Dr. Kraus was born and raised in North Dallas, not far from our practice. Growing up, he helped his father with a newspaper route, participated in various sports, and achieved Eagle Scout distinction.
He attended J.J. Pearce High School in Richardson and played basketball for two district championship teams. After one year of college, Dr. Kraus had the unique experience of living in Portugal for two years as a volunteer missionary for his church. While serving there, he gained a tremendous love for the Portuguese people, their fascinating culture, and beautiful language. He returned to complete his degree in business management at Brigham Young University.
His dental training was completed at Baylor College of Dentistry, where he was president of the Odontological Honor Society, a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, and recipient of the Baylor Oral Health Foundation Centennial Award. After dental school, he continued at Baylor to earn a Master of Science in oral biology and his certificate in orthodontics.
His orthodontic research won the Charley Schultz Resident Scholar Award and the prestigious Harry Sicher Research Award. In the summer of 2012, Dr. Kraus became board certified with the American Board of Orthodontics.
Dr. Kraus is married to a beautiful, former professional ballet dancer who now teaches at the Texas Ballet Theater School. Together, they have four wonderful children. Outside of the office, he is very involved in his church, plays in local basketball leagues, and loves to golf. And if a Dallas Mavericks game is on TV, he will be glued to the tube.