I would have to say that I am an extrovert and a genuine “people person.” I so enjoy meeting new people ... young, old, and every age in between. I believe that my patients get the sense that they are important to me because they truly are!
I especially love the diversity of being a general family dentist in a community like Green Bay. The relationships I have built with my patients and staff are what adds color and enjoyment to what I do. Over the years, I have had the pleasure of watching many of my patients grow into young adults and begin bringing in families of their own.
It is satisfying to know that I have gained their confidence and trust, and this is something I value very highly.
“Treat others the way you yourself would want to be treated,” and then go a step beyond.
I love my family and I know that you love yours too! That is why I am committed to giving the same thoughtful care and personalized attention to you and your family as I would want and expect for my own.
My patients know me and have confidence that I will always do what is right by them. I strive to display honesty, integrity, and compassion in all areas of my life. That means that I will never try to “sell” you a procedure you don’t need; and that I will present you with treatment options that take into account your individual need, lifestyle, and circumstance.
I will take the time to discuss those treatment options with you so you can make informed choices and take a proactive role in your own dental health.
My Journey to Dentistry
I grew up on the south side of Chicago and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for my undergraduate education. While there, I played football for the UW-Madison Badgers, and developed a close friendship with the team dentist. He took me under his wing, so to speak.
He knew I was in the pre-med program and suggested that I look into dentistry. Based on further discussions and knowing my own strengths and personality, I became convinced that dentistry was the right choice for me.
I continued my education at Loyola University-College of Dentistry in Maywood, Illinois, for my Doctorate of Dental Surgery. The rest, as they say, is history!
Commitment to Continuing Education
Besides being a people person, I am naturally curious and science-minded. I enjoy learning new things, keeping up with the latest techniques, and continually improving my professional skill set. Continuing education keeps me excited about my practice and eager to provide the very highest standard of care
My patients can be confident that I stay well-informed and have intentionally pursued years of knowledge aimed at being the very best dentist I can be.
- Brown Door Kewaunee Dental Society
- American Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Wisconsin Dental Association
- Christian Medical & Dental Associations
- Christian Dental Society
- American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
- Chicago Dental Society
Dedication to Family and Community
I moved to my wife’s hometown of Green Bay, Wisconsin in 1985. I love this community and all it has to offer: the Green Bay Packers, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, the arts, good restaurants, access to water sports, and great, down-to-earth people.
I am married to Geri, my college sweetheart and best friend. We are blessed with 5 children, 3 sons-in-laws, one daughter-in-law and 9 grandchildren so far!
After raising our family surrounded by dogs, cats, and horses, Geri and I are currently enjoying the autonomy and spontaneity that an empty nest allows. We love traveling to Minnestoa and Iowa to visit our older daughters and grandchildren, taking day trips to Door County, and time spent with friends and family. I also enjoy hiking, hunting, fishing, camping, motorcycling, flying, and sports — go Badgers!
Because of my interest in mentoring young people, I am a current board member for Lake Ellen Camp in Crystal Falls, MI, and have also served on the boards of Green Bay Christian Academy and the Big Brothers-Big Sisters Program.
I am active in church leadership and look for ways to serve the people in my community, both personally and professionally. Because of my love and appreciation for this great country of ours, I spent 11 years in the Army Reserve Dental Corps, caring for the dental needs of our brave military men and women.
Introducing Dr. Matthew Wagner
We have all been anticipating the arrival of a bright, new associate who is finally here! Dr. Matt graduated from LECOM (Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine) with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery in June 2017 and in 2018, he completed an extensive dental residency with the Minneapolis VA Clinic. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Matt and his wife moved to Green Bay bringing considerable talent to our practice. We believe that our patients now have the best of both worlds: a young, personable, fresh dentist with all the latest training and techniques, coupled with the benefits of a seasoned senior dentist who has a steady and very knowledgeable presence! They make a great team because they share the same family values, high ethical standards and strong desire to offer the highest possible standard of care.
Dr. Matthew Wagner
Hi. I'm doctor Matt. As Dr. Wagner’s son, I have been around the office since I was kid. My dad believes in a strong work ethic, so as kids, we were always doing jobs around the office and expected to work hard. Seeing the great relationships my Dad has with his patients and knowing I had an interest in healthcare, I decided to follow my father’s footsteps into the dental field. I graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) School Of Dentistry in Bradenton, Florida, June 2017 and completed a year long Dental Residency at the Minneapolis Area Veterans Clinc in St. Paul, MN in 2018. The experience I received there was outstanding! It was rigorous and challenging and sharpened my skills in many areas including that of endodontics and implant denstistry.
I joined the Wagner Family Dentistry team July 2018 and have truly enjoyed getting to know our patients and earning their confidence and trust. I am passionate about dentistry and helping people achieve great oral health. It is my philosophy that oral health has a huge impact on overall health and that nutrition and quality of life go hand in hand. I am also passionate about learning and continuing education so I eagerly stay on top of changes and advances in the field of dentistry in order to offer my patients the best possible options for their dental care.
I married my wife Jenica (who just happens to be my dental assistant) and graduated from dental school the same week in June 2017!. We have a furry, little white and brown pomperanian named Mika that came with my wife as "a package deal". We recently purchased a home on the northeast side and have thoroughly enjoyed becoming active in the Green Bay community. We place a high value on faith, family and friends and divide our time between our family and friends here in Wisconsin, Flordia, Minnesota and Iowa. Jenica and I have gotten involved in Young Life which is a faith based program that mentors area youth. We enjoy the personal connections that we can cultivate there and love that we can pay it forward by building into the next generation.
Growing up in Wisconsin, I have always enjoyed the big outdoors. Fishing, hunting, and camping were important parts of my childhood. While in Florida, I took up scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, and paddle boarding. I love being back in the Midwest, but I do miss the beach! I am an avid reader and enjoy learning more about dentistry, history, science, aviation, or just random facts!
Some fun facts about me are that I have my pilot’s license, love to play the guitar and have never played golf!
Our family looks forward to serving your family!