About Dr. Kristen Berning

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Dr. Kristen Berning, DDS, FAGD

Cosmetic DentistDubuque, Iowa native Dr. Kristen Berning is the eldest of Dr. Ted Murray's three daughters. A most distinguished 1998 graduate of Wahlert High School, Dr. Berning graduated summa cum laude from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota and competed on the St. Thomas swim team for 4 years. She then went on to receive her DDS degree from The University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2006. Much to Dr. Ted Murray's delight, Dr. Berning chose to practice at Exceptional Dentistry, where she enjoys working with patients of all ages.

Dubuque dentist Dr. Kristen Berning is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Berning has attended the prestigious Las Vegas Dental Institute of Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), following closely in the footsteps of Dr. Ted Murray's esteemed training. She earned a Fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) in 2011 making her one of only 7 female dentists in the state of Iowa to achieve the status at that time, and is working towards the prestigious Mastership award which she should receive in 2015. Dr. Berning completed a rigorous 400 hour Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry at the University of Minnesota. She is committed to staying current in dental knowledge, and enjoys the continual learning available in her profession.

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Dr. Kristen Berning is involved with the local dental groups including the Dubuque County and Dubuque District Dental Societies. She has served on the Healthy Mouths/ Healthy Children Board. She volunteers at the Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) dental assisting program helping dental assistants to learn various procedures. Dr. Berning also participates in the annual Give Kids a Smile Day by providing free dental work to children in need.

Dr. Berning resides in Dubuque with her husband Tim, and their children, Brielle, John, Ted and Clara. In the community, Dr. Berning is a Girl Scouts assistant leader and a volunteer youth soccer coach.

When she is not helping patients achieve better dental health and a more brilliant smile, she enjoys an active, outdoor lifestyle that includes photography, traveling, skiing, yoga, boating on the Mississippi River, and spending time with family and friends.

When you or your family need superior dental care, count on Dr. Berning's gentle touch and modern techniques to achieve a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile. Please email our dentistry office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Berning at Exceptional Dentistry, serving Dubuque, Cedar Rapid and Davenport, Iowa.




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Dubuque Cosmetic Dentistry

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Dubuque, IA 52002

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