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In search of the perfect smile
When it comes to your teeth, shape, size, symmetry and color all play a role

By JOANN PETASCHNICK

December 2012

Beauty may well be in the eye of the beholder, but when it comes to a winning smile, it’s also in the numbers — the length of your teeth, the amount of gum showing, and other measurable factors. So, how do you capture the perfect smile?

Sparkling white teeth is one element, but certainly not the only ingredient that goes into the mix. In fact, teeth that are too brilliantly white don’t look natural, and may cause friends to grab their sunglasses when they see you coming. "Teeth shouldn’t be any whiter than the whites of your eyes," says Dr. Matt Smith of Stoneridge Dental in Waukesha. "An ideal smile has a healthy foundation, including frequent brushing, flossing and cleaning, of course, but we also consider tooth shape and size, and how much of the tooth is exposed."

Symmetry and proportion of the teeth relative to one another is important. "The two upper front teeth should be 100 percent exposed in a wide smile, although men tend to show less tooth. Preferably, the two central teeth should be mirror images of one another. Even a subtle variation can result in a crooked-appearing smile," Smith says. Fortunately, these conditions can be improved or corrected by the application of porcelain tooth veneers or crowns. Veneers are very thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth, while a crown completely caps or covers a tooth or implant.

Wider than normal gaps between the teeth can tend to make a smile less attractive, says Dr. Dale Rottman of Thiensville. "Gaps can be corrected with veneers or by filling in the gaps with bonding. Depending on the size of the gap, crowns can also be used," he says.

If teeth are crowded or very crooked, braces may be the answer, says Dr. Ralph Pamenter of Brookfield. "Most people who come in for a smile makeover don’t want to get braces, but it might be the best solution. A product called Six Month Smile is a new kind of orthodontia that offers straight teeth in less time, on average four to eight months," he says.

A "gummy" smile can also detract from a perfect smile. "Exposing too much gum tissue can make the teeth appear shorter, depending upon the gum level. Sometimes, as part of a smile makeover, the gums are contoured so that the gum lines are at the same level," Pamenter says. In some cases, individuals have what is called a hypermobile upper lip that reveals too much gum, Smith says. "This may be corrected by a Botox injection or lip repositioning procedure. Ideally, only about two millimeters of gum should be exposed," he says.

Experts recommend avoiding a too-perfect smile that may not look natural. "We like to ask the patient what they want to change about their smile," Rottman says.

"The object is to do what the patient wants with the greatest conservation of the tooth structure," Pamenter adds.

Top rated dentists

This year, we turned to Avvo, www.avvo.com, a Seattle-based company that rates and profiles dental, legal and medical professionals. Avvo’s proprietary algorithm rates all dentists on a 10-point scale, factoring in peer endorsements as well as experience, education, training, speaking, publishing and awards. These dynamic ratings are regularly refreshed based on new information gleaned from dentists as well as from licensing and disciplinary authorities.

While the list in the pages that follow is based on Avvo’s ratings, many top rated dentists don’t appear on the list. M Magazine chose to publish only those names that ranked in the top 5 percent in each category. This reference is best used as just one step in the careful journey toward finding the dentist who is right for you.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cathleen Czaplicki
Czaplicki Family Dentistry, 6191 S. 108 St., Hales Corners, (414) 427-9090

Donald Czaplicki
Czaplicki Family Dentistry, 6191 S. 108 St., Hales Corners, (414) 427-9090

Bryan Gapson
Riverwalk Dentistry, S.C., 735 N. Water St., Suite 826, Milwaukee, (414) 271-1770

James Leaman
Leaman Setnicar & Piacsek, S.C., 820 E. Summit Ave., Oconomowoc, (262) 567-4466

Brian Rau
411 E Wisconsin Ave., Suite 525, Milwaukee, (414) 271-2058

Richard Rosen
Dental Arts Associates, 11600 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa,
(414) 462-3160

Matthew E. Smith
Stone Ridge Dental, N14 W23755 Stone Ridge Drive, Suite 260, Waukesha, (262) 523-0220

Robert Stemberger
2350 N. Lake Drive, Milwaukee, (414) 963-1127

Richard Winter
Hampton Dental Associates, S.C., 5323 W. Hampton Ave., Milwaukee, (414) 464-9021

Endodontics

David Belardi
Endodontic Specialists of Wisconsin, S.C., 10532 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon, (262) 241-8300

Lynne Brock
Brock Endodontics, 20350 Water Tower Blvd., Suite 203, Brookfield,
(262) 327-6100

Todd Engel
Endodontic Associates Ltd.,12660 W. North Ave, Building D, Second Floor, Brookfield, (262) 432-1600

Jared FrisbieBrock
Endodontics, 20350 Water Tower Blvd, Suite 203, Brookfield, (262) 327-6100

Joseph Gaffney
Gaffney Endodontics, S.C.,6790 W. Layton Ave., Greenfield, (414) 325-1933

Sam Gharib
Endodontic Specialists of Wisconsin, S.C.,10532 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon, (262) 241-8300

Thomas Goddard
Wisconsin Endodontic Group, S.C., 2600 N. Mayfair Road, Suite 240, Wauwatosa, (414) 258-1500

Gregory Haasch
Endodontic Associates Ltd., 12660 W. North Ave., Building D, Second Floor, Brookfield, (262) 432-1600

Lance Hashimoto
Access Endodontics, 720 Thomas Lane, Suite 1, Brookfield, (262) 782-2227

Bruce Hilt
Endodontic Specialists of Wisconsin, S.C., 10532 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon, (262) 241-8300

Andris Jaunberzins
2500 N. Mayfair Road, Suite 360, Wauwatosa, (414) 258-4882

Neill Luebke
Advanced Dental Specialists, W231 N1440 Corporate Court, Suite 211, Waukesha, (262) 524-9893

Brent Martin
1345 W. Towne Square Road, Mequon, (262) 241-3019

Daniel Nencka
Endodontic Associates, Ltd., 12660 W. North Ave, Building D, Second Floor, Brookfield, (262) 432-1600

F. Kris Olsen
Endodontic Specialists of Wisconsin, S.C., 10532 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon, (262) 241-8300

Richard Urbanczyk
Endodontic Specialists of Wisconsin, S.C., 10532 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon, (262) 241-8300

Brian Watkins
Endodontic Specialists of Wisconsin, S.C., 10532 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon, (262) 241-8300

Michael Zielinski
Brock Endodontics, 20350 Water Tower Blvd, Suite 203, Brookfield, (262) 327-6100

General Dentistry

Terese Bailey
557 Cottonwood Ave., Hartland,
(262) 369-8633

Phillip Bangle
1425 Summit Ave., Waukesha,
(262) 542-1662

Julie Baron
Quad Medical Clinic, 555 S. 108 St., West Allis, (414) 566-6400

Timolin Boyd
1701 N. Mayfair Road, Suite 300,Wauwatosa, (414) 763-6917

Timothy Creamer
1801 W. Wisconsin Ave.,
Milwaukee, (414) 288-6181

Mark Crego
8726 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa,
(414) 258-5351

Cathleen Czaplicki
Czaplicki Family Dentistry,
6191 S. 108 St., Hales Corners, (414) 427-9090

Donald Czaplicki
Czaplicki Family Dentistry,
6191 S. 108 St., Hales Corners, (414) 427-9090

Michael Dewan
Dewan Dental Wellness, 2445 N. Farwell Ave, Suite 202, Milwaukee, (414) 962-5915

Sidney Friedman
Friedman Dental Care, 10345 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon,
(262) 240-9400

Bryan Gapson
Riverwalk Dentistry, S.C., 735 N. Water St., Suite 826, Milwaukee, (414) 271-1770

Karen Jahimiak
Complete Family Dentistry,
  419 E Broadway St., Waukesha, (262) 549-6850

Jeffrey Jaworski
Forward Dental, 9200 W. Loomis Road, Suite 202, Franklin, (414) 529-5330

James Landon
Greenfield Dentists, 8430 W.
Forest Home Ave., Greenfield, (414) 425-2466

James Leaman
Leaman, Setnicar & Piacsek, S.C., 820 E. Summit Ave., Oconomowoc, (262) 567-4466

David Lloyd
10425 W. North Ave., Suite 236,
Wauwatosa, (414) 453-1423

Angela Lueck
Riverwalk Dentistry, S.C., 735 N. Water St., Suite 826, Milwaukee,
(414) 271-1770

Vincent Mcavoy
1751 E Main St., Waukesha,
(262) 544-1755

Geoffrey Mykleby
Mykleby Family Dentistry, 8700 W. Watertown Plank Road, Wauwatosa, (414) 453-0445

Laura Railand
Forward Dental, 7979 N. Sherman Blvd., Milwaukee, (414) 214-1102

John Ramer
5000 W. National Ave., Milwaukee, (414) 384-2000

Brian Rau
411 E. Wisconsin Ave, Suite 525, Milwaukee, (414) 271-2058

Anne Riebau
1845 N. Farwell Ave, Suite 105, Milwaukee, (414) 276-4455

Richard Rosen
Dental Arts Associates, 11600 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa,
(414) 462-3160

Matthew E. Smith
Stone Ridge Dental, N14 W23755 Stone Ridge Drive, Suite 260, Waukesha, (262) 523-0220

Robert Stemberger
2350 N. Lake Drive, Milwaukee, (414) 963-1127

Don Stoiber
Stoiber Family Dentistry, 10303 N. Port Washington Road, Suite 103a, Mequon, (262) 240-0405

Laurie Walker
Forward Dental, 1717 Paramount Drive, Waukesha, (262) 549-5011

Juhi Yadava
Forward Dental, 15100 W. Library Lane, New Berlin, (262) 641-0056

Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery

Henry Ambrookian
Advanced Dental Specialists, W231 N1440 Corporate Court, Suite 211, Waukesha,
(262) 524-9893

Theodore Anderson Sheboygan Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Assoicates, 110 S. Wisconsin St., Suite 5, Port Washington, (262) 284-1091

Joseph Best
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Associates, 1111 Delafield St., Suite 222, Waukesha, (262) 547-8665

Michael Connor
Oral & Maxillofacial SurgeryAssociates, 1111 Delafield St., Suite 222, Waukesha,
(262) 547-8665

David Curtis
Medical College Of Wisconsin, 840 N. 87 St., Suite 2169,
Milwaukee, (414) 805-5760

Daniel D’Angelo
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates, 1111 Delafield St., Suite 222, Waukesha,
(262) 547-8665

John Darling
200 W. Silver Spring Drive, Suite 285, Glendale, (414) 964-7109

David Gingrass
Drs. Hawkins, Gingrass & Miller Ltd., 10521 N. Port Washington Road, Suite 150, Mequon,
(262) 241-0398

Philip Hawkins
Drs. Hawkins, Gingrass & Miller Ltd., 10521 N. Port Washington Road, Suite 150, Mequon,
(262) 241-0398

Donald Holzhauer
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Associates, 1111 Delafield St., Suite 222, Waukesha, (262) 547-8665

Andrew Kabele Dental Associates Ltd., 11711 W. Burleigh St., Wauwatosa, (414) 771-6877

Mary Karkow
TMJ & Orofacial Pain Treatment Centers of Wisconsin, 2626 N.
76 St., Suite 101, Wauwatosa, (414) 476-9400

Alan Kimmel
Oral Surgery Associates of
Milwaukee, 10535 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon, (262) 241-0900

Mark Kortebein
Oral Surgery Associates of
Milwaukee, 20611 Watertown Road, Waukesha, (414) 798-0800

Jay Mackman
TMJ & Orofacial Pain Treatment Centers of Wisconsin, 2727 N. Grandview Blvd., Suite 100, Waukesha, (262) 547-9422

Christopher McAboy
377 W. River Woods Pkwy.,
Glendale, (414) 906-8940

Randall McDaniel
TMJ & Orofacial Pain Treatment Centers of Wisconsin, 2626 N. 76 St., Suite 101, Wauwatosa,
(414) 476-9400

Michael Melugin
PMH Orthodontists, 20855
Watertown Road, Waukesha, (262) 798-1421

Christopher Meyers
Advanced Dental Specialists, 500 W. Silver Spring Drive, Suite K250, Glendale, (414) 963-2301

Ronald Nellen
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Consultants of Wisconsin, S.C., 4811 S. 76 St., Suite 304,
Greenfield, (414) 281-3344

Timothy Novak
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Associates, 1111 Delafield St., Suite 222, Waukesha, (262) 547-8665

Wendy Pietz
Columbia St. Mary’s, 4600
W. Loomis Road, Suite 220, Greenfield, (414) 708-8533

Anthony Ragonese
Wisconsin Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, S.C., 10401 W. Lincoln Ave, Suite 101, West Allis,
(414) 327-4130

Donald Romsa
EON Clinics, 20700 Swenson Drive, Waukesha, (262) 798-0200

Joseph Schmidt
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Associates, 1111 Delafield St., Suite 222, Waukesha, (262) 547-8665

Daniel Tache
TMJ & Orofacial Pain Treatment Centers of Wisconsin, 3500 Meachem Road, Racine,
(262) 598-9901

Robert Wallock
Elmbrook Oral & Maxillofacial
Surgery Associates, S.C., 12720 W. North Ave., Building B, 2nd Floor, Brookfield, (262) 784-0053

Orthodontics

Scott Arbit
Scott Arbit Orthodontics,
10602 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon, (262) 241-0600

Joshua Barta
Holzhauer & Hewett, S.C., 2090 Continental Drive, West Bend, (262) 306-0600

Gregory Bell
Bell Orthodontic Solutions,
W68 N930 Washington Ave., Cedarburg, (262) 377-7410

Charles Bohl
Bohl & Race Orthodontics, 12720 W. North Ave, Bldg. B, Brookfield, (262) 784-6700

Michael Bubon
Bubon Orthodontics, N16 W24132 Prairie Court, Suite 150, Waukesha, (262) 522-7447

Colleen Connor
Deerwood Orthodontics,
10058 W. Loomis Road, Franklin, (414) 529-5200

Maylani Evangelista
Deerwood Orthodontics, 1532 S. Green Bay Road, Suite 100, Racine, (262) 632-3300

Nicholas Ferri
Moles Orthodontics, 20350 Water Tower Blvd., Suite 203, Brookfield, (414) 529-4044

Jonathan Frankmann
Dental Associates Ltd., 11711 W. Burleigh St., Wauwatosa,
(414) 771-6877

David Griffin 
GriffinOrthodontics, 11327 W. Lincoln Ave., West Allis, (414) 328-0704

Pamela Hanson
PMH Orthodontists, 15855 W. National Ave., New Berlin,
(262) 784-4050

Charles Hewett
Holzhauer & Hewett, S.C., 520 Hartbrook Drive, Hartland,
(262) 367-7076

Daniel Holzhauer
Holzhauer & Hewett, SC, 2090 Continental Drive, West Bend, (262) 306-0600

Michael Inda
Evans & Reichl Orthodontics,
307 Eagle Lake Ave., U.S. Highway LO, Mukwonago, (262) 363-8267

John Kittleson
Kittleson Orthodontics, 10521 N. Port Washington Road, Suite 13W, Mequon, (262) 241-3141

Russell Kittleson
Kittleson Orthodontics, 10521 N. Port Washington Road, Suite 13W, Mequon, (262) 241-3141

James Lipinski
Deerwood Orthodontics, 2600 N. Mayfair Road, Suite 750, Wauwatosa, (414) 453-6222

Kersden Loretoni-Rozny
Bubon Orthodontics, 3814 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee,
(414) 427-1210

Michael Melugin
PMH Orthodontists, 20855
Watertown Road, Waukesha, (262) 798-1421

Randall Moles
Moles Orthodontics, 8555 W. Forest Home Ave., Milwaukee, (414) 529-4044

Kevin Race
Bohl & Race Orthodontics, 12720 W. North Ave, Bldg. B, Brookfield, (262) 784-6700

Peter Reichl
Evans & Reichl Orthodontics, 307 Eagle Lake Ave., U.S. Highway LO, Mukwonago, (262) 363-8267

Dennis Robbins
Dental Associates Ltd., 11711 W. Burleigh St., Wauwatosa,
(414) 771-6877

Deborah Saddler
Bubon Orthodontics, N16 W24132 Prairie Court, Suite 150, Waukesha, (262) 522-7447

Lisa Sanfelippo
Moles Orthodontics, 8555 W. Forest Home Ave., Milwaukee, (414) 529-4044

Robert Schlamer
4220 S. 27th St., Suite 201, Milwaukee, (414) 282-3250

Jeffrey Straub
Ridgeview Dental Group, W178 N9201 Water Tower Place, Suite 100, Menomonee Falls, (262) 251-8704

Luciana Van Westen
Deerwood Orthodontics, 10058 W. Loomis Road, Franklin, (414) 529-5200

Richard Zussman,
8411 W. Lincoln Ave., Milwaukee, (414) 321-7240

Pediatric Dentistry

Ricardo Araujo
Small World Children’s Dentistry, S.C., 14430 W. Greenfield Ave., Brookfield, (262) 780-9996

Lori Barbeau
Children’s Hospital Of Wisconsin, 9000 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, (414) 266-2044

Thomas Bitner
Dr. John Bitner And Dr. Thomas Bitner Pediatric and Family Dentistry, 888 Thackeray Trail, Suite 214, Oconomowoc, (262) 567-9116

Steven Chybowski
Progressive Pediatric
Dentists, 8375 S. Howell Ave., Suite 201 ,Oak Creek, (414) 768-1020

Kirsten Davies
Davies Pediatric Dentistry, 2117 Corporate Drive, Suite 100, Waukesha,
(262) 547-5813

Robert Davies
Davies Pediatric Dentistry, 2117 Corporate Drive, Suite 100, Waukesha, (262) 547-5813

Christy Frady
Paramount Pediatric Dentistry, 11035 W. Forest Home Ave., Hales Corners, (414) 529-1110

Clifford Hartmann
Dr. Cliff Hartmann Pediatric and Adolescent Dentistry, 3365 S. 103 St., Suite 120, Greenfield, (414) 543-4700

Charlie Inga
Ridgeview Dental Group, W178 N9201 Water Tower Place, Suite 100, Menomonee Falls, (262) 251-8704

Margita Meyers
Forward Dental, 500 W. Silver Spring Drive, Suite K250, Glendale, (414) 963-2129

William Renner
William R. Renner Pediatric Dentistry, 1111 Delafield St., Suite 319, Waukesha,
(262) 549-3640

Dennis Robbins
Dental Associates Ltd., 1711 W. Burleigh St., Wauwatosa, (414) 771-6877

James Rollefson
Drs. Rollefson, Trochlell and Associates, 16655 W. Bluemound Road, Suite 380, Brookfield, (262) 786-1270

Ronald Rose
530 Hartbrook Drive, Hartland, (262) 367-8595

Vijayalakshmi Shetty
Forward Dental, 15100 Library
Lane, New Berlin, (262) 641-0056

Nicole Simonetti
9000 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, (414) 266-2044

Eileen Studders
Small World Children’s Dentistry, S.C., 14430 W. Greenfield Ave., Brookfield, (262) 780-9996

Edward Trochlell
Drs. Rollefson, Trochlell And Associates, 16655 W. Bluemound Road, Suite 380, Brookfield, (262) 786-1270

Benjamin Van Horn
Forward Dental, 3030 S. Chase Ave., Milwaukee,
(414) 481-7400

Periodontics

Nancy Barton
Barton & Shaw Periodontics, 2600 N. Mayfair Road, Suite 340, Wauwatosa,
(414) 259-0660

Jeffrey Burke
Burke Periondontics and
Implant Dentistry, 10303 N. Port Washington Road, Suite 204, Mequon, (262) 240-9840

Ahmad Eslami
Dental Implant & Periodontal Solutions, 2323 S. 109 St., Suite 275, West Allis, (414) 321-7200

Thomas Kelley
3970 N. Oakland Ave.,
Suite 503, Shorewood, (414) 964-5400

Timothy McNamara
Progressive Periodontics & Dental Implants, S.C., 1305 W. Chestnut St., West Bend, (262) 338-0070

Dale Newman
10950 W. Forest Home Ave,, Suite 201, Hales Corners, (414) 427-0288

Edwin Schoenenberger
2316 N. Grandview Blvd., Waukesha, (262) 547-1877

Stanley Sehler
2300 N. Mayfair Road, Suite 705, Milwaukee,
(414) 259-9440

Robert Stemberger
2350 N. Lake Drive, Milwaukee, (414) 963-1127

Prosthodontics

Mark Boldt
2323 S. 109 St., Suite 295, West Allis, (414) 545-5225

Carl Drago
EON Clinics, 20700
Swenson Drive, Waukesha, (262) 798-0200

Barry Franzen
10401 W. Lincoln Ave.,
Milwaukee, (414) 543-5432

Timothy Hart
1720 E. Lake Bluff Blvd., Shorewood, (414) 962-1800

David Kachelmeyer
5800 N. Bayshore Drive, Glendale, (414) 332-7450

Michael Karczewski
13780 W. Greenfield Ave., Suite 780, Brookfield,
(262) 782-4860

Todd Krueger
8531 W. Lincoln Ave.,
Milwaukee, (414) 327-2700

David Lubar
555 W. Brown Deer Road, Suite 210, Fox Point,
(414) 352-7700

James Podnar
Dental Associates, Ltd., 11711 W. Burleigh St.,
Wauwatosa, (414) 771-6877

Thomas Smithy
1111 Delafield St., Suite 319, Waukesha, (262) 549-3641

Kenneth P. Sobczak
Dunkel & Kraklow, 4154 S. 108 St., Greenfield, (414) 427-8565

Bruce Stevens
Stevens Dental Clinic, N52 W6295 Mill St., Cedarburg, (262) 377-5800

Don Stoiber
Stoiber Family Dentistry, 10303 N. Port Washington Road, Suite 103A, Mequon, (262) 240-0405

Richard Winter
Hampton Dental Associates, S.C., 5323 W. Hampton Ave., Milwaukee, (414) 464-9021

Gerald Ziebert
Riverwalk Dentistry, S.C.,
735 N. Water St., Suite 826, Milwaukee, (414) 271-1770 m





 

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