Dr. Keith Krell, D.D.S.,M.S.,M.A.

University of Iowa

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University of Iowa
United States

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Biography for Dr. Keith V. Krell DDS, MS, MA

Dr. Krell has been an endodontist for 37 years and in full-time private practice with Endodontics PC in West Des Moines, Iowa for 28 years.  He is an adjunct clinical Professor in the department of Endodontics at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry where he also served as graduate program director until 1989. In 1993, he retired from the United States Army National Guard as a lieutenant colonel after 22 years of service. In 2018, he retired from full-time private practice to devote time to the AAE as president-elect of AAE.

He has written 6 chapters for three endodontic text books, published 43 articles and has lectured nationally and internationally. His current research is on cracked teeth and he has published what he discovered over 25 years in private practice this April, 2018 in JOE!

He received his D.D.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Iowa in 1981 and 1983, respectively. He earned his BA in Sociology from Washington University in St. Louis in 1970, and his M.A. degree in sociology-anthropology in 1975, from the United States International University in San Diego, Calif while serving in the USN.

Dr. Krell is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, as well as a past director and president of the American Board of Endodontics (2007) and Past Trustee and president of the American Association of Endodontists Foundation(2014). He is the past secretary, past Vice President and is currently the President-elect  of the American Association of Endodontists. He is also an examiner for the American Board of Endodontics.

Dr. Krell was a counselor for the College of Diplomates of the ABE for 9 years and provided reviews for taking the Oral exam for 7 years.

Dr. Krell is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Journal of Endodontics and is a reviewer for both the JOE and JADA.

Dr. Krell has been married for 47 years to Diane and they have five grand children.