Kirsten Karkow, DDS

General Dentist
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office location

ForwardDental Bay View 3030 S Chase Ave Milwaukee, WI 53207 (414) 481-7400
ForwardDental Franklin 7740 S Lovers Lane Suite 450 Franklin, WI 53132 (414) 529-5330

Specialties And Services

  • General Dentistry
  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • After Hours Emergency


Dr. Karkow grew up in Manchester, IA as one of 10 siblings, herself being third from the youngest. With a medical family, but artist's passion, she became known for her highly precise drawings and sculptures. After seriously considering a career in medical illustration, Dr. Karkow decided to pursue dentistry instead and has not looked back. A graduate of University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Dr, Karkow practiced general dentistry in Iowa for two years prior to moving to Wisconsin. Her priority is providing excellent functional and aesthetic restorations, giving patients something to smile about.

Education & Credentials

Dr. Karkow went to Iowa State University for Biochemistry, and graduated with honors from University of Iowa College of Dentistry with a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2016. Her professional affiliations include Phi Beta Kappa and the American Association of Orthodontics.

Hobbies & Interests

Dr. Karkow resides in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. She has a wide variety of bobbies, including a variety of arts and trade skills, watching movies, cooking, hiking, lifting, running and singing loudly in the car.