in Minneapolis, Dr. Kleive believes continuing his education, and passing on the knowledge he has gained are the things that make him a better dentist. He says he never stops learning or pursuing new ways to challenge himself through taking courses, or teaching at the finest post-graduate facilities available. As Dr. Kleive prepares to accept the Top Dentist award for 2010, he shared his practice philosophy. "The best way to honor the legacies of the giants that came before us is to pass that learning onto others,” he said.

About Dr. Kleive

Dr. Kleive graduated from the University Of Minnesota School Of Dentistry in 1997, and maintains a teaching affiliation there. He is also a visiting faculty member at the Pankey Institute, a premier facility for post-graduate dental education.


Dr. Kleive and his Minneapolis general and cosmetic dentistry practice are located at 1714 Cope Avenue, Maplewood, MN 55109 and can be reached at (651) 730-7645 or http://www.markakleivedds.com

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