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Meet our Team of Doctors

Paul Szmanda

Paul Szmanda, DDS

Dr. Paul Szmanda has been a local dentist and practicing general family dentistry in Rib Mountain and the surrounding areas for over thirty years! Paul was born and raised in Antigo, Wisconsin.

After graduating high school, he attended the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point. Paul received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from Marquette University in January of 1984.

Paul and his wife Jeanne have four children. He enjoys spending time with his family, camping, hiking, and playing guitar.

Dr. Paul is a member of the Marathon County Dental Society, the Wisconsin Dental Association, and the American Dental Association. He also has the privilege of being affiliated with the Aspirus Hospital - Emergency Department.

Paul works in our Rib Mountain and Edgar locations.

Jim Sobolewski

Jim Sobolewski, DDS

Dr. Jim Sobolewski was born in Rhinelander, Wisconsin and raised in Ironwood, Michigan. He graduated from Ironwood Catholic High School. He continued his education at Northern Michigan University on a basketball scholarship; he earned a degree in Biochemistry. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1990. After graduation, Jim moved to Crandon where he practiced for two years. Jim then moved to the Wausau area to join Paul at Szmanda Dental Center where he has been practicing since.

Jim lives in Rib Mountain with his wife, Lisa, and their two daughters, Ava and Camille.

Jim enjoys spending time with family and friends and is a devoted Packer fan.

Jim works in our Rib Mountain and Edgar locations.

John Felkner

John Felkner, DDS

Dr. John Felkner was born and raised in Clintonville, Wisconsin. He attended UW-Whitewater and Marquette University School of Dentistry graduating in 1975. Following a two year tour of duty as a naval dentist, he returned to Wisconsin and established a general dental practice in Wausau.

He joined Szmanda Dental in 2007. He is also a member of the American Dental Association, the Chicago Dental Society and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

John works in our Rib Mountain and Wittenberg locations.

Keith Simons

Oliver Keefer, DDS

Dr. Oliver Keefer has been practicing general dentistry for ten years after obtaining a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota. Oliver is originally from Boulder, Colorado but grew up in the nearby town of Waupaca, followed by an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison.

Dr. Keefer has completed a variety of post-doctoral courses related to dentistry while maintaining a membership in numerous professional organizations. Volunteer work has allowed Oliver to share his skills in many underprivileged areas of the world including — Jamaica, Haiti, Cuba and New Zealand! Along with the exceptional staff at Szmanda Dental, Oliver would be happy to help you with any and all concerns you may have with your smile and oral health!

Oliver works in our Rib Mountain and Wittenberg locations.

Kim Kutzler

Kim Kutzler, DDS

Dr. Kutzler attended dental school at Marquette University School of Dentistry, graduating with magna cum laude honors. While in school, she began volunteering with Special Olympics of Wisconsin, and continues to do so every year. She really enjoys volunteering around the state and in her community.

In her free time, Kim loves running and doing yoga, and is a football fanatic – Go Packers and Badgers! She and her husband enjoy spending time with their families. Kim and Sam are excited to be back as a part of the Central Wisconsin community.

Dr. Kutzler is passionate about taking care of people. She especially loves treating children and their families. She is a member of the ADA, WDA, Marathon County Dental Society, American Academy of General Dentistry, and Special Care Dental Association.

Kim works in our Wausau location on Grand Avenue and Rib Mountain.

John Cronkrite

John Cronkrite, DDS

Dr. John Cronkrite attended the university of Wisconsin at Eau Claire and graduated from Marquette Dental School in 1976. He has enjoyed practicing dentistry for almost 40 years. He spends his leisure time with his kids and grandchildren. Loves to "Tinker" with old cars and vintage motorcycles.

John has worked in our Edgar office previously and is excited to be back with the Szmanda Dental family and continuing to help our patients.

John works in our Rib Mountain and Edgar locations.


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