Dubuque Dentist Dr. Berning AGD mastership award

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Dubuque, IA Dentist Receives AGD Mastership Award

The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is pleased to announce that Dr. Kristen Berning, DDS, MAGD, of Dubuque, IA, received the AGD Mastership Award during the 2015 annual meeting, which took place June 18 to 21 in San Francisco.

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The Mastership Award is the AGD’s highest honor and one of the most respected designations within the profession. To earn this award, Dr. Berning passed the fellowship exam and completed 1,100 hours of dental continuing education in 16 specific categories, including at least 400 hands-on participation hours.

As a AGD Mastership Award recipient, Dr. Berning joins more than 2,200 active AGD Masters who have gone above and beyond the basic requirements to care for their patients’ oral health.  Only 1% of the 38,000 AGD members have achieved this coveted award.  It demonstrates a commitment to being well rounded in all areas of dentistry, in order to provide up-to-date and comprehensive dental care to our patients.

“This award requires an extraordinary amount of time and effort,” says AGD Immediate Past President W. Carter Brown, DMD, FAGD. “Dr. Berning should be commended for her unflagging commitment to continuing education, which allows her to provide the best possible dental care and oral health education to her patients.”

Dr. Berning graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2006 and currently practices dentistry with her father, Dr. Ted Murray, DDS, MAGD and her sister, Dr. Alexia Murray, at Exceptional Dentistry on 4200 Asbury Road in Dubuque, IA.   Her father achieved his AGD mastership award in 1995.  Our office demonstrates a commitment to the long term dental health of our patients through our pursuit of extensive continuing education.   

Exceptional Dentistry provides complete family, cosmetic, tooth whitening, implant, orthodontic, and sedation dental care at 4200 Asbury Road, Dubuque, IA 52002 and serves the Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Dubuque, IA and Galena, IL areas.  To schedule an appointment with Dr. Ted Murray or Dr. Kristen Berning, or Dr. Alexia Murray please call 563-556-2711 or contact us online.