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

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What Our Patients Are Saying

My family and I have been patients of Dr. Kirkpatrick for 18 years! We love the people there and as a previously ‘nervous’ dental patient I can say I honestly have no fear there. Recently Dr. To performed a crown and as with Dr. K., it was an easy experience for me. She did extra bit of cosmetic work on a front tooth crack and in past the 2 dentists have done simple things like smooth a fringed tooth that was wearing away a bit so as to improve the look of my smile, on the house! Who does this kind of customer service anymore? DOORCREEK DENTAL THAT’S WHO! From young children through concerns adults have regarding aging teeth DoorCreek covers everyone’s needs.

Beth K.

Door Creek Dental – professional, personable and positive Our family has relied on Door Creek Dental for dental care for years. We appreciate the pleasant and professional manner in this office as well as the great chair-side manner of hygienists, nurses and doctors. I am confident that Dr. Kirkpatrick is practical and knowledgeable in making viable recommendations that are exactly what I need to maintain good oral health. Dr. Kirkpatrick’s wit and respectful banter while smiling staff look on makes me feel I’m among friends in addition to receiving good dental care. Overall, my experience with Door Creek Dental has always been positive. We will continue with Door Creek Dental in the future.

Kathleen L.

I use to hate going to the Dentist! Since I met Michelle my hygienist I actually enjoy going regularly to see her! She has taken my teeth from bad to really really nice in just a few visits. Great Dr and office staff! Highly recommended!!

Ron C.

My first time visit to Door Creek Dental office was THE BEST. Brittany and Dr. Kirkpatrick made me feel very comfortable and ‘at home’. My cleaning and my examination was very thorough. I’m looking forward to my next visit in August. My second visit to Door Creek Dental was as good as the first! To begin with the staff at the front desk are THE BEST. Their easy, happy manner puts one at ease immediately. I met Jennifer for the first time. She took time to get to know me and then did a thorough cleaning. I’m happy to have located a great dental team.

Jill V.

Can’t say enough good things about staff and doctors here. They got me in for an emergency tooth issue with little problem. Have been with them since before Dr. Kirkpatrick came on board. Never have had bad experience ever. Most of extended family also go here. We travel from out of state to receive treatment from them, that is how much we think of them and their service.

Dannette J

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