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Dr. Robert L. Keifer, Dr. Robert Henson, Dr. Christopher M. Chmiel

Left to Right: Dr. Robert L. Keifer, Dr. Robert Henson, Dr. Christopher M. Chmiel


Robert L. Keifer, D.D.S.

Dentist in White Bear Lake, MN

Northeast Dental

Dr. Robert Keifer has practiced in White Bear Lake for 42 years.

He received his B.S degree at the University of Minnesota and then graduated with a D.D.S degree at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1972. After graduation, Dr. Keifer was commissioned in the US Air Force residency program as a Captain from 1972 to 1974.

Dr. Keifer has completed extensive advanced training in the areas of oral surgery, occlusion, and TMJ disorders from the Advanced Dental Studies in St. Petersburg, Florida. He was also a consultant for the 3M Dental Department for 28 years. He holds active memberships in the American Dental Association, the Minnesota Dental Association and the St. Paul District Dental Society.

Dr. Keifer is very proud to accept the highly coveted award of “America’s Top Dentist”, given by the independent Consumer’s Research Council of America from 2003-2016.

Dr. Keifer and his wife Kim have three children and four grandchildren. Away from the office Dr. Keifer enjoys golfing, fishing, hunting and travel.

Robert Henson, D.D.S.

Dentist in White Bear Lake, MN

Northeast Dental

Dr. Robert Henson graduated from North Dakota State University with a B.S. degree in Zoology. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2014. After practicing in South Carolina for a couple of years, Dr. Henson joined the Northeast Dental team in 2016.

Dr. Henson was born in Brazil, but raised in Carrington, North Dakota. Growing up in different cultures has allowed him to become more interpersonal and use a holistic approach when it comes to treatment. He believes in serving patients with the compassion and respect they deserve. Dr. Henson is passionate about providing comprehensive care in order to meet your goals towards a healthier mouth. 

Dr. Henson is an active member of the American Dental Association, Minnesota Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Henson and his wife Jamie recently had a son this past October. When Dr. Henson is not working in the office, he can be seen playing various sports, golfing, fishing, snowboarding, and traveling. Several hobbies of his include watching movies/tv shows, spending time with his family, and attending Vikings and Timberwolves games. One of Dr. Henson's aspirations is owning a brewery. 

Christopher M. Chmiel, D.D.S.

Dentist in White Bear Lake, MN

Northeast Dental

Dr. Christopher Chmiel received his B.S and D.D.S degrees from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He continued his commitment to clinical training in dentistry with a post- graduate residency in the Advanced Education General Dentistry program at the University of Minnesota.

He holds active memberships in the American Dental Association, the Minnesota Dental Association and the St. Paul District Dental Society.

Dr. Chmiel has been in active practice in Minnesota for the past 21 years and has worked with the Army National Guard and the Army Reserves.

Dr. Chmiel’s interests include skiing, camping, travel, and supporting his daughter in dance, and his son in hockey and lacrosse. He and his family foster Golden Retrievers through RAGOM.org and their newest additions are a rabbit named MoMo and a baby kitten named Joey.