Dr. Kratky grew up in St. Louis County and earned a degree in biology at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. He was then accepted to Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine where he graduated in 1994. Dr. Kratky completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. In addition to extensive training in dentoalveolar surgery and general anesthesia, his four year surgical training included facial trauma, reconstruction, dento-facial deformities, and obstructive sleep apnea.
Dr. Kratky is board certified in oral surgery and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He has been in practice in the St. Louis area since 1998 and joined Midwest Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery in 2007. Dr. Kratky served a three year term as chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at St. Anthony's Hospital. He also served as president of the South County District as well as being a member on the Board of The Greater St. Louis Dental Society. Jaw reconstruction, implant surgery, and wisdom teeth removal are his surgical interests.