Dr. Janet Krefting earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Iowa, majoring in psychology and biology and doing research in analytical chemistry and behavioral genetics. After a year of research in internal medicine, she returned home to Chicago and completed a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Northwestern University.
Dr. Krefting has been practicing in Massachusetts and New Hampshire for over 25 years. She is trained in all phases of dentistry and is also a Certified Invisalign Provider. Additionally, she is a trained provider of Botox and Juvederm cosmetic treatments. In 2010, Dr. Krefting was voted a “Top Dentist” by New Hampshire Magazine. She has been on the list every year since and is especially grateful for this honor as general dentists are voted onto the list by specialists.
Since the 1980s, Dr. Krefting has been involved in volunteer work for those with little or no access to dental care. Following the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, she treated children from region who spent a summer in the U.S. Dr. Krefting also became a dentist for the “lost boys” of Sudan, orphans who survived the civil war and genocide there and came to the U.S. as refugees. For the past 3 years, she has gone to Central America with a dental team to provide treatment to people living in poverty in remote villages.
In 2013, Dr. Krefting was invited to be a research evaluator for the C.R. Foundation. Many patients have been volunteer subjects for research projects she has been involved with.
Dr. Krefting has four children, an adopted son from Sudan, and a granddaughter whom she adores.