Meet Our Team - Sparta, WI

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Your Sparta Dentist For The Whole Family

Meet our highly trained and friendly team of professionals!

Jessa

Administrative Assistant

Jessa recently graduated from Western Technical College from the Dental Assistant Program. Jessa is from Holmen and graduated in 2017.
She spends her free time riding horses and spending time with family and friends.
Jessa completed some of her clinical rotations in our office while in school and we are happy to have her as part of the team. She is looking forward to all the new adventures dentistry has to offer!

Lauren

Registered Dental Hygienist

Lauren was a Dental assistant here at Sparta Dental Center from 2006 – 2008, and then her ambition led her to return to school for Dental Hygiene. She is a 2010 graduate from Western Technical College in LaCrosse where she received her Associates Degree in Applied Science. Lauren attends annual hygiene meetings and continuing education courses, is licensed to provide local anesthetic, provides non surgical gum disease treatments, and coordinates patients seeking orthodontic care with Dr. Knoll or an orthodontic specialist. Lauren’s hometown is Sparta, where she currently resides with her husband Eric and their two children. Ask Lauren to recommend a good book, as she is our avid reader in the office, and she enjoys playing volleyball and spending time with family!

Tia

Registered Dental Hygienist

Tia’s hometown is Sparta where she currently resides with her husband, Bryan. She has three sons, and a grandson. Tia graduated from Sparta High School in 1992 and attended Western Technical college of LaCrosse where she received her degree in Dental Assisting in 1996. She has extensive clinical knowledge in several areas of dentistry, is excellent and patient with children, and is currently getting her degree in Dental Hygiene to become a dental hygienist. Tia joined Sparta Dental Center in 2011. She enjoys spending time with her family and dogs, watching her grandson, and scrapbooking.

Laura

Dental Assistant/Supplies Manager

Laura was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. She currently resides in Sparta with her fiancé Dan & daughter Georgia. Laura graduated from Sparta High School in 1999 and then enrolled at Western Technical College in LaCrosse to pursue a technical degree in Dental Assisting as well as an associate’s degree in the Administrative Professional program. She has been employed at Sparta Dental Center since 2012, and excels as a surgical and prosthetic assistant. In her spare time, Laura enjoys spending time with her family and gardening. Together, they enjoy camping, canoeing, fishing, hiking, Badger games, and living life to its fullest! Laura embraces life with positivity and will do anything to put a smile on her daughter’s face.

Mary M.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Mary was born and raised in Milwaukee, and she graduated from Marquette University with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She joined Sparta Dental Center as a Registered Dental Hygienist after practicing hygiene for 35 years in the area. She attends yearly hygiene meetings and continuing education courses, is licensed to provide local anesthetic, and provides non surgical gum disease treatment for patients. She is passionate about her career and helping patients understand their dental health. She is also great with kids! Mary and her husband Kevin live on their dairy farm in Elroy where they raised their four children.

Christina G.

Office Manager and Administrator

Christina was born in Freeport, Illinois and currently resides in Ettrick, Wisconsin with her husband Don, son Tracy, and daughter Tristen. Christina has eleven years of dental assisting experience, and has been with Sparta Dental Center since 2011. Prior to coming to Sparta Dental Center, she worked for 7 years in oral surgery. Christina also has over 10 years of experience working in the medical field. Christina now works as part of our administrative team, helping implement faster and better ways to process insurance claims, referrals, and payment arrangements for our patients. Her clinical knowledge, combined with her administrative skills, make her a powerful resource for our patients. In her spare time, Christina enjoys hunting and spending time with her family and friends.

Krista J.

Insurance Specialist

Krista joined Sparta Dental in July of 2015. Krista has over 25 years of experience working in the dental field, of which 23 were at Dr. Brown’s Sparta office before he retired. She has brought an extensive knowledge of insurance processing and account management to Sparta Dental. Krista spends hours a week behind the scenes, following up with insurance companies to get claims processed for our patients. Krista currently resides in Sparta with her husband Darrell and son Isaac. She also has two daughters, Alex and Emma, and granddaughters Ava and Aria.

Jen M.

Dental Assistant/ Equipment Repairs Manager

Jen grew up in Stanley, WI and now resides in Onalaska with her husband, Kurt, and daughters, Kylie and Becka. Jen attended Western Technical College where she graduated with honors with a Dental Assisting degree in 2015. She excels at providing x-ray services for our patients, and works with service techs to make sure our office is always running in tip-top shape. At home, Jen’s daughters keep her busy with all of their sports and activities. Jen also enjoys spending time with her family, playing cards and games, photography, and fantasy football.

Ashley

Dental Assistant

Ashley grew up in Sparta, WI but now resides in La Crosse with her husband Adam and their two daughters, Brayla and Kylie. Ashley graduated from Sparta High School in 2007. Ashley comes to us with pervious dental experience and works daily assisting our Hygienists and Doctor Knoll. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, and gardening with her kids.

Megan

Administrative/ Reception

Megan is originally from Holmen, Wisconsin and currently lives in Cataract with her husband Kurt, and two sons Finley and Odin. Megan assists with everything from taking phone calls and making appointments to purchasing supplies and calling insurance companies. In her spare time she attends Western Technical College finishing her associate’s degree in Accounting. Megan spends her days off cuddling with her sons and visiting with family and friends.

Danielle

Registered Dental Hygienist

Danielle lives in Bangor, WI with her husband Travis, stepson Clayton, and daughter Madelyn. Danielle has 19 years of dental experience and gradated in Dec 2017 with her Healthcare Management degree from Viterbo University. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and watching Madelyn on the soccer pitch with her Rush team.

Rita

Dental Assistant

Rita recently joined the Sparta Dental Team. She joins us with almost 15 years dental experience. Rita is originally from Minnesota and currently resides in Cashton. She enjoys watching the Minnesota Twins and Vikings but we don’t hold that against her. Rita spends her weekends 4wheeling, camping and spending time with friends and family.

Alma

Dental Assistant

Alma recently finished her Dental Assistant studies at Western Technical College in La Crosse, WI it was one of her goals to accomplish; she thanks god and the support from her husband Celso and children Jazmin and Pablo. Alma was born in Oaxaca, Mexico but currently lives in Sparta, WI. In Alma’s free time she likes to go for walks with her family and to mass every Sunday. Alma is excited and ready to start this new stage of her life to put into practice the knowledge and skills she has obtained.

Tess

Registered Dental Hygienist

Tess has been practicing hygiene for 16 years and loves it. Tess graduated from Wausau Technical College in 2003. She lives in Sparta with her husband Bill and two sons Tristan and Trygve. Most of Tess’s extra time is spent on the shore of Lake Superior where her camper sits. She spends weekends tent camping and hiking in the U.P. of Michigan. Tess is also involved with the Special Olympics, Give Kids A Smile days and has worked with pediatric specialists.

Sam

Dental Assistant

You may recognize Sam as the one and only man on the team! He promises that’s not where the interesting facts end. Born in Chicago, IL, Sam grew up in his home town of Plainfield, IL as the oldest of 5 siblings. He thrived to set an example as a role model for his younger siblings and focused on his academics. At the age of 7 years old a brief chat with his mom about what he wants to be in life became his career field of choice, Dentistry. Sam earned his bachelors of science in biology at Roosevelt University in Chicago. He continued to expand his knowledge in the sciences and Dentistry by receiving his certificate in Dental Assisting from WTC in La Crosse, WI in 2020. He is thrilled for the opportunity to be a part of the team and serve our community.

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