University of Detroit Mercy Corktown Campus School of Dentistry
Why They Were Nominated
After graduating from dental school in Michigan, his home state, Dr. Klooster moved south to complete an Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the University of North Carolina, where he served as chief resident. He went on to purchase two practices. Most recently, Dr. Klooster became a Diplomate of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Why They Became a Dentist
“I love working with people, whether meeting new ones or getting to know them better. I’ve also always loved working with my hands and building things, and dentistry is a way to engineer something to last longer. It’s important to me to have a positive impact.”
Learning how to scale and grow both his practices, one of which he bought only this March.
Exciting New Trend
The wave of sleep apnea treatment as a part of dentistry. “I’m not only assisting someone with their dental care, but potentially expanding their life expectancy by helping them rest better.”