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Meet Dr. William Kottemann


“As an orthodontist, I am in the best profession I can imagine. Not only am I able to teach my patients about the importance of orthodontic care, but I also learn a great deal from each patient’s uniqueness. I am most passionate about seeing the smile on patient’s faces when their orthodontic treatment is completed. My father and my uncle were both orthodontists, so I grew up seeing what a great difference improving a patient’s smile has on both the patient and the doctor. I am changed daily by the wonderful smiles I see and the interesting patients I meet.” – Dr. William Kottemann

Following in his father’s footsteps, Dr. William Kotteman chose the field of orthodontics to make a difference in his patients’ lives, and in return, has found great personal fulfillment in his profession. He began his dental education at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, where he graduated in 1976. Dr. Kottemann then obtained his Orthodontic Certificate and Masters of Science Degree from the University of Minnesota in 1978. He became a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) in 1989.

As a member of the Speakers’ Bureau and Clinical Faculty for Align Technology, Dr. Kottemann presents over 60 lectures a year, traveling around the country to teach orthodontists how to use Invisalign® to treat complex orthodontic cases. He finds real joy and excitement in sharing his clinical knowledge with other orthodontic professionals.

Dr. Kottemann is active in several additional professional organizations, including the:

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Minnesota Dental Association
  • Donated Dental Services

A native of Iowa City, IA, Dr. Kottemann has lived in Orono, MN for the past 30 years. He and his wife, Jean, have two sons, Kraig and Scott, both of whom have joined him in orthodontic practice. When Dr. Kottemann is not in the office, he enjoys playing golf, boating, skiing, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.