Joseph Karlen, D.D.S.

General Dentistry

Board Certified Dentist

4.6 out of 5 (139 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


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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.

September 27, 2018
I loved karlen
September 21, 2018
I chose good for confidence in this dentist because we didnt really speak for more than two minutes (I didnt have any major dental concerns to address other than my cleaning, so this is understandable). As a result, I didnt get a good feeling of who this dentist was. However, since I was a new patient, it might have been nice to spend another minute or so getting to know me, my history of dental visits, why I had a certain tooth procedure done. This is what my previous dentists did and I felt a lot more comfortable talking with them.
August 25, 2018
Being that this is my first appointment/procedure experience with Dr. Karlen, I am rating Good but I feel somewhat confident that Ill be comfortable with him replacing Dr. Kempinski.
July 24, 2018
I was so happy with the dentist and the hygienist during my appointment. Easily the best dentist appointment Ive ever had.
July 17, 2018
comfortable and professional
July 9, 2018
everybody was very professional which Id really do like and thanks a lot
June 29, 2018
He did additional xrays and consulted the chart notes then listened to my description and did an exam. He made an adjustment to a filling and prescribed medication for possible infection. I plan to return in a week and be pain free.
June 26, 2018
I prefer to have people explain what I am to expect from my treatment and I needed to ask what was going on, but the explaination was always given. I had to ask the dentist, assistant and the assistants assistant to tell me their names. I like to be introduced to people whos hands are in my mouth
June 14, 2018
My hesitation is only due to the fact the entire staff looked 13. I felt safe and well cared for by everyone.
May 8, 2018
The dentist spent the least amt. of time w/me in comparison to other staff. But I had no major concerns to address.