Meet the Team

We recognize that all of 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.

 

Team

 

Janal

Janal

Dental Assistant

I began dental assisting in the summer of 1978 and joined Dr. Gerdes in 1990. It's so much fun working with reliable, funny and great people who are all here to create a wonderful environment for our patients. My job here includes assisting Dr. Gerdes with patient care, managing our inventory and creating temporary restorations and appliances in the lab. I enjoy the diversity of procedures I perform and working with several different patients throughout the day.

I love what I do for work, but also enjoy creating and designing handcrafted beaded jewelry in my home studio. Playing soccer in a couple of different leagues several times a week is my main source of exercise. I have two grown sons who, after graduating from UW Madison, now live in the area. I am grateful to have them nearby.

 

Jenni

Jenni

Registered Dental Hygienist

I received my dental hygiene degree in 2008 and joined Dr. Gerdes in 2010. I help maintain and improve my patients’ oral heath through routine cleanings, X-rays, fluoride treatments, and periodontal therapies, along with educating patients on effective home care. I enjoy getting to know patients of all ages, along with their entire families, and helping them all achieve good oral health. Dr. Gerdes and our staff are extremely dedicated and caring, and create a relaxing and friendly environment for everyone.

In my spare time, I enjoy being outdoors with my husband and our newest member of the family: our puppy, Cooper! I also am a huge Brewers fan and love going to games whenever possible.

 

MIssy

Missy

Registered Dental Hygienist

I started working for Dr. Gerdes in 1987 as a part-time dental assistant while going to school for dental hygiene. Once I graduated from dental hygiene school in 1988, I worked for Dr. Gerdes as a hygienist part time, then became full time in 2004. Since I’ve been here for so many years, I’ve had the pleasure of establishing some really wonderful long-term relationships with our patients. Our staff has been working together so long they are like an extension of my family!

My husband and I have lived in Shorewood for over 15 years. I love animals, relaxing with a good book, and traveling.

 

Sandy

Sandy

Front Office Manager

I joined Dr. Gerdes' team in 1996. From our front desk, I schedule appointments, coordinate billing and collections, and submit insurance claims. Whether I’m helping patients with their insurance questions or finding a way to work appointments into their busy schedules, our patients know I’m here to help. Our team is amazing; we’ve all been together so long and we all love what we do. One of my favorite things is seeing the kids come in and having them be excited about their visit and look forward to coming back for their next checkup!

I live in Whitefish Bay with my husband and daughter. When I’m not working, our seven-year-old keeps us busy with her schedule. We love to go on hikes, ride our bikes, and entertain friends.