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!

Joanna

Registered dental hygienist

Joanna graduated from the university of New Mexico with a bachelors in Dental Hygiene in May of 2008. 

Before moving to WI in October of 2018, she worked in a private practice office with the same Dentist for over 10 years! 

Joanna has been married to a traveling nurse for over 12 years! They have 5 children and a mini schnauzer who enjoys watching the traffic and people who walk by her house. 

She has a lot of hobbies! She enjoys sewing, knitting, cooking, and reading. In the summer she loves camping and boating!

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  spending time with her 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.  Tia joined Sparta Dental Center in 2011. While working with us, she also went back to school to earn her degree to practice dental hygiene. She has extensive clinical knowledge in several areas of dentistry, is excellent and patient with children, and is our office expert on TMJ pain and discomfort.  She enjoys spending time with her family and dogs, watching her grandson, and scrapbooking.

Ashley

Registered Dental Hygienist

Ashely grew up and went to school in Sparta. After high school she attended UWL and graduated with a BS in biology and chemistry. Graduated WTC in 2008 from the Dental Hygiene program. 

Currently lives in Sparta with her husband Ben and their blended family of 5 children. They stay busy watching the kids play sports and perform on the stage. 

Dani

registered dental hygienist

Danielle grew up in the small town of Blair, WI. She currently resides in Osseo, WI with her husband Logan and dog Oliver. She has had a passion to be in the dental field since the age of 10 and graduated from Northcentral Technical College in 2019 with her associates in Dental Hygiene.
She attends yearly hygiene continuing education courses, is licensed to provide local anesthesia, provides non surgical gum disease treatment for patients, and is licensed to provide laser bacterial reduction therapy. She is very passionate about her career and helping patients understand their dental health. She loves to really get to know her patients and always ensures they are comfortable and happy.
In her free time, you can find her doing anything outdoors: hiking, fishing, hunting, sports, traveling, and most of all she likes gardening. She also enjoys spending lots of time with her family and her dog.

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. She does all of the supply ordering for our office and received an award in 2020 from Patterson Dental for her keen skills in this area.  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

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. Mary has a passionate following of patients that have trusted her for years. She and her husband Kevin live on their dairy farm in Elroy where they raised their four children.

Christina

Office Manager and Administrator

Christina was born in Freeport, Illinois and currently resides in Ettrick, Wisconsin with her husband Don.  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 our office manager, 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 two children, family and friends.

Deanna

Receptionist

Deanna grew up in Kendall, WI and now resides in Sparta with her significant other Dylan and their blended family of five kids, 4 girls and 1 boy. She keeps busy doing family fun activities in her free time. They love to travel and go to as many zoo’s as they can in the summer. 

She has extensive health care and customer service experience and is excited to be a part of this team and grow her knowledge in the dental field. 

Jen

Administrative assistant/Insurance specialist

Jen grew up in Stanley, WI and now resides in Onalaska with her husband, Kurt, daughters, Kylie and Becka and two Morkies, Olive and Andy. Jen attended Western Technical College where she graduated with honors with a Dental Assisting degree in 2015. After 6 years of dental assisting she moved into an administrative position, 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 Show Choir Competitions! Jen also enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, camping, playing cards, and watching the Milwaukee Brewers and the Green Bay Packers. During her spare time she loves to craft and help her daughter make jewelry.

MARYBETH

Dental Assistant

Marybeth grew up in the small town of Thorp, WI. She currently lives in Black River Falls with her Boyfriend Trent and Yorkie Riley.

For the past 5 years, Marybeth has been a Dental Assistant. She loves working with patients and getting to put a smile on their face again!

In her free time she loves to travel with her boyfriend and dog. She also loves spending time with family and being outdoors!

Macy

Sterilization tech

Macy grew up in Cataract, WI. She currently resides in Sparta, WI with her high school sweetheart Mark and their daughter Maddie. Family time is very important to Macy. She enjoys boating, fishing and camping- basically anything outdoors.

Macy has a background in healthcare, in which she hopes to share her knowledge. She is eager to learn more about dentistry and is up for any challenge.

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 applying for dental school and gaining valuable experience assisting with Dr. Morgan.  He is thrilled for the opportunity to be a part of the team and serve our community.

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. Danielle attends yearly hygiene meetings, is licensed to give dental anesthetic, and is proficient in the use of our soft tissue laser for gum disease treatment.  She is passionate about her patient’s care… and will even often come in on her days off to see for her patients! 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 joined us with almost 15 years dental experience. Rita is originally from Minnesota and currently resides in Cashton.  She and Dr. Morgan work closely together to provide amazing care.  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.  She is one of the few people we know that has a functioning outhouse (at her cabin).

KATE

Dental Assistant

Kate currently lives in Coon Valley. She has worked in the medical field for 4 years and switched to dental in July 2021. She has learned a lot since then. 

In her free time she likes to spend time with friends and family, especially her niece. She enjoys working out, going to country music concerts and in the summer she likes to go to Hatfield to camp and ride UTV’s with her family.

Alma

Dental Assistant

Alma received her degree in 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.  She is the quiet one in the office. Her ability to take on new challenges is inspiring.  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 over 17 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.

mikayla

Administrative Assistant

You might recognize Mikayla as she grew up in Sparta, WI. She currently lives in Sparta with her fiance, Levi and their two sons Maveric & Everette.

Mikayla enjoys camping, hiking and spending time with family and friends.

She is excited to part of our administration team and expand her knowledge.

Lacey

dental assistant

Lacey is from Tomah WI, and currently lives there with her soon to be husband Ike, their son Asher and their two pups Denali and Sadie.

Lacey comes to us with four years of dental assisting experience. She enjoys working with patients and getting to know them.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, camping and playing outside with her pups. 

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