Practice Legacy

Dr. Walker Kemper D.D.S.

Dr. Walker Kemper D.D.S. (1924-2010)

Indy Dental Health may have a new name, but we are the same friendly, family oriented practice that you have loved for over 40 years.

Dr. Walker W. Kemper Jr. was born on August 26th 1924 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was raised by Margaret Mast and Walker W. Kemper Sr. Walker Jr. was the first of three sons, younger brothers were named Charlie and Harvey. The family was raised in Louisville, KY. After graduating from Louisville Male High School Walker Jr. attended Butler University until he volunteered to serve in the United States Army during WW II.

During WW II he served as a tailgunner-engineer in the Martin B-26 Bomber. Walker Jr. was awarded various medals, including the Bronze Star. After a honorable discharge, he returned to Butler to complete his undergraduate degree. While attending Butler, he was the president of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Once Walker Jr. graduated from Butler he enrolled at Indiana University School of Dentistry. He earned his DDS degree and continued his education, later receiving his Masters of Surgical Dentistry degree. Committed to his profession, he served as the President of the State Board of Dental Examiners, President of the Indianapolis District Dental Society in 1970, Chief of the Dental Section at St. Vincent Hospital, and as an Associate Professor at the I.U. School of Dentistry.

Dr. Walker Kemper Jr. was honored as a Fellow in the American College of Dentists as well as a lifetime member of the American Dental Association. He was a 57 year member of the Indianapolis District Dental Society and a lifetime member of the American Legion, Paul F. Coble Post. He loved big game hunting, fishing, and golf. While enjoying life, he shared fine experiences in his beloved pursuits with many close friends.