About

We are a small, family owned and operated, single dentist general dental practice in Glendale, WI. We strive to provide exceptional care through the use of proven state of the art technologies and materials. Additionally, we work closely with highly trusted specialists to ensure our patients receive the best care from the best providers. We will always take the time to answer all your questions so can feel good about the decisions you make regarding your dental health.

The Team

Nathan

DDS

My name is Nathan Darling and I am the Doctor of Dental Surgery at Darling Dental. I am proud to be a graduate of the Marquette University School of Dentistry and a third generation Milwaukee dentist. I am passionate about working with my patients to find the correct solution to suit their dental needs.

  • Graduated 2001 Magna Cum Laude MUSOD
  • Chief resident advanced training general dentistry program at MUSOD
  • Member ADA/WDA/GMDA/IAO

Things you might not know about me:

  • I enrolled in an optional Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) after graduating from Marquette Dental school to learn more advanced treatment modalities from dental specialist in all fields of dentistry
  • I ran a dental practice focusing on geriatric care for 8 years while I started Darling Dental here in Milwaukee
  • I have not had television for over 20 years
  • I love to back country ski, so much so that I “earn my turns” by hiking up a mountain just to ski down once or twice
  • I love spending time with my family and especially taking unique trips with them in the mountains where we can hike, fish, camp, dirt bike, ski and sit around a campfire enjoying each others company.
  • I used to blow glass as a hobby until my teenage daughter “needed more space” and consequently my studio became her bedroom.
  • The princess bride is one of my favorite movies.
  • My wife and I are high school sweethearts and have been together longer than we have been apart
  • Frank Zappa’s “I am the Slime” is one of my favorite songs
  • I love all types of music and often plan family vacations around music concerts or festivals.

Kerrie

Hygienist & Office Manager

I met Nate (Dr. Darling) before he started his own practice and have been working with him at Darling Dental since they first opened in 2003. I started out as his dental assistant and eventually became the office manager. I realized I wanted to expand my skills so I went to school to earn a degree in dental hygiene. My job now is split between office manager and dental hygienist. I feel fortunate to be able to utilize all of my skills and to have found such an amazing office to work in. When I’m not working I love to travel and hang out with family and friends.

Things you might not know about me:

  • I spent a month in East Africa after dental hygiene school and I would love to go back to see other parts of the continent.
  • I was stung by a stingray in FL and it was extremely painful.
  • I’ve gone skydiving once and although I am happy to cross it off my bucket list, I do not need to ever do it again.

Kyrie

Hygienist

I graduated from MATC with a Dental Hygiene degree in 2018 and have worked in the dental field for over 10 years. I started in a small family owned practice while I continued my education towards becoming a DDS. After receiving my bachelors degree, I realized my goals had changed and loved the idea of becoming a hygienist. I always wanted to work part time to have a balance between work and home. Working as a team in a smaller family owned business is very important to me and I’m so happy to have found the Darling team.

Things you might not know about me:

  • I also work in a pediatric dental office where I get to let Out all of my silly quirks and enjoy the crazy things kids can come up with 😊
  • We own a small chunk of land in the country, where we raise chickens & ducks as a little hobby, and enjoy gardening and being outdoors.
  • Family is the most important aspect in my life, We plan vacations around family time and exploring the outdoors.

Mackenzie

Hygienist

I joined Darling Dental as a dental hygienist in 2018. I am a Milwaukee transplant and moved here from Connecticut in 2015. When I’m not at Darling Dental, I enjoy being outside, exploring Milwaukee, and spending time with my boyfriend and dog.

Things you might not know about me:

  • I am a skincare and makeup aficionado although I don’t wear much while working!
  • I love all things true crime: podcasts, tv shows
  • I am a true foodie; I love cooking new recipes and trying out new restaurants!
  • I always get complimented for my nice handwriting. I have start to learn calligraphy and hand lettering
  • I am known by my family as having a good memory!

Gina

Hygienist

I am a graduate of Marquette University, but I will not tell you the year I graduated, so not to date mysel! I have been a clinical instructor with Marquette’s Dental Hygiene Program and the School of Dentistry on and off since 2007. I reside in the Lake Country area with my husband Joe.  We have two (college-aged) children. While my family and extended family is my main focus, I do love spending time with friends; hiking, kayaking, skiing or just hanging out. Dr Nate, Kerrie and I have been together since 2003 and I can honestly say I love our team.

Things you might not know about me:

  • I studied archaeology and soil science
  • I have been on multiple archaeological digs
  • I love all things outdoors in all seasons

Emily

Dental Assistant

I graduated from MATC Milwaukee in 2008 with a certified dental assisting degree. I have been working with Nate Darling since 2009 and enjoy working with him and the rest of the staff. I am a life long resident of Milwaukee and have interests in running, music, and spending time with friends and family.

Things you might not know about me:

  • I love music, especially Blues and Jazz and I love going to live shows
  • I love to work out but especially love running
  • I make (most of) my own jewelry

Dana

Auxiliary Office Staff

I am the auxiliary staff here at Darling Dental. This means I can fill in when someone needs a day off. We have a fantastic group of people who can all do multiple jobs. I was a CPA before we had kids, so I do the bookkeeping as well.

Things you might not know about me:

  • I love to home can the veggies from our garden
  • I am the IT person at home and at Darling Dental
  • I love road trips