Meet Dr. Kern


Skill and compassion go hand in hand when providing exceptional patient care. As a dental professional, I stay up to date on the latest advancements in dentistry in order to provide the most current treatment options for my patients. As a doctor, I recognize that my patients are unique individuals who have placed a great deal of trust in me and my team. That is just one reason why I value each and every patient relationship.

I appreciate the time you’ve taken to visit this site and find out more about Kern Family Dental, my team, and the many dental care services we can provide to help you achieve optimum oral health.

Stephen B. Kern, DMD

Dr. Kern is a native of Portland, Maine. His Graduation from Tufts Dental School in Boston was followed by a 21 year career in the U.S. Army. He became a Colonel, Clinic Chief, and Commander, and was the top graduate of a 2 year Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program. Dr. Kern finished his military career at Ft. Lewis in 1996 and immediately ventured into and bought his private practice in Olympia. He became a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry in 1999 and served as President of the Thurston-Mason County Dental Society in 2002. After 35 of dental practice, he still loves his work and takes pride in producing high quality dentistry. Dr. Kern has been married to his wife Laura for 30 years. His daughter Amanda is in graduate school studying geology, and his other daughter Rebecca is busy with her children, Christopher and Mike.
Dr. Kern is an avid fisherman, crabber, skier, boater, woodworker, and gardener. He is active in the Ft. Lewis Chapel and has sung in the choir since 1992. Basically, he has more hobbies than time!

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