We are a committed, compassionate team that is focused on helping you smile bigger, brighter and more.
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 for 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 insure 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 practice to provide patients an option for anxiety free care through conscience 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 two 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 theater and have acted in a number of productions through Theatre in the Woods, in Shell Lake.
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 Dr. Bakkum and 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 with Dr. Bakkum 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 before coming to work with Dr. Bakkum. 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 Dr. Bakkum 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 - Practice Coordinator
I joined Green Valley Dental Care in December, 2015 after 20+ years in the medical field. From the time I first met Dr. Bakkum and staff, I continue to be impressed with the compassion, excellence of care and respect all of our patients receive. I look forward to continuing my career and being part of the quality team of Green Valley Dental Care.