Ryan Tietz, D.D.S., Sara Cody, D.D.S. & James Kertis, D.D.S.

744 Ryan Drive, Suite 203 | Hudson, WI 54016

715.386.5400

Our Team: Clinical Team

We love what we do, and it shows on our faces—it seems we’re always smiling around here. You’ll find our team is friendly and up-beat and we’ll do our best to make your visit comfortable, and even fun. And all the while we’ll be providing you with the highest quality dental care. Don’t be surprised if it’s the best time you’ve had at a dental office!

DAWN

 

“I love working in a fun and energetic environment.”

 

Dawn brings 30 years of dental experience to our office.  Growing up, Dawn had a great relationship with her childhood dentist who persuaded her to pursue a career in dental hygiene right out of high school.  These days she is part of our front office crew.  “I love working in a fun and energetic environment.”  In her spare time Dawn enjoys camping, gardening and crafting.

 

JILL

 

“I like seeing patients who start here with dental anxiety and through time become so comfortable here that their anxiety about the dentist is a thing of the past.”

 

When you walk into Oakwood Dental you are likely to see Jill’s smiling face behind the front desk.  Jill started out in the dental field as a Spanish interpreter in a Twin Cities dental office.  Busy with six kids, Jill wanted to be closer to home so she came to our office in 2010.  She enjoys getting to know the variety of patients that come to our office.  “I like seeing patients who start here with dental anxiety and through time become so comfortable here that their anxiety about the dentist is a thing of the past.”  When Jill isn’t at the office you can find her driving her kids to their several sports and activities or cheering on the Packers!

 

MARIE

 

“I enjoy getting to know the patients and their families on a personal level.”

 

Marie has been working in the dental field for over six years.  Her twenty three years of banking experience combined with her love for numbers makes her an expert in the finance area at our office.  Marie thoroughly enjoys working with people.  “I enjoy getting to know the patients and their families on a personal level.”  Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband and three kids.  You can often find Marie in the bleachers of a sporting event cheering on the Somerset Spartans.  Marie also enjoys camping, shopping, crafting and gardening.

 

KAREN

 

“I enjoy helping patients feel comfortable and to make sure they have a great dental experience”

 

With over 13 years in the field of dentistry, Karen, a warm hearted, compassionate dental assistant continues to serve patients at Oakwood Dental. “I enjoy helping patients feel comfortable and to make sure they have a great dental experience”.  Her ongoing loyalty and dedication to Oakwood Dental is explained by “The Doctors are awesome, I appreciate them!”   As implant coordinator, Karen oversees and organizes our implant ordering and treatment planning process.  As a resident of River Falls, Karen enjoys her country living.  In her spare time she volunteers at a therapeutic riding stable, spends time with her son, Scott and recently started dancing lessons with her husband, Brad.

 

NICOLE

 

“Everyone at Oakwood Dental is so friendly and the doctors are the best!  I wouldn’t want to work or be a patient anywhere other than Oakwood Dental.”

 

As a child, Nicole’s interest in the dental field began as she enjoyed her routine visits to her dentist.  In 2005, she pursued the dental assisting program at Chippewa Valley Technical College.  Nicole loves working chairside and assisting with smile makeovers.  Her warm smile and calm demeanor ease new patient’s fears.  Nicole’s commitment and loyalty to our team is much appreciated. “Everyone at Oakwood Dental is so friendly and the doctors are the best.  I wouldn’t want to work or be a patient anywhere other than Oakwood Dental.”  When she has free time she loves to bake, cook, scrapbook, walk and bike and four-wheel.  Nicole adores her time with her two year old son, eight month old daughter and husband.

SARA

 

“It is rewarding to help patients overcome their dental fears.”

 

Before joining the team at Oakwood Dental in 2012, Sara worked at a pediatric dental office for 8 years in Edina.  After the birth of her first son she decided it was time to be closer to home.  She enjoys working with people; she finds it “rewarding to help patients overcome their dental fears.”  Aside from being a full time dental assistant, Sara is our office’s OSHA compliance manager.  Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her two boys and husband.  They enjoy spending time at their camper in Spooner and gardening at their home in Hudson.

 

ABBY

 

“Finding connections and gaining trust will lead to happy, healthy patients”

 

In high school Abby was looking through that thick occupations book in the guidance counselor’s office trying to figure out what she was going to be when she grew up, when she came across…. Dental Hygienist.   She then started working in the office of her childhood dentist and confirmed that the dental field was the right fit for her!  In 2004, she graduated from Normandale Community College with an associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene.  To this day she loves helping patients understand the importance of their oral health.  Abby believes “Finding connections and gaining trust will lead to happy, healthy patients.”

 

She can relate to that hectic, busy family schedule (you know the one where you are so tired at night that you ALMOST go to bed without brushing your teeth).  In her spare time, Abby keeps very busy with her husband, four kids, two dogs, three horses, and a miniature donkey! Not only does she enjoy  chasing to her kids’ activities but also loves getting away to enjoy four wheeling trips, cheering on the Packers, and spending good times with family and friends.

 

CASSIE

 

“I enjoy helping people knowing that by improving their oral health, they are improving their overall health.”

 

Cassie has been in the dental field for over eleven years.  Her experience includes starting out as a dental assistant and continuing on to be a dental hygienist.  She has been with Oakwood Dental since 2007.  Cassie enjoys getting to know each individual patient.  “I enjoy helping people knowing that by improving their oral health, they are improving their overall health.”  Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys.  She enjoys outside activities including camping, fishing, boating, gardening, and spending time at the family farm.

 

KELLY

 

“I like seeing the change in people who go from neglecting their teeth to truly caring about their dental health.”

 

The flexible schedule is what drew Kelly to the dental field.  Working as a massage therapist Kelly was persuaded by a client to pursue hygiene school.  Kelly joined our team in 2011 and after four and half years in the dental field she feels compassionate about making patients feel comfortable in the dental chair.  “I like seeing the change in people who go from neglecting their teeth to truly caring about their dental health.”  When Kelly isn’t cleaning teeth you can find her spending time with her daughter and husband.  Kelly also enjoys gardening, running and cheering on the Green and Gold!

 

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744 Ryan Drive, Suite 203

Hudson, WI 54016

(P) 715.386.5400

(F) 715.386.9154

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Oakwood Dental Proudly Serves the Following Areas Around Hudson, Wisconsin:

Hudson, River Falls, Baldwin, Roberts, Hammond, Ellsworth, Woodville, and more