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Introducing Our
Wonderful GDE Family!!

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Amy Johnson

Hygienist/ Hygiene Department 

Amy has been a dental hygienist for 19 years. She has been with the GDE for a total of 11 years. After attending college to become a Dental Assistant, Amy continued her education and found her true passion for Dental Hygiene. Amy enjoys helping and educating patients about their oral health.

"To see someone come into the office afraid because it's been a couple of years since they last saw the Dentist or had their teeth cleaned, and leave with hope, confidence, and a smile is the reason I am a Dental Hygienist," says Amy. "I strive to provide the best GDE experience." At the GDE we are all a family and treat our patients as such. "I am blessed to work with such an amazing Dental Team."

Amy enjoys spending time with her daughter, Stella, and husband, Korey. They enjoy watching sports and enjoy spending time with their family and friends. Door County is one of Amy's favorite spots. Remember, a healthy mouth is a happy mouth!

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Kandi Frederick


Kandi is one of our dental hygienists, who is always aiming to be as thorough and gentle as possible. She joined the GDE staff in 1993. She is proud and feels blessed to have been a part of the GDE for 30 years. She knew she wanted to be a dental hygienist after being in braces for four years herself as a child. She loves helping people take care of their smiles and help keep them happy and healthy.

I love working at the GDE because we are a family here, we care about each other and all our patients. We work together to give each of our patients the best dental care possible.

Kandi, and her husband, Rick, enjoy spending time with family, especially their grown children, Derick and Karly. They love traveling, spending time outdoors and enjoying time with friends. Kandi looks forward to help make your dental visit a great one!

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Kay Bandle


Kay is one of our dedicated, innovative, and enthusiastic dental hygienists, who has worked at the Gentle Dental since 1990. Over the years, her motivating and consistent professionalism has proven to be a huge asset for both the Gentle Dental staff and patients.

Kay loves her career as a dental hygienist and enjoys working with patients of all ages. She has a gentle, yet thorough approach to dental hygiene, along with a touch of humor. Seeing a dental professional can be a challenge, but Kay genuinely focuses on the patient's needs and will do her best to provide superior dental care, eliminate any dental anxiety, answer any questions or concerns, and equip patients with the necessary information and instruction for optimum oral health.

Kay currently resides in Cedarburg, but grew up in West Bend. She attended MATC for her Associate's Degree, and then received her Bachelor's Degree from Concordia University of Wisconsin. Besides spending time with her husband, Fred, and her family and friends, she enjoys traveling, photography, and reading. She is grateful to be a part of Dr. Neuburg's Gentle Dental team, and she looks forward to welcoming you to our practice and making your visit a great one!


Allie Lipske


Allie started with the GDE in June of 2021. She graduated from Waukesha County Technical college in 2021 with a degree in dental hygiene. She has prior experience as an assistant but has now found her passion cleaning teeth. Her goal is to educate all patients about their oral health and help everyone achieve their oral health goals. Allie’s favorite part about being a hygienist is meeting and working with patients of all ages and educating them on great homecare and maintaining healthy smiles. Outside of work, Allie enjoys snowmobiling, golfing, fishing and most of all spending time with her family and boyfriend.


Joy Heinan

Dental Assistant/
Assistant Department


  Joy was blessed to join the GDE family in 1992. The atmosphere at the GDE is just the right combination of professionalism, team work and fun for her. Joy loves working in dentistry and having the opportunity to help patients with their dental care. She takes pride in her ability to show patients that the dental office can be a pleasant place to visit. To her, they are more than just patients, they are family and so are her co-workers.

  Joy grew up locally in the Town of Barton. She enjoys the beauty of country life. In her spare time she takes pleasure in traveling, gardening, bird watching and getting together with family and friends. Joy looks forward to welcoming you to the practice with her kind, caring and fun loving personality!


Crystal Stolt

Dental Assistant

Crystal is one of our sweet, gentle, friendly dental assistants who joined the GDE family in 2003. She developed her passion for oral care at a young age and was inspired by the kind treatment she received as a child and wanted to install the same compassionate care for others. She truly love what she does! One of her favorite things about the office is the atmosphere. "Everyone I work with and the patients feel like family. There is rarely a moment where you don't hear laughter! Everyone here is so enthusiastic and dedicated to their patients." Crystal strives to ensure the most positive experience possible for every patient. She is originally from West Bend and enjoys spending time with her husband, Brad, and two children. They enjoy vacationing at the beach whenever possible and share a special love for dogs. She is excited to welcome you to our office and helping you feel more confident about your smile!


Viktoria Bruski

Dental Assistant

Viktoria has been a dental assistant for 4 years but recently joined the GDE family in the Spring of 2021. Her love of dentistry began in high school when she shadowed her old dentist for a career activity. Vik went to dental assisting school in Mesa, Arizona and grew up there until 2018 when she moved to Wisconsin. She enjoys spending time with her family, her boyfriend Cole and their dog; Millie. Her free time is also spent in northern Wisconsin at her family’s cabin. 

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Melanie Meinert

Dental Assistant

Melanie became part of our family at the GDE in August of 2023. She has been attending the GDE as a patient since she was three years old. Melanie has always had a passion to help others. She has had plenty of mouth surgeries which has led her to become a fantastic dental assistant. Melanie shadowed our hygienist Amy for a semester of highschool to make sure it was her passion, and dental hygiene is truly her passion. She is now a freshman in college, going for dental hygiene, but works at the GDE as a dental assistant until she graduates. Melanie has a passion for caring for others and loves to share life stories with her patients to truly get to know them. She claims learning new things about life and oral hygiene all in one is a huge benefit to grow to be a better person. Melanie played basketball her whole life but did not continue it into college due to her wanting to focus on school. In her free time out of work she loves to play sports with her family and friends, enjoy time at her friend's lake house, or go bear hunting with her many hunting dogs. 


Jackie Botic

Dental Assistant

I worked as a dental assistant for about 13 years before deciding to take some time to be home with my

growing family. Now that my boys are all in school, I knew I wanted to get back into the career that I

loved! I was a patient at the GDE and feel blessed to have become part of the team in the summer of 2022.

My husband, Adam, and I have three wonderful boys. We enjoy vacationing up north, attending Brewers

and Badgers games and having movie or game nights at home.

I look forward to my future at the GDE and am excited to get to know all our wonderful patients!


Michelle Reck

Office Manager/ Front Desk Department Head

Before joining the GDE family in 2016 Michelle has been a long time patient with the practice since 1995.

Michelle has always admired the fun, loving, and welcomed feel she received from the GDE staff and feels blessed to be a part of this INCREDIBLE team. She loves being able to share that same love and welcomed feel she received as a patient.

Michelle’s previous employment background was working as a Certified Nursing Assistant at a local senior care facility as well as a local pharmacy selling durable medical equipment and handling insurance needs of patients.

Being at The GDE has provided me a chance to continue kindly serving and helping others with a warm smile as I love to do.

Michelle and her husband Bill have two grown sons Jacob and Justin and love to spend time with them as much as life brings us together. We all love anything outdoors! Some of our most treasured times are hiking in our woods, paddle boarding and sharing great conversation around a bonfire or over a warm cup of coffee on the patio.


Jenny Kraus

Front Desk Executive

I became part of The GDE family in 2006, having no prior dental experience, I was fortunate enough to have wonderful co-workers & employers teach me the ropes of dentistry!

What I love most about my job is interacting with our patients & treating them like friends or family. My goal is to make them feel safe & comfortable in a warm & friendly environment.

I grew up on Random Lake, so I love the water! I moved to Saukville in 1994 after marrying my husband Scott. We have 3 wonderful young-adult children, Colton, Chase & Kaylie. We also have 3 dogs & a cat, who are very spoiled!

In my free time, I love spending time with my family & friends. I enjoy being outside with my dogs, working in my yard, hiking, kayaking & reading.

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Sami Brabender

Front Desk Executive

Sami became part of the Gentle Dental Family in the fall of 2022. She was a long time patient and is the twin sister to one of our assistants, Crystal. Coming to work with family everyday is true in many ways! The family friendly environment is what Sami loves most about the office. Working in an environment that allows Sami to care for others is her true passion. Prior to joining the GDE Sami worked with children for ten years, worked in the fraud department at a local bank and also was a CNA for many years after graduating high school. Sami grew up in West Bend and enjoys spending time with her husband Dan and her teenage son Dylan. They spend many of their evenings and weekends at sporting events. When they are not enjoying time with sports, they enjoy spending time with friends, family and being in the outdoors camping, swimming, kayaking, hiking and beach days. 

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