Waterford Children's Dentistry

Meet Our Team

Dr. MaryClaire Kiernan

Dr. MaryClaire Kiernan grew up in the Chicagoland area, but always had strong family ties to Wisconsin. Her interests in child development and healthcare led her to pursue her undergraduate education in Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University in Boston, MA. Following this, she attended University of Michigan School of Dentistry where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery. At the University of Michigan, she led the school’s Give Kids a Smile Day, an annual free clinic delivering dental services and oral health education to children. Her interest in helping children and their families and dental training made the decision to specialize in pediatric dentistry an easy choice! She returned home and completed her pediatric dental residency at Children’s Wisconsin.

Dr. Kiernan is a current board candidate for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Kiernan sails competitively and previously coached youth sailing at Lake Geneva Yacht Club. She enjoys sailing, cross-country skiing, golf, concerts, and being near the water.

Dr. Mary Claire Kiernan of Waterford Children's Dentistry

Dr. Lauren Murray

Dr. Lauren Murray is originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences at Marquette University. She continued her education at Marquette University School of Dentistry where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery. Dr. Lauren continued her postgraduate education at an advanced education in general dentistry residency at the Milwaukee VA gaining more experience in hospital dentistry and caring for medically complex patients.

Dr. Lauren worked as a general dentist at Children’s Wisconsin at the Midtown Clinic, finding her passion for pediatric dentistry where she fulfilled her National Health Service Corps commitment. She then completed her pediatric dental residency at Children’s Wisconsin and served as the Chief Resident.

Dr. Lauren is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, and Wisconsin Dental Association.

Dr. Lauren and her husband, Tyler, live in Whitefish Bay with their daughter Oliva. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, spending time on the lake and cheering on the Milwaukee Bucks.

Dr. Murray LaurenKiernan of Waterford Children's Dentistry

Dr. Emily Krieger

Dr. Emily Krieger grew up in Jackson, Michigan. She received her undergraduate education from Michigan State University earning a bachelor’s degree in human biology. During her undergraduate years, she led a dental volunteer group to help underserved communities of the world receive access to dental care. After graduating from college, she spent a year working in a Federally Qualified Health Center as a dental assistant. She was accepted into Marquette University School of Dentistry, where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery. During her years at Marquette, she developed a passion for working with children and patients with special needs.

Dr. Krieger is a member of the American Dental Association and the Wisconsin Dental Association.

Dr. Krieger and her fiancé, Jake, love living in Milwaukee and exploring what the city has to offer. She enjoys playing beach volleyball and pickleball, and loves walking by Lake Michigan, cooking, practicing yoga, reading, and traveling.

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