Meet Dr. KlingelDesert Sun Dental

"I really love transforming people’s smiles. So many times, our patients have gone for years with a smile that they aren’t proud of and doesn’t reflect who they are as a person. I hate to hear that someone doesn’t smile as much as he or she would like to because of the appearance of their teeth. That’s where I come in! When that smile is transformed and the patient loves what they see in the mirror, that’s what sparks my passion."

"I am lucky and honored to be a dentist, and I truly enjoy serving the families of Quincy. My outstanding team and I work together to provide a comfortable, friendly practice where our community can count on the highest quality dental treatments. I take great pride in what I do, and I enjoy using my skills and knowledge to help improve the lives of others. I go home every day feeling good about the level of service our office provides."

Dr. Klingel

Education and Continuing Education

  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor Degree in Biology, Magna Cum Laude, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
  • Dental School: DDS, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • General Practice Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

I am passionate about my dental education and usually surpass double the amount of hours of continuing education required by Washington State each year. My studies help me ensure that each patient will receive personalized care that meets their needs and exceeds their expectations. My highest priority is the health and happiness of my patients, and my goal is to always offer the most effective, innovative, and comfortable services.

As part of my continuing education, I take courses in cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign, complex full-mouth reconstruction, advanced implant applications, and CEREC® same-day crowns. I am the a former President of the Grant County Dental Society, and an active member of the Washington State Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, the Columbia Basin Implant Study Club, and the NCW Spear Study Club. 


In the Practice

I love giving people the smiles they deserve. I am excited to provide simple dental maintenance as well as complex treatments.

I love improving my patients’ health, whether it is getting them out of discomfort, changing their entire outlook through a new smile, or simply bringing a single tooth back to optimal health. I like talking with people and figuring out what their priorities are in life, then showing them how ideal dentistry works right in with their overall life goals.

The best part of my day is when a patient takes a look at their new smile and just says, “Wow!” My goal is always to surpass the expectations of my patients, and I love when they show their appreciation for my work. When they refer their friends and family to our practice, I feel great knowing they trust me with the care of their loved ones.

I am incredibly lucky to have such an outstanding team who truly cares about our patients. They treat everyone who comes in like friends and family, because they are. Our patients are an integral part of our team members’ lives and are one of the greatest assets to our practice. I am confident in our staff's professional abilities, and we enjoy taking continuing education courses together and integrating what we learn into the practice.

Family and Community

I grew up in Princeton, Illinois, which is a small farming town quite similar to Quincy. We now live on the edge of East Wenatchee, looking out over the beautiful river, Stemilt Hill, and up to Mission Ridge. My wife and best friend Christine is the pharmacy director at Columbia Valley Community Health in Wenatchee. We have two wonderful little boys named Holden and Graham, two Guinea pigs, a Golden Doodle named Garth, and a Shiba Inu named Axl. Holden is a sophmore at Eastmont High School, and Graham is an excited eigth grader at Eastmont Junior High School. 

Both of our boys are very active and keep us busy with all their interests, including cross country, track, band, musical instruments, endless video games, and hanging out with their friends. In my spare time, I enjoy boating, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, fishing, yard work, the occasional soccer game, enjoying the region’s numerous wineries, and of course spending time with my family. I also like to dabble with my golf game.

I am active in our community through Chamber of Commerce events. Our community shows its support to our practice every day, and I love giving back to my friends and neighbors. My practice gets involved with as much as we can, including Women’s Day events, Red Cross blood drives, sponsoring sports teams, anything to do with the schools, providing free books to the elementary students, highway cleanup, and activities at the Reimann-Simons House. Our family also supports and volunteers with the Small Miracles Foundation, which provides lunches and library time to kids during the summer months. I enjoy promoting anything that has to do with Quincy, and it’s great to see our patients outside the office!

I try to use my good fortune to enrich the lives of as many other people as I can. Our time on the planet is short, and if I can have a positive, lasting impression on even one person, it is a life well lived.