Kevin Hallgren, Board Certified Orthodontist
Dr. Kevin Hallgren was born and raised in Kalamazoo. Growing up in and around his father’s orthodontic practice, he saw firsthand the satisfaction and joy that a perfect smile can bring to someone’s life. The ability to positively impact the lives of others on a daily basis was the driving factor that inspired him to follow in his father’s footsteps, and pursue a career as an orthodontist.
Dr. Kevin attended Western Michigan University, where he excelled through his undergraduate studies in Biomedical Sciences. He then accepted an offer to attend the prestigious University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, in San Francisco, California. During dental school, his passion for orthodontics grew as he conducted craniofacial genetics research and became President of the Orthodontic study club. Dr. Kevin graduated first in his dental class and was awarded the Dean’s Valedictorian Award along with his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Upon graduation from dental school, he was immediately accepted into an orthodontic residency at the University of Texas. While in his residency, Dr. Kevin was educated with state-of-the art orthodontic training with specialized focus in digital orthodontics, micro-esthetic enhancements and Invisalign treatment modalities. He successfully completed an original research thesis focusing on improving post-orthodontic treatment esthetics and was awarded a Master of Science in Dentistry degree and a Certificate in Orthodontics.
Following his graduation from the University of Texas, Dr. Kevin completed the rigorous requirements to become a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Becoming a Diplomate is a unique achievement as less than 35% of all orthodontic specialists are board certified, which places him at the top of his specialty.