EXCEPTIONAL. DENTISTRY. DEFINED.

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Welcome to Exceptional Dentistry

Dubuque dentists Kristen Berning, Alexia Oetken, Ted Murray and the friendly team at Exceptional Dentistry want you to experience how comfortable modern dentistry has become and how beautiful your smile can be. Exceptional Dentistry has twice been named the Dubuque area FAVORITE dental office by the Her Magazine, a publication of the Telegraph Herald. Within moments of stepping into our office, you will realize that this is not your average dental office. The facility was designed to accommodate state-of-the-art technology and create a spacious environment in which all generations could feel comfortable. The quality details and clean lines were established to reflect our goal of exceeding expectations.

The Exceptional Dentistry Mission

It is our mission to deliver the very best health-centered, cosmetic, and anti-aging treatment to maintain or create natural, beautiful smiles. We provide value for our patients by ensuring the treatment that they receive is of the highest quality and that they are thoroughly satisfied with their care.

We know that modern dentistry can provide many options and sometimes all of the choices can be overwhelming. Our patients are more educated about their dental health than most and choose our office because they appreciate and value the difference. Our patients are top priority and we look to establish long-lasting relationships. Read our many wonderful patient reviews of our Dubuque Dentists.

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For all you are, for all you do, thank you! 🤍✨

Happy Employee Appreciation Day to our Exceptional Team! Thank you for being helpful, kind, friendly, hardworking, and, above all, dedicated to delivering exceptional care to our patients. Thank you for being who you are! We appreciate you. 🤍✨

#employeeappreciation #dentalteam #dentalhygienist #dentalassistant #dentalreceptionist #smile #dubuque #dubuquedentist #familydentist #cosmeticdentist #thankyou #forallyoudo #bekind #teamwork #helpothers #positivevibes

For all you are, for all you do, thank you! 🤍✨

Happy Employee Appreciation Day to our Exceptional Team! Thank you for being helpful, kind, friendly, hardworking, and, above all, dedicated to delivering exceptional care to our patients. Thank you for being who you are! We appreciate you. 🤍✨

#employeeappreciation #dentalteam #dentalhygienist #dentalassistant #dentalreceptionist #smile #dubuque #dubuquedentist #familydentist #cosmeticdentist #thankyou #forallyoudo #bekind #teamwork #helpothers #positivevibes
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Happy National Tooth Fairy Day! 🧚‍♀️

We know there are many fun tooth fairy stories out there, and we will share a recent one. ➡️ When Clara Berning lost a tooth on a family vacation to Aruba, the tooth fairy left 1.80 in Aruban Florins under her pillow. 🦷 ✨ Did you know, $1.00 US dollar = ~1.80 Aruban Florins. The 50 cent florin is a square coin, and if you zoom in, you’ll see a few of those! ☺️

#toothfairyday #nationaltoothfairyday #dubuque #dubuquedentist #smile #loosetooth #arubatoothfairy #february #exceptionalsmiles #exceptionaldentistry #florin #vacationtoothfairy #kidsteeth #feb28 #dentalfun #teeth #babyteeth

Happy National Tooth Fairy Day! 🧚‍♀️

We know there are many fun tooth fairy stories out there, and we will share a recent one. ➡️ When Clara Berning lost a tooth on a family vacation to Aruba, the tooth fairy left 1.80 in Aruban Florins under her pillow. 🦷 ✨ Did you know, $1.00 US dollar = ~1.80 Aruban Florins. The 50 cent florin is a square coin, and if you zoom in, you’ll see a few of those! ☺️

#toothfairyday #nationaltoothfairyday #dubuque #dubuquedentist #smile #loosetooth #arubatoothfairy #february #exceptionalsmiles #exceptionaldentistry #florin #vacationtoothfairy #kidsteeth #feb28 #dentalfun #teeth #babyteeth
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Smile… it looks good on you! 😁 ☀️
This sunrise is a beautiful start to our Monday… have a wonderful week! 🩷

#smile #sunrise #dubuque #dubuquedentist #presidentsday #riseandshine #monday #exceptionaldentistry #cosmeticdentist #familydentist

Smile… it looks good on you! 😁 ☀️
This sunrise is a beautiful start to our Monday… have a wonderful week! 🩷

#smile #sunrise #dubuque #dubuquedentist #presidentsday #riseandshine #monday #exceptionaldentistry #cosmeticdentist #familydentist
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Dr. Kristen Berning recently enjoyed attending the @clinicianschoicedental 2024 Aruba Dental Conference. The presentations covered a wide range of everyday dental topics including cosmetic dentistry, dental technology, and more. The dynamic speakers included @marcosvargas999 (from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, yay! 💛🖤), @vinodentino, @dramandaseay, @adamoelvis, @drnatelawson and @marindentist. It was a fun and informative 3 days of dental education. ☀️ @clinicalresearchdental 

If any dental colleagues want to know more about this course, feel free to reach out to Dr. Kristen with questions, because the event is scheduled again for 2025! 😁

Dr. Kristen Berning recently enjoyed attending the @clinicianschoicedental 2024 Aruba Dental Conference. The presentations covered a wide range of everyday dental topics including cosmetic dentistry, dental technology, and more. The dynamic speakers included @marcosvargas999 (from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, yay! 💛🖤), @vinodentino, @dramandaseay, @adamoelvis, @drnatelawson and @marindentist. It was a fun and informative 3 days of dental education. ☀️ @clinicalresearchdental

If any dental colleagues want to know more about this course, feel free to reach out to Dr. Kristen with questions, because the event is scheduled again for 2025! 😁
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Happy Valentine’s Day from Exceptional Dentistry! 
We enjoyed sharing the Valentine’s Day love with our wonderful patients and team today! 💌🌹🍫❤️

#smile #smileeveryday #dentist #dentalteam #exceptionalsmiles #sharethelove #spreadjoy #dentalvalentine #valentinesday #bemine #dubuque #dubuquedentist #creatingsmiles #bekind #loveourteam #loveourpatients

Happy Valentine’s Day from Exceptional Dentistry!
We enjoyed sharing the Valentine’s Day love with our wonderful patients and team today! 💌🌹🍫❤️

#smile #smileeveryday #dentist #dentalteam #exceptionalsmiles #sharethelove #spreadjoy #dentalvalentine #valentinesday #bemine #dubuque #dubuquedentist #creatingsmiles #bekind #loveourteam #loveourpatients
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Smile… It’s National Pancake Day. 🥞
Pancakes taste better with a smile. 😊 ✨

#smile #findingsmiles #nationalpancakeday #pancakeday #dubuque #dubuquedentist #exceptionalsmiles #pancakesmile

Smile… It’s National Pancake Day. 🥞
Pancakes taste better with a smile. 😊 ✨

#smile #findingsmiles #nationalpancakeday #pancakeday #dubuque #dubuquedentist #exceptionalsmiles #pancakesmile
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On National Girls & Women in Sports Day, we want give a special mention to Dr. Alexia and Dr. Kristen who were both four-year college athletes.✨

Dr. Alexia Oetken was a Division I soccer player at Loyola University Chicago, and Dr. Kristen Berning was a Division III swimmer at the University of St. Thomas. 

Alexia and Kristen are thankful for all of the challenges, opportunities, coaches and teammates who greatly influenced their lives in a positive way! 
⚽️🏊🏻‍♀️⭐️🤍

#womeninsports #NGWSD #leadherforward
@womenssportsfoundation #Dubuque #dubuqueIA #dubuquedentists #familydentists #womenindentistry

On National Girls & Women in Sports Day, we want give a special mention to Dr. Alexia and Dr. Kristen who were both four-year college athletes.✨

Dr. Alexia Oetken was a Division I soccer player at Loyola University Chicago, and Dr. Kristen Berning was a Division III swimmer at the University of St. Thomas.

Alexia and Kristen are thankful for all of the challenges, opportunities, coaches and teammates who greatly influenced their lives in a positive way!
⚽️🏊🏻‍♀️⭐️🤍

#womeninsports #NGWSD #leadherforward
@womenssportsfoundation #Dubuque #dubuqueIA #dubuquedentists #familydentists #womenindentistry
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Before & After Gallery

Please visit our gallery to view real patient smile transformations.

Modern Dentistry with a Gentle Touch

We understand many patients experience dental anxiety. Exceptional Dentistry’s approach features a gentle touch, so important for children and those suffering from dental anxiety. We offer sedation dentistry as an excellent option for anxious or fearful patients because we value patient comfort. Sedation Dentistry options include nitrous oxide, conscious oral sedation and intravenous sedation. As members of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, we dedicate hundreds of continuing education hours per year as a commitment to our craft and advanced training. Progress is impossible without change. We enjoy what we do. We enjoy who we do it for. And we enjoy who we do it with.

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