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Meet the Team

 

DENTAL HYGIENISTS

Krissy Staude, RDH
Krissy Staude, RDHKrissy always had an interest in a health career and chose dental hygiene. She graduated from Madison Area Technical College in 2001 with an Associate of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. Krissy finds connecting with patients and making relationships very rewarding and enjoys motivating them to improve their oral hygiene. She is a long term employee of Family Dental Practice and is most interested in the many new innovations in dental hygiene. “Things have changed so much, and patients are so much better off today.” Krissy joined Family Dental Practice in 2001.

 

Dionne Dretske, RDH
Dionne Dretske, RDHDionne started at Family Dental Practice in 2001. After 3 years Dionne knew she loved dentistry and serving people. In 2004 Dionne returned to school and graduated from Madison Area Technical College in 2006 with an Associate of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. She is certified to administer local anesthetic. Dionne appreciates the new and exciting challenges in her role as a dental hygienist. She works at motivating patients to change habits and enjoys seeing their improvements.

Amanda Schroeder, RDH
Amanda Schroeder, RDHAmanda is a long term employee of Family Dental Practice since 2000. She graduated in 1999 from Madison Area Technical College with an Associate of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. Amanda continued her education at MATC in 2001 and earned her certificate to administer local anesthetic. Every year Amanda attends the Wisconsin Dental Hygienist Association annual meeting. In 2013 she earned her Certificate to use lasers to expand her scope of practice. She feels that continuing education is the backbone of the dental industry. By attending the WDHA meeting yearly Amanda feels she can give her patients the best of both worlds, experience and knowledge of current practices. She has established lasting relationships with her hygiene patients over the years. Amanda enjoys meeting new patients and making a difference in their lives by helping them achieve a healthy smile and good oral health.

Kate Bailey, RDH
Kate Bailey, RDHKate began her dental career in 2000 as a dental assistant. She was eager to advance her education and returned to college to pursue the field of dental hygiene. Kate graduated from Madison College in 2006 earning an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene. Kate enjoys providing patient education and teaching patients the most effective ways to improve their own dental health at home. Kate has been employed as a dental hygienist since 2006 and joined Family Dental Practice in 2011.

Becky Fischer, RDH
Becky Fischer, RDHWhile attending high school, Becky worked part-time at Family Dental Practice. This sparked her love for the dental field. She graduated from Madison College in 2003 and earned her Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene. Her commitment to continuing education brings modern therapies to the practice. Becky enjoys the relationships formed with patients while working toward the goal of combined oral and systemic health.

Nicole Leonsteiner, RDH
Nicole Leonstiener, RDHNikki graduated from Madison Area Technical College with an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene and has a certificate to administer local anesthetic. She enjoys working in a fast-paced, patient-centered practice that delivers high-quality patient care. Nikki also enjoys making lasting connections with her patients while improving their oral health. She is a member of the ADHA and is involved in the Greater Things Dental Clinic held in Watertown annually. Nikki joined Family Dental Practice in 2013.

DENTAL ASSISTANTS

Our assistants have a combined 50 years of dental assisting experience.

Kris Droster – Dental Assistant
Kris joined Family Dental Practice in 2006. Kris enjoys working with and learning about patients. She feels that dentistry is exciting and constantly changing and is committed to offering a positive experience to each patient.

“Each patient has a different need and each case is unique. The combination of working so closely with patients and the incredible opportunity to learn and grow makes this the perfect job for me.”
 

Megan Marshall – Dental Assistant
Megan joined Family Dental Practice in 2015. Previously Megan worked in an orthodontic office in the Madison area for 5 years.

“Megan loves seeing the positive changes that dentistry makes in people's lives every day.”

Jessica Latsch – Dental Assistant
Jessica joined Family Dental Practice in 2015. She is a certified Dental Assistant and had previously worked as a dental assistant in a nearby community. As well as her responsibilities in the clinical area of the office, Jessica also helps a couple days a week in the front office.

“I enjoy educating each patient and making them feel that they are the main focus of each appointment.”

ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

We are always happy to answer your questions.

Julie Egnarski – Practice Administrator
Julie began working for Family Dental Practice in 2008. Julie is proud of the exceptional dental care provided by the team she oversees. Aside from ensuring the smooth day-to-day operations of Family Dental Practice, Julie’s goal is to deliver efficient and effective service to all patients. Julie strives to maximize insurance benefits for each patient and makes it a priority to develop a close relationship with them. She works with a wide variety of insurance plans to ensure prompt payment of dental insurance claims.

“I find it rewarding to see patients regularly and experience the wonderful results of their dental care.”

Kari Roth – Scheduling Coordinator
Kari began working for Family Dental Practice in 2009. Kari helps Family Dental Practice run efficiently by monitoring schedules and making appointments that meet our patient’s needs. This ensures that patients receive the prompt care they need in a timely manner.

“I understand that our patients’ time is extremely valuable and we must accommodate each person and be respectful of their time.”

 

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