Carolyn A. Griffin, DDS MS


Our patients and our staff have had the good fortune of having Dr. Griffin practice dentistry and prosthodontics here in Shorewood.  She is an extremely skilled dentist who is highly knowledgeable in Prosthodontics and implant dentistry.  In fact, prior to her current practice, she had the role of Implant Prosthodontist in an implant-centric practice.

Dr. Carolyn Grifin is a prosthodontist, a dental specialist, who focuses on aesthetics and oral rehabilitation; specifically in cosmetic, restorative, and implant dentistry. She has a passion for patient care and strives to create beautiful, healthy, lasting smiles. As a prosthodontist, Dr. Griffin maintains the highest standards for patient care and creating smiles that look and function naturally. 



Dr. Griffin holds a Master’s degree and certificate in prosthodontics from Marquette University. Dr. Griffin graduated Cum Laude from Marquette University in 2007 and Marquette University School of Dentistry in 2010. 


During her academic training, Dr. Griffin received many honors including the Marquette University Ignatius Scholarship, Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholar, Midwest Dental Scholarship, Zoepfel Morton Scholarship, Delta Dental Scholarship, and Wisconsin Dental Association Scholarships. She has presented at the Wisconsin Section of the American Academy of Prosthodontics and has participated in mission trips to Utah with the Academy of Prosthodontics to perform dental treatment for the Navajo Nation.


Specialty Training 


After obtaining his Doctor of Dental Surgery, Dr. Griffin pursued prosthodontic specialty training at Marquette University. There, she underwent 3 years of rigorous education and residency beyond dental school to earn the advanced degree in prosthodontics. Her residency emphasized implant reconstruction, resolving implant-related complications, aesthetic dentistry, and removable prosthodontics (dentures and partial dentures). She also obtained his Master’s Degree in Dental Sciences. Dr. Griffin’s formal and continuing education provide the added expertise to prevent and treat the most complex dental problems.  


Dr. Koutnik is board certified in prosthodontics.   



    •     Fellow - American College of Prosthodontist

    •     American Dental Association

    •     Wisconsin Dental Association

    •     Greater Milwaukee Dental Association

1720 East Lake Bluff Blvd.

Shorewood, WI  53211