Dr. Kolker grew up in Clear Lake with his parents Joel and Julie Kolker. He knew he wanted to be a dentist from a very young age. During multiple trips to Central Park Dentistry while growing up, he reaffirmed the boyhood dream of becoming a dentist. By the time he was in high school he was exploring his interest by shadowing Dr. Lala here at Central Park Dentistry. He went on to earn his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Iowa State University and was accepted into the acclaimed University of Iowa Dental School. He earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree in 2017 and looks forward to seeing patients at CPD! While at the University of Iowa, Patrick has taken special interest in the Geriatric Mobile Clinic and also the Pediatric Dental Club. This broadened Patrick’s ability to treat patients of all ages. He truly enjoys the process of meeting patients and building relationships with them, while working to improve their health and smiles.
Making time for family and friends is most important for Dr. Kolker. He also enjoys the outdoors and cycling. Every chance he gets he cheers for his beloved Cyclones on the football field and basketball court. Patrick is thrilled to be back home serving the people of North Iowa!