Meet the Team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


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Assistants

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Dental Assistant

Hi, I’m Ann. I have been a dental assistant for nearly 30 years, and have worked at Hartjes Dental since 2001. I have a bachelor of arts in English literature and you can find me as Dr. Joel’s right hand gal. Interacting with our patients and doing my best to make sure their visits are pleasant and comfortable is very important to me. The strong bonds that we create with our patients make working at Hartjes irreplaceable. That is why I have called the office my work home for many years. The friendships I have created with my coworkers that expands past our time together at the office is important to me, and is again one of the many things that makes working at Hartjes Dental great!

When I’m not at the office, you can find me with my daughter Jade and husband Mike. We are happy to announce we have added a new black lab puppy to our family named Cossette, “Cosie” for short. We love exploring the world, and enjoy simple, everyday moments together as a family. I love listening to music, singing in the car, and being outside. The sound of my daughter’s laugh and listening to her sing are two of my favorite things, and spending time with Mike talking on our couch is the best way I can end my day.


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Dental Assistant

Hi, my name is Crystal. I have been Dr. Brad’s assistant for more than 15 years. Working with patients to keep them relaxed and comfortable during their visits is my main goal. I love to help ease their nerves by keeping them laughing, and make sure they feel confident with their smile when they leave our chair. I am also responsible for our OSHA and CPR training at the office, to keep our staff up to date with the latest medical and safety trainings.

When I’m not at the office, you find me with my husband Josh, and our two kids, Carter and Violet. We keep busy doing things like camping and boating, and you can also find us chasing our seven chickens and rooster around our yard. I love staying active and participate in many charity and fun runs. Sometimes I convince my coworkers to join me in those runs, especially the annual Crazylegs Classic run in Madison every spring. 


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Dental Assistant

Hi, I’m Mindy. I have been working at Hartjes Dental since 2009. I have been working as a dental assistant for more than a decade. When you see me at the office, I will be assisting both doctors with various procedures. The best part of my job is being able to help the doctors maintain and create beautiful smiles. Working at Hartjes has brought me career fulfillment as well as many great friends.

When I’m not at the office, you can find me with my husband Mike, daughter Autumn, stepson Ashton, and our two dogs, Missy and Malibu. I am a Badger sports fan, and enjoy being outdoors as much as I can. In the spring and summer, I look forward to planting in my garden, and during the winter months, I enjoy attending meat raffles with my coworkers.

 


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Hygienists

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Registered Dental Hygienist

Hi, I’m Jessica P. I am registered dental hygienist graduate from MATC. Prior to choosing to pursue dental hygiene as a career, I went to UW Parkside and majored in health and fitness on a cross-country scholarship. I have been working at Hartjes Dental since 2018, but have been working as a dental hygienist for more than a decade. Educating our patients on oral hygiene and ways to maintain their proper oral health is very important to me. I have enjoyed talking with each of my patients and getting to know them, so that with each visit we continue to grow our relationships. The small family feel of Hartjes is what drew me to our practice, and allows me time to really connect with our patients and my co-workers.

Outside of the office, I enjoy hiking and running, especially after my little son Corbin. I have a sweet infant daughter named Lillian, and couldn’t do it all without my awesome husband Mike. Going to Brewers games and downtown for Badgers games is something I look forward to every spring and fall, and like many of my coworkers, I enjoy cheering on the Packers.


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Registered Dental Hygienist

Hi, I’m Kari, and I have been a dental hygienist at Hartjes Dental since 2004. I pride myself on providing my patients a thorough and gentle cleaning, as well as teaching them proper care management for their smiles. It is important to me that I help my patients take great care of their teeth, and through the years, I have been able to get to know them as well as watch many of their children grow up. Working at Hartjes has given me the chance to work with amazing co-workers that make me excited to go to work.

When I’m not at the office, you can find me on my “funny” farm with my husband Scott, our two boys Austin and Carson, six chickens, five horses, three goats, three dogs, and our cat. When we aren’t running around on our farm, you can find us camping and doing trail rides as a family. I love watching comedy movies because laughing is one of my favorite things to do.


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Registered Dental Hygienist

Hi. I’m Laura, one of the dental hygienists at Hartjes Dental. I have been working in my field for a decade and at Hartjes Dental since 2010. One of the most enjoyable parts of my job is being able to ease patients’ fears about dentistry, and help them to actually enjoy their visits with us. You can find me providing dental cleanings for adults and children, as well as treatments for our periodontal patients. Through my years at Hartjes Dental, I find myself happy that I have developed such strong relationships with our patients and my co-workers. The patient-first and prevention focus of Hartjes Dental reminds me of why I chose dental hygiene as my profession. Through Hartjes Dental, I have been able to participate in the Touched Twice Dental Clinics, which allows us to help people who otherwise might not be able to receive dental care.

When I’m not busy at the office, you can find me doing things like boating and fishing with my husband and our two children. I am a huge Packer and Badger football fan, and love a football season filled with friends, laughs, and, of course, a Packer and Badger win!


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Front Office


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Business Office Coordinator

Hi, I’m Joan, but everyone at the office calls me Joanie! I have been working at Hartjes Dental for ten years, and working in the business for 20. My job entails handling the business side of the dental practice and helping in the front office when needed. The family feel of the office is what really appealed to me, as well as the flexibility that was offered for my position. I have been a patient of Dr. Brad’s for more than 30 years and felt honored that he believed I would be an asset to his business.

I have been married to my husband Rick for 45 years and we have four children and eight grandchildren. I enjoy reading, baking, and watching the Hallmark Channel. Chocolate chip ice cream with big chunks of chocolate satisfies my "sweet tooth", and sipping fresh hot coffee in my sunroom in the morning is my favorite way to start the day. When I’m not at the office, you can find me gardening, fishing or spending time with my husband and family. We have been part of a life group through Blackhawk Church, which participates in food/supply drives for various organizations in the community. I share my passion for giving back with my grandchildren. So every year we take them to buy food and deliver it to Middleton Outreach.


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Patient Care and Financial Coordinator

Hi, I’m Kayla! I joined the Hartjes Team in 2017. Before coming to Hartjes, I worked for 15 years at the Cross Plains Pharmacy: starting as a clerk, and then eventually moved to become a pharmacy technician through the PTCB. You can find me in the front office greeting our patients as they arrive, making sure our patients receive detailed treatment plans, and scheduling our patients for future appointments at times that work best for them. The closeness of everyone at the office with the patients and each other really makes working at Hartjes simply amazing.

I have been with my partner Ben for a decade, and we are planning to be married and start a family in the near future. For now, we have two fur babies: our cats, Lola and Marlee. When I’m not at the office, you can find me in the kitchen, because I love to cook; well, I really just love food in general. Mexican food is my absolute favorite, the spicier, the better! Two days a week, you can find me starting my day at Orangetheory Fitness. I also enjoy taking long walks outside, and visiting different local breweries, especially if they have outside seating to enjoy fresh air as much as I can. One of my favorite things is participating in charity runs with friends and coworkers, because I am very passionate about staying active, but also giving back when I can.