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Family-Focused Dental Practice

We assure to create a warm, caring environment in which you will feel comfortable seeking treatment for all of your dental needs. We strive to exceed your expectations through personal attention and education to keep your smile healthy and beautiful for years to come. Our team is here to provide the quality dentistry your family needs with the individual care you deserve.

MEET OUR DENTISTS

A FAMILY TRADITION

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Dr. Matthew Karls

Born and raised in Waunakee, Dr. Matthew Karls graduated from the Marquette University School of Dentistry earning his DDS in 2009. After dental school, Dr. Matt completed a one-year residency program at Meriter Hospital, where he received additional advanced training in all disciplines of dentistry. Dr. Matt was awarded a faculty position after finishing his residency program in 2010, and he continued to teach at Meriter on a part-time basis until its closure. Dr. Matt is also an active member of local, state and national dental associations. Dr. Matt feels very fortunate to live and practice in the town he was raised, in addition to working alongside both his wife and father. In his free time,  Dr. Matt enjoys spending time with his wife Sarah, their two children, Annorah and Frederick, along with their families which include twelve nieces and nephews. Dr. Matt is also an avid golfer, fitness enthusiast, and a huge fan of the Milwaukee Bucks.
  • American Dental Association
  • Wisconsin Dental Association
  • Dane County Dental Society
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Chicago Dental Society
  • Spear Institute
  • Seattle Study Club
  • ACT Dental Academy
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Dr. Sarah Karls

Dr. Sarah Karls grew up in Hartland, WI and completed her undergraduate studies at UW Milwaukee.  She received her DDS from Marquette University School of Dentistry in 2010.  Following dental school, Dr. Sarah completed a one-year residency program at Meriter Hospital, where she received additional advanced training in all disciplines of dentistry.  Dr. Sarah was awarded a faculty position after finished her residency program in 2011, where she taught in the program until it was closed in 2014.  Following the residency Dr. Sarah worked at a private practice downtown until she joined Karls Family Dentistry in 2018.

Dr. Sarah is very grateful to be part of such a wonderful and thriving community.  She loves working with not only her husband but an incredibly caring dental team.  She is passionate about endurance sports and completed Ironman Wisconsin in 2019.  She also enjoys golfing and spending time with their two kids.  She is an active member of local, state, and national dental associations. 

  •  American Dental Association
  • Wisconsin Dental Association
  • Dane County Dental Society
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Chicago Dental Society
  • Spear Institute
  • Seattle Study Club
  • ACT Dental Academy
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Dr. Stanley Karls — Retired (2018)

Dr. Stanley Karls was born and raised in Waunakee and graduated from Waunakee High School with a class of 37 students. He attended Marquette University for his undergraduate studies and went on to receive his DDS degree from Marquette Dental School. A Captain in the U.S. Army, Dr. Stan then served two years active duty including one year in Vietnam.

In 1970 Dr. Stan returned to Waunakee to establish Karls Family Dentistry and he has been practicing general dentistry here ever since. He enjoys working with people of all ages and appreciates the opportunity to see multiple generations of families.

Dr. Stan has served as President of the Dane County Dental Society and on the MATC health advisory board. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Wisconsin Dental Association, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, an organization promoting professionalism, integrity, and ethics in dentistry and the Waunakee Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Stan also continues to attend many hours of continuing education and has enjoyed the challenges a general dentistry practice provides.

Dr. Stan is enjoying his retirement by spending his free time playing golf, spending time with Kim, his wife of over 50 years, and family, especially his ten grandchildren.  He has had a wonderful and rewarding career of over 50 years helping care for a countless number of people in the Madison area.

  • American Dental Association
  • Wisconsin Dental Association
  • Dane County Dental Society (former President)
  • Pierre Fauchard Academy

MEET OUR TEAM

Friendly Faces at the Office

Celsey

Dental Hygienist

Hello! I’m Celsey. I am a dental hygienist here at Karls Family Dentistry. I was born and raised in Waunakee and I’m proud to still call it home. I started working as a dental assistant during my first year of college, which is where my love for dentistry began. I graduated from Madison College in 2011, and have been working here ever since. I absolutely love getting to know my patients and helping them maintain their oral health. Outside of the office my world revolves around my family, which includes my husband Chris, our two beautiful children Sydney and Miles, and our sweet dog Nash. We stay busy running our dairy farm which has been in the family for five generations. I enjoy walking, baking, and cheering for the Packers and Badgers!

Marcia

Dental Hygienist

Hi, I'm Marcia. I've been a dental hygienist for 35 years. I'm married to my High school sweetheart. Working at Karls Family Dental has been a great experience. I work with some very smart, funny and talented people. I love the "family atmosphere" of our office. My childhood was spent on a dairy farm in central Wi. near Oxford. I moved to Madison to attend college and never left. Most of my time outside of work is spent working on our farmette and caring for my animals which include a donkey, dog, chickens and cats. My other hobbies are reading, hiking, gardening, and horseback riding. I have two grown children, a son and a daughter that both live in the area. I am also a new grandma!

Jamie

Dental Hygienist

Jodee

Dental Hygenist

Hey! I'm Jodee, I am a hygienist by day and girl mom by night! I have been in the dental field for 10 years. It all started out at a young age when I couldn't wait to get my teeth cleaned. I'll have you know I continued to see my pediatric dentist until I was 24, I loved it that much! I pride myself on providing dental care that leaves a lasting impact as well as creating relationships with my patients. When I'm not in scrubs, I'm taking care of my 11 month old Wynlee, 3 year old Willa, our dog Nyah, oh, and my husband! Outside of that; I enjoy cycling, lifting weights and attending badger games. I am excited to be a part of the Karls Family Dental team and can't wait to meet you!

Olivia

Dental Hygienist

Hi, my name is Olivia! I recently graduated from Dental Hygiene school at Madison Area Technical College. Before going to school, I gained dental experience by working as a dental assistant for four years. Ever since I was young, I always had a great passion for the dental field being in and out of the dental office quite frequently due to having braces twice. I enjoyed visiting the office due to making a close connection with my dentist, hygienist, and assistant. It was like family when I visited the dentist everyone knew my name when I entered the clinic as well as my family members names. This was what helped make the decision to pursue a degree in the dental field rather easy. In my free time I enjoy spending time with friends and family outdoors. I enjoy hiking, boating, shopping, sports, and working out. I look forward to meeting you!

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Dental Hygienist

Lora has dedicated 35 years at Karls Family Dentistry providing wonderful care as a Dental Hygienist. She is an incredible clinician and person, and one of the most humble people you could ever meet. Lora retired this year, but has and will continue to fill in for us on a limited schedule.

Melinda

Dental Assistant

Hello, I'm Melinda. I am a dental assistant here at Karls Family Dentistry. I grew up in DeForest and now reside in the Poynette area with my husband, two daughters, and our three dogs. I developed an interest in Dentistry right out of high school, and with dentistry there is always something to learn which I love. I feel very lucky to be on such a compassionate team. I really enjoy getting to know patients and making them feel comfortable during their visits at the dental office. Outside of the office I enjoy watching my daughters play softball and ride horses, helping out at my parents restaurant, and spending time with our family and friends.

Cassie

Cassie Dental Assistant/Hygiene Assistant

Kayla

Dental Assistant

Hi! My name is Kayla. My career started in 2003, I was talking to a friend and she asked if I would be interested in dental assisting. I began learning chairside and I loved it! Over the years, I have gained a wealth of dental knowledge and experience with all different dental procedures. It has been super rewarding helping patients with their oral health and most of all their smile! I am very fortunate to have become a part of the Karls Family Dentistry team and I look forward to helping with your care. Outside of work, my 3 teenage kids keep me busy with sports and activities. My fur baby, Jase, is a super big part of our family as well. He is one spoiled Labrador! I also enjoy anything to do with the outdoors. Hunting, fishing, golfing, and ATVing are just a few of my favs!

Lexi

Dental Assistant

Hi! My name is Lexi. I am a dental assistant at Karls Family Dentistry. I grew up in Mineral Point, WI and have been a dental assistant for the past 5 years. I recently moved to Waunakee, which brought me here to Karls Family Dentistry. I am currently taking classes at the UW-Platteville in hopes to become a dentist in the future. In my spare time, I enjoy hunting, sand volleyball, and spending time with family and friends. My favorite part of working at Karls Family Dentistry is Dr. Matt’s jokes.

Morgan

Scheduling Coordinator

Hi, I’m Morgan. I am the scheduling coordinator here at Karls Family Dentistry. I recently graduated from UW-Madison with a degree in Psychology and Certificate in Education. I was born and raised in Green Bay before moving to Madison to attend college. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family and love to travel to Door County over the summer. I like to spend time outdoors walking, playing volleyball, or going boating. My favorite thing about working at Karls Family Dentistry is the friendly and inviting nature of the team!

Emma

Administrative Team

Hello! My name is Emma and I’m a patient coordinator here at Karls Family Dentistry. I moved to the Madison area in 2015, and started working in dentistry shortly after! I worked mostly in orthodontics as an assistant and treatment coordinator. What I love most about working here is getting to know the patients and working with a team of great people! My favorite hobbies outside of work include spending time with my husband and family, training and competing in sports with our dogs, and enjoying the outdoors!

Treating You Like Family

Karls Family Dentistry was established in 1970 by Dr. Stanley Karls. After owning and operating the practice for more than 40 years, he welcomed his son, Dr. Matthew Karls, to the family practice in 2010. In 2018, we were delighted to have Dr. Matt’s wife, Dr. Sarah Karls join Karls Family Dentistry. The pair continue to own and operate the family practice and look forward to many more years to come. Each doctor is dedicated to providing the best possible care tailored to their patients’ lives.