Dr. Karen E. Fischer was born and raised in Evansville, Indiana. Her father was in the dental field and inspired her to go into dentistry. After pursuing a career in dental hygiene, she decided to go to dental school. She worked her way through dental school, working in dental offices, learning all aspects of dentistry. She was able to observe many dentists in their field and learned hands-on from some of the best.
Dr. Kristen Bonnell Pate graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry with her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1994. Prior to that, she attended Indiana University for only three years majoring in biology, before being accepted into dental school. She knew from the time she was thirteen years old she wanted to go into the field of dentistry and therefore took an accelerated path in doing so.