A standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve. We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health. Should a dental emergency occur, we make every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible.
Education & Prevention
As a practice, we are true believers that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health. We strive to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care”. That’s why we focus on thorough exams – checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking x-rays when necessary. We also know that routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride are all helpful in preventing dental disease. Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, we’re also concerned about your health. A review of your medical history can help us stay informed of your overall health, any new medications, and any illnesses that may impact your dental health.
Infection control in our office is also very important to us. To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross contamination processes using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Training & Expertise
As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care. Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.
A Positive Experience
Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.
Services ranging from check-ups to mini dental implants
High Quality Equipment
Using modern technologies & dental equipment
Providing you with a friendly & comforting environment
Our knowledgeable staff is always available to help you
Are you ready to improve your oral health? Schedule a consultation today with one of our friendly staff members to see how we can help you achieve your dental goals. We look forward to hearing from you!
Meet our Doctors
Neal Potrykus, DDS
I attended Carroll College, Waukesha, WI for my undergraduate education and earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Marquette University in 1984. I take between 25 – 50 hours of continuing education every year to stay on the cutting edge of new procedures and technology so I can provide you the very best of care.
Jason Potrykus, DDS, FADIA
I love to make people smile. It’s as simple as that. I love the challenge of helping you, our patients, find the best solutions for your health and dental health care needs. I believe that passion shines through in my work. We work together as a team to improve your quality of life — whether it is a small fillling to help strengthen a tooth, or an implant to chew, taste, and enjoy your food better.
Meet The Team
All our professionals at Potrykus Family Dentistry maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.
Dental Assistant – Eagle River & Three Lakes
Jazmine has been with Potrykus Family Dentistry since September 2018. She began working part-time learning everything she could about the sterilization and lab process, and has worked her way up to being an experienced dental assistant as well as one of our all on x implant surgery assistants. Jazmine’s enthusiasm for her job is infectious and she makes us all laugh regularly making our days fun and enjoyable and we’re lucky enough to share her in both locations.
When not at the office you can find Jazmine, with her husband and pup – Chloe, off on some adventure… Hiking, long boarding, trying new recipes or spending quiet time at home reading.
Dental Assistant – Eagle River & Three Lakes
Sally joined our team in September 2001. She was born and raised in Freedom WI. She graduated dental assisting school in 1994 from Northeast WI Technical College.
Sally is always looking for ways to learn and expand her horizons. Sally loves getting to know our patients and making them feel comfortable in the dental chair and confident in their smiles. You’ll meet Sally in both our Three Lakes & Eagle River offices as she splits her assisting schedule between both Dr Neal & Dr Jason.
When not in the office you’ll definitely find Sally with her family. The entire Lester family are avid bicyclists including cross country style rides & bicycle racing. During the winter you’ll probably meet them on the cross country ski trails.
Hygienist – Eagle River
Katie has been with Potrykus Family Dentistry since June 2002. She has developed a strong and lasting relationship with so many of our patients. Her professionalism and passion for patient care exemplify what Potrykus Family Dentistry is all about. Katie attended Northcentral Technical College and graduated in 1991 with her Dental hygiene license. She has gone on to obtain additional training in laser dentistry to treat periodontal disease, anesthetic delivery and well as many additional hours in continuing education to stay on top of her game.
In her spare time Katie enjoys spending time with family, friends and her dog Trey. When it’s warm you’ll probably find her on the golf course sharpening her golf swing and improving her game.
Receptionist – Bookkeeping
Sarah joined Potrykus Family Dentistry in 2014. Sarah completed online courses with the University of Phoenix and obtained her degree in Healthcare Administration. Sarah is in charge of the office bookkeeping and assists with various duties of our front office and is one of the soothing voices you hear on the other line answering our phones or calling to schedule your appointment in the Eagle River office.
When not in the office you can find Sarah spending time with her husband and teenage son. They enjoy movie nights and family vacations. Sarah also enjoys quiet time reading, sewing and crafting.
Amber joined the Potrykus Family Dentistry team September 2020. Amber was brand new to the dental world when she joined up and quickly became a wonderful asset to the office. You can find this busy bee chairside with the doctors, assisting hygiene and helping with various duties from sterilization to helping out the front office.
When Ambers not at the office she enjoys spending time with her husband and children paddle boarding, kayaking, snow shoeing or tackling a DIY project.
Sherri joined Potrykus Family Dentistry June 2020. Sherri came to our office just as the dental world was reopening following the initial pandemic shut downs. She has brought with her a quiet kindness that helps make patients feel at ease during their dental appointments.
When Sherri isn’t working you will find her spending time with family: fishing, boating, ATVing and enjoying quiet time gardening.
Vicki has been with Potrykus Family Dentistry since day one! Married to Dr Neal she has been a vital part of the office as a fill in assistant to front office staff from the start. Today, she enjoys a more laid back position handling advertising and patient recall. This gives her the chance to spend as much time as possible with her 9 beautiful grandchildren; Ethan, Matthew, Landon, Owen, Aiden, Emma & Gretta, Ben & Gus.
Hygienist – Eagle River
Catherine first came to Potrykus Family Dentistry in 2019 as part of the Northland Pines school to work program. Initially helping with various assistant duties and sterilization on a prn basis around her continuing education schedules. Graduating from Northcentral Technical College in 2022 and joining our team as a hygienist!
In her spare time you can fine her doing home renovations and spending time with her husband and golden retriever, Henry.
Student/Assistant – future dentist
Megan joined Potrykus Family Dentistry in 2020 as part of the Three Lakes school to work program and is interested in pursuing her education in dentistry following graduation.
Currently a senior at Three Lakes High School Megan is a top student with an interest in cycling & cross country skiing. We look forward to watching and sharing in her continued growth and interest in dentistry. Hopefully some day we can announce that Dr Megan Lester will be joining our team.
Jacque is a local to the Three Lakes area, attending the Three Lakes school system from elementary to high school. Joining Potrykus Family Dentistry in 2001 as a chair side assistant, transitioning to the front office lead in 2003 and to our treatment & financial coordinator in
Jacque oversees the day to day functions of both our front offices. Her advanced knowledge of every aspect of the dental office enables her to provide broad guidance and training for our practice and our patients. She works hard to assure that things run seamlessly and our patients and staff members are happy.
Receptionist – Insurance Lead
Amanda first worked with our office in 2012 as a chairside assistant before getting married and moving out of the area. In 2022 she and her family decided it was time to come back to Wisconsin and she rejoined us as a member of our front office and we’re so glad to have her back with us. Taking the lead on insurance processing for our Eagle River location you’ll also probably hear this happy voice and see this smiling face as one of the first at the front desk when you call or come into our Eagle River location.
In her spare time you can find her enjoying time with her husband and daughter.
Assistant – Eagle River
Amy joined Potrykus Family Dentistry January 2022 as a part time chairside assistant when one of our long time assistants retired. Graduating from Dental Assisting school in 1992, her vast knowledge and experience have been a wonderful addition to our team.
When not at the office you can find her spending time with her husband & golden retriever Perry enjoying all four seasons the Northwoods has to offer from ice fishing to pontooning as well as watching the grandkids play sports & relaxing with a good book.
Hygienist – Three Lakes
Tanya joined us June 2020 as hygienist of our Three Lakes location. Graduating from the University of Minnesota in 2010 with a BS in Dental Hygiene and UW Stout in 2016 with a MS in Career & Technical Education with many additional hours of additional training in anesthetic administration & nitrous oxide administration.
Outside of our office you will find Tanya active in the American Dental Hygienist Association and an adjunct instructor at Northcentral Technical Colleges dental hygiene program. She also enjoys spending time with her husband Joe and their 3 children, dog & cat enjoying in a wide array of family activities.
Billie Jo Ernest
Hygienist – Part time
Billie Jo joined our office on a temporary basis to help us fill in when we were short on coverage and decided to stay on part-time in our Eagle River location on Wednesdays. We’re so glad to have her, her bubbly personality keeps everyone in a great mood and days flying by. Patients leave her chair smiling every time!
Hygienist – Part time
Barb joined our Eagle River location part-time on Fridays in 2023,
coming to us when her previous doctor retired. With her kind, gentle
hand patients are just loving her!