Joseph Karlen, D.D.S.

General Dentistry

Board Certified Dentist

4.6 out of 5 (145 reviews)
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About Me

"I enjoy giving patients the smiles they want and relieving their pain the most comforting setting possible"


  • Marquette University School of Dentistry, Milwaukee, WI, D.D.S., 2015


Milwaukee - Beerline B
220 E. Pleasant St.
Milwaukee, WI 53212
(414) 435-5850


As a service to our patients we will provide an estimate of costs prior to services rendered. All co-payments or other out-of-pocket expenses will be due at time of service. Dental Associates will submit all claims directly to the patient's insurance company. The insurance company will determine the benefit reimbursement. Any remaining balance is the patient's responsibility.

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Ratings & Reviews

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Our Patient Rating scores represent an average of all responses from actual Dental Associates patients randomly surveyed by nationally-recognized patient experiences firm Press Ganey. Learn more about our dentist reviews.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.

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Patient Reviews

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed unedited in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

March 21, 2019
I appreciated Dr. Karlens concern and care.
March 19, 2019
He was very patient and skilled. He explained everything very clearly and answered all of our questioned.
March 16, 2019
He is always very pleasant, gentle and kind. He explains very thoroughly what will be taking place and makes sure you are completely comfortable and at ease prior, during and after everything is done.
February 22, 2019
The dentist did not have a lot of words after the exam - he did not break down his findings so I could know and understand what is currently going on in my mouth
February 18, 2019
The dentist was thoughtful and kind. He understood I was nervous and talked me through the procedure as well as took breaks, for my comfort.
December 30, 2018
he cares addressed my concerns immediately
November 30, 2018
very compassionate Dr. I wasnt even scarred like I am normally for dentist appointments.
November 2, 2018
The dentist didnt act like he was in a rush he took the time to explain everything and make sure that I was comfortable with everything
October 3, 2018
very good experience very good dentist as well.
October 1, 2018
Informative descriptions of all my options and personal feedback is great.