Dr. Kratky grew up in St. Louis 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 Maxillofacial & Implant 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.
Dr. Kratky devotes his time to his family and church. His hobbies and interest include fly-fishing, hunting, and cycling.
"Going to this location was an awesome experience! Everyone was so friendly right when you walked in! They were able to make everything easy for you to understand! Dr. Kratky was amazing, he was super nice and funny and was able to make me feel super calm about getting my wisdom teeth taken out! On the day of the surgery he came in and we talked about other things rather than the surgery. When I woke up and was taken into the recovery room he was there telling me I did great and was able to give my driver the instructions on my care! If I would ever need to have oral surgery again I would definitely come back to Dr. Kratky, it was truly a great experience!" - Julie R.
"Last week was my first time visiting Midwest and of course on my very first visit I was scheduled to get all four of my wisdom teeth removed. However, Dr. Kratky did an AMAZING job!! He was very nice, funny (told awesome jokes) and made me feel very comfortable before and after the procedure. The procedure was indeed painless like he said (there were no surprises) and he prescribed me plenty of medication to use for pain and other things for my recovery time. Now, it is the beginning of a new week and I feel great aside from minor jaw pains and aches. Thanks so much to Dr. Kratky and his WONDERFUL team! As scary as having wisdom teeth removed is for many (including myself since I was terrified) Midwest made it extremely enjoyable as odd as that may sound." - Alisiana P.
"I got three wisdom teeth removed today and at first I was kind of nervous. Dr. Kratky immediately took away any stress or nervous feelings I had about it. He's very easy to talk to, doesn't talk down to you at all and makes you feel comfortable from the time he enters the room to him helping you out of your chair afterwards. When you need your wisdom teeth taken care of, there is no better name in this game than Dr. Jeffrey M. Kratky."
"My dentist (who is just down the hall at the O'Fallon location) referred me to Dr. Kratky for a dental implant consultation and I am so grateful. Dr. Kratky's engaging personality and positive attitude made me feel at ease throughout the process and gave me confidence that I was at the right place for implant surgery. The amount of time I spent in the office, including the post-op visits, was minimal and the bulk of it was when I was under anesthesia for the surgery! After the surgery, he took the time to explain everything I needed to do in the next few days to my parents who were there with me. There were no complications and everything went smooth. I definitely recommend Dr. Kratky to anyone considering or in need of oral surgery." - Chad Baalman