Dr. Kirkpatrick

Dr. Kirkpatrick has completed over 1200 hours of continuing education, including 3 years at the  Center for Advanced Dental Education.  He studied comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for cosmetic dentistry, bite and jaw disorders (TMD), and complete dentistry.  He is also a member of Omikron Kappa Upsilon Delta Honor Fraternity.

A family man, Dr. Kirkpatrick has been married to Kim (who also is a part of the DCD team) since 1984.  They are the proud parents of two sons, Ian and Sean.  He is an avid Badger, Packer, Brewer and Bucks fan and enjoys travel and the outdoors.  Dr. Kirkpatrick and Door Creek Dental often participate in charitable endeavors such as mission trips in Guatemala, Give Kids a Smile, Mission of Mercy, and various other charitable dental events.

Dr. Scott Kirkpatrick was born in the “flat land” of Illinois.  Growing up in the Elgin area, he and his family often vacationed in Wisconsin and that is how he developed his desire to become a “Cheese Head.”  His college career consist of a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in 1981.  He later received his D.M.D from the School of Dental Medicine at SIU Edwardsville in 1990.  After completing a General Practice Residency at the V.A. Hospital in Milwaukee, Dr. Kirkpatrick practiced general dentistry in Janesville for 3 years.  He then joined Dr. Paul Appel on the eastside of Madison in 1994, and took over the practice upon Dr. Appel’s retirement in 1997.  Dr. Kirkpatrick had officially become a “Cheese Head.”


  • American Dental Association
  • Wisconsin Dental Association
  • Dane County Dental Society
  • Christian Dental Society
  • Seattle Study Club of Madison
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry