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Kern Family Dental
Stephen B. Kern, DMD
Family Dental for the Olympia and Lacey areas.


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I have been to several dentists due to relocation. DDS Kern's integrity and work ethics as well as his expertise convinced me that he's the best choice for me: I liked that he never tried to talk me into unnecessary treatment. Having an educational background in dentistry myself, I consider myself a 'picky patient' when it comes to finding a dentist. Currently I live on the East Coast, so it looks like I'll have to find a new dentist... DDS Kern's office staff is very friendly and professional. They're welcoming and efficient. The longest ! wait was 5 min. Parking is easy and free. Great dentist, friendly office. Hard to find!


After moving here, we were reccomended to Dr. Kern by a co-worker and neighbor. We all love him. He and his staff are gentle and helpful. When we went to our last appointment we ran into a teacher from our school!!! He is the one to go to for certain.

wonderful family dentist-finally found!! Cupcake

After 6 yr absence from WA, coming back to Dr. Kern. No other dentist could/would do light bond work out of state. He is worth the long drive I will have to make from my home.

Wonderful Dentist

Mom of 2

My family of 4 has seen Dr. Kern for the last 10 years and we just love his office. He is such a great dentist- a real perfectionist and great personality together make for a perfect match. My husband now looks forward to going in for his visits and talk fishing! The front office staff is great, Karen is the one I encounter the most and is knowledgeable, sweet and caring. She will help you with all your needs! We all love the hygienists Linda and Angie and compare who we think is the best (they both are). Dr Kern has 2 great assistants Sandy and Jackie who help to make our appointments go smooth.I refer this wonderful dentist and his office to all my family and friends.

The best dentist in Olympia!!

Kristin Fosdick

Dr. Kerns office has got to be the best dental office I have ever been to in my life. The entire staff put me at ease and made me feel so comfortable. I have always had anxiety and fear but not anymore. They are very gentle and caring and made me feel as if I have known them all my life. Dr. Kern did some beautiful crowns for me and they feel great and look beautiful! Everyone notices my new smile that I have.

After years of dentists promising gentle dentistry, I finally found one who is actually gentle. After I see him I don't have sensitive teeth for weeks like I'd come to expect. My two new crowns didn't take any adjusting, and didn't hurt during or afterwards. I didn't know it could be this easy, and I'm in awe of this kind and cheerful dentist. I hope he never retires.

Nancy S.

I really like Dr. Kern's office. The staff is always really nice and respectful. I get anxious at the dentist and they've always been really good about that. I've had bad experiences at other dentists where I felt shamed about some of my dental issues, but I don't even worry about that happening here. They are knowledgeable, patient, and caring. I am looking forward to bringing my son here once he is old enough. I feel very fortunate to have found a good dentist in Olympia on my first try. I've been going here for 2.5 years.

Amanda R.

Dr. Kern & his staff are the best! Dentist with heart & amazing skills......painless shots, almost �
Everyone so courteous & they manage to see you quickly in emergencies. He's been our dentist for over 20 years.

Eve T.

My favorite dentist of all time :) Been coming here since I was 10, and almost 19 years later I'm sure to schedule my appointments when I'm in town visiting my family! The staff is wonderful and always so kind.

Zorada T.

Love the Staff ! Everyone was amazing and friendly. They are gentle and helpful. He came in and took a look, and fixed only what was needed. I really was nervous because I had not seen a dentist in while, but he was gentle and very thorough. He is now my regular dentist!

Holly C.

Dr Stephen Kern has been my general dentist for 21 years. His office staff is friendly and welcoming. I have always been seen in a timely fashion. Dr Kern's clinical expertise has always been admired by my husband who is now a retired orthodontist.
Dr Kern is a five star dentist in my book!!!

Denise D.