Dr. Kirsten Karkow

“Orthodontics is both a science and an art. I love working with people to design and create their best smiles!”

Dr. Karkow is from Manchester, IA. She attended Iowa State University for fine arts and biochemistry prior to being accepted early into dental school at the University of Iowa where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery. Dr. Karkow worked as a general dentist for two years then continued on to her Orthodontics Residency at Marquette University in Wisconsin where she earned her Masters of Science in Orthodontics through research on Invisalign and factors that affect patients’ final results.

Dr. Karkow is a member of the AAO, various state and local orthodontist groups and Phi Beta Kappa. She and her husband, Nick, recently welcomed their first child, Ava! Dr. Karkow loves spending time with her family, being active, exploring the STL food scene and practicing art.