Meet The Doctor

Dr. Mary Karkow

“I was a TMJ patient no one could help. Having endured multiple failed treatments, I dedicated my career to helping TMJ patients find relief. My staff and I feel privileged to be able to provide life-changing care for our patients.”

Dr. Mary Karkow

Dr. Karkow is originally from Racine and went to dental school at Marquette Dental School. She graduated in 1992 and went on to do a General Practice Residency in Madison, WI. There, Dr. Karkow worked under a TMJ surgeon. In her residency, Dr. Karkow observed TMJ surgery and managed trauma patients, among other duties. She attended the University of Minnesota TMJ and Orofacial Pain residency in Minneapolis from 1993-1995. There, she studied under world renowned TMJ specialists including Dr. Eric Schiffman and Dr. James Fricton. Dr. Karkow obtained her Masters in TMD and Orofacial Pain in 1995 before returning to Milwaukee to begin full time private practice. Dr. Karkow has limited her practice to TMD and Orofacial pain for the past 25 years.

In her free time, Dr. Karkow enjoys spending time with family and friends the most but also enjoys cooking, reading, travel, and sports. She recently completed the Disney Princess Half Marathon and hopes to do more in the future.

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