About Us

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Our Practice Philosophy

At Green Bay Smiles, everything we do centers on meeting your individual dental needs. We will always work to educate you on the concerns we see, explain every option available for addressing these issues, and help you to make a thoroughly informed decision as to treatment planning. We will never pressure you into a service. We believe that dentistry should be pain free, regardless of the procedure, and our gentle practices ensure just that. Whether you’re a new patient or have been visiting us for years, we treat you like family, with the personalized, attentive care that we would expect for ourselves and our own families. We know that transformed smiles transform lives.

Our Team

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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 young 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.

Dental Hygienists

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Nancy – Dental Hygienist & Practice Historian

Nancy is originally from Menominee, Michigan, and attended school at Ferris State University and Concordia University of Wisconsin. She enjoys building relationships with our patients, and wants them to feel comfortable and ask questions so that she can provide them with information about the relationship between their oral and overall health. Nancy has been with our team since 1994 and still looks forward to coming into the office. She doesn’t consider this a job as much as a calling. She states, “I am grateful to be allowed to practice clinically as well as being free to do consulting and speaking in her other roles as a hygienist.” Outside of the office, Nancy enjoys reading and doing outdoor activities like walking and kayaking along the shores of the Bay, where she lives with her fiancé and their pets.

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Rachel – Dental Hygienist

Originally from central Wisconsin, Rachel has lived and practiced hygiene in the Green Bay area for over 13 years. She’s one of our newest team members, having joined Green Bay Smiles in autumn of 2018. Her skills, confidence and outgoing personality have had an immediate positive impact on our practice. The things she enjoys best about working here are being part of an amazing team that provides exceptional care while having fun doing it. She also loves building rapport and relationships with all her patients. Outside of work, Rachel loves to run: She’s completed four half marathons. She also enjoys cheering on the Packers, watching movies, gardening, camping, listening to music and spending time with her friends and family, especially her husband of over 12 years and their two children.

Dental Assistants

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Alejandra – Dental Assistant

Alejandra was born in a small town in Mexico and has lived in Green Bay for 20 years. A graduate of Preble High School, Alejandra initially worked with our team from 2015 to 2017, and we’re excited to have her back! What she enjoys most about our office is the family feeling among coworkers and patients. She loves that we sincerely care about every person who walks through our doors. She has a lot to offer our patients, including her years of dental experience, her positive attitude, and her fluency in Spanish. Alejandra is passionate about her patients’ smiles, making them the best possible to build their confidence. Outside of work, she and her husband enjoy golfing together and have a goal of playing golf in all 50 states: so far, they’ve got 19 states down.

Patient Relations

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Tammy – Patient Relations & Dental Assistant

Tammy is from Oconto, WI, and has worked with us since summer of 2019. She has extensive clinical experience, working 24 years in the industry. From a young age, Tammy has always had a passion for caring for people and making a difference in their lives. What she loves most about Green Bay Smiles is the genuine concern for the wellbeing of patients and the overall great team atmosphere. She and her husband of 24 years have a son and a daughter. When she’s not in the office, Tammy enjoys camping, spending time with her family, and caring for animals (especially rescues).

Our Patients Talking About Us

  • "My whole family goes to Green Bay Smiles! Hygienist Rachel is easy to carry a conversation with, makes us all laugh, great with kids, and finds a way to relate to you. The other hygienists and assistants all greet us, compliment my shoes, and make us feel welcome! You can tell they all get along and are like a family by the way the talk to and respect each other."

    - Melissa H.

  • "All of the people that work here are great. I never used to like going to the dentist but I highly recommend them."

    - Heather I.

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    "Everyone is very friendly at this office. I always feel comfortable at my appointments."
     
    - Katie P.
  • "I am very pleased with professional and personal dental service that I receive here and would recommend it to everyone."

    - Audrey A.

  • "Very friendly, personable and knowledgeable. Have all the tools in the office to get the job done right the first time."

    - David L.