Smile. It's the most contagious way to brighten someone's day!

Meet Dr. Kevin Walde DDS, MS

I love working in the field of orthodontics. It's such a great specialty because every day I get to help people improve their lives. Having a beautiful smile can really change a person's life, giving them confidence and comfort in themselves they didn't feel before. My staff and I feel how wonderful it is to see our friends leave our office with big smiles on their faces!


I earned my Bachelor of Science in Zoology in 1978 from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Five years later, I earned my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Missouri - Kansas City, School of Dentistry, graduating with distinction. I then decided to pursue my Master of Science in Orthodontics from St. Louis University, completing my residency in 1985.

Continuing Education

I am currently an associate professor in the Department of Orthodontics at St. Louis University Center for Advanced Dental Education. In both my capacity as an educator and a caregiver, I feel it is important to stay abreast of the latest developments in my field. I frequently engage in continuing education courses to learn about the latest advances in orthodontic techniques and technology. Additionally, I have lectured all over the U.S., Europe, and South America on various orthodontic subjects.

Professional Organizations

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Midwest Society of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Missouri Dental Association
  • Greater St. Louis Dental Society
  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics
  • College of Diplomates, American Board of Orthodontics
  • Fellow, American College of Dentists
  • World Federation of Orthodontics
  • Orthodontic Education and Research Foundation Board of Directors 1994-2004
  • Greater St. Louis Orthodontic Study Club since 2000

Outside the Office

I grew up here in Washington, Missouri and I am lucky to have spent more than 30 years with my wife, Debbie. We are very proud of our three children, Kate, Ryan, and Jane.  I am very involved with my community, serving on the Board of Directors of the Franklin County Area United Way for two separate 3 year terms, the Explorer Scouts, Little League sports coaching, and the Smile For A Lifetime Foundation. In my leisure time, I like camping, fishing, and canoeing, but I'm also really interested in the latest high tech gadgets on the market.

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