Dental Associates: Named business of the year by South Suburban Chamber


Monica Baer, 262-522-9687

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Darin Schumacher, 920-431-1742

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Milwaukee, WI – Dental Associates, Wisconsin’s largest family-owned dental group practice, was recently named 2014 Business of the Year by the South Suburban Chamber of Commerce, based on its contributions to the community and business accomplishments. The company has a dental center at 6855 S. 27th Street in Franklin and has been active in the community since the location opened in 2011.

“We truly believe in investing in the communities we serve and all of our employees have a deep commitment to our patients and their wellbeing,” says Dr. Donald Gundlach, clinic director of the Franklin dental center.

An example of Dental Associates’ community involvement is its regular participation in Children’s Dental Health Month. Throughout February, employees will visit 19 schools throughout Franklin, Oak Creek and the greater Milwaukee area to teach thousands of children about the importance of dental health. During the visits, each child will receive a dental kit that includes a new toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss and dental care information for their parents.

In addition, on February 18, the Franklin dental center will provide free cleanings and dental services to children who don’t have access to regular dental care as part of the American Dental Association’s “Give Kids A Smile” program.

From a business perspective, last year the company began posting patient evaluations of its dentists and clinics online at .

“We wanted patients to have direct access to insight and feedback on our doctors so we use an outside survey company to evaluate how we’re doing and give everyone access to that information,” explains Dr. Gundlach.

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Founded in 1973, Dental Associates is Wisconsin’s largest family-owned dental group practice with 12 offices throughout the state and nearly 800 staff members, including 100 doctors and 504 operatories. Dental Associates provides complete family dental services, both general and specialty dentistry, under one roof, from pediatric dentistry to specialized dental services for older adults, with a focus on excellent care that is affordable, accessible and personalized. Dental Associates is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Through the company’s CarePlus Dental Plans, Dental Associates provides affordable and high-quality dental health care to all Wisconsin residents. For more information regarding Dental Associates, visit