Meet Dr. Brian Klein

"I think I have the best job in the world. It's a perfect blend of art, science, and patient interaction that comes together for amazing results. Of course we're proud of our work, but the ultimate reward is watching our patients enjoy their beautiful, healthy smiles." - Dr. Brian Klein

Dr. Brian Klein attended Indiana University where he majored in Nutrition Science and minored in Biology. Following in his father, Dr. Christopher Klein’s, footsteps, he continued on to Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine, graduating with his Doctorate of Dental Medicine with honors. Dr. Klein then earned his Master of Science degree in Orthodontics from St. Louis University Center for Advanced Dental Education.

Committed to continuing his education, Dr. Brian earns over 50 continuing education credits annually by attending conferences and workshops including the Damon® Forum, the Invisalign® Summit, the SureSmile® educational series, the American Association of Orthodontists conference, and the Orthodontic Education and Research Foundation sessions.

Professional Affiliations

Outside the Office

Dr. Brian moved back to his hometown of Mt. Vernon, IL after living in St. Louis for five years while completing dental school and his orthodontic residency. He and his wife, Jane, love spending time with their two young children, Eddie and Marie.

Dr. Brian, like his dad, supports many local youth groups and Christian organizations including the YMCA, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Brennan Klein Field Foundation, United Way of South Central Illinois, Angels on Assignment, United Methodist Children's Home, and Court-Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA).  

Get to know Dr. Brian…

Who are your heroes?
My parents, wife, and kids.
What motivates you to work hard?
The strong desire to constantly improve. If I go a day without making something, someone else, or myself better then it’s a depressing, wasted day. I love improvement and I’m more than willing to work hard at it.
What makes you laugh the most?
Pretty much anything my kids do, really corny jokes, and Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show Superlatives.”
What is your favorite quote?
“People often say motivation doesn’t last. Neither does bathing…that’s why its recommended daily.” - Zig Ziglar
What is your favorite card or board game?
Risk. The more competitive people get, the more enjoyable the game.
What song would you sing at karaoke night?
I’d feel the need to embarrass myself across as many genres as possible so...
Rock – I Believe in a Thing Called Love (The Darkness)
Rap – Intergalactic (Beastie Boys)
Country – Callin’ Baton Rouge (Garth Brooks)
Bonus question - What karaoke song would you pay to watch Dr. Chris and Dr. Brian perform? question please...
If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Buffalo chicken wings with salad and an iced tea.
What's the most daring thing you've ever done?
Medical mission trip to the mountains of Honduras.
Is there anything you wish would come back in style?
MC Hammer pants.
What celebrity would you like to meet for a cup of coffee?
John Mozeliak (general manager of the St. Louis Cardinals).
What is something unusual about you that people may not know?
Nerd alert…I secretly love pedometers and have worn one almost every day for the past decade.  Way before FitBits and iWatches became popular I was wearing a huge medical grade pedometer just because I love to cruch the stats at the end of the day.


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