Meet Dr. Drapes
Dr. Kaci Drapes
I was born and raised in beautiful Butte, Montana at the base of the Rocky Mountains where I also attended college at Montana Tech University. I graduated with a degree in Biology and went on to Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry. I wasn’t sure about living in Oregon at first, the dreary weather was something to get used to, but I ended up loving Oregon and graduated with a Doctorate of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD). Half way through Dental School I married the love of my life, my husband Josh, who had just graduated the Air Force Academy and had started Pilot training in Enid, Oklahoma. Upon finishing Dental School I joined him on his assignment to Yokota, Japan with the C-130 H Hercules. I worked as a Volunteer Dentist for the Red Cross on Yokota AFB for two years before we welcomed our son Vaughn in 2017. Josh cross trained to the B-52 and we spent a year in Louisiana where I practiced General Dentistry for kids before moving up to Minot fall 2018. I have been working in general practice Dentistry since and we welcomed our second addition, a daughter, Gianna, in July 2019. We love our new Minot home and the community we have built here.
I often get asked how I came to want to be a Dentist. The truth is, through a series of unfortunate circumstances, I learned that I feel the most alive… the most in God’s will when I’m doing something for others that they cannot do themselves. The more I learned about Dentistry the more I learned it fit my passions of science, art and meticulous precision. I am thrilled to be your Dentist and to work with you to achieve your best, healthiest mouth possible!
Thank you for trusting me with your healthcare.
Dr. Kaci Drapes and Family