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Meet Our Friendly & Caring Dental Team

From the moment you call in all the way until you check out, our dental team will be there to make sure you have everything you need. Each member has been hand selected because of their experience, personality, and dedication to service. Whenever you come to see us, they’ll greet you with a smile, and their only goal is to make sure you have the best dental experience imaginable. We want you to feel that it is a Truly Different Dental Experience! Below, you can get to know some of the friendly faces you’ll meet at Silver Creek Dentistry.

Rachel - Registered Dental Hygienist 

Headshot of registered dental hygienist RachelAs a dental hygienist, Rachel loves to educate her patients about their oral health. She attended Northeast Wisconsin Technical College for her dental hygiene degree and Lakeshore Technical College for her degree as a dental assistant. She is also certified in CPR, local anesthesia, and the 920 nm laser. Rachel has two dogs that enjoy her hobbies along with her such as walking, camping, and fishing. She also enjoys reading, gardening, woodworking, and sturgeon spearing. Someday, she would like to go halibut fishing off the shores of Alaska.

Erica - Registered Dental Hygienist

Headshot of registered dental hygienist EricaAs one of our dental hygienists, Erica helps us create beautiful and healthy smiles. She has been in the dental field for over 20 years and has experience with local anesthesia and laser therapy for gum disease. Erica and her husband love traveling as well as camping at WI state parks.

Megan - Registered Dental Hygienist

Headshot of registered dental hygienist MeganMegan is a local girl who grew up and attended school here in Ripon. She received her education for dental hygiene at Fox Valley Technical College and has many years of dental experience. Megan is also laser and nitrous certified, further enhancing her ability to provide comprehensive care to her patients. During the warmer months, Megan likes to garden and go camping. She also enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and canine companions.

Alissa - Registered Dental Hygienist

Headshot of Registered Dental Hygienist AlissabethAlissa is a graduate of Fox Valley Technical College and joined our practice in 2018. Every day, her main goal is simple: to help everyone smile more. She helps our patients accomplish this by providing thorough cleanings as well as plenty of patient education so they can effectively take care of their teeth at home. Outside of work, you’ll mostly find Alissa spending time with her husband Joe, and two boys Colby and Leo. Alissa also loves to run and spend time outdoors.

MaKaela - Registered Dental Hygienist

MaKaela’s top priority as one of our hygienists is maintaining patient comfort! She always goes the extra mile to provide a friendly, high-quality experience as soon as someone walks into the office. She is engaged to Cody and currently planning a wedding for November of 2023. She also has two dogs named Oakley and Lennon. Some of her favorite hobbies include tackling various house projects, going on boat rides, and traveling. It’s her dream to go to Alaska one day in particular.

Krystal - Registered Dental Hygienist

Headshot of dental hyKrystal Krystal has been helping others smile as a dental hygienist since 2010, and we are thrilled to have her on our team! In addition to having more than a decade of experience, she is certified in anesthesia and earned her degree at MATC. For her, providing quality care in a comfortable setting is of the utmost importance. Outside the office, she and her husband, Justin, enjoy traveling, spending time with family, and attending Packer games. Here’s a fun fact about her: she has an adorable Goldendoodle named Finley.

Katelyn - Registered Dental Hygienist

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Katelyn began her career as a dental assistant and went on to obtain her degree in Dental Hygiene from FVTC. She takes pride in establishing relationships with her patients that are built on trust and comfort. Her goal is to be an advocate for patients by providing them with knowledge on their specific needs and educating them on the impact the oral cavity can have on their overall health. She and her husband, Mark, have two children, Weston and Lainey. Her favorite things to do outside the office are spending time with family, walking her dogs, and traveling.

Casey - Registered Dental Hygienist

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Originally from New London, Casey’s favorite thing about her job is being able to work with her patients and educate them on how to take care of their smiles. For her, having close working relationships with her team and contributing to a warm and welcoming atmosphere is essential for providing excellent care. She studied at Fox Valley Technical College to earn her license in dental hygiene. Whenever she isn’t at the office, Casey enjoys reading, painting, and spending time with her niece and nephews.

Amy - Registered Dental Hygienist

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Destinie - Hygiene Assistant

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As one of our newest members of the team, Destinie loves being able to provide amazing dental care for her patients while working alongside fantastic coworkers. Her favorite part of the job is getting to know every patient and having the chance to learn something new every day. She received on-site training and studied in college to earn her license in dental assisting. Outside of the office, Destinie enjoys going on hikes, spending time with her Golden Retriever named Daisy, and waitressing at a local establishment. One of her biggest dreams is to someday write a book!

Shana - Hygiene Assistant

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Born and raised in Ironwood, MI, Shana is one of our newest members and is already proving herself a valuable asset to the team. She finds it fulfilling to learn as much as she can while helping patients reach their dental goals. She’s also incredibly grateful to work alongside a talented and passionate team that inspires her daily to be the best she can be. Shana is an Army National Guard Veteran and has traveled around the US with her husband. At home, she spends much of her time with her family and hanging out with her pets. She enjoys hiking, kayaking, disc golfing, reading, and attending music festivals. One of her dreams is to someday learn to fly a plane!

Trista - Dental Assistant / Team Lead

Headshot of dental assistant TristaTrista has more than 25 years of experience in dentistry. As a dental assistant, she works side-by-side with our dentists every day as they help patients achieve better oral health and well-being. Before joining our team, she studied at Gateway Technical College. Trista is married and has two dogs. Her interests include kayaking, gardening, and grilling out. She also took piano lessons for 13 years.

Amanda – Dental Assistant

Headshot of dental assistant AmandaAmanda has been working in dentistry for over 10 years. Her goal every day is to help patients feel as comfortable as possible and build genuine relationships with everyone she meets. To her, the most rewarding part of her job is giving patients confidence again. Originally from Wisconsin Dells, Amanda mostly likes to spend her free time with her daughter and fur babies. When she gets free time, she enjoys camping and side by side riding.

Lori - Dental Assistant

Headshot of Lori Lori studied dental assisting at Fox Valley Tech and is thrilled to now be a part of the Silver Creek Dentistry team. She goes above and beyond to help our patients feel relaxed and comfortable in the treatment chair! Outside of work, she and her husband Bob have two children named Tasha and Josh. In her free time, she enjoys spending playing with her new grandson Sawyer and working on her family’s hobby farm.

Angie - Dental Assistant

Temporary photoAs one of our assistants, Angelica enjoys being able to help our patients overcome their dental fears – she’ll even hold your hand if you need it! She is dedicated to providing friendly and reliable care every single day. At home, she and her spouse Rolando have three children named Michael, Ashley, and Amanda, as well as a Chihuahua named Charlie. She spends her free time crafting or helping translate (she speaks both Spanish and English) for neighbors in the Ripon community.

Emily - Dental Assistant

Emily’s journey to our practice began at Fox Valley Technical College. For her, the best thing about being a dental assistant is helping others feel comfortable and achieve a new smile they’re proud of. She and her husband, Dakota, have two children together. Some of her favorite things to do outside the office are tubing, swimming, going on family outings, and taking spontaneous trips. Here’s a fun fact about her: it’s her dream to build a house!

Shannon - Dental Assistant

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Shannon loves her job because she has the opportunity to make a positive impact on her patients’ lives each and every day. Working in a friendly atmosphere, utilizing modern equipment, and helping patients have the exceptional experience they deserve never gets old! In addition to completing a dental assisting course, she is certified for assisting with dental anesthesia, coronal polishing, and sealants. When she isn’t at the office, she enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and two pets, Coco and Gary.

Emily - Dental Assistant

Headshot of dental assistant TristaBorn and raised in Ripon, Emily has always had a passion for helping others and making a difference in people’s lives. As a Hygiene Assistant, she gets the opportunity to help hygienists improve patient’s smiles and educate them on how to maintain their pearly whites for years to come. She loves learning and making sure people get the care they deserve. Outside of the office, she enjoys creating new memories with her boyfriend, friends, and family.

Alaina - Dental Assistant

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Raised in Rosendale, WI, Alaina loves being able to interact with our patients while helping them achieve better, brighter, and more confident smiles. She’s constantly eager to learn as much as she can, and she appreciates the fact that she gets to work close to home with a team that already feels like family. Away from the office, Alaina loves spending time with her family and friends, trying new things with them, cooking, being outdoors, and traveling whenever the opportunity presents itself.

Bayley - Dental Assistant

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Lakely - Dental Assistant

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Jen - Scheduling Coordinator/Team Lead

Headshot of Scheduling Coordinator/Team Lead JennyJenny has been with our practice for more than 24 years. As the Call Center Manager and Hygiene Coordinator, she loves working with patients and making them feel welcome. Silver Creek Dentistry is her “home away from home.” She feels truly blessed to consider so many team members as well as patients as extended family and friends. She previously studied at Fox Valley Technical College and is CPR-certified. Jen is married to her best friend Keith. When she’s not helping patients, Jenny enjoys cooking, doing home renovations, thrifting, crafting, and spending time with her family. Her other interests are cruising around in their UTV and traveling - especially to Disney World in Florida!

Carrie - Front Office/ Team Lead

Headshot of Front Office CarrieCarrie goes the extra mile to provide both her team and our patients with a great experience every day! She believes that everyone deserves to have a smile they feel confident about, and being part of such a positive, uplifting group here at Silver Creek Dentistry is wonderful. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her husband Cole, spending time with her sisters, reading, watching makeup tutorials, and supporting local businesses in her community. She also LOVES Harry Potter and went to Universal Studios/Wizarding World for her honeymoon in 2020.

Amanda - Front Office

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Amanda joined Silver Creek Dentistry as one of our dental assistants and is now part of the front desk team. Other than providing comfort to our patients, she strives to make each visit as pleasant and beneficial as possible. Outside of the office, she enjoys landscaping, home remodeling, and trips with her husband and two children. Other than spoiling their wiener dogs, Amanda and her husband love to watch their children's events including sports and showing horses.

Char - Front Office

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Char joined the Silver Creek Dentistry front desk team in 2017 with over 11 years of experience in customer service and an additional 5+ years caring for the elderly. After graduating high school, Char attended Fox Valley Technical College where she received her CNA certification. Char and her spouse have been together since 2013 and married in 2018. They have a lovely daughter and two sons who keep them on their toes. Char also has a teddy bear dog named Bear. When not running around for sports or other family activities, Char enjoys relaxing outdoors and traveling.

Leann - Front Office

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Leann joined our practice in 2019. She brings an amazing 30 years of experience as a dental assistant to our team. Currently, she is one of our insurance specialists. Leann says she enjoys life’s simple pleasures, so she loves spending time up north and going to local concerts with her husband.

Melinda - Front Office

Headshot of Business Office Coordinator MelindaAlthough Melinda was born and raised in Texas, she has called Wisconsin home since 2016. She joined our team in 2021, bringing more than a decade of experience in customer service and hospitality with her. For her, making each patient feel welcome and getting to know them is the best part of her job. When she isn’t at our office, she enjoys spending time with family, cooking, visiting her loved ones in Texas, and getting manicures and pedicures!

Caitlynne - Front Office

Caitlynne joined the practice in 2023 as our team’s patient coordinator, and she’s already done outstanding work in her time here. Thanks to her strong values and professionalism, she always strives to send patients home with a smile (and sometimes muffins, too). That approach aligns with her dental philosophy of promoting a comfortable environment for care-seekers.

Caitlynne lives in Ripon with her spouse Dakota and two Australian Shepherds. (The latter two are actually a mom-daughter pair!) When she’s not in the office, she enjoys outdoor hobbies like grilling, hiking, and hammocking.

Angela - Front Office

Headshot of Dental Assistant Angela used to call California and Arizona home, but when the opportunity arose for her and her family to move to Wisconsin, they took it! She chose a career in dentistry because she wanted to make a difference in people’s lives alongside a group of individuals who absolutely love what they do. Now, she plays an important role in ensuring each patient who comes through our office doors has the smooth, comfortable, and positive experience they deserve. When she isn’t at our office, you’ll most likely find her spending time with her family. A fun fact about her: she’s been told she makes delicious salsa!

Wendy - Business Office Coordinator

Headshot of insurance coordinator WendyWendy grew up in Green Lake, enjoying swimming, boating, and horseback riding. After high school, she attended Moraine Park Technical College. Her career with Dr. Johnson started with being his chairside dental assistant. After ten years, Wendy moved to a front-office position. Currently, she wears many hats, including completing various office duties, managing the building, and maintaining the computers and technology. Wendy is proud to be a part of an office focused on our patient’s care and overall wellness.

She enjoys participating in events within Ripon and its neighboring communities. She loves being in nature, walking, working in her yard, and helping others.

Nancy - Marketing Director

Headshot of marketing director NancyNancy has been a part of the Silver Creek Dentistry team for over 30 years. She loves interacting with our patients and team members alike. She previously earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, and she has a PHR certification in human resources. Nancy and her husband have been married for over 30 years. She considers herself very blessed by her family of two sons, her daughter-in-law, and 2 grandkids. She loves traveling with her family and friends, and she also enjoys four-wheeling and boating.