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Meet our Team of Doctors

Paul Szmanda, DDS

Jim Sobolewski, DDS

Paul Szmanda

Dr. Paul Szmanda has been a local dentist and practicing general family dentistry in Rib Mountain and the surrounding areas for almost 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

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, DDS

 

Keith Simons, DDS

John Felkner

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

Dr. Keith Simons was born and raised in De Pere, Wisconsin. There, he grew up loving the Green Bay Packers and spending a lot of time outdoors — camping, fishing, hiking, and kayaking. Keith attended UW La Crosse as an undergrad, studying Biomedical Science, with a Chemistry minor.

Keith later graduated from Marquette University with a passion for dentistry.

He is a member of the ADA and WDA, and came to join the Szmanda Dental team in 2012. Keith also enjoys photography and spending time with his family and friends.

Keith works in our Edgar, Wittenberg and Marathon locations.





John Cronkrite, DDS

 

Oliver Keefer, DDS

John Cronkrite

Dr. John Glen Cronkrite is a 1976 graduate of Marquette University Dental School with almost 40 years experience as a general practitioner! He grew up in a central Wisconsin paper town, attended the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire and after graduating at Marquette returned home.

His hobbies include seeking out all manner of history and art and enjoying the beauty and wonder of nature. He still keeps a baseball glove oiled and ready! John is a father to four and grandfather to nine!

John works as our Dental Advisor.

  Oliver Keefer

Dr. Oliver Keefer has been practicing general dentistry for nine 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.






Brieanne Oehlke, DDS

 

 

John Cronkrite

Dr. Brieanne Oehlke was born and raised in Fremont, WI on the beautiful Wolf River.  She completed her undergraduate studies at St. Norbert College in De Pere, WI and graduated from Marquette University School of Dentistry – receiving magna cum laude honors at both. Brieanne was also inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society as a result of her academic and clinical achievements.  She is an active member of the WDA and ADA.

In Brieanne’s free time she loves the outdoors including boating, snowmobiling, working on her golf game and playing or watching any athletic events!  She’s very social and loves to travel and meet new people, but also spend as much time as she can with her friends and family – especially her new nephew!

Dr. Brie truly has a passion for people and a commitment to making each and every patient feel comfortable.  She looks forward to meeting you and taking care of your family’s dental needs!

Brie works in our Rib Mountain and Wausau locations.

 

 

 


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