Joseph Karlen, D.D.S.

General Dentistry

Board Certified Dentist

4.6 out of 5 (141 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.

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.
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.