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Exceptional Dentistry| Dubuque Dentist | office reopening May 18, 2020

Dear Exceptional Dentistry patients and families,

We hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy. We know these last several weeks have been challenging for many. We want you to know that we are here, we appreciate you, and we look forward to when we can see you again in our Dubuque dental office.  

We are able to welcome patients back as we reopen on May 18, 2020. If you have a previously scheduled appointment on or after May 18th, we will be contacting you as many appointment times will be adjusted. Our office hours may be different for some time.

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. 

Dr. Ted Murray and Dr. Alexia Oetken Receive Prestigious Awards at 2018 Annual AGD Meeting

Alexia Oetken, DDS, FAGD and Ted J. Murray, DDS, MAGD, LLSR traveled from Dubuque, Iowa to the Annual 2018 Academy of General Dentistry meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. They attended the Convocation Ceremony to receive awards that reflect their commitment to exceptional patient care, service and lifelong learning.