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Meet our Team of Doctors
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, 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, 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, DDS
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.
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, 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.