“It's so rewarding to be able to help people feel better about themselves. A new smile can be life changing.” – Dr. Chris Klein
Dr. Christopher Klein is a graduate of Marion High School in Marion, IL. He accepted an appointment to the United States Naval Academy where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree. While serving for five years as an officer in the United States Navy, Dr. Klein earned a Master of Arts degree in Human Resource Management from Pepperdine University. He then attended Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine in Alton, IL, for his Doctorate of Dental Medicine. After graduation, he completed a two-year residency at St. Louis University Department of Orthodontics where he earned his Master of Science in Orthodontics. Dr. Klein remains current in all facets of the orthodontic field by taking over 50 hours of continuing education each year.
Dr. Klein is on the faculty at St. Louis University Center for Advanced Dental Education where he received the "Outstanding Instructor of the Year" award in 2002. He has been in the exclusive practice of orthodontics in Southern Illinois since 1985.
- American Dental Association
- Illinois State Dental Society
- Wabash River Dental Society, President
- Jefferson County Dental Society, Past President
- American College of Dentists
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Illinois State Society of Orthodontists
- Orthodontic Education & Research Foundation, Board of Directors
- American Board of Orthodontics, Diplomate
Outside the Office
Dr. Klein resides in Mount Vernon with his wife, Dianne. They enjoy many family activities with their son, Brian, and daughter-in-law, Jane, including golfing, boating, and traveling. They are also keep very busy loving (and babysitting) their grandchildren, Eddie and Marie.
Dr. Klein supports many local youth groups and Christian organizations including the YMCA, Brennan Klein Field Foundation, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, United Way of Mount Vernon and Marion, Angels on Assignment, and United Methodist Children's Home.
Get to know Dr. Klein…