A Journey to a Great Smile
Dr. Kyra Iwen is always eager to start on the journey towards a beautiful smile with her patients. Witnessing her patients’ excitement, from their first visit to the day their finished smile is revealed, and sharing in their anticipation, is her greatest reward.
Dr. Iwen understands that each patient has unique desires and concerns, so she works closely with her patients to design a treatment plan that fits their needs. By tailoring every step of treatment, and having her patient involved throughout the process, she ensures they have a positive experience and finish with a healthy bite and a beautiful smile.
Dr. Iwen started practicing dentistry in 2008. While she enjoyed the variety of procedures in general dentistry, she found herself increasingly drawn to orthodontics. In 2012 she returned to school, at the University of Minnesota, for her orthodontic residency.
- High School: Mayo High School; graduated valedictorian
- Undergraduate degree: University of St. Thomas, graduated summa cum laude
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery: University of Minnesota Dental School, graduated with honors
- Orthodontic Residency: University of Minnesota
During the year, Dr. Iwen actively pursues continuing education opportunities so that she can provide high-quality and efficient orthodontic care to her patients. She attends formal continuing education meetings on numerous dental and orthodontic topics, learning from the nation’s leading clinicians and researchers. She’s also a member of a local study club that brings together dentists from all dental specialties to collaborate on complex patient cases that require a multi-discipline approach.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Midwest Society of Orthodontists
- Minnesota Association of Orthodontists
Beyond the Practice
A native of Rochester, MN, Dr. Iwen now lives in Arden Hills with her husband and three young sons. Outside the office, Dr. Iwen enjoys cooking, gardening and spending time at their cabin. Her family is outside as much as possible, letting their boys burn off their endless supply of energy!