Aaron Bushong, DDS
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. Before attending Marquette, he went to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on an athletic scholarship, playing on two NCAA tournament baseball teams and also pitching for the Wausau Woodchucks during their 2001 championship season. It was during that summer with the Woodchucks that Dr. Bushong met his wife, Jenell, who was born and raised in the Wausau area. He and Jenell, herself a nurse practitioner, have three small children–Breanne, Jack, and Emily–and have called Wausau home for over ten years.
In his spare time, Dr. Bushong enjoys spending as much time as possible with his growing family, traveling, camping, golfing, being outdoors, and cheering on Wisconsin sports teams, especially the Brewers, Packers, and Badgers. He also serves as a volunteer baseball coach at Wausau East High School and with 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. His professional focus continues to be providing the highest quality dental care possible in a warm and friendly environment.
Beau Schneiss, DMD
Dr. Beau Schneiss graduated cum laude from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with a degree in human biology. He then attended the Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine, graduating in 2016 with his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree. Dr. Schneiss completed his General Practice Residency at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center and at the University of Oklahoma Hospital. He has practiced in the Wausau, Wisconsin, area for 1 year.
Dr. Schneiss is always learning! Whether through online continuing education courses, hands-on clinical courses, or journal articles and research, he constantly strives to enhance his education. Dr. Schneiss is also a member of several professional dental organizations, including:
- American Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Chicago Dental Society
- Operation Smile
As a dentist, his goal is to give his patients healthy, functional smiles, through ethical, precise, and predictable treatment. The field of dentistry is rapidly changing, and Dr. Schneiss has the advantage of being trained in new technologies while still appreciating the “tried and true” methods of the past. His goal is to support his patients with the best information while also respecting their individual values and preferences.
Dr. Schneiss is one of seven children and was born and raised in West Bend, Wisconsin. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends on the weekends and taking part in various outdoor activities, including camping, hiking, and trail running. Some of his other interests include CrossFit, carpentry, and travel. When he has the time, you might find him on his quest to (attempt to) visit every National Park in the U.S.
Shannon – Operations Manager
Shannon joined our team in 2017. She graduated in 2004 as a licensed dental hygienist, and has completed additional courses in healthcare management. She brings 13 years of experience in dental office operations and management with her, as well as a strong desire for growth and improvement. Shannon can confidently recommend our services to family, friends, and acquaintances.
Her hobbies include camping, reading (Shannon is part of a book club!), and enjoys spending time with her husband and children.
Jackie – Operations Manager
Jackie has been with our team since October 2014. She works hard to help her patients, and loves being involved with delivering excellent care and being part of the Wausau, Wisconsin, community. Jackie takes pride in where she works and the care we give our patients, and strives to make each experience enjoyable, including making our patients feel like friends.
Jackie has two sons, Hayden (age 8) and Evan (age 3). She enjoys spending time with her children, being outdoors, traveling, and experiencing new places.
Sarah – Marketing Director
Sarah earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and has been with our team since 2014. She has a blast coming to work each day, and enjoys the relaxed, fun, and patient-focused environment. Sarah works hard to promote great smiles at Wausau Smiles every day.
Outside of the office, Sarah loves watching all sports. She is an avid Minnesota Vikings, Nashville Predators, and Gonzaga Bulldogs fan! She also enjoys photography and cooking.
Jessica L. – Dental Assistant & Patient Service Representative
Jessica joined our team in 2003. She loves our patients, some of whom she has known for many years and who are like family to her. With so many years of experience in dentistry, Jessica is flexible throughout the office, working in both the front office as well as with the dentist.
Jessica has been married for 14 years and has 2 wonderful children. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, hiking, camping, and spending time at their cabin. She also enjoys reading and relaxing with her family at home.
Jessica – CDA
Jessica joined our practice in 2015. She has completed numerous trainings and certifications, including her CDA (Certified Dental Assistant) and EFDA (Expanded Functions Dental Assistant) training, radiography and infection control training, and an office managing degree from Orlando Tech, from which her graduated with high honors in 2010.
Jessica enjoys knowing that she works with an elite group of dental professionals that strives to do the best and keep the wellbeing of their patients as their first priority. She continues to advance her knowledge and training regularly and to do the best she can for her patients, and loves getting to know them while providing treatments.
Outside of the office, Jessica’s hobbies include hiking, fishing, and camping.
Jennifer – Dental Assistant
Jennifer joined our team in 2014. She loves our amazing team and doctors, and the level of patient communication that exists in our practice. Jennifer works every day to make sure our patients are educated about their dental health, happy, and are receiving the best treatment.
Jennifer has been married for 13 years, and has 2 children – Gavin, age 9, and Rulee, age 6. They also have a dog named Max. When not at the office, Jennifer enjoys working out, reading, playing with her kids, and just being with family.
Katie – Dental Assistant
Katie joined our team in 2017. She loves watching and being part of a patient’s smile transformation, and seeing how much it can change their day-to-day lives. Katie is experienced in patient satisfaction, and goes the extra mile to make her patients experience go from simply good to great!
Katie’s mother and stepfather live in town, and she has 3 step-siblings and 1 half-sibling. She currently lives with her boyfriend and their 2 crazy dogs.
Katie – Dental Hygienist
Katie has been with our team since 2006, of which the last 3 ½ of these years have been spent working with Dr. Bushong. Katie received her training at NTC, and absolutely loves her patients! Over the years she has gotten to know many of her patients very well, and she firmly believes that Wausau Smiles has the best patients.
Katie’s husband, Mike, is a dairy farmer. Together they have 6 children, ages 9-27. She loves spending time with her family and friends, traveling, cooking, and helping out on the family farm.
Jen – Dental Hygienist
Jen was born and raised in Wausau. She attended NTC, graduating in 2001, and has worked at Wausau Smiles since 2015. She works hard to help our patients feel comfortable while at our office so that they can have a thorough cleaning as well as a great experience. She loves that we are a fun dental office and work hard to provide the best comfort and care possible to our patients.
Jen and her husband, Jon, have 3 children, Maggie, Davis, and Peter. Outside of the office, she enjoys watching her kids in sports and reading.
Melissa – Registered Dental Hygienist
Melissa attended Hartland Arrowhead High School, and then graduated from Waukesha County Technical College with her Associate’s degree in dental hygiene. She also attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to study general coursework. She enjoys working as a team with her awesome coworkers, and strives to provide individualized treatment for each patient.
Melissa is married to John, and has 2 stepsons age 8 and 12, and 2 sons age 3 and 1. They also have a dog names Ollie. Her hobbies include running, gardening, carting children around town, working out, and watching the Brewers, Packers, and Badgers.
Jenny – Dental Hygienist
Jenny is a 1994 graduate of Northcentral Technical College, and recently received her certification in nitrous oxide. She is also trained in the use of Diode lasers for periodontal treatments. She joined our team in 2017. She enjoys the overall feel of our office and the teamwork of everyone who works here. She is proud to be part of such a professional and friendly environment. Jenny always strives to be kind and compassionate, treating her patients as she would hope that she and her family are treated.
Jenny grew up in the Wausau area, and recently returned here from Atlanta, GA after 20 years. She is excited to be back! Jenny has a 16-year-old son. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, and being outdoors.
Kristin – Registered Dental Hygienist
Kristin graduated from NTC in 2009. She began working at Wausau Smiles full-time in September 2017, but worked as a fill-in at our office prior to that time. Kristin hope to help patients by making their visits enjoyable and providing the best care possible. Her first priority is to treat and care for her patients as she would her own family.
Kristin and her husband have 2 little girls and a dog, and they are getting a bird. Her favorite thing to do is spend time with her family, whether they are spending time outdoors, baking, watching movies, or reading. She and her husband enjoy cooking new dishes and trying to restaurants together. When she has time, she enjoys exercising and knitting.
Tammy – Insurance & Accounts Receivable Coordinator
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.
Kimberly – Dental Assistant
Although Kimberly is the newest team member of our practice, she has been a dental assistant for over 13 years and brings a wealth of experience to our office! She enjoys the variety each day brings as she helps our patients, and she truly appreciates the opportunity to give our patients their smiles back. Kimberly accomplishes this focusing her time and talents on giving every patient the best possible care.
She is married to her wonderful husband Jon, and loves her dog, Max. When she isn’t in the office caring for our clients, Kimberly can be found outside, fishing, playing volleyball or just relaxing by the pool.
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