Meet Our Staff

We recognize that all of our patients are unique, and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to serving your dental needs.

MICHELLE

Dental Assistant


 

Michelle graduated from Lakeshore Technical College Dental Assistant Program with honors. She has over 10 years of dental experience. She has been with Mishicot Dental since 2008 and is a dental assistant with Dr. Lasslo.  She enjoys getting to know our patients and helping to provide a comfortable dental experience.

She lives in rural Mishicot with her husband Joe and 3 dogs; Rufus, Mia, and Cooper. They own a dairy farm that keeps her husband very busy! She enjoys spending time with family and friends, walking her dogs, hunting, spending time on the farm, and gardening.

CHRIS

Registered Dental Hygienist


Chris started in the dental field as Receptionist/Dental Assistant. She graduated from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College with an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene in 1990. Chris has been with RJ Lese and Mishicot Dental ever since. She feels very fortunate to be part of a team where building positive relationships and providing quality care is essential.

Chris grew up in Francis Creek and now lives in rural Manitowoc with her husband Brian and 3 children; Austin, Jadyn, and Rayna. They enjoy traveling, summers at Roberts Lake in Wabeno, classes at the YMCA, and attending the many activities their children are involved in.

CONNIE

Dental Assistant


Connie began her Dental Assisting career at Mishicot Dental in 2004. She earned her Dental Assisting Certificate from Lakeshore Technical College. She is a dental assistant for Dr. Thiel and the head of supply ordering and equipment maintenance. She enjoys working with patients to provide a relaxed and comfortable experience while visiting our office.

She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and especially her 2 Labrador retrievers, Sierra and Buddy. She is a very talented cook, enjoys baking, and cheering on the Packers and Brewers.

SANDY

Dental Assistant


Sandy has worked in the dental field for the past 28 years, 17 of them with Mishicot Dental. She started as a dental assistant with Dr. Lese and has continued as an assistant with Dr. Lasslo. Along with her assisting duties she enjoys doing work in the lab and helping the hygienists. Sandy is also responsible for social media at Mishicot Dental. She helps with marketing and enjoys sharing happenings with all of you!

Outside of work Sandy is a very active person. She is a doTerra Wellness Advocate, amateur photographer, enjoys book club, and sporting events. She also enjoys traveling throughout the US, vacationing in tropical areas, and spending time at their cottage in Little Sturgeon during the summer. She lives in rural Mishicot with her husband Mike and has three adult children, Alex, Allison, and Drew.

JENNIFER

Registered Dental Hygienist


Jennifer graduated from Lakeshore Technical College Dental Assistant Program and Madison Area Technical College in 1997 with Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene. She has been working full-time as Dental Hygienist with Mishicot Dental since 1998. She enjoys working with current patients as well as meeting new patients. She feels it is rewarding to help people have a healthy mouth and beautiful smile!

Jen resides in Two Rivers area with her husband Jason and 2 daughters; Hannah and Trysta. They have yellow lab named Molly. Jen teaches dance mix exercise class on Friday and Saturday. In the summer, she enjoys gardening, camping, and watching her girls play softball. In the winter, she enjoys downhill skiing and reading a good book.

SARAH

Certified Dental Assistant


Sarah is a graduate of Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Dental Assisting Program. She is a Certified Dental Assistant and continues to maintain her certification by attending continuing education courses. She is an assistant for Dr. Thiel and is the head of ordering and equipment maintenance. She enjoys helping patients achieve better oral health.

Sarah lives in Two Rivers with her husband Matt and their 3 daughters, Addison, Aubrey, and Arianna. In her spare time she enjoys volunteering at her children’s schools, baking, camping, and being around family and friends.

PATTI

Registered Dental Hygienist


Patti graduated from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College with Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene. Patti has been with Mishicot Dental since 1994. Over the years she has enjoyed all the changes and advancements at our clinic. She enjoys the opportunity to build relationships with her patients while helping improve their oral health.

Patti and her husband Jim reside in rural Kellnersville. They have 2 grown children; Patrick and Bridget. Her hobbies include walking, biking, reading, and traveling.

CINDY

Office Manager


Cindy graduated from Lakeshore Technical College with a degree in Dental Assisting in 1998. Shortly after graduation she started her career at Mishicot Dental as a dental assistant to Dr. Lese. She later transitioned into the office manager role in 2002. She wears a variety of hats in the office. Her main duties are handling accounts payable, payroll, accounts receivable, working with insurance, marketing, and making sure everything is flowing well in the office.

She lives in rural Luxemburg with her husband Brian and daughter Kayla. They have a cat named Elvin and 2 parakeets named Salt and Pepper. Her husband runs a small building restoration company which keeps her busy! In her spare time she enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time at their cabin in Silver Cliff with family and friends.

KAREN

Administrative Coordinator


Karen Katzka began her career in dental field over 25 years ago. She started with Dr. Ron Lese and transitioned to Mishicot Dental when Dr. Jason Thiel bought the practice. She is Administrator Coordinator and her duties include greeting patients, collecting information, working with insurance, and making sure everyone’s day flows good.

She lives in rural Francis Creek with her husband Dennis. They have 3 grown children, Aaron, Amy, and Amber, 2 son-in-laws, Scott and Greg and 5 grandchildren, Parker, Autumn, Allegra, Ethan, and Preston. In her free time she enjoys being outdoors, going to her cottage in northern Wisconsin, gardening, cooking, and spending time with her family.

BECKY

Registered Dental Hygienist


Becky graduated from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College with Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene. She has been practicing Dental Hygiene since 2004. She has been a Dental Hygienist for Mishicot Dental since 2005. As a hygienist, she enjoys educating patients about their dental needs, making recommendations for quality oral health, and assists patients in keeping their mouths clean. She enjoys seeing patients improve their oral health and sharing these results with them. She participates in numerous continuing education opportunities and local events. She is proud to work at such a progressive and preventive oriented office.

She lives on 12 acres in rural Manitowoc with her husband Ben and 2 daughters, Sophia and Maria. They have an extended animal family which consists of 1 large dog, 2 cats, and ten chickens! In her free time she enjoys camping at state parks, downhill skiing, cooking, taking walks, and reading.

KATHY

Registered Dental Hygienist


Kathy received her Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in 2003. She has 13 years experience and joined Mishicot Dental in 2015. She strives to meet each patients individual needs in a friendly, and nonjudgmental way.

Kathy is also a Certified Caregiver and an Oral Care Specialist for HyLife, LLC. This network of dental hygienists strive to help dependent elders in maintaining their oral health for their entire lives.

Kathy and her husband Matt reside in rural Kellnersville with their 4 daughters; Grace, Megan, Laura, and Claire. They enjoy raising chickens on their hobby farm. Kathy is passionate about cooking, canning, gardening, and staying healthy by running.

JENNIFER

Office Administrator


 

Jennifer is a 1998 graduate of Lakeshore Technical College with a degree in dental assisting. Jennifer joined Mishicot Dental with over 18 years of experience in the dental field. She worked as a dental assistant for 16 years before making the transition to office administrator with Mishicot Dental. Jennifer is here to help with all of your financial and insurance related questions.

In her free time Jennifer enjoys spending time with her son Jaxson. She also likes being outside and spending time with family and friends.

SANDY

Dental Assistant


Sandy has worked as a dental assistant since 1996 in both Manitowoc and Green Bay.

She joined the team at Mishicot Dental as a part-time assistant to everyone. Sandy enjoys the challenge of learning new procedures and techniques.  

She lives in rural Two Rivers with her husband Dale. Her 4 married children and 3 grandchildren all reside in Colorado. She cherishes trips to visit each of them. In her free time Sandy enjoys walking, biking, working outdoors, and sewing.