Katie Johnson-Practice Manager-Stoughton
Katie hails from Fort Atkinson, WI. The Milwaukee Brewers have been your lifelong passion; she never misses a game. When the Brewers are not playing, she loves going to see waterfalls and concerts. She loves investing time with her family, and enjoys taking care of her cats, parrot, and fish. With her keen organizational skills and genuine empathy for people, she keeps the office running smoothly.
Angie Hjortland | Dental Hygienist
Angie attended Madison Area Technical College in 1985 where she received her degree of Dental Hygiene. In 2001 she attended Madison Area Technical College, receiving her certification of Local Anesthetics. Receiving her Bachelors of Science Degree, Dental Hygiene from Northern Arizona University in 2005. Angie belongs to the American Dental Hygienist Association and Wisconsin Dental Hygienist Association.
Knowing she wanted the atmosphere of a small single doctor practice Angie joined Dr. Thies and his team in 2008. Getting to know her patients and making them feel comfortable and confident with their dental experience is her number one priority. She enjoys treating the whole family. The atmosphere in our office makes me feel like “I’m always treating and working with my closest friends and family”.
When not at the office you’ll find Angie scrapbooking, making cards, cooking, baking and gardening. When it comes to sports she will be tuned into the Milwaukee Brewers and Green Bay Packers. Always leaving time for her husband Randy and her sons Andrew, Daniel and Samuel.
Nancy Holzhuter | Lab Technician
Nancy attended Marquette University and completed their Dental Assisting program in 1954. She worked for Dr. Skaalen from 1954 to 1957 when she left the practice to raise a family. In December of 1975 she was re-hired by Dr. Skaalen. Dr. Thies took over for Dr. Skaalen at that same time and Nancy worked for him until Sept of 2001. She retired for one year and decided to rejoin Dr. Thies’ practice in 2002. Nancy has done it all from the front desk scheduling, insurance, assisting and lab work.
When not at work, Nancy enjoys traveling. One of her favorite trips was when she accompanied her mother to Norway. Nancy also enjoys gardening and cooking.
The best thing she likes about working at Dr. Thies’ office is the fact that because she has been here so long, she has had the opportunity to help generations of families.
Kirsten Meyer-Clinical Assistant
Kirsten grew up in the Janesville area and just recently bought her first dog; a miniature schnauzer names Finn. When not taking her pup for walks down park trails, Kirsten enjoys sipping on a good brew of locally roasted coffee while knitting or reading a good book.
Leslie Schleusner | Dental Hygienist
Leslie began her dental career when she graduated from Blackhawk Technical College’s Dental Assisting program in 1991. She assisted for several years before fulfilling her desire to become a Dental Hygienist in 2001; graduating again from Blackhawk Tech. Leslie has been with Dr. Thies as one of his hygienists ever since. While employed by Dr. Thies, Leslie had the opportunity to teach for a year in the Dental Assisting program at Blackhawk Technical College.
When not at work Leslie likes to spend time at the gym. She is currently training for two “Mud” runs this summer. Her other interests include spending time with her two sons and attending concerts with her husband. She also enjoys anything to do with food – especially preparing new recipes and trying unique restaurants.
Leslie’s favorite thing about dentistry is having the ability to help nervous or insecure patients realize that she is there to help them regain their dental health. She shares her own story of how an unfortunate dental experience, subsequent dental visits and a kind dental assistant lead her to her career in the dental profession. The thing that Leslie likes best about our office is definitely the patients and her relationships with them. Some patients become like family and you can’t wait for the next six months to come so you can catch up on what is going on in their lives.
Amy Daniels | Dental Assistant
Amy joined Dr. Thies and his team in 2004 after earning her dental assistant degree from Blackhawk Technical College. Amy enjoys seeing people come into the office and having them leave with a smile, she excels in the area of making you feel at ease.
At the age of eight Amy was left with an impression she could not ignore. She was seen by the nicest dental assistant and from there she knew this is where she wanted to be and how she wanted to make people feel. “We are a family in our office and I enjoy coming to work every day”.
As a magazine Field Editor for “Taste of Home” you know she is passionate about cooking, but it doesn’t end there you will find her doing volunteer work at dental clinics as well as the Brodhead Library as a Friend of the Library. Her boys Ethan and Stephen keep her on the go with High School football and wrestling. When she finds that spare minute or two she will be hanging out with her friends, going for walks, reading, knitting and crocheting
Rachel Pfeffer | Dental Assistant
Rachel lives in Cottage Grove which is about 20 minutes from Stoughton. She graduated high school from Deerfield, WI in 2009, then went to Madison College for Dental Assisting and found an opportunity to work with Dr. Thomas Thies in August of 2014 and has been part of the team since.
In her free time she is with her son, friends and family, she is very outgoing and loves chocolate!
Sheila Murray | Practice Manager
Sheila was born and raised in Lancaster, WI. She attended Augustana College in Rock Island, IL and graduated with a business degree. She and grew up in a family business that focused on customer care, great service, and community involvement. She has now been in the dental field for more than 20 years with over 18 years with Dr. Chris Kammer and Lifetime Family Dentistry. She truly loves serving our patients, the team members and our community as a whole! She has worn many hats throughout the years, and she could not imagine working in any other field or with any other organization.
She knew when she met Dr. Jack Kammer and Dr. Chris Kammer that it was the perfect match! Their passion for their family business, their patients’, and their dedication to the Madison community were a seamless fit. She feel truly honored to have worked with Dr. Jack and continue his vision with his son Dr. Chris.
When not working, Sheila enjoys volunteering, spending time with her lifelong friends, and her family including her six nephews and her niece.
Susan Fait Ertel | Dental Hygienist
I'm Susan Fait Ertel. I am a dental hygienist at Lifetime Family Dentistry and I am truly passionate about providing the best care to every patient. I love connecting with people and helping them improve their oral health. I started with Lifetime in 2003 and cannot imagine working somewhere else. I have a B.S. in Dental Hygiene from University of Minnesota and an M.P.H. from Northern Illinois University.
When I am not helping patients, I love spending time with my husband, son and our golden doodle. Boating, swimming, scuba diving and listening to Jimmy Buffett music are my favorite hobbies. I look forward to meeting you and your whole family!
Kati Stone | Clinical Assistant
Kati joined the Lifetime Family Dentistry team in 2014. She was raised in Verona, WI, and worked in the hotel industry for many years before returning to school in Florida for dental assisting. Kati graduated with high honors from Concorde Career Inst. in Tampa FL.
After graduating, Kati returned to Wisconsin with her two daughters to continue her dental career. Kati works side by side with Dr. Chris making both children and adults feel welcome and comfortable. Kati looks forward to meeting all your dental needs and always exceeding your expectations. Her passion for dentistry and her patients is truly inspiring and you can always find Kati with a smile on her face!
In her free time she enjoys spending time with her two beautiful daughters Alli and Briella shopping, crafting, going to the movies or reading books.
Shae Johnson | Clinical Assistant
I am proud to be a Clinical Assistant who also serves as our Treatment Coordinator at Lifetime Family Dentistry. Having been in the dental profession for over 20 years, I have acquired a vast amount of knowledge and experience in many aspects of the dental field.
I graduated from Blackhawk Technical College in Janesville, WI in 1992 and have extensive Cosmetic training from the Las Vegas Institute in Las Vegas, NV. Along with my Cosmetic knowledge, I have also been specially trained in the areas of Practice Management, Neuromuscular Dentistry, Invisalign, Orthodontics and Case Presentations. In my role as Treatment Plan Coordinator for Lifetime Family Dentistry I pride myself on providing the education and clearest explanations of dental treatment and giving patients all possible treatment options.
Even after 9+ years with Lifetime Family Dental; my passion for dentistry and helping patients achieve optimal dental health grows daily. I can proudly admit that I am a “Dental Geek” at heart. However, I believe my greatest accomplishment is my family. I have 4 children; 2 girls and 2 boys. I am also the proud Ohma of 3 handsome grandsons and 1 beautiful granddaughter. I spend most of my spare time with them enjoying fun activities from movies, parks, swimming and traveling.
Abby Krueger | Dental Hygienist
Abby Krueger is one of our fabulous hygienists in the office. In addition to being a Dental Hygienist, Abby also has an Associate’s Degree in the general sciences. With both degrees, Abby graduated with high honors.
Abby is reputable for her gentle thorough patient care and children love her! She is very personable and actively listens to her patients’ needs and concerns. Abby delivers excellent patient care and continually strives to exceed patients’ expectations! Their dental care and over body health are her number one priority.
Animals are Abby's number one passion, especially her two English Bulldogs, Boog and Beans. She also volunteers at the Dane County Humane Society on a weekly basis. When Abby is not mingling with animals, she enjoys reading, biking, golfing, and kickboxing.
JoAnn Hendrickson | Patient Coordinator
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Sue Tregelles | Insurance Coordinator
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Debbie Lockman | Clinical Assistant
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