Meet Dr. Kratz
From writing a story in 2nd grade entitled "I Want to be a Dentist" to serving patients at Edina Dental Care, Dr. Michael T. Kratz has always had a passion for helping people feel good about their smile. After graduating from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1995, Dr. Kratz completed a General Practice Residency at the VA Hospital in Minneapolis. He has practiced dentistry in Edina, MN since 1997.
As a "relationship-based" dentist, Dr. Kratz takes the time to get to know each patient and the nuances that make up their unique oral health situation. His comprehensive and conservative approach includes careful treatment planning and recommending trusted specialists as needed. He is careful to ensure patients can make informed decisions about their care. For each of his patients, Dr. Kratz is an advocate for lifelong oral health, comfort and beauty with the least possible treatment necessary.
Dr. Kratz has made it a priority to continually enhance his dentistry knowledge, skills, and treatment techniques. He has completed over 250 credit hours of postgraduate training at The Pankey Institute, one of the world's premiere continuing dental education institutes. As a Pankey-trained dentist, Dr. Kratz subscribes to the principles and practices of optimal care and is focused on helping you achieve your goals.
In addition to pursuing advanced study at The Pankey Institute, he has participated in numerous professional study groups and is an active member of:
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- Minnesota Dental Association
Dr. Kratz has earned the following recognitions for his ability to provide exceptional dental care:
- Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry – 2008
- Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine Top Dentist – 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2016
- Minnesota Monthly Magazine topDentists™ – 2007, 2010, 2016
A native Minnesotan and Edina resident, Dr. Kratz enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and two daughters. When he's not at the office you can usually find him spending time with family, at one of his daughter's sporting events, golfing or spending time up north.
What he loves most about being a dentist? The ability to help patients become more empowered, confident, and proud of their smile.