Lake Placid, Florida Dentist: Dr. Oliver "Chip" Kinnunen, DDS
|Two weeks after I was born, the neighbor lady came over and said, "Oh, he looks "chipper" today.". I had a three year old sister who started calling me Chipper and the name stuck, so I've been nicknamed "Chip" ever since.|
In 3rd grade I was hit in the mouth with a baseball which knocked out my tooth. That experience proved to be traumatic to a point where I decided at that young age to become a dentist figuring there had to be a better way. I spent my undergrad years at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota and in 1981 I graduated from the University Of Minnesota School of Dentistry.
Coming from a family of educators I believe that there is always much to be learned and getting the best education is key to giving your patients the ultimate dental experience.
I am so thankful for finding the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies - it has renewed my enthusiasm for my work and I know without a doubt that I am getting the absolute best education available in my field. I received my LVI Fellowship in September, 2011. To be taught by the brilliant minds at LVI means the world to me and knowing this journey never has to end is gratifying.