At Wausau Smiles Dental, we are dedicated to providing every patient with outstanding dental care in a comfortable, stress-free setting. This wouldn't be possible without the hard work of our caring, professional staff.
They know what it means to work as a team and to create a relaxed atmosphere with extraordinary patient care that will exceed your expectations and leave you smiling. We respect the fact that everyone is unique when it comes to dental care, and our goal is to get to know you personally to provide you with treatments that are tailored to your specific needs.
Please take a moment to learn more about our amazing team!
Meet Our Team
Dr. Aaron Bushong
Dr. Aaron Bushong completed his dental education at Marquette University, where he graduated with honors and received recognition for excellence in clinical restorative dentistry. Since graduating, Dr. Bushong has remained committed to providing the highest level of care and keeping up with the latest in dental technology. As a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, he regularly attends continuing education courses focusing primarily on cosmetic dentistry/full mouth reconstruction, CAD/CAM (CEREC) technology, and implantology, as well as endodontics, oral surgery, and Invisalign/short-term orthodontics.
A native of Rhinelander, Dr. Bushong has lived in the state of Wisconsin his entire life. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on an athletic scholarship where he played on two NCAA tournament baseball teams. He also played here in Wausau for parts of three seasons with the Woodchucks of the Northwoods League and was a member of their 2001 Northwoods championship team. Dr. Bushong is also returning home, having practiced dentistry in the Wausau area for two years before spending the last three in Green Bay.
Dr. Bushong and his wife Jenell have three small children, Breanne, Jack, and Emily. The couple originally met during the summer during Dr. Bushong’s time with the Woodchucks and ultimately decided to make Wausau their permanent home. Jenell is currently a Nurse Practitioner at Marshfield Clinic in the Gastroenterology department, having spent the last five years as a nurse at Wausau Aspirus Hospital.
In his spare time, Dr. Bushong enjoys spending as much time as possible with his growing family, traveling, camping, golfing, and being outdoors. Having grown up in Northern Wisconsin, he is an avid hunter and fisherman and spends a lot of energy following Wisconsin sports teams, especially the Brewers, Packers, and Badgers. He also serves as a volunteer baseball coach at Wausau East High School and volunteers his time at other area baseball youth camps.
Dr. Bushong is very excited to be back in the Wausau area where he started practicing dentistry and where his home and family are. He very much looks forward to providing the highest quality care possible in a warm and friendly environment.
Katie - Dental Hygienist
Katie is a Wausau native and received her training at Northcentral Technical College. She has been with our practice for ten years. Katie is a people person, and loves to get to know all her patients so that she can provide the highest quality care possible.
When she’s not busy helping our patients, Katie loves spending quality time with her family and friends. She especially enjoys traveling and exploring new places, motorcycling, going to the movies, reading, cooking, and listening to music.
Jen - Dental Hygienist
Jen is a Wausau native and received her training at Northcentral Technical College. She loves getting to know many different people and providing them with a comfortable, relaxing experience at the dentist.
In her spare time, Jen loves spending time with her husband and their three children, who are all active in sports and keep them running. She loves being active, but also cherishes relaxing and reading a good book.
Jen - Dental Assistant
Jennifer is a native of Wild Rose and has been with our practice for two years. She loves working with such a great team in a relaxed and fun environment. When she meets a nervous patient, Jennifer goes out of her way to put them at ease and make sure they’re comfortable.
In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys being with her husband Jason, son Gavin, and daughter Rylee. They spend time outside walking, riding bikes, or just enjoying the outdoors. Her son is involved in sports and other activities that also keep her family busy.
Jessica - Dental Assistant
Jessica is a native of Briarton and is the newest member of our dental team. She earned her Dental Assisting degree at Orlando Technical College in Florida. Jessica loves it when she hears a patient say, “I never used to smile, but now I do it all the time because of what you and the dentist have done!”
Jessica says spare time is like a unicorn, you hear of it, but never see it! As a single mother, she stays busy with her daughter, Lilly, and son, Caleb. Whenever she finds that unicorn moment of spare time, she runs to the outdoors and enjoys hiking, backpacking, and fishing.
Tammy - Office Administration/Hygiene
Tammy is a native of Elderon and has been practicing hygiene since graduating from the NTC Dental Hygiene Program in 1996. Her love of dental hygiene fuels her desire to provide an important service to our patients. She enjoys the opportunity to help our patients understand why complete oral care is so beneficial to their overall health.
In her spare time, if there is such a thing, Tammy spends trying to keep up with her husband Duane and their three boys Braxton, Stetson, and Pierson. She also loves photography and capturing life's moments.
Jessica - Office Administration
As our patient services representative, Jessica works hard to develop lasting relationships and knows many of our patients so well that they feel like family. She has been with our practice for ten years and is a native of Wausau.
Jessica enjoys doing just about anything outdoors, including camping, hiking, and spending time at the family cabin in the Northwoods. She is also an avid reader and the dedicated mother of two fantastic children.
Jackie - Operations Manager/Human Resources
Jackie is a Wausau native and has been part of the dental community for several years. She prides herself in excellent customer service. She is very family oriented and believes patients should receive the same comfort and care you treat your own family to.
In her spare time, Jackie enjoys keep busy and being with her two boys, Hayden and Evan. She also enjoys sitting down and reading a good book, cooking, and bowling.
Sarah - Marketing Director
Sarah attended the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay and is a veteran member of our team. She enjoys working with the rest of our team in an environment that is fun and relaxed. Sarah loves helping patients at Wausau Smiles Dental and thinks that working where you can smile and laugh all day is a pretty good place to be.
She loves anything and everything about being outdoors, especially photography. Sarah also enjoys watching sports and cooking.