Member spotlight: Dr. Peter Sheild (Oconomowoc)

When Dr. Peter Sheild (Oconomowoc) retired from his general dentistry practice in 2016, his plans included muskie fishing and snowmobiling in Vilas County, as well as continuing to volunteer, exercise, and spend time with his wife and family in Oconomowoc. Six years later, he’s a published author, with two books and a second career as… Continue Reading Member spotlight: Dr. Peter Sheild (Oconomowoc)

Giving back in a wild way

A recently retired general dentist from Wauwatosa, Dr. John Scheels has been a Wisconsin Dental Association member for 48 years. If you know him, then you probably know that for over 40 years of his career, he has been serving as the primary dental consultant for the animals at the Milwaukee County Zoo.      Dr.… Continue Reading Giving back in a wild way

Member spotlight: Dr. Jay Banez (Delavan, Whitewater)

Chair, WDA Communications Committee (Committee member since 2018) 1. You are starting your first year as Chair of the WDA Communications Committee. What are you most looking forward to in this new role? It’s an honor to represent my peers and colleagues and serve in the capacity as Chair of the Communications Committee. I most… Continue Reading Member spotlight: Dr. Jay Banez (Delavan, Whitewater)

Editorial Advisory Board member spotlight: Carrey Spencer, RDH, BSDH (Oconomowoc)

Editorial Advisory Board member since November 2020 Who/what has inspired you in your career? I have been a dental hygienist for over 23 years. My sister-in-law introduced me to dental hygiene and I have never looked back. I cannot imagine doing anything else. A volunteer experience at the Tri-County Dental Clinic changed my path. It… Continue Reading Editorial Advisory Board member spotlight: Carrey Spencer, RDH, BSDH (Oconomowoc)

Olympic-level sailing, skiing, painting, music and more part of Racine dentist’s busy lifestyle

Growing up, Dr. Gary Chu (Racine) loved his ortho­dontist, Dr. Peter Syndroy. Not only was his friend­ly and personable chairside manner a trait that Dr. Chu wanted to emulate in his own career one day, but Dr. Syndroy’s lifestyle outside of work also sparked interest. “Due to his patient schedule, he was able to go… Continue Reading Olympic-level sailing, skiing, painting, music and more part of Racine dentist’s busy lifestyle

Member spotlight: Dr. Cate Brumm (Madison)

Editorial Advisory Board member since 2017 1.   Who/what has inspired you in your career? My best friend’s dad was my childhood dentist. He’s been a phenomenal inspiration and mentor. Also, my favorite dental school faculty member, Dr. Rajaram Gopalakrishnan, for his amazing advice. 2.    What has been the greatest challenge in your career? Student loan… Continue Reading Member spotlight: Dr. Cate Brumm (Madison)

Member Spotlight: Dr. Rob Wetzel

Editorial Advisory Board member since October 2020 Who/what has inspired you in your career? One of my mentors in the Air Force was an excellent prosthodon­tist – Dr. Trebilcock. He taught me to take my blinders off when working with patients and look at the bigger picture. He is an amazing clinician who helped me… Continue Reading Member Spotlight: Dr. Rob Wetzel

One foot in front of the other

Persistent forward progress – that’s the life mantra of ultramarathon runner Dr. Jeremy Hoffman, a WDA member dentist in Weston. A graduate of Marquette University School of Dentistry, but born and raised in Rockford, Illinois, Dr. Hoffman got his start at competitive running on the track and cross-country teams at his high school. He would… Continue Reading One foot in front of the other