The George Family Tradition
George O. Kattleman, grandfather of George Dental Group founder Dr. Kellee N. Kattleman Stanton, lived the American dream. As a young man, he worked long hours at a south Minneapolis flower shop and eventually purchased the business to run as his own. An entrepreneur at heart, George O. ran Nokomis Floral, along with his wife and family – including his own son George – until his retirement. In business and in his personal life, George O. reinforced the importance of honor, strong values and determination.
George A. (father of Dr. Stanton) bestowed on her the values of honesty and integrity. Besides being devoted to his family, George A. is an active member in his community. Dr. Stanton’s great-grandfather, George W. was a great man who loved unconditionally and is always remembered with a smile on his face. It’s because of these great men and their entrepreneurial spirit and values-based business acumen, that Dr. Stanton was inspired to open her own dental practice and name the practice George Dental Group.
Dr. Stanton credits an ironic turn of events with teaching her about striving for excellence and providing patients with the best care so they can live healthy and happy lives. Faced with a terminal diagnosis of congestive heart failure, in 1998 George O. Kattleman was given three months to live. Unwilling to accept the status quo, Dr. Stanton tirelessly researched additional treatment options, fought information dead-ends, and tracked down outstanding doctors only to discover they were not accepting new patients. Finally catching a break with a connection made through her research, Dr. Stanton was given an appointment for George O. Kattleman with a prominent cardiologist. Through his care and supervision, George O. Kattleman is still living a productive and lively life.
Dr. Stanton embraces the name George for its influence and inspiration in her life.