Meet the Dentist

Dr. Dustin Karren

Dr. Dustin Karren

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO GO INTO DENTISTRY, WHAT WAS YOUR MOTIVATION?

I grew up in a small rural town in Southern Alberta, Canada.  As a youth I had various farm labor jobs like cleaning manure from stalls and bailing hay that helped me realize that school was important! I knew I wanted to go to college but didn't know what I wanted to study. One summer a cousin visited us who had just graduated from college and was going into Dentistry. We talked and he convinced me that I should give Dentistry a try.  From that point on, my sights were set and I made a goal to become a Dentist.

WHAT EVENT DO YOU REMEMBER MOST FONDLY FROM HIGH SCHOOL?

The time I met my beautiful wife Nicole, we were high school sweethearts and she has been my support and anchor throughout my life and career.

WHAT SPECTATOR ACTIVITIES DO YOU ENJOY ATTENDING OR WATCHING?

I am a huge sports fan. I love watching Football and Baseball but I follow all of our local sports teams. I'm a die-hard Diamondbacks fan and love the Cardinals.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ASPECT OF DENTISTRY?

I really enjoy being able to make people feel good about themselves and giving them confidence in their smile... also being able to develop friendships with my patients and team members.

WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR FREE TIME?

On most weekends you'll find me doing outdoor activities with my wife and kids. We enjoy landscaping, paddle boarding, and hiking in the Superstitions... when it's not too hot. I've enjoyed coaching baseball teams for my son and playing tennis and golf with my two daughters.

WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE VACATION SPOT?

Our family loves Maui, we've been a number of times and love spending time on the beach and exploring the Island. 

WHAT IS ONE PHRASE YOUR PATIENTS WOULD USE TO DESCRIBE YOU?

Easy going and understanding...I want patients to feel comfortable in our office knowing that I understand where they are coming from and what their goals are in regards to their oral health.

WHAT ARE SOME THINGS PEOPLE MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU?

I love cooking/grilling/smoking meat on my smoker, my specialty is Thanksgiving Turkey...ask me and I'll tell you the secret. I also play ice hockey on a team of old guys in an adult recreational hockey league.

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE PART TIME JOB IN COLLEGE?

I was a tour guide for a Japanese tour company in Banff National Park in Canada...I still speak a little Japanese.

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST ACADEMIC ACCOMPLISHMENT?

I received and ‘A’ in my freshman calculus class in college… by some miracle.


About Our Practice

Our dental practice has been a pillar of the Phoenix community since 1986, giving families and individuals the dedicated family care they deserve. As a private practice, we know what it means to provide excellent care. From the first visit, patients receive personal and individualized care that caters to their needs. Whether it’s your child’s initial checkup, or you are looking to improve your dental appearance with cosmetic care, Dr. Dustin Karren listens to your goals and makes expert recommendations.

OUR PATIENT-FOCUSED PHILOSOPHY

At Karren Dental, we deliver expert dental care in a compassionate and gentle environment. We welcome patients of all ages, offering a full range of treatments to address dental concerns and improve aesthetics. Dr. Karren and his team devote their attention to helping patients gain confidence in their appearance. It is our goal to truly change lives with beautiful dental work.

Our team is committed to upholding the highest standards of dental care, utilizing premium materials and modern techniques to support your oral health goals. When providing treatments, Dr. Karren focuses on protecting the natural beauty of your teeth and conserving existing tooth structure. We understand that every smile is unique and requires a different amount of care, or has unique sensitivities that need to be acknowledged.

OFFERING ALL THAT YOU NEED IN ONE SPOT

As an experienced general dentist for over 20 years, Dr. Karren offers a full range of treatment options. When dental decay causes discomfort, we use restorative procedures to protect dental function. If cosmetic issues are impacting your smile, we offer treatments that target those problems and enhance your appearance. Dr. Karren is also skilled with a number of advanced procedures, such as minimally invasive restorative options, implant restoration, orthodontic care with Six Month Smiles, and root canal therapy. 

POSITIVE DENTAL VISITS FOR LONG-LASTING CARE 

We believe your dental visit should be as comfortable as possible. Our friendly team helps patients with anything they need, from filling out paperwork to understanding their insurance coverage. Our large windows help create a relaxing environment for our patients. During your visit, you can enjoy watching TV, a welcome distraction for kids undergoing dental procedures. We encourage patients to bring in their devices and headphones, which make appointments much easier for many. 

CONTACT DR. DUSTIN KARREN FOR FAMILY DENTAL CARE IN PHOENIX

If you’re an individual looking for a skilled dentist, or a parent who wishes to have their whole family cared for, we can fulfill your needs. Call us today to schedule your next visit to our dental practice, serving North Phoenix and Moon Valley for many decades.