Dental Staff

All our professionals at Southdale Periodontics maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in periodontics.

Jerod Klava DDS

Bachelor of Arts(2004), Psychology, Gustavus Adolphus College, St Peter, MN
Doctor of Dental Surgery (2008) – University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Minneapolis, MN
Certificate of Periodontology (2011) – University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Minneapolis, MN
Thesis Research – “Predictability of Prosthetically planned surgical guides used in placement of dental implants”

Professional Affiliations
Southside Comprehensive Seattle Study Club - Director
Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology
American Academy of Periodontology
American Dental Association
Minnesota Dental Association 
Minneapolis District Dental Society - Delegate
Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Graduate Periodontology

Dr Klava is a native of Fargo, ND where he was exposed to the health care field by his father, a physician at Sanford Hospital.  Dr. Klava played hockey for Gustavus Adolphus College during his undergraduate years.  He has been very active in continuing education in attending national conferences along with training at the Spear Education Center in Scotsdale, AZ.  He is also involved as Co-Director of the Southside Comprehensive Seattle Study Club.  He and his wife, Jennifer have been married for 11 years and have a 6 year old son, a 4 year old daughter, and a fun loving 13 year old yellow lab Chopper.  He keeps busy away from the office coaching hockey and soccer with his son, and learning gymnastics with his daughter.  Dr. Klava enjoys all things outdoors from hunting to fishing, and snomobiling to biking.  He is a big college hockey fan, especially his favorite team from the University of North Dakota.


 

Kiran Kingsley DDS

Bachelor of Dental Surgery (2006) Distinction – B.P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
Master of Science and Certificate of Periodontology (2015) Alpha Sigma Nu Honor roll- University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit and St John’s Macomb Hospital, Warren, Michigan.

Professional Affiliations

Southside Comprehensive Seattle Study Club – Director
Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology
American Academy of Periodontology
American Dental Association
Minnesota Dental Association
Minneapolis District Dental Society
Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Graduate Periodontology

Dr. Kingsley received her Periodontal training at the University of Detroit Mercy and St John’s Macomb hospital, Michigan graduating with Alpha Sigma Nu Honor roll. She grew up in the Northern part of India and obtained her dental education from Nepal (2006). After 5 years of practicing as a general dentist, she moved to the United States to fulfill her dreams of becoming a Periodontist. Her husband is a Minnesota native and now, South Minneapolis is home for Dr Kingsley, her husband, Dan and fun-loving son, Aanik. She has one sister who is also a dentist and one brother who owns a business. During her free time, she likes to go hiking, reading, and being outdoors with her family. She provides a full scope of Periodontal Treatment, Dental Implant Treatment and Laser Assisted Periodontal Treatment (LANAP). She serves as a Clinical Adjunct Professor at the Graduate Program in Periodontology for the University of Minnesota. Volunteer work for her include mission trip to Oaxaca, Mexico (2014) with Forward Edge International and various other community works in the Eastern region of Nepal. She is fluent in other languages such as Hindi, Nepali and conversant in Bengali.