Kim Rauk, D.D.S.
2013 New Dentist Leadership Award
Dr. Kim Rauk graduated in 2003 from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and opened her practice in Alexandria the next year. Since that time she has demonstrated exemplary leadership in the community and the profession, fostering a spirit of camaraderie and support among practicing dentists and mentoring students pursuing dentistry careers and new dentists starting their practices.
Dr. Rauk has been actively involved in organized dentistry at the district, state, and national levels. She has been a West Central District delegate to the MDA House of Delegates and an alternate delegate to the ADA House of Delegates, has served on the MDA Dental Education and New Dentist Committees, was a member of the Midwest Dental Benefits Board, and has promoted membership and participation in MDA events with dental students and new dentists. She has also encouraged student interest in dental careers at high school career fairs and through mentorship events at the Alexandria Technical College.
Dr. Rauk is an involved community member and volunteer as well. She volunteers at Caring Hands Dental Clinic in Alexandria, at Give Kids a Smile and at area schools during Children’s Dental Health month. She has been a speaker and presenter at Leadership Alexandria, an Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce event, a long-standing member of the Lakes Area Professional Women, a member of the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, and a junior achievement and church volunteer.
The MDA is pleased to honor Dr. Kim Rauk with the 2013 New Dentist Leadership Award.