Dr. Kristen Berning Is Now a Fellow of the American Laser Study Club
Congratulations to Kristen Berning, DDS, MAGD, for achieving Fellow status at the American Laser Study Club (ALSC). The ALSC Fellow status indicates the achievement of basic knowledge in the foundations of laser surgery and laser safety principles through the successful completion of ALSC and LIA (Laser Institute of America) courses and exams. Click here to learn more about the ALSC Fellow status and see all ALSC fellows.
About Dr. Berning
Dubuque, Iowa native Dr. Kristen Berning is the eldest of Dr. Ted Murray’s three daughters. A most distinguished 1998 graduate of Wahlert Catholic High School, Dr. Berning graduated summa cum laude with a Biology major and Chemistry minor from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. During college, she also competed on the St. Thomas varsity swim team for 4 years. She then went on to receive her DDS degree from The University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2006. During her four years of dental school, she worked with Dr. Murray Bouschlicher on dental curing light research studies.
Much to Dr. Ted Murray’s delight, Dr. Berning chose to join her father in practice at Exceptional Dentistry, where she enjoys working with patients of all ages. She provides a wide range of general dentistry services, with a focus on quality and cosmetic dental care. She enjoys getting to know her patients and their families and helping establish dental health and/or make a smile more beautiful for a lifetime.
Dr. Berning has advanced training in laser dentistry. She uses a LightScalpel CO2 laser to release tongue and lip ties for patients of various ages. For both adults and children, a restrictive lip or tongue tie can lead to difficulties with eating, speech, breathing, and sleep. In babies, it can contribute to difficulties with breastfeeding and/or bottle feeding due to poor latch. She has helped hundreds of moms and babies improve their breastfeeding and/or bottle-feeding relationship by releasing the tongue tie to improve latch and function. Dr. Berning has attended tongue-tie courses by leading experts including Dr. Larry Kotlow, Dr. Bobby Ghaheri, Dr. Soroush Zaghi, and Dr. Richard Baxter.
Dr. Berning is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Laser Study Club. 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 a small number of female dentists in the state of Iowa to achieve the status. 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.
Learn more about Dr. Berning on her website at triexceptional.com.