Meet the Team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you. Allow us to introduce ourselves so you can feel right at home from the moment you arrive!

Maxine

Reception / Patient Accounts Manager

I am here to make your visit to our office as pleasant and as seamless as possible. I will assist you from the moment you enter the door through appointment scheduling, treatment coordinating, insurance processing, and financial planning. I have worked in this office since the day Dr. Wagner opened the doors, and have been proud to work alongside him and the rest of our team for so many years. We all share the same goals and are friends both inside and out of the office.

I have been married to my husband Bob for 40 years. We have two married sons and six grandchildren. I love to garden, read, do jigsaw puzzles, and attend our grandchildren’s soccer, karate, and band activities.

 

Kathy

Registered Dental Hygienist

I receive such satisfaction from helping patients achieve good oral health. I love that we have such a family-friendly atmosphere. At our office, patients are treated like a person and not a number. I believe that our patients appreciate this very much and that is why they come to us. I also enjoy the personal relationships that I have developed with my patients over the years. They make coming to work so fun! Dr. Wagner is a kind, caring man, and I am grateful to have been employed here for more than 24 years. My co-workers are the best! Each one brings unique gifts and personalities that add up to a great working team.

I have been married to my husband Murray for 40 years. We have three married children and nine grandchildren. Murray and I enjoy going to Door County, biking, spending time at the family cottage, quiet times together, skiing with family, and watching the Green Bay Packers!

 

Karen

Registered Dental Hygienist

My career in dentistry began more than 32 years ago. I transitioned from being a dental receptionist to a dental hygienist by continuing my education at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Now, as a hygienist, I work with patients of all ages to ensure each achieves a lifetime of great oral health. The favorite part of my job is educating all ages in preventive dental care. I especially enjoy working with periodontal patients to prevent further progression periodontal disease and help to restore excellent oral health. I also love working in an office that emphasizes Christian values and puts people first. Each member of our team is dedicated, professional, and friendly. 

I am married to my husband Guy and have a grown son and daughter. I enjoy camping, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, watercolor painting, working out at the YMCA, and being active with my church. 

 

Jana

Registered Dental Hygienist

At the age of 16, I began assisting in my uncle’s dental office. From there, I attended Ferris State University to earn my degree in dental hygiene. It was the start of a career that has lasted more than 30 wonderful years, the last 23 of which have been with Dr. Wagner. I am also a certified EMT. It is my goal to help patients achieve and maintain good oral health through preventive care, cleanings, and education. I like getting to know each patient on a personal basis. While I enjoy all my patients, I especially love working with children!

I am married with grown twin boys who are currently attending technical college. We are having a lot of fun with Jazzy, our new “morkie” puppy. I love to travel, play golf, and go downhill skiing. As a hobby, I enjoy photography, including doing my own matting and framing.

 

Debi

Certified Dental Assistant

After working as an assistant in various other offices for ten years, I joined Dr. Wagner in his new, family-focused dental practice. That was 24 years ago, and I can’t imagine my life without the wonderful people I’ve met in this office. Everyone here has a team-approach attitude. We all cheerfully pitch in to take care of whatever task or duty needs to be done. A big part of my job is helping the patient feel relaxed and doing everything I can to make dental treatments as comfortable and efficient as possible. I enjoy getting to know our patients and forming long-term, friendly relationships with them.

I am married with two grown sons. Since the boys are out of the house, we have several small dogs that keep us entertained and keep our house lively! I enjoy traveling, reading, going to the farmers markets, and spending time with my family.

 

Rebecca

Certified Dental Assistant

I do a variety of jobs that all revolve around our patients and making sure they have an outstanding dental experience. I can be found at the front reception desk, working alongside Dr. Wagner during patient procedures, and working in the lab. I love interacting with our patients! I love the challenge each person presents and the new technology we get to use to meet those challenges. Most recently, I have enjoyed using our new in-house E4D Dentist™ machine to scan, design, and fabricate crowns. Dr. Wagner has created an understanding, relaxed atmosphere where everyone is flexible and willing to help each other out. Our office is very friendly and family oriented, and we think you’ll love it here as much as we do!

I am married to my husband Lucas and together we have a daughter Shaelyn and a son Daxton. My family is big on sports. I love watching my children play T-ball and soccer, and we all enjoy watching the Brewers, the Packers, and the Badgers. We also enjoy spending time at the lake, boating, and with our family. 

 

Tanya

Dental Assisting Student

As Dr. Wagner’s daughter, I began working in his office when I was a teenager, cleaning the office on the weekends and after school. In 2013, I began working at the front desk where I learned our computer software system and greeted patients. When I graduate from NWTC in 2015, I’ll join the staff full time as a certified dental assistant. I love working with my Dad. He has high standards and I know that he will expect the best out of me. I also enjoy how nice everyone is to each other. We all work together to help the office run as smoothly as possible, so it’s a great place for us as well as our patients. 

Dr. Wagner and his wife adopted me and my friend Anya from an orphanage in Cheboksary, Russia in December 2006. I was 13 at the time. I can still speak Russian pretty well and talk with relatives back in Russia whenever I get the opportunity. I love my big family here and always look forward to getting together with my four older siblings, their spouses, and my many nieces and nephews.

 

Geri

Office Manager

I wear a lot of hats! I deal with most matters related to staffing, bookkeeping, legal issues, technical issues, advertising, continuing education, purchasing office supplies, decorating, etc. You name it and I have probably done it. From time to time, you may even see me helping out at the front desk! I work behind the scenes to help keep the business running smoothly and to allow our super staff to focus on what they do best, which is patient care!

As Dr. Wagner’s wife, I have been working in the office in some form or another since he went into private practice nearly 25 years ago. Ours is truly a family business where the kids grew up learning the value of pitching in and working hard. Each one of them has, shall I say “fond,” memories of cleaning the office on the weekends and restocking the supplies. I feel so fortunate to work with my husband, our youngest daughter, and very soon, our son. 

I love being a wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Most of my activities center on spending time with the people I love most. I like to travel, take day trips to Door County, browse antique shops and art fairs, motorcycle with my hubby, play card games, repurpose furniture, and be actively involved in our church.

Matthew

Dental Student, Class of 2017

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 currently attend Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) School Of Dentistry in Bradenton, Florida, where I am learning to be the best dentist I can be. It is rigorous and challenging but I thoroughly enjoy it!

I look forward to bringing fresh, new approaches while being mentored by my dad who offers a wealth of experience and knowledge. I expect to graduate dental school in 2017 and am excited about the opportunity to join my dad in practice. For right now, though, I am thoroughly enjoying the challenge of dental school. I love medicine, technology, and the study of structure and function. Dentistry combines all these things to make for a career that I know I will love. 

 

 

Growing up in Wisconsin, I have always enjoyed the big outdoors. Fishing, hunting, and camping were important parts of my childhood. Now that I’m in Florida, I have taken to scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, paddle boarding, and being at the beach whenever my class schedule allows (which isn’t that often!). I have my pilot’s license, and like to read, play guitar, and hang out with friends. However beautiful Florida may be, I'm still looking forward to returning to Wisconsin when my training is complete. Go Pack!