Our loyal, hardworking team of dental professionals work alongside Dr. Tovar to help achieve your perfect smile. All of our team members are dedicated to your satisfaction and understand that your happiness is the end goal. Click on their images below to learn more about them! We care about both you, and your smile! Call us for more information or stop in and meet the team yourself!
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Dr. Tovar loves the art of dentistry. Her greatest satisfaction comes from giving her patients beautiful, healthy smiles through quality care and cosmetic dentistry. She believes in taking time with each and every patient to answer questions and address their concerns so they understand their dental needs and options for treatment.
Dr. Tovar grew up in Kenosha, Wisconsin and graduated from Mary D. Bradford High School. She graduated from Marquette University with a BS. in Biology in 1998. She continued with Marquette University School of Dentistry to earn her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree in 2001. She is professionally affiliated with the American Dental Association, Wisconsin Dental Association, local county Association as well as with the Dental Organization of Conscious Sedation.
Dr. Tovar resides in Neenah and she would like to become more active in the community. In her spare time, she is attempting to become a better runner and become involved with runs throughout the area. She golfs, plays the violin, and performs fitness activities. She is also bilingual, speaking fluent English and Spanish.x
Jasmine has been a Lead Dental Assistant on our Dental Team since 2016. Her leadership role can be traced throughout the office and she is eager to help the Dental Team in any way she can.
Jasmine has been working in the dental field for more than 15 years. Her experience includes patient education, assisting chairside, preparing and maintaining proper sterilization techniques. Jasmine enjoys providing a welcoming and comforting environment for patients to give the best overall dental experience when they are in our office. By getting to know each individual patient and their concerns, Jasmine is able to assist the doctor in treatment with sensitivity and skill. Jasmine loves working in the dental field. Jasmine brings an outgoing personality to our practice, making everyone in the office smile and laugh. She does a fantastic job of putting patients at ease.
Jasmine feels that continuing education is extremely important. She believes the ability to expand our knowledge well beyond the normal limits of everyday dentistry is such a key part of why our office comes highly recommended in our community.
During Jasmine’s free time she enjoys traveling with her husband, Rustin, and two amazing boys, Drake and Orion. They have a lovable Golden Retriever, Theodore Aka “Teddy Bear”, and an attention seeking Cat, Fuzzy.x
Lisa is our Patient Care Coordinator. To put a title to Lisa’s position is next to impossible. Lisa is the kind voice you hear on the phone, and the friendly smile you see when you walk through the door. Lisa is our Insurance Coordinator; she processes pre-treatment and services rendered claims to both dental and medical insurance companies. Lisa is our Patient Care Coordinator; she will assist you in scheduling your initial visit and any follow-up visits. Lisa has spent most of her career working with people to ensure they receive the quality of care they deserve.
Continuing education is important to Lisa. Not only does she enjoy going to the Airway Symposium annually, she has also gone to seminars to gain a further knowledge in both our dental software and the software we use to convert dental codes into medical codes.
Lisa loves interacting with our patients to help them feel at ease for their visit. She has an amazing memory and loves to ask our patients about recent vacations, kids, grandkids, or anything else they may have mentioned on a recent visit to see us.
Lisa is married to Robert and has two children, Tori and Ethan. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys reading, cooking, and watching the Milwaukee Brewers, Green Bay Packers, and the Kimberly Papermakers.x
Angie is a Certified Dental Assistant and an Administrative Assistant. Angie has been in the dental field for over 20 years. In Fact, Angie has worked with Dr. Tovar since Dr. Tovar started practicing dentistry. Angie’s love for dentistry lead her from dental assisting to expanding her role in the dental office to include administrative duties and insurance coordinating.
Angie moved to Washington in July 2017 yet is still a huge part of the team. Working remotely Angie provides administrative support for the team. When Angie returns to Wisconsin, about every other month, she fills in wherever is needed. Angie enjoys working side by side with Dr. Tovar while she is here, but you will also find her up front working with the administrative team.
It is important to Angie to keep up with continuing education courses. She enjoys continuously expanding her knowledge to better assist Dr. Tovar and better educate patients. Angie heard one of her favorite quotes while attending a continuing education course: It’s not “It is what it is” but “It is what you make it”.
Angie loves spending time with her husband and 2 stepchildren. She enjoys golfing, running, biking, traveling, and spending time outdoors. Spending time with her friends and family when she returns to Wisconsin is always at the top of her list of things she enjoys.
Angie loves working with people and working as a team. She is passionate about dentistry and loves helping improve patient’s smiles and their overall dental health. Angie enjoys the relationships that are built with patients. She feels that after working with and seeing patients on a regular basis over the years she has found they become more than patients, they are friends.x
Jacci Peterson is our office manager. She manages our day to day operations and helps to ensure we provide the highest quality patient care. Jacci has a degree in both marketing and business management.
Jacci has been in the dentistry field for over 25 years. She started in dentistry as a dental assistant then transitioned to treatment coordinator, then patient coordinator. Jacci found that she not only enjoys working closely with patients to help them achieve the smile they want, but she also enjoys the business aspect of the dental office. Wanting to learn more about business management, Jacci went back to school in 2012 to obtain her degree in business management. She enjoys taking continuing education courses and is constantly striving to be better.
When Jacci is not at work she enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren. You may find her kayaking on the chain of lakes in Waupaca or spelunking just about anywhere she can find a cave. At home she enjoys cooking, reading, and sewing.
One of Jacci’s favorite quotes is “Take time to smell the flowers”. One of Jacci’s greatest aspirations is helping people achieve the smile they want and deserve.x
Makenzi, or Mak, is a Dental Hygienist and graduate from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She received her degree in dental hygiene, along with her local anesthetic license, and nitrous oxide certification. Makenzi is passionate about caring for and educating her patients on the importance of dental hygiene. She believes that “we are learning more every day on how our oral health affects our overall health and how the body functions. It’s important to know how to take care of your mouth specifically – just like our DNA, no mouth is the same!” She loves helping patients formulate their “game plan” on how to effectively take care of their teeth and subsequently their body.
Makenzi has almost a decade of experience in the dental field. Throughout high school, she contributed to dental community events and medical mission work further solidifying her love of dentistry. Mak started as a Registered Dental Assistant in Austin, Texas. She wanted to learn all aspects of dentistry, so she could better explain treatments and procedures to patients and be a more well-rounded hygienist. As an active member of the American Dental Hygienist Association she attends yearly conferences to further her knowledge in the ever-changing dental field.
Makenzi’s patients often comment that she is thorough, yet gentle. Makenzi always strives to remember what it’s like to be the patient, and to “do unto others as you would have done unto you”. She wants you to feel comfortable and look forward to your next visit! She knows…it’s a strange concept!
Born and raised in the South, Makenzi moved to the Appleton area with her husband, David, daughter, Joanna, and two fur babies, Jameson and Lilly, in September of 2018. David is the Director of Christian Education at Good Shepherd Lutheran, so a lot of their extra time is spent doing activities with their youth group and helping with church events. Makenzi loves reading, spending time in the kitchen, hearing a good “dad joke”, quoting movies, and (like a true southern girl) listening to country music.x
Ashley is a Dental Assistant on our Dental Team. A graduate of Northeastern Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC), she is a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA). Her lively personality and infectious smile can be seen helping all through-out the office.
Ashley first became interested in dentistry at an early age. A full-time orthodontic patient herself, she eagerly wanted to learn more about oral health and anatomy. To quote Ashley: “I basically lived at my dentist and orthodontist’s office in elementary and middle school. You would think my frequency of visits would dissuade me from the field as a whole, but I just wanted to learn more!”
Ashley is a firm believer in “judgement-free” dentistry, realizing that not everyone loves the dental office as much as she does. Ashley works hard to calm patient’s nerves by thoroughly explaining procedures and answering any questions or concerns. Ashley is not afraid to let people know that she is human too and whether she wants to admit it or not, she gets the occasional cavity too! Ashley wants to help people achieve a healthier, happier smile. She feels if you’re in the chair with us, you are already taking the first step to get there.
A Green Bay native, Ashley lives with her fiancé, Dan, and their two spunky little dogs, Mia and Luna. When not in the office, you can find her picking flowers out in her garden, spending time with family and friends, or baking and eating dessert. Ashley believes that dessert is her favorite food group and could absolutely talk about it all day!x
Erin is one of our Dental Hygienists. She takes care of a variety of dental hygiene processes, from routine cleanings to managing periodontal disease, diagnostic imaging to providing customized homecare instructions. Erin enjoys focusing on patient education – by teaching patients about the oral and systemic health link, she helps them to make healthier decisions and develop better habits. Erin loves improving the smiles of our patients and helping to keep their smiles healthy for a lifetime.
Erin’s career in dentistry began in 2009 when she went to University of Alaska for her Dental Assisting degree. After working as a dental assistant for a few years, Erin went on to pursue her degree as a Dental Hygienist. She graduated from Fox Valley Technical College in 2019 and became licensed in dental hygiene, local anesthetic and nitrous oxide administration.
Erin lives in Appleton with her husband and two young sons. She enjoys being active and outdoors. Erin loves yoga, running, triathlons and fishing. To date, Erin has completed 15 half marathons and one (1) half Ironman.
One of her favorite quotes is “Go the extra mile, it’s never crowded”.x