About the Doctors

Christopher K. Kesling, DDS, MS, ABO

Dr. Chris Kesling joined the practice in 1984 after receiving his Master’s degree in orthodontics from Saint Louis University. In addition to lecturing and presenting advanced orthodontic courses throughout the United States, Japan, Australia, Europe, the Philippines and Mexico, he has also published several articles in leading orthodontic journals. The case reports of several of Dr. Kesling’s patients were recently published in the orthodontic textbook "Tip-Edge Orthodontics.”

Dr. Kesling is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and is an Adjunct Clinical Professor at Case Western Reserve University.  He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor at both Saint Louis University, and the University of Illinois at Chicago where he teaches at six week intervals. He holds over one dozen patents on various orthodontic appliances.

Peter C. Kesling, DDS, Sc.D., ABO


Dr. Peter Kesling joined the original partners, his father Dr. H.D. Kesling and Dr. Robert A. Rocke, in 1958. Although retired, he is available as a consultant for orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning. He has written numerous articles and several orthodontic textbooks that have been translated into 4 languages.

Dr. Kesling was an Associate Clinical professor of Orthodontics at Saint Louis University for over 40 years and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Kesling has been issued over 50 patents on orthodontic appliances and was recently inducted as a Fellow in the Innovators Society of Northwest Indiana.