Everyone at Verona Family Dental is committed to providing you with caring and professional service throughout every step of your care.
From your first contact with our office, you will notice that Verona Family Dental is not your typical dental office. We've worked hard to build an exceptional team of dedicated, caring and experienced professionals committed to the dental health of you and your family.
Meet our dedicated team:
While Darren was born in Kenosha, he eventually moved to Soldiers Grove where he graduated from North Crawford High School in 2002. After graduating, Darren served 9 years in the Armed Forces as an engineer before attending Madison Media Institute (MMI) where he studied recording and music technology, eventually starting his own music recording studio.
Darren began his work in the dentistry profession in 2011. First starting out in a dental lab, then transitioning to chair-side assistance, before eventually moving into management where he strives to provide the best patient experience possible.
Outside of the office, Darren enjoys spending time with his son, Mason, as well as playing music and the outdoors.
Jill graduated from Milwaukee Area Technical School in 2000, earning her Associates Degree in Applied Science for Dental Hygiene.
Jill enjoys helping patients improve and maintain their oral hygiene and is committed to making her patients feel at ease.
Outside of the office, Jill lives with her long-time partner, Jim. She also has a son, Trevor, who is attending college at UW-Parkside. She also enjoys spending time outdoors, gardening, golfing, traveling and cooking.
Kim attended Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, prior to earning her Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene at Southern Illinois University in 1997. Kim looks forward to taking care of patients as if they were family and strives to meet their individual oral healthcare needs.
Originally from Illinois, Kim and her husband, Greg, moved to Verona in June of 2013 with their two sons, Ryan and Nathan. They enjoy watching their boys play soccer and futsal (an indoor version of football with a five-sided ball).
Kim also loves to bake and cook and is particularly fond of making homemade tortillas, which her grandmother taught her how to make.
Megan started her dentistry career in 2002 as a dental assistant. Realizing her passion for dentistry and patient care, she went back to school and attended Madison College, earning an Associated Science Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2013.
Megan is committed to knowing her patients and their specific needs while offering them a calm and "judge-free" experience.
Originally from Baraboo, Megan now lives in Monona, WI with her dog, Henry. She enjoys reading, kayaking and exploring all of what Madison has to offer.
Born in nearby Stoughton, then raised in Ohio, Tammy began her career as a dental assistant over 30 years ago in Sacramento, California, where she attended American River College. Tammy takes great pride in developing relationships with patients, while helping them to receive the best dental care possible.
Tammy and her husband, Keith, have two daughters: Krista, a teacher in the Madison School District and Tayler, who attends Marion University.
Away from work, Tammy is an avid golfer (though she routinely loses to Tayler), Euchre player and an all-around sports junkie—participating in twenty-four 17-mile Syttende Mai walks.
Tessa recently graduated from Southwest Technical College, earning a technical diploma in Dental Assisting. Tessa’s inspiration for going into the dental field was the years of orthodontic work she had done - and a person’s smile is the first thing she notices! She loves helping patients become more confident with their smile.
Outside of work Tessa is very dedicated to her family and friends. She loves going on road trips with her best friends, and anytime she can have a “Date Day” with her nephew's and niece she is all for it. They are her world!
Kari has been employed in dentistry since 1979, working as a dental hygienist for over 35 years. In her new role as Patient Care Coordinator, Kari is thoroughly enjoying learning all there is to know to help a dental office run smoothly.
Always happy to step in and lend a hand, Kari still enjoys taking x-rays on a busy day or filling in for hygiene staff when needed.
Kari and her husband, Tom, have lived in Verona since 1986. They have raised three daughters, who now live outside of Wisconsin. In her free time, Kari enjoys taking yoga classes, reading, following Badger basketball, weekend visits with her girls and taking walks with her dog, Cassidy.
Katie has held various positions in health information and clinical support roles. Katie enjoys making sure every patient receives the highest quality of care while providing them with a comfortable and enjoyable visit.
Katie and her husband, Bryan moved from Port Washington, Wisconsin to Verona in December of 2013 with their 3 children, Anna, Nathan and Mia. They enjoy traveling, hiking, dining out, movies, music and spending time with their dog, Wookie.
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