Dr. Kempema was raised in a predominately Dutch community in Northwest Iowa, and earned his undergraduate and D.D.S. degrees at the University of Iowa in 1981. He had a solo dental practice in Fort Atkinson for over 30 years. He jumped at the opportunity to join Dr. Garrison and her team at Highland Dental on a part-time basis. Dr. Garrison, her staff, and her practice have a positive, friendly, and dedicated atmosphere that Dr. Kempema appreciates and finds comfortable.
Dr. Kempema met his wife Robin in college. They’ve been married for over 40 years. Robin works for Northwestern Mutual Life in the information technology area. Together they have two married daughters and two energetic and delightful grandsons with whom they love to spend time.
Dr. Kempema enjoys hiking, biking, jogging, reading novels, showing dogs, woodworking, playing guitar, and listening to music. He’s a dedicated Milwaukee Brewers fan, with baseball being his favorite sport.