Dentist in Waupaca, WI
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Dr. Lisa Piontek
Dr. Piontek is a Wisconsin native born in Milwaukee, WI. Although born in the States, she grew up in the Canadian Rockies enjoying many family trips to the glaciers, Edmonton Oiler hockey games and a few tag-along deer and bear hunting trips with her dad.
After her parents decided to move back to the States, choosing Green Bay, WI as their landing point, Dr. Piontek finished high school there, where she met her husband of 32 years and developed interests in Science, Music and Language and originally planned to sing professionally or work for the Embassy as a French interpreter. While attending UW-Green Bay Dr. Lisa answered an ad to be trained as a dental assistant and felt drawn to pursue a career in Dentistry. Dr. Piontek graduated from UW-Green Bay with a B.S. in Human Biology and Adaptability and was accepted into the Marquette University of Dentistry in Milwaukee, WI where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1994. She went on to further her education by completing a residency in General and Hospital dentistry at the Clement Zablocki Veterans Hospital in 1994.
Dr. Lisa has always valued rounding out her 30-year career in dentistry and has taken many off the beaten track experiences to do so. She has practiced Community dentistry half of her career to include mobile dentistry to the children of the Apache tribe in Arizona, Public health dentistry in WI where she served as an Adjunct Professor for ATSU school of dentistry mentoring new dental students and finally a high-tech private practice offering all the most up to date procedures in dentistry.
Dr. Piontek also had a private practice with its own denture lab, dedicated to providing one day in house dentures which prompted her to seek more ways to help patients have a better and more affordable tooth replacement experience. This is what led her in pursuit of mini dental implants.
Her free time is spent raising her three teenage children and many a frigid day exercising her Siberian Huskies and Australian Shephard. Dr. Lisa also enjoys travel and exploring other cultures. Her bucket list includes learning to sail and visiting the French Polynesian islands.