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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 STAFF

Friendly Faces at the Office

Lauri

Administrative Team

Hi! My name is Lauri and I am a patient coordinator here at Karls Family Dentistry. I was born and raised in Oklahoma, married my husband, and moved to Michigan where we lived for the past 26 years. We have three beautiful children ages 15, 20, and 25. We recently moved to Wisconsin in the fall of 2019 and we are loving it! My dental background includes assisting in both general dentistry and orthodontics, customer service and sales for a dental supply company and working the front office while managing their social media and community involvement. At one point I took a break from the dental industry to raise our three children but after 17 years I decided to return. In my leisure time, I enjoy spending time with my greatest love - my family. I also enjoy traveling, kayaking, sports, walking our dogs and enjoying life on Lake Wisconsin.

Jamie

Administrative Team

Hello, my name is Jamie, and I am the Financial/Insurance Coordinator at Karls Family Dentistry. I have been in the dental field for 13 years starting as a Dental Assistant then transitioning over to administration. I love helping patients in any way I can to ensure they have a comfortable and enjoyable visit at our office. I grew up in rural Columbus, WI and still live there today with my husband, two daughters, and our dog Jaxon. We enjoy camping and spending time at our family lake home.

Sue

Administrative Team

Hi! I am Sue, I am the financial coordinator at Karls Family Dentistry. I grew up in Minneapolis, moved to Green Bay in 1983, and spent 7 years there (long enough to become a packer fan). Then moved to the Madison area in 1990. I love spending time near Lake Superior. Summer always includes a family trip to Madeline Island. I try to get a fall trip into Minnesota North Shore, to enjoy fall colors hiking, rock hunting, and drinking wine. I enjoy gardening, quilting, walking, hiking, Badgers, Packers and last but not least, my 2 grown sons and their families, which include 3 incredibly sweet grand kids! My favorite part of working for Karls Family Dentistry is to a integral part of such and amazing and caring team.

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!

Maddie

Dental Hygienist

Hi there! I’m Maddie. I grew up in Des Moines, IA and received my bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa (Sorry to all my Badger fans, go Hawks!). During my time at Iowa I ran on the track and field team and met my husband! I moved to Wisconsin in 2017 and obtained my dental hygiene license from Madison Area Technical College. I became a hygienist because I enjoy meeting people from many walks of life and I get to help my patients keep their smiles for a lifetime. In my free time I enjoy traveling, outdoor activities, art, and spending time with friends, family, and our new puppy named Kai!

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!

Sharon

Dental Hygienist

Hello! I am Sharon, a Dental Hygienist here at Karls Family Dentistry. I am originally from Madison, but have lived in the Lake Wisconsin area for over 20 years. Although I have never lived in Waunakee, after 20 years, I feel very close to my patients and their extended families. I enjoy many hobbies including model trains, reading and ATVing. I am very fortunate in that I love my job. Great coworkers and patients. I look forward to every day!

Lora - Retired

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.

Emily

Dental Hygiene Assistant

Hi! I’m Emily, I am the dental hygiene assistant at Karls Family Dentistry and do a little bit of everything! I graduated from Waunakee HS in 2018 and I am currently on the wait list to get become a Dental Hygienist. I enjoy quality time with family and friends, and especially my dog, Wilson! I love attending Badger games, spending summers up north and hanging out with the animals on our family farm. And no I am NOT a Packer fan, I was born to a father who is an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys (probably the only non Wisconsin thing about me)! My favorite thing about working at Karls Family Dentistry is the amount of experience and knowledge I have gained and how everyone makes you feel apart of the family.

Christina

Dental Assistant

I’m Christina, a dental assistant at Karls Family Dentistry. I was born and raised in Waunakee. I married my high school sweetheart; we have two beautiful daughters and two dogs who keep us very busy. I graduated from the Dental Assisting Program from Madison College in 2010. I started at Karls Family Dentistry shortly after and have been enjoying meeting our patients, learning their story and helping achieve oral health ever since. In my free time, I like to spend time with my family, traveling to supper clubs and antique stores around Wisconsin.

Kim

Dental Assistant

I am Kim and I have been in the dental world since 1994. It is an awesome field that is always evolving. Dr. Sarah and I met 10 years ago when we worked together at an office in downtown Madison. She asked if I would join the team at Karls Family Dentistry and I happily agreed! Not only do I feel that I work for the best dentists, but I work with an amazing group of people that are my family. Always ready to help out if you need anything! Also, the patients are our of this world! Waunakee is a tightly knit community with some of the nicest patients I have ever encountered. Outside of the office, I love doing outdoor activities, working out, going to concerts, and date nights with my high school sweetheart and husband Tony. We both love to eat and love traveling.

Treating You Like Family

Karls Family Dentistry was established in 1970 by Dr. Stanley Karls. After owning his own practice for more than 40 years, he welcomed his son, Matthew, to the family practice in 2010. In 2018, the pair also welcomed Matthew’s wife, Sarah. Each doctor is dedicated to providing the best possible care tailored to their patients’ lives.