Meet Us

See why our patients smile…

A great and healthy smile says so much. Not only does it convey happiness, warmth and contentment, but it’s also an indicator of a healthy body. It is with great pride that we bring over 25 years of experience to the practice to help our patients achieve and maintain their dental health.

We are committed to providing the best care possible for all patients at our dentist office. We will spend time explaining the reasons why we recommend treatments, because excellent oral health can only be achieved through cooperative efforts.

Karen Spitzer, DDS

DrKarenSpitzerI started my dental career as a dental hygienist, until I decided to attend dental school at the Marquette University School of Dentistry, where I graduated Cum Laude. I am a member of the American Dental Society and Wisconsin Dental Society, past president of the La Crosse District Dental Society, a member of the La Crosse Implant Study Group, and certified in the use of Lumineers.

I was a committee member for the first Missions of Mercy project in the state of Wisconsin, where we provided two days of dental care at no cost to thousands of patients in need.

I have called La Crosse home for 33 years, and raised my daughter Avri here. I am also an avid gardener and enjoy traveling, including a trip to South America, which allowed me the opportunity to treat hundreds of children and adults.

Herb Salisbury, DDS

DrHerbSalisburyDr. Salisbury is a skilled and experienced general dentist, specializing in laser dentistry. Dr. Herbert Salisbury is a compassionate dentist who has been practicing comprehensive care since 1980.

With over 10 years of experience with the FDA cleared LANAP® protocol, Dr. Salisbury offers his general knowledge and specialized expertise for his patients in La Crosse, and looks forward to establishing positive relationships with each and every patient he treats.

Dr. Salisbury was taught by some of the pioneers of modern dentistry and has attended noteworthy, advanced dental schools including The Pankey Institute, Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, and The Dawson Academy. He received his DMD from the University of Louisville.

True Regeneration™ with LANAP® Protocol

true_regeneration_logo__2_Dr. Salisbury is thrilled to be a certified provider of True Regeneration™ using the LANAP® protocol. This is a revolutionary gum disease treatment and a first in dentistry in the way of “true” tissue regeneration including new cementum, periodontal ligament, and bone regeneration. If your smile has been devastated by gum disease, Dr. Salisbury wants to help you get it back.

Meet Our Team

Rebecca – Hygienist

I have been with the practice since we moved into the neighborhood in 2011. I am a graduate of Western Technical College where I received an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene. I am originally from Fountain City and moved to the La Crosse area about 10 years ago. I enjoy creating personal relationships with my patients and work to ensure the best quality of care. I enjoy being involved with planning a patient’s entire treatment plan.

When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my son, entertaining friends and family, and taking in the endless knowledge of everything around me! I have big hopes of traveling abroad someday.

Kathleen – Hygienist

I joined our team in 1991. I have over 30 years of experience as a hygienist and currently work with my patients in our office on Thursdays. I enjoy developing and maintaining long term relationships with my patients in the treatment of oral health. My husband and I have one daughter. When not being a basketball or soccer mom, I love to shoot darts, travel, sew and cross stitch.

Jessica – Hygienist

I have been with Neighborhood Smiles since 2011. I received my dental hygiene degree from Western Technical College. I help our patients understand how to take care of their teeth and the importance of maintaining good oral health. I enjoy getting to know my patients and making their experience at our office a pleasant one.

When out of the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Josh, and our two dogs. Our first child was born November 2013. In my free time, I enjoy watching movies, going for walks, and cheering on my family race team at West Salem’s speedway.

Angie- Patient Coordinator

I started working at the Neighborhood Smiles office in Onalaska in February 2011 and relocated to the La Crosse office in October 2015. I enjoy working at the reception desk, greeting patients, answering phones and questions, making convenient return appointments, and handling payments and reports. I also work part-time as a bartender on the weekends. My husband Chris is a police officer. We have two Great Danes and a Lab/Pit Bull mix, plus two cats. In my free time I love spending time with my daughter and babysitting my adorable granddaughter. My husband and I also have fun camping in the summer.

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