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 satisfying dental experience each and every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family to our family, and look forward to forming great, long-term, trusted relationships. 

Allow us to introduce ourselves so you can feel right at home from the moment you arrive!

Heather

Reception Team Leader / Patient Accounts Manager
Registered Dental Hygienist 

I grew up in Massachusetts and after high school earned an associates degree in Dental Hygiene from Quisigamond College in Worcestor.  After 20 years of hygiene experience in various clinics around the country, I recently settled into the Green Bay area and am rehabbing a little house on the bay with my fiance' Karl.  We are proud parents to three young adults.  My son Connor is a National Merit Scholar at Oklahoma University, Kris is attending UW-Stout, and Maddy is currently a student at UW-EauClaire.

I have always been passionate about health, especially dental health and how important it is to our overall well-being.  What I love most about my job is meeting new people and taking care of them by cheering them on to make better oral health decisions.  I recently transitioned from hygiene to coordinating patient care at our front desk.  I am excited about this change and look forward to helping you through the entire process of appointment scheduling, treatment planning, insurance processing, and financial planning.  I am here to make your visit as seamless and enjoyable as possible.  

I have been an active community volunteer by fundraising for my son's school, working at a local womans shelter, and teaching religious education.  I am always looking for new ways to get involved.  When I am not at work you can find me enjoying the great outdoors, hiking and fishing for sure!

An interesting fact about me is that I discovered yoga some 10 years ago and love its health benefits.

Tanya

Patient Accounts/Certified Dental Assistant

As the doctor's kid, 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. I became a Certified Dental Assistant in 2015 (NWTC) and currently float between working at the front desk, helping out in the Lab and Dental Assisting.  Wherever I am needed, I'm there!

Besides working alongside my family, I also have the pleasure of working alongside a wonderful group of ladies who inspire me to do my best and and encourage me professionaly every day.  They have taught me a lot about commitment, team work, caring for others and doing whatever it takes to get the job done.  I love knowing that what I do makes a difference in helping our practice run smoothly and efficiently which means our patients benefit!

When not at work you can find me volunteering in our church's youth group, serving at Lake Ellen Camp or hanging out with friends and family. I am a bit of a daredevil and love to try new things.  Skydiving and bungi jumping are definitely on my bucket list! My quieter pastimes include reading, crocheting, and photography, 

An interesting fact about me is that Dr. Wagner and his wife adopted me and from an orphanage in Cheboksary, Russia in December 2006. I was 13 at the time so I can still speak a good amount of Russian! 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.

Here is a picture of my brother Dr. Matt taking me flying! 

It was a special birthday treat and a super fun day!

 

 

 

Denise

Receptionist/scheduler

I grew up in Columbus, Ohio and received a bachelor's degree in social work.  I have been married to my husband Joel since 1988 and together we have 3 sons, 2 daughters, 2 daughters-in-law, and one grandchild. Joel is a large animal vet whose career has primarily been focused in the dairy industry.  Our home is surrounded by horses, dogs and chickens!  

I recently returned to the work force and thoroughly enjoy the challenges of my new position greeting people, scheduling appointments, helping patients with any necessary paperwork, and welcoming them to our practice.  I am happy to be the first friendly face you see when you walk in the door!

I am involved in my church, volunteer often at Lake Lundgren Bible Camp, and invest time mentoring teenage girls.  I believe kindness and good listening skills go a long way in showing people you care.  In my free time you can find me on the back of a horse!  I especially love going riding with my daughters.  

An interesting fact about me is that we traveled to Russia to adopt a 9 year old orphan in 2007.  That adoption was quite a journey!  We are largely responsible for Dr. Wagner and his wife Geri adopting two of their girls from Russia the same year!

Tiffany

Receptionist/Scheduler

I grew up in the area, attended Luxemburg-Casco schools and NWTC for hotel & restaurant managment.  I worked in various healthcare settings before finding my home with Wagner Family Dentistry.  

My husband Steve and I married in 2009 and together we have a son Brody and a daughter Adele.                          We also have a little tabby cat name Madison Marie (or Maddie for short).

When not at work you can find me enjoying time with family whether it be camping, fishing, four wheeling, or visiting my parent's cabin up in Mountain, Wisconsin.  I am passionate about family, friends, traveling and crafting, especially scrapbooking and cardmaking!  My community involvement has included teaching religious education classes, singing in the church choir and teaching vocational summer school.  It is my philosophy that a postive, can-do attitude goes a long way to brighten someone's day.   I want to pass that attitude on to my children and demonstrate to them the value of serving others.

Interacting with the patients who visit our clinic is the best!  Whether it be welcoming you with a ready smile, answering your questions, helping an elderly person to and from the parking lot or efficiently handling your appointment needs, I am here for you!  

A fun fact about me is that I have very long hair!  Most people don't remember my name but they do remember my hair!

Brenda

Registered Dental Hygienist

I grew up in the Suamico area and currently make my home in Howard along with my husband Dan, son Jack, and stepkids Brooke and Christian.  We have two spoiled and sassy weimaraners named Tucker and Jordy.  I received my associates degree in dental hygiene in 2008 from NWTC. 

I strive to make dental cleanings as comfortable and stress free as possible for patients, which I'm sure  they really appreciate!  I enjoy the process of helping patients achieve their very best oral health whether it involves restoring health because it has been a while since their last visit or suggesting new products or techniques to my long time, regular patients.  

I joined Wagner Family Dental after 10 years at another family practice and so appreciate the opportunity to work full time with such a wonderful group of people: both co-workers and the new patients I have come to know! I love forming friendships with those I treat and truly care about the whole person and not just their mouth!  Because I am passionate to provide the best care possible, I make it a point to take continuing education courses in order to stay up to date with the most current products and treatments.  

When not at work, I can be found volunteering as a small group leader for youth at our church, running my son to various activities, reading, watching a good movie, enjoying family time, and traveling.

An interesting fact about me is that I lived in Canada for one year in high school.  My mom still lives there.  

Jana

Registered Dental Hygienist

At the age of 16, I began assisting in my uncle’s dental office in Gladstone, MI. 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.  I joined Dr. Wagner's team in 1992 and have called this home ever since. 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 Gabe and Josh.  Gabe lives in Green Bay and works in the IT field.  Josh works in a local hospital.    We enjoy our very sassy little “morkie” named Jazzy who keeps us on our toes. 

I love to travel and have been to more than 11 countries.  It is also my goal to visit all 50 states - only 8 more to go!  I enjoy time with family, visiting my mom in Upper Michigan (yes, I'm a Yooper) and spend lots of time "up North".  My hobbies include, photography, picture matting and framing, going to art shows, golfing and skiing.  I am an active member of St Peter & Paul Church and enjoy volunteering at the annual perish picnic.  

A little known fact about me is that I am also a certificed Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).  That means that I am ready for any emergency!

Karen

Registered Dental Hygienist

I grew up in Janesville, WI and started my dental career as a receptionist.  I then moved to DePere and received my hygiene training from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College earning my associates degree in 1989.  I love my chosen career.  As a hygienist, I am passionate about the quality of care my patients receive, continuing education, and instructing children in the prevention of gum disease and the necessity of routine dental care. I especially enjoy working with periodontal patients to prevent further progression of periodontal disease and help to restore excellent oral health.  

I feel blessed working with Dr. Wagner and his entire staff since 2007.  I love that our office emphasizes Christian values and puts people first. Each member of our team is dedicated, professional, and friendly. I like that many of us are not just co-workers, but fiends both inside and outside of the office.  

I am married to my husband Guy.  Together we have a son and daughter-in-law who live in Rhode Island and a daughter and son-in-law who make their home in California.  We are excited that 2019 will be the year that we become first time grand-parents!

When not at work, I enjoy camping, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, watercolor painting, book club, camping with family and friends and being active with my church, helping to keep their garden beautiful.   I thank God for the blessing each new day brings.

A little known fact about me is that I have traveled to eleven different countries.

Jenica

Dental Assistant

I was born and raised in Central Florida.  I attended the university of Florida and earned a bachelor's degree in human nutrition & food science.  In 2017 I married my husband who also happens to be Dr. Matt.  We have a furry little pomeranian named Mika who I got when I was in college.  We joke that Mika and I were a "package" deal that came with the vows.  My family lives in Florida and we are blessed to be able to visit often since moving North in 2017.  

I am not only Dr. Matt's wife but also his assistant!  Like most others here, I love working with people.  I know that I can make a big difference by helping to make people comfortable and put them at ease during their dental treatments.  Whether children or adults, being a calming, friendly force is the favorite part of my job!  I also really love working with my husband because we make a great team.  Super fun!

I am passionate about music and singing.  I love to turn the music up loud when no one is home or playing the piano and singing along.  Matt and I are in the process of becoming mentors for Young Life, an organization that focuses on building genuine relationships with youth in our community and sharing the love of Christ.  When not at work you can probably find us enjoying beautiful Door County.  Of course, we also enjoy vacationing in Florida!

An intersting fact about me is that I love animals, especially alpacas!

Rebecca

Certified Dental Assistant

I grew up in Medford, WI and  moved to Green Bay in 2004.  That same year, I joined Dr. Wagner's team having no dental experience but a strong desire to learn.  Through the years, I have worn a lot of hats, but the job I love most is assisting Dr. Wagner during dental procedures with a goal of giving each and every patient an outstanding treatment experience. I enjoy working with people and love keeping up on the latest dental technology. I am a Certified Dental Assistant (NWTC) and a trained technician in the use of our E4D Dentist™ crown fabricating machine.  I think it's great that we can produce a professionally designed crown from start to finish and deliver it to you the same day! 

This office is a special place.  Dr. Wagner has worked hard at creating an understanding, relaxed atmosphere where everyone pulls together as a team. Ours is a friendly and family oriented office and I think you’ll love it here as much as I do!  I pride myself on being kind, easy to talk to and ready to listen.

My husband Lucas and I have been married since 2005.  We have a daughter and a son.  Our whole family is into sports: baseball, softball, boating, snowmobiling, attending sporting events and just generally spending time outside together as a family. We are also big Brewers, Packers, and Badgers fans.  Go Teams!  When not doing any of the above, I also enjoy gardening and canning.

A little known fact about me is that I completed LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) training but loved my job here too much to move on.

Debi

Certified Dental Assistant/Central Sterilization Tech

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 more than 25 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. While most of my full-time career was spent alongside Dr. Wagner assisting and caring for patients, I recently switched to part-time and now take charge of our central sterilization processes.  

I have been married to my husband Smokey for 25+ years, have two grown sons and 5 (yes 5!) very active little dogs (Chihauhaus) that keep us entertained and make our house lively! I enjoy traveling, reading, going to the farmers markets, and spending time with my family.  

A fun fact about me is that my paternal grandmother came to the United States from England on the Titanic!

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 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 son Dr. Matt, our daughter-in-law Jencia and our youngest daughter Tanya.

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, play card games, repurpose furniture, and be actively involved in various ministries at our church.

An interesting fact about me is that although I am 5'8", four of my grandparents were under 5 feet tall.  In fact, my maternal great-grandparents were only 4'9" and 4'10" and great grandma was the taller one!