More Topics

What Sets Us Apart

At Dental Associates of Cedar Rapids, our goal is to provide only the highest quality service to the families of our community. Dr. Karen Besler took over the practice in 2004, but the tradition of patient-oriented, compassionate care has been a staple of our office since opening in 1975.

  • We listen! We take the time to answer all patient questions. The strongest bonds are built on trust, and we treat you openly and honestly.
  • We offer comfortable, safe, and modern dental treatment such as Invisalign®, veneers, and cosmetic dentistry. Getting the new smile you deserve has become easier. Our state-of-the-art technology allows treatment to progress faster and more affordably than ever before.
  • We are committed to providing affordable care, and we work with you and your insurance company to create a payment plan that is right for your budget.
  • Our doctors and their team are here to make you comfortable! We have a relaxing front office while you wait, and we go the extra mile to make sure you are happy.

General Dentistry at Dental Associates of Cedar Rapids

The doctors at Dental Associates of Cedar Rapids enjoy the art of dentistry. Making a noticeable difference in our patients’ lives in a short amount of time is very rewarding. Knowing that you can boost someone's confidence and morale is a wonderful feeling. It is great to have the skills necessary to alleviate dental pain for those patients that are in need. Being a general dentist is never boring; there are always a variety of cases that are both challenging and interesting.

Here at Dental Associates of Cedar Rapids, we have advanced training in restorative dental treatments like crowns, bridges, dental restorations, endodontics (root canals), and dental implants. We also enjoy treatments such as veneers, cosmetic teeth whitening, cosmetic crowns, bonding, and Invisalign®. Creating beautiful smiles is a top priority!

Our philosophy is that good quality care is not only about optimal treatment but must also be desired by informed patients. We incorporate patient goals into the decision making process. Presenting and carefully explaining options for treatment is always followed up with active listening and patient questions.

Financing Your Dental Care

Most treatments offered at our Cedar Rapids dental office, with the exclusion of strictly cosmetic, are partially covered by dental insurance plans. Dental insurance plan coverage varies. As a courtesy to our patients, our wonderful office staff will help every patient optimize their insurance coverage. For those treatments not covered, we offer CareCredit patient financing. CareCredit offers no interest if paid in full within six, 12, 18, or 24 months.

Advanced Dental Technology

We have incorporated a Global dental microscope into our practice. It is a good companion for early diagnosis and minimally invasive procedures. We also use a DentalVibe®, which is a way to make giving dental injections more comfortable. We use state-of-the-art dental equipment and the highest resolution digital x-ray system. We also used the most advanced restorative materials and the highest quality sterilization techniques.

Invisalign is a great way to straighten teeth without wires. It begins with a 3D image of the mouth to create customized clear aligners that simply snap on the teeth. The aligners are changed every two weeks and are designed to make sequential movements over time. Invisalign is great for adults who want to avoid the unease and difficulty of traditional braces.

Our Team

We have an excellent, experienced staff. We pride ourselves in building trust and long term relationships. Helping our patients to understand their dental treatment and incorporating their goals is very important to us. Patient comfort is a top priority. We offer pillows, blankets, and noise-cancelling headphones for patient relaxation. We strive to make your dental experience the best possible!

In the Community

Dr. Besler completed a general practice residency following dental school at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and the VA Hospital in Iowa City. She is proud to have partnered with Spanda, Inc. and led fundraising efforts in 2010 that resulted in raising funds to equip one dental treatment room in a clinic in Kipkaren, Kenya that serves up to 32,000 villagers. Dr. Kriegel completed his dental education at the University Of Iowa College Of Dentistry, participating in rotations at the VA Hospital in Des Moines and serving orphan children in Cambodia.

Whether or not you have had consistent dental care our experienced staff welcomes all new patients. We invite you to contact our Cedar Rapids, Iowa dental office to schedule an appointment today!