Dr. Kristen Berning, DDS

Dr. Kristen Berning, DDS

Dentistry  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 39
Dr. Kristen Berning, DDS is a dentistry practitioner in Dubuque, IA and has been practicing for 12 years. She graduated from University Of Iowa / College Of Dentistry in 2006 and practices dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and more.Read her story

4200 Asbury Rd

Dubuque, IA 52002

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  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Delta Dental
  • 7 More

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This content was provided by Dr. Berning "Dr. Kristen Berning along with her father, Dr. Ted Murray, and her sister, Dr. Alexia Oetken, enjoy working together as a family to provide dental care to many families in the Tri-State Area. Dr. 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. 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. In 2015, Dr. Berning earned the prestigious Mastership award from the AGD for completing 1000 hours of continuing education in all aspects of general dentistry. 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. Dr. Kristen Berning is involved with the local dental groups including the Dubuque County and Dubuque District Dental Societies. She has served as president of the Dubuque County Dental Society and 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 dental procedures. Dr. Berning also participates in the annual Give Kids a Smile Day by providing free dental work to children in need. She was a volunteer dentist at the 2016 Iowa Mission of Mercy in Dubuque. This event provided free dental care to hundreds of people in need. Dr. Berning resides in Dubuque with her husband Tim, and their children, Brielle, John, Ted and Clara. In the community, Dr. Berning has previously been a Girl Scouts assistant leader, a volunteer youth soccer coach, and a certified swimming official with USA Swimming. She is also a member of The Rotary Club of Dubuque. Awards & Recognition: Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Fellowship Award. AGD Mastership Award. Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry at the University of Minnesota. Voted Favorite Dubuque area Dental Office by Her Magazine, published by the Telegraph Herald. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Berning "Our state-of-the-art office uses modern technology to provide general dentistry in a comfortable atmosphere."

7  Practice Areas

  • Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Family Dentistry
  • General Dentistry (Dental Assistant)
  • Laser Dentistry
  • Neuromuscular Dentistry
  • Sedation Dentistry

23  Conditions Treated

  • Broken Tooth
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Dental Crowding
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Spacing
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Gummy Smile (Oversized Gingiva)
  • Impacted Teeth
  • Loose Teeth
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Snoring
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • TMJ
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Loss
  • Toothache

26  Procedures

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  • University of St. Thomas, MN
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
  • University Of Iowa / College Of Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 2006

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Media & Publications
  • M. Bouschlicher, K. Berning, and F. Qian (2008) Describing Adequacy of Cure with Maximum Hardness Ratios and Non-linear Regression. Operative Dentistry: May 2008, Vol. 33, No. 3, pp. 312-320.,

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Academy of General Dentistry, Member
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Member
  • American Dental Association, Member
  • Dubuque County Dental Society, Member
  • Dubuque District Dental Society, Member
  • Healthy Mouths Healthy Children, Board Member
  • Iowa Dental Association, Member
  • Past president of Dubuque County Dental Society, President

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