Dyersville Family Dentistry
Comprehensive Family Dental Care in Dyersville, Iowa


Meet Our Team

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Owner and Principle Dentist

Dr. Karen Runde is originally from Sumner, IA and a graduate of Loras College and the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. She is dedicated to providing quality comprehensive dental care to all ages and treating each patient with kindness and compassion. It is her goal to build a trusting relationship with every patient in which their individual goals and treatment needs will be met. Dr. Runde is passionate about keeping up with today’s technology and advances through continued education in various studies of dentistry.

Dr Runde treasures her roles as a wife to her husband Nathan and mom to three wonderfully busy children Everly (6 yrs), Maxwell (4 yrs) and Luella (1 yr). She enjoys baking, reading, gardening and traveling. As a family they look forward to making the Dyersville community their home.



Loras College - Bachelor of Science, 2007

University of Iowa College of Dentistry - Doctor of Dental Surgery, 2012

Activities & Affiliations

  • American Dental Association

  • Iowa Dental Association

  • President of the Dubuque District Dental Society

  • Dyersville Chamber Member

  • Loras Women’s Leadership Alliance Board Member

  • Loras Biology Alumni Advisory Board Member


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Registered Dental Hygienist

Mary Lynne

Our hygienist Mary Lynne brings 20 years of dental experience to our Dyersville Family Dentistry team. She loves interacting with and getting to know her patients and there is nothing more gratifying to her than educating and helping patients overcome their dental fears. Mary Lynne strives to ensure our patients always feel 100% informed and comfortable during their visit. We are lucky to have such a gentle and qualified team member.

Mary Lynne is originally from Cascade, Iowa and currently lives in Farley, Iowa with her husband Jeff and their three daughters Hailey, Katelyn and Josie. Outside the office Mary Lynne loves spending time with family and friends and watching her daughters at their various sporting events.


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Registered Dental Hygienist


Sarah brings over ten years of dental experience to our team.  She completed her education at Hawkeye Community College in both dental assisting and Dental Hygiene. Sarah loves getting to know patients and educating them on the importance of good oral hygiene for optimal health and strives to make sure our patients always feel comfortable during their dental visits.    

Sarah is originally from Elkader, Iowa and currently lives on an acreage north of Manchester with her husband Blake and three children Briella, Beau and Brynlee.  She loves spending time with their families, reading, and being active in the outdoors. Sarah looks forward to serving the community of Dyersville. 


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Registered Dental Assistant,
Expanded Functions Dental Assistant


Kayla is happy to explain what to expect during every procedure that will be done with Dr. Runde. Kayla will be right beside you during your appointments to help comfort and answer any questions you may have regarding your dental care. Kayla’s favorite part of being a dental assistant is the connections she makes with her patients – she loves getting to interact with patients of all ages here at Dyersville Family Dentistry.

Kayla grew up in Dyersville, but currently lives outside of Farley on an acreage with her fiance Dustin and two dogs, Duke and Macie. Kayla graduated from Kirkwood Community College with her Dental Assisting degree in December 2017 and got her Expanded Functions in March of 2018. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, going on the river, and going to concerts.


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Client Care Coordinator


When you call Dyersville Family Dentistry, Kori will be happy to assist you with everything from scheduling an appointment to insurance questions. She has 15+ years of experience in the dental field as both a Dental Assistant and Client Care Coordinator.

Kori and her husband, Jamey, live in Dyersville. They have 2 children, Ali and Michael, and 3 Grandchildren, Ayden, Bryce, and Cecylia. Kori enjoys camping, cooking, taking “day trips” and spending time with family and friends.


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Client Care Coordinator


Cindy is new to the dental field and is learning the business side of the practice. She is happy to schedule appointments and assist in filing insurance claims for patients. She has enjoyed meeting many of the nice people from the Dyersville community. Dyersville Family Dentistry is a great place to work with people who are kind and caring!

Cindy is a retired teacher who loves to quilt and ride her bike. Her favorite activity is spending time with her three grown children and their families… especially her five beautiful grandchildren.