Meet the Doctors

Dr Mike Gavin

Dr. Mike Gavin

Dr. Michael Gavin is a native of Onalaska and graduated from Onalaska High School in 1982 graduate. He is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College and the University of Minnesota Dental School. After receiving his dental degree, Dr. Gavin trained three years in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps. While on active duty, Dr. Gavin served in the Naval Dental Center in Florida and North Carolina. During his tour of duty with the Navy, Dr. Gavin was also attached with the United States Marine Corps. It was during that time Dr. Gavin was deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to provide humanitarian dental care to Haitian immigrants. Dr. Gavin has been practicing dentistry since 1990. He is married with three children and in his free time enjoys being involved with his children’s activities. He also has a passion for endurance athletics.

Our Team

Beth | Dental Assistant

Beth “As a Dental Assisting student at Western Technical College in La Crosse, I was placed at Valley Dental for my summer semester clinical. After graduation, I was fortunate enough to get hired on the Valley Dental team, and the rest is history! Since then, I have been assisting for Dr. Gavin for over 15 years. Being born and raised in Onalaska, it is always such a pleasure to work in the community I grew up in. I enjoy seeing all the familiar faces, and meeting new people each day. I love my job because I get the chance to make a difference in people’s health, and help them feel confident about their smiles.”

Dawn | Dental Assistant

Dawn “I have been a dental assistant for 17 years and recently relocated to Onalaska. Valley Dental welcomed me to their practice in July of 2013. I’m very excited to contribute to a rapidly growing practice. One thing that I love about being a dental assistant is meeting new patients and building relationships with each one of them. Working with the staff at Valley Dental has been a great pleasure and I’m looking forward to being a part of this team for many successful years to come.”

Holly | Dental Assistant

Holly“I graduated from Western Technical College with a Dental Assisting degree. Since then I have worked in the dental field for 17 years as a pediatric dental assistant. I came to Valley Dental looking for a new adventure. I’m very excited to meet new people and learn new things. The staff at Valley Dental have been welcoming and I’m very proud to be a member of their team.”

Robyn | Dental Assistant

Kyleigh“I have been a dental assistant for 13 years, 12 of which were dedicated to Dental Specialties at Gundersen Health System. I recently joined Valley Dental after being a stay at home mom for the past year. I am a dedicated employee with a caring and bubbly personality! My goal is to make all of our patients feel comfortable and at ease. I look forward to having Valley Dental as my “second family.” This truly is a great practice and I feel wonderful to be a part of it.”

Kim | Registered Dental Hygienist

Kim“I have been practicing dental hygiene for 25 years and the last 5 years have been here at Valley Dental. One of my favorite aspects of working here is the ability to provide the highest quality care to my patients and the support to do just that. My co-workers are some of the most knowledgeable, compassionate, caring and fun people I know. While always keeping our focus on our patients and our work we manage to have a lot of fun which makes Valley Dental a great place to work!”

Erin | Registered Dental Hygienist

Erin“I have been working as a dental hygienist for 15 years and for the past 9 here at Valley Dental. Over the years I have had the opportunity to work in many offices and without a doubt being at Valley Dental has been the best one. I love how everyone here is truly dedicated to giving the best care possible to our patients. Our #1 goal is to make the dental experience here a wonderful one!”

Michelle | Registered Dental Hygienist

Michelle“I am a registered dental hygienist who joined Valley Dental in 2007. I have been practicing dental hygiene since 1993. I am a very dedicated dental hygienist who works very hard to create a relaxing, comfortable and educational experience for my patients. I listen very closely to my patients’ needs and concerns and try to address them one on one. I love a challenge and strive to keep up with new dental techniques and technology to better my patients. As a team member of Valley Dental, we are always seeking new ways to better our patients’ experiences with us. I look forward to being a part of future family’s dental experiences for years to come.”

Alyssa | Registered Dental Hygienist

Alyssa“I am a 2010 graduate of the dental hygiene program at Western Technical College. I’m a registered dental hygienist who recently became a full time member of the Valley Dental team. Valley Dental provides excellent, quality care to each and every patient. I am devoted to making patients’ dental experience positive, comfortable and at ease. My commitment to each patient is foremost. I am very happy to be a part of the dedicated and caring group at Valley Dental.”

Lory | Registered Dental Hygienist

Lory“I have been working in the dental field for the past 13 years, 9 of them as a dental hygienist. I am very dedicated to making my patients feel comfortable while obtaining the best quality of care to suite their dental needs. I look forward to being apart of the Valley Dental family!”

Kristina | Business Manager

Kristina“I graduated from Rochester Community and Technical College in 2010 from the Dental Assisting Program. I am excited to compliment Valley Dental with 5 years of experience in the dental field. One of my passions is to help patients smile again by enhancing their qualify of life. Joining the team in November 2013, you can expect me to be one of the friendly voices on the other line answering any questions about billing and insurance. I look forward to learning more about the current patients and meeting the new ones!”

Kelly | Scheduling Coordinator

Kelly“I’m the Scheduling Coordinator here at Valley Dental. I graduated from MATC-Madison in 2009 from the Dental Assisting Program. With three years in the Dental field, I am excited to bring my skills to the Valley Dental Team. I am an avid runner and fisher. I recently completed my first half marathon, and am currently training for my second. House hunting is something I love to do in my free time. You can find my bright smile up at the front desk. I am looking forward to getting to know patients and their families here at Valley Dental!”

Office Tour

Our goal is to ensure that your experience exceeds your expectations in a dental office that is warm, friendly and relaxed. We take pride in our work and give you the best and most effective dental care possible. Staying on top of the latest treatments and methodologies, Valley Dental continues to make the dental experience better.

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