Family Dentistry Specialist

Kyle D. Kern, DMD

Family & General Dentist located in Newberg, OR

Arranging dental care for your family can be a chore when navigating busy schedules across multiple dental offices, which is why many people choose a family dental practice where the entire family can receive treatment in one convenient location. Kyle D. Kern, DMD, is an experienced family and general dentist. He and his team provide family dentistry services to patients of all ages, from preschoolers to seniors, at his office in Newberg, Oregon. Call today to schedule an appointment or request an appointment online.

Family Dentistry Q&A

What is family dentistry?

Family dental care is a branch of dental care that treats people of all ages. A family dentist practitioner goes through further training after dental school so that they can address all patients' dental needs and concerns, from preschoolers to seniors.

What services does a family dentist offer?

Dr. Kern and his team provide general and preventive dentistry care. Services include:

Twice-yearly checkups

You should have a routine checkup every six months to monitor oral health and tooth development and to catch dental issues such as tooth decay and gum disease in their early stages. 

Gum disease treatment

Family dentist providers offer periodontal maintenance and gum disease care, including deep cleaning, scaling, and gum flap surgery.

Cavity care 

Dr. Kern checks for, protects against, and treats tooth decay and cavities.


You may need a tooth extraction at any age, so Dr. Kern provides convenient oral surgery services.

When you choose a family provider, you benefit from consistent dental care for years to come.

How does a family's dental needs change over time?

A family's dental needs change throughout their lifetime. Here's a closer look at the typical dental needs people encounter at different ages.


It's crucial to get dental care right in childhood because a child's teeth are still developing. During these years, children lose their first teeth and their permanent teeth come in, so it's vital they learn good habits around cavity prevention.


Teenagers are susceptible to gum disease, tooth decay, and cavities because of their lifestyle and dietary habits. It's also typical to start orthodontic treatment during the teenage years to straighten permanent teeth. 


During adulthood, it's important to maintain good dental health. Certain conditions that affect your teeth and gums, like diabetes, oral cancer, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems, and tooth loss, become more common as you get older. 


Dental problems like gum disease and root decay are more common in people aged 65 and over, and they're also more likely to experience tooth loss and may need dentures. 

When you partner with experienced family dentist Dr. Kern, you can take control over your family's oral health. Call the office today to schedule an appointment or reach out through the website inquiry form.