Dr. Kristina Stuedemann believes that good dentistry begins from the heart. She loves the art and science behind improving her patients’ smiles, especially when she can make them laugh in the process.
A Mokena native, Dr. Stuedemann has been an integral part of McGonigle Dental Associates since joining October 2014. She attended North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, where she played women’s basketball and graduated with a degree in biochemistry. After completion of her undergraduate degree, Dr. Kristina went on to earn her Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD) degree at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine in Alton, Illinois.
Following dental school, Dr. Stuedemann completed a two year General Practice Residency at the Medical College of Georgia (recently renamed “Georgia Regents University”). Here she received extensive training in both surgical and implant dentistry – including surgical wisdom tooth extraction, bone grafts, implant placement, and implant restoration. She also gained valuable experience in the challenges presented while working with medically-compromised patients. Dr. Kristina was honored to serve as the program’s Chief Resident during her second year.
She received her Fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) in 2012. In 2015, she went on to earn her Mastership in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Stuedemann is also an active member of several professional organizations. In 2015, she earned her Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry.
A general dentist who is a “Fellow” in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) has been recognized by other general dentists as a leader and example to other dentists of the importance of quality continuing education to patient care. Other organizations of which Dr. Kristina is an active member include the American Dental Association (ADA), the Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS), and The Chicago Dental Society (CDS).
Dr. Stuedemann believes wholeheartedly in the charitable mission of McGonigle Dental. She’s participated in mission trips to Jamaica to provide free dental care. She also took part in Dentistry from the Heart in Union City, TN & Tinley Park.
Dr. Stuedemann married her college love, Eric. They currently live in Naperville with their toddler Eli, Eric is an assistant football coach at North Central College. (Go Spartans!) In her free time, she loves to travel and be outdoors, work out, watch football, and spend time with her friends, family, and husband.