Dr. Kernik grew up in Roseville and graduated from Alexander Ramsey High School. He went on to the University of Minnesota where he graduated with honors. After a year of teaching and study in Public Health, he entered dental school at the University of Minnesota and received his dental degree in 1982. Dr. Kernik has taken hundreds of hours of continuing dental education focusing on restorative and cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, periodontics, and preventive dentistry. Dr. Kernik is a member of the American Dental Association, Minnesota Dental Association, and the Saint Paul District Dental Society. Dr. Kernik enjoys biking, canoeing, and spending time at his cabin in Northern Minnesota.