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Dental Assistants Recognition Week at Exceptional Dentistry | Dubuque Dentist

Dental Assistants Recognition Week is celebrated annually in early March. This week is the perfect time to acknowledge and recognize our dental assistants for their versitility, for their caring nature, and for their many talents. Today’s dental assistants strengthen the entire practice and enhance patient satisfaction around the world.

Exceptional Dentistry | Dubuque Dentist | 1-year COVID update

We are providing routine dental care at Exceptional Dentistry with enhanced sanitation and social distancing protocols. It has been over 1 year since March 2020 when our office was closed temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since returning to deliver routine care in May 2020, we continue to serve our patients' important oral dental health needs with ongoing attention to health, sanitation and safety. 

Exceptional Dentistry Dental Care during COVID19

We are providing routine and essential dental care at Exceptional Dentistry with enhanced santitation and social distancing protocols. 


Our office is following the recommendations for dental offices from the Iowa Dental Board, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). 

Message to our patients during COVID-19

Notice of Temporary Closure due to COVID-19


Dear Exceptional Dentistry patients and families,


We hope this message finds you and your family healthy. 

We care very much about you. We miss seeing you and catching up with you. Our hygienists miss making every smile healthier and sparkling clean. Our dentists and assistants miss repairing, enhancing, whitening, and restoring your smile. We miss delivering care and solving dental concerns. We miss being together as your dental team.

Dr. Kristen Berning earns Certificate in Esthetic Dentistry

Dr. Kristen Berning recently completed a 510-hour postgraduate program at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. By completing this program, she has earned a Certificate in Contemporary Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry. This continuing education program was comprised of 400 hours of class and a 110-hour independent dental research project. In the United States, there are only a few premiere University-based Esthetic Dentistry programs like this. 

Dubuque Sedation Dentists

Modern dentistry has become much more comfortable with improvements in technology, techniques, and materials. However, there are still patients who avoid the dentist due to fear and anxiety. Sedation dentistry is a wonderful option for these fearful patients, as sedation dentistry allows for a pain-free and anxiety-free dental appointment.