Meet the Doctor

Dr. Karen Sept is your caring and board-certified pediatric dentist.

Karen M. Sept, DMD

An Idaho native who truly loves treating the kids in our community.

Dr. Karen stood outside the practice

“I look forward every day to talking with my patients’ parents and, as a parent myself, I promise I will always listen to you as we work together to establish healthy dental habits for your children, ensuring they will have a bright smile that will last a lifetime.” – Dr. Karen Sept

Dr. Karen Sept was born and raised in Orofino, Idaho, and completed her undergrad at Idaho State University.

She and her husband, Dr. Matthew Sept (also a Moscow, ID dentist), joined the Navy together and served four years of active duty stationed in San Diego and Naples, Italy, while completing their advanced education in general dentistry.

Get to know Dr. Karen:
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  • Background

    Dr. Karen completed her specialty training in pediatric dentistry at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and was Chief Resident in her second year. While she and her husband enjoyed the Southern charm of South Carolina, the Septs missed the mountains of Idaho and decided to move to Moscow to raise their family.

  • Pediatric Specialist

    Dr. Karen has a wide range of experience in different aspects of pediatric dentistry – from preventative dentistry to establishment and maintenance of healthy dental habits. She uses these skills to address your child’s unique dental needs, and enjoys making dentist visits fun for all of her young patients.

  • Family-Centered

    At the office, Dr. Karen treats patients and parents as if they were her own family, combining compassion and high-quality dental care. In addition to caring for her patients, Dr. Sept enjoys spending time with her family and watching her children, McKenna and Beckett, play sports. She also enjoys skiing, rafting, camping, hiking, and travel.

‘‘My son was understandably nervous about getting his first filling, but the staff and environment are amazing. Dr. Sept and her assistants did a wonderful job explaining the procedure to him, and... dare I say, he might actually be looking forward to his next appointment.’’

Scott U. (Patient's Dad)

Why a Pediatric Dentist?

Discover the importance of choosing a kid specialist to care for your child's smile.

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A child’s smile is precious, and the actions we take today greatly affect their future dental health. By choosing a local pediatric dentist…Learn more about our dentist…, you can help ensure your child has a positive experience at the dentist and creates a lifetime of great dental habits.

Dr. Sept has completed additional education and training to manage, diagnose, and treat children of all ages, as well as patients with special needs.

Our team strives to work closely with parents and guardians to create an easier dental visit and help patients overcome fear by:

  • Maintaining a friendly office atmosphere to alleviate anxiety.

  • Speaking to everyone in an age-appropriate manner.

  • Treating patients like family and building long-term relationships.

  • Educating patients and parents for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.

  • Offering a variety of treatment options for faster and better visits.

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