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.
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.
Casey Messer, DDS
Dr. Casey Messer was valedictorian of her Marinette High School class and graduated summa cum laude from Northern Illinois University with a degree in Biological Sciences. She went on to graduate magna cum laude from Marquette University School of Dentistry with her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. One of her main priorities is to provide her patients with a comfortable and caring environment. It’s of primary importance to her to build rapport and trust with them in order to provide the best possible care. While discussing a personalized treatment plan, Dr. Messer always likes to be extremely thorough and make sure that patients understand why she recommends certain treatments; ultimately, the treatment plans are a joint effort to give patients the confidence and smile they’ve always dreamed of.
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 to be free to do consulting and speaking in my 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.
Kim – Dental Hygienist
Kim grew up in Wisconsin Rapids. From an early age, she wanted to enter the dental field in order to help people see the importance of oral health to their overall health. She earned her degree in dental hygiene from Northcentral Technical College in 1986, where she was awarded the Carol Bauhs Benson Scholarship. Kim joined our Green Bay Smiles team in December of 2018, and she has had an immediate positive impact on our patients and office. One of the things she likes best about our office is that everyone works together and chips in where needed to deliver the best care possible for our patients. When she’s not at work, Kim loves to spend time with her family, especially her husband, Scott, her three grown children, and her grandchildren. Some of her favorite activities are gardening, sewing, biking, and being involved in her church. She has also had a great time racing sail boats on Lake Michigan and in Green Bay. Kim is also an active member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and the Wisconsin Dental Hygienists’ Association.
Stacy – Dental Hygienist
Stacy was born and raised in Bellevue, and she still lives and raises her family in that community. She graduated from Green Bay East High School and went on to study and earn degrees in Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Stacy then earned her Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources from Concordia University, graduating magna cum laude. She works part-time as dental adjunct faculty at NWTC helping in various roles, as well as teaching Dental Health Safety/Infection Control. Stacy knew she wanted to enter the dental field as early as 7th and 8th grade, when she was in braces and always loved going to the dentist’s office. She firmly believes that all patients should have enough information to make their own informed choices for their dental health. She stays current by taking many continuing education courses and reading dental journals. What she enjoys most about Green Bay Smiles is the family-like atmosphere and, with that, the overall friendliness and helpfulness of our team. Outside of work, Stacy loves to spend time with her family, especially her husband, Rob, their two children, Emily and Noah, and their chocolate lab, Ruger. While her two young children keep her very busy, she also enjoys baking, hiking, and watching Packers games.
Lacey – Dental Hygienist
Lacey is originally from Coleman, Wisconsin. After graduating from Coleman High School, she went on to earn her associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, earning high honors and her program’s Golden Scaler Award. Lacey has always been interested in pursuing a career in healthcare; and because of her great dentist growing up, she knew by the 7th grade that she wanted to be a hygienist. Since she joined our team in spring of 2021, she has contributed to the success of our office through her skills as a hygienist and also through her positive attitude and excellence with patient education. Some of things Lacey likes best about working at Green Bay Smiles are the family feel of our office and the fact that we deliver comprehensive dentistry without being pushy. When she’s not working, Lacey loves to spend time with her husband, Nick, and their two children, Levi and Emily. Some of her interests include staying active, gardening, organizing, and hanging out with friends and family.
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.
Melissa – Dental Assistant
Melissa joined our Green Bay Smiles team in May of 2021. Originally from Portland, Oregon, she graduated from Reynolds High School and got her dental assisting education from Concorde Career College. What first got her interested in the dental field were her early experiences of going to the dentist, which she always enjoyed. Melissa was a great fit with our staff from the beginning, owing to her experience, her positivity, and her commitment to always doing her very best for our patients and our team. She loves the fact that Green Bay Smiles is an office where everyone is very kind and puts the care of patients at the center of everything. When she isn’t at work, Melissa loves to be in the company of her husband and their pets: They have a mixed breed dog, Sulley, and a cat named Binx. Melissa is a very spontaneous person, and she loves to travel and see and experience new things. She and her husband want to eventually travel all 50 states and several other countries: tops on their list of places to see are Mt. Rushmore, Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, and the Bahamas.
Jennifer – Administrative Assistant
Jennifer was born and raised in the Fox Valley area and eventually relocated to Seymour, WI, where she’s lived for the past 24 years. After graduating form Little Chute High School, she went on to attend and graduate with a Dental Assisting degree from Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton. She joined our Green Bay Smiles team in February of this year. It has always been Jennifer’s goal to work in a healthcare setting and to be a part of a making a difference, big or small, in people’s lives. She felt there was no better way to do that to improve people’s dental health and self-confidence, one smile at a time. Being in the dental field for over 25 years in an administrative capacity has allowed her to help patients navigate the processes involved in achieving their dental goals, whether it’s understanding their dental insurance plans, explaining treatment plans, or helping ease any dental concerns. It’s her ultimate goal to make sure that every patient has the best experience possible and to make sure they feel like they’re part of our dental family. She loves that every member of our dental team has the shared goal of providing each patient with the highest quality dental care and experience possible. Outside of the office, Jennifer enjoys spending time with friends and family, especially her husband of 27 years, Kurt, and their 2 adult sons, Justin and Ryan. In her free time she enjoys scrapbooking, genealogy, traveling, and ATVing.
Our Patients Talking About Us
“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.
“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.