We are a committed, compassionate team that is focused on helping you smile bigger, brighter and more.
My dental philosophy is to care for every patient as if they are a family member; to treat them with compassion and to provide the highest quality care in a personalized and professional manner. I take pride in providing the most cutting-edge care in an environment that will make you feel right at home. My relationships with my patients are extremely important and we care for the whole family.
I am very proud of the full line of dental services and products that we offer at Green Valley Dental Care, including oral sedation, implant dentistry, the dental laser and digital x-ray technology, as well as Invisalign® clear aligner teeth straightening. We strive to provide as many services under one roof as possible.
When I am not practicing dentistry, you can find me spending time with my wife, Karen, and our two dogs, Nero and Daisy. We enjoy hiking, gardening, kayaking, and fishing. We love living in northwest Wisconsin because of the wonderful people who live here and the beautiful environment.
Education & Professional Experience:
I have a passion for learning that has persisted throughout my life. My enthusiasm for learning and mastering new skills is matched only by my passion and commitment to educating and sharing with others. I take pride in my listening skills and will use clear, concise language to explain even the most complex, technical procedures to assure patient's questions are answered and any apprehension is alleviated to ensure a stress-free experience.
I graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1981. During the course of my dental career, I served as president on the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry Alumni Board as well as the advisory committee for the Continuing Dental Education Department, also at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.
I have expanded my skill set to provide patients an option for anxiety-free care through conscious sedation. By enhancing my technical skills, I have been able to provide implant placements locally since 2012.
My wife Laurie and I have two children and three grandchildren. In my spare time, I enjoy both road and mountain biking in the summer and cross-country skiing in the winter. I also participate in live theatre and have acted in a number of productions through the Theatre in the Woods in Shell Lake.
We also serve the Minong, WI and Shell Lake, WI areas!
Tammy - Hygienist
I have been a dental hygienist since 1982 and worked as a dental assistant/receptionist for several years before that. I have also been with the EMR (EMT/first responder) group out of Webb Lake, WI since 2013. Our family moved here in 1998 and I am enjoying working with all the wonderful people in this beautiful area. It is truly a joy. I LOVE MY JOB and the great quality and compassionate care we give all our patients. I have been married (to a wonderful guy!) since 1982 and we have two terrific children who both live and work close enough to see often.
Lisa - Dental Assistant
I have worked since 1994 as a Dental Assistant. I graduated from the Dental Assisting Program at Rochester Technical College in 1988. I first worked in a pediatric office for 5 years and then an orthodontic office. I love working with our patients. They are awesome! I am married with three boys and a 6-year-old grandson.
Susan - Dental Assistant
I have been in the dental field since 1987 with most of my experience in periodontics and oral surgery. I started working with Green Valley Dental Care in December of 2014. I am excited about the services we provide and confident in the level of care we give all of our patients. I am originally from Florida and have lived in Wisconsin since June of 2014. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.
Erin - Appointment Coordinator
I graduated from the WITC Dental Assistant Program and have worked at Green Valley Dental Care since the fall of 2012. I am proud of the quality dental care we provide.
Traci - Office Manager
I joined Green Valley Dental Care in December 2015 after 20+ years in the medical field. I continue to be impressed with the compassion, excellence of care and respect all of our patients receive. I am proud to be part of the quality team here at Green Valley Dental Care.