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 Into 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!
My 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.
My Professional Affliations
- 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
My 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 16 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.
Truly a family affair....
I am proud and delighted to be working with my Son Matt who joined our practice in July 2018. He brings considerable talent in the area of oral surgery and implant dentistry. I believe that we make a great team and will afford you the best possible care. Besides sharing the same strong family values and high ethical standards Matt is just a really great guy who shows compassion and care in all he does! Click on the "Meet Dr. Matthew Wagner" tab to learn more.
Our family looks forward to serving your family!