The Dental Studio of Iowa

Dr. Jonathan Karch

Dr. Jonathan Karch was born in Johnston and raised in the Des Moines area. He completed his undergraduate studies in biomedical engineering and psychology at the University of Iowa. He then remained in Iowa City to obtain his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry.

Dr. Karch and his son

Following graduation from dental school, Dr. Karch and his wife moved to Anchorage, Alaska, where he practiced as a hospital dentist providing comprehensive and emergency care to the Native Alaskan and Native American populations at the Alaska Native Medical Center. Dr. Karch also made regular trips to the Aleutian island of Atka to provide care to the residents of one of the most remote communities in the United States. He still maintains his Alaska dental license and makes occasional trips to work (and play!).

Upon the birth of their first child, the Karch family returned home to Johnston. Practicing dentistry in Des Moines, Dr. Karch had the opportunity to work in great practices alongside excellent providers but always knew he wanted to establish a practice in Johnston that embodied all the principles he values.

Dr. Karch ensures that every aspect of your visit will be individually and specifically tailored to provide the most comfortable, relaxing, and productive experience possible. The compliment he values most is an anxious patient describing their dental experience as the best they’ve ever had. He understands the dental office is not always the most exciting place to be and goes the extra mile every day to change that perception.

Dr. Karch loves the continual technological and material advances in dentistry and the benefits it allows him to provide his patients. As such, he annually obtains at least five times the required amount of continuing education hours. He’s a proud member of many organizations committed to achieving excellence in dentistry including:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Iowa Academy of General Dentistry

Dr. Karch met his wife Danielle at the University of Iowa while she was completing her doctorate in pharmacy. Dr. Karch and Danielle are the proud parents of four little ones: Hudson, Violette, Lawson, and Hayes. They reside in Johnston and enjoy spending their time biking, camping, traveling, and spending time with family. 




The Dental Studio is absolutely wonderful!

The Dental Studio is absolutely wonderful! I had been looking for a new dentist and I am glad that I ended up here! From the moment you walk in the door you are greeted right away and offered snacks while you wait. Dr. KArch and his assistant Beth are so kind and fun to talk to! From my first consultation to my crown and filling, they made me feel comfortable and that none of my questions were silly. They make sure you are numb and totally comfortable before any work is done. Great chairside manner and I appreciate that! I would highly recommend them to anyone!!!

-Lesley E.

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