High Standards

A standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve.

We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health.  Should a dental emergency occur, we make every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible.

Meet the Doctors

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Dr. Ron Schmidt

Upon graduating from Marquette University School of Dentistry in 1984, he opened his private practice and taught at the dental school for 6 years. His zeal for patient care is evident by the countless hours he spends on continuing education, keeping up with the latest advancements in dentistry and technology to give his patients the best care available. He has also completed extensive training in implant dentistry, full mouth reconstruction, Invisalign orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry. He prides himself on giving his patients the same attention to detail and quality, whether it’s a simple filling or a more complex full mouth reconstruction.

Dr Schmidt develops close relationships with patients, treating them as if they were members of his own family.In addition to Dr. Ron’s full time practice in Menomonee Falls, WI, he also practices part time at Dental Studio 101 in Scottsdale, AZ.Along with his passion for dentistry, Dr. Schmidt’s passion for motorcycles is evident throughout his office.

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Julie Melbinger-Wagner, D.D.S

Dr. Julie Melbinger-Wagner is the newest addition to our growing practice, coming to us with 12 years of experience as a licensed dentist. She was born and raised in Medford, Wisconsin, where her father, Lonnie, has been practicing general dentistry for over 35 years. Dr. Julie acquired both her undergraduate Bachelors of Science and Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees from Marquette University. Following her dental school training, she completed a general practice residency at the V.A. Zablocki Medical Center in Milwaukee.

In 2003, she moved to Chicago, Illinois while her husband completed his training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Missing Wisconsin however, Dr. Julie returned to pursue her professional career closer to friends and family.

Dr. Julie has been proud to call Milwaukee her home since 1995, where she has been practicing dentistry and enjoying raising her three children, Ella, Claire, and Andrew.

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Craig S. Smestad D.D.S

Dr. Craig Smestad graduated with honors from Marquette University School of Dentistry in 1987. Since completing his doctorate, Dr. Smestad has completed more than 1800 hours of continuing education in the disciplines of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Periodontics, Surgical Endodontics, and Oral Implantology.

Dr. Smestad has limited his practice to Surgical Dentistry since 1990. He holds certifications in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and is currently completing a program in general anesthesiology for complex dental procedures. Dr. Smestad is married, and resides with his wife, Margaret, in Princeton Wisconsin.


Ann Mankowski

Ann has enjoyed a career in the dental field for 22 years.  She began as a clinical assistant for 7 years, then  went on to earn her dental hygiene degree in 1998 from Waukesha County Technical College. Over the course of her career she has been a “jack-of-all trades” working at various times as a clinical assistant, hygienist, and is currently the office manager. This variety of positions has helped her understand the concerns of patients from the front to the back of the office.   She uses her knowledge of all aspects of dentistry to help patients understand each phase of their treatment.  Ann  works closely with insurance companies to assist patients in maximizing their benefits. She has been an integral part of Dr. Schmidt’s team since 2008.

Outside of the office, Ann operates a part-time dog grooming business and volunteers at the local humane society.


Jill Plank

Since Jill started working in a dental office at the age of 15, she knew this was the career she wanted.  She has been a wealth of knowledge and expertise, working side by side with Dr Schmidt for 23 years.  Jill’s experience in areas such as restorative dentistry, implants, orthodontics, endodontic, and oral surgery make her a central member of our team.  Jill takes pride in getting to know her patients needs and concerns, providing them with excellent care.

Jill enjoys spending time with her family and traveling to their cabin in northern Wisconsin.


Heather Hansen

Heather brought nearly 20 years of dental experience to our team when she started here in 2007.  She graduated with a degree in Dental Hygiene from Waukesha County Technical College in 1997. Heather prides herself in providing her patients with the highest level of care.  She spends lots of time continuing her education so as to provide her patients with the latest advancements in dentistry, helping them to achieve beautiful, healthy mouths for years to come.

When she’s not in the office, Heather enjoys spending time outdoors, reading and keeping up with her two boys Jack and Erik.


Joan Hanker

Joan graduated from Marquette University in 1982 with her degree in Dental Hygiene, bringing 30 years of experience as a hygienist to Dr. Schmidt’s practice. With a special interest in aging and the elderly, she has continued her education by pursuing a masters Degree at Mount Mary College in Gerontology.
Working with Dr. Schmidt since 1996, Joan prides herself on her gentle touch, making patient comfort a priority. She enjoys building relationships with her patients, guiding them to good dental health.

Out of the office, Joan enjoys the company of her husband and family. Her hobbies include quilting and embroidery.


Lynn Gagliano

Lynn started her dental career 15 years ago.  She has since been expanding her knowledge and skills in dentistry.  She strives to make patients feel comfortable and assists the Doctor to help them achieve a beautiful, healthy smile. She has a good rapport with patients and her easy-going personality can often ease an anxious patient’s mind.

Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband and 4 children.


Lisa Kohls

My favorite part of my job is being able to form relationships with patients. I have been a hygienist for 18 years, but have been in dentistry for 31 years. It is very gratifying as a hygienist to give care to my patients in a professional and caring manner where comfort and well being is the main concern. My passion outside of work is to travel with my husband and watch our sons grow into young adults.