Dental Care


Lac Vieux Desert Health Center’s Dental Center provides our clients with the best in dental care. Our modern, technology driven, stat-of-the-art dental program offers a nine chair dental suite complete with an in-house lab. The in-house lab reduces wait time on dental hardware such as crowns, bridges, dentures and more!

Our dental team provides you with warm, caring attention. We know that coming to the dentist isn’t always an easy thing to do. However, we’ll take the extra time needed to ensure your experience is as pleasant as possible.

Whether it’s a simple cleaning; a complete exam; or an emergency filling; we’re here to assist with all of your dental needs.

Dental Director

Dr. Walden chose to work at the LVD Health Center because he knew he would enjoy the people he would be working with. He appreciates how caring and sincere the staff is, how vested we are in patients’ overall health and has always liked working in friendly, rural communities.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his kids, watching basketball and football, traveling, learning about new places, reading and volunteering at his church.

ORGANIZATIONS & PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
American Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry
American Academy of Facial Esthetics
Wisconsin Dental Association

EDUCATION & PAST EXPERIENCE
University of Louisville School of Dentistry, 2005
Private Practice, Kentucky, 2005 – 2006
Dental Director, Peter Christenson Dental Center, 2007 – 2010
Dentist, Forest County Potawatomi

STATE LICENSES
Wisconsin and Michigan

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

35 years of experience in his private practice. 8 years at Tribal practice, Forest County Potawatomi and Lac du Flambeau

In his spare time, he enjoys golfing and boating.

ORGANIZATIONS & PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
Faculty Member, Marquette University

BOARD CERTIFICATION
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

STATE LICENSES
Wisconsin

EDUCATION & PAST EXPERIENCE
University of Louisville School of Dentistry, 2005
Private Practice, Kentucky, 2005 – 2006
Private Practice, Appleton, WI
Dental Director, Peter Christenson Dental Center, 2007 – 2010
Dentist, Forest County Potawatomi

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
American Dental Association (ADA)
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE)
Wisconsin Dental Association (WDA)

Dentist

Dr. Ritchie has 28 years of dental experience with several tribal dental practices, notably; Red Lake, Minnesota, Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin, Yakama Tribe of Washington and the Forest County Potawatomi, Wisconsin. Dr. Ritchie chose LVDHC because he felt it was a great opportunity to be part of a vibrant and expanding dental program.

In his spare time, he enjoys, hiking, golfing, skiing, travel and spending time outdoors with his wife and two sons.

ORGANIZATIONS & PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
Wisconsin Dental Association (WDA)
American Dental Association (ADA)
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
American Academy of Dental Group Practice (AADGP)

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
2010-2016 Consistent National Accreditation Status (AAAHC)
2005-2013 Dental Examining Board of WI – appointed by WI governor
1992-2002 Liaison/Mentorship – Northwestern Technical College and Marquette University

EDUCATION & PAST EXPERIENCE
1984 Marquette University WI – Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene
1988 Marquette School of Dentistry – Doctor of Dental Surgery

AWARDS
US Public Health Service Commission Corps (rank at retirement – Commander);
Achievement Metal
Isolated Hardship
Unit Commendation x 2
PHS Citation
Bicentennial

STATE LICENSES
Wisconsin and Michigan

Dental Hygienist

Billy Jo truly loves the North woods and wanted to be able to work close to home and provide service for the local community.

Billie Jo loves the team at the clinic because everyone works well together professionally to provide great service.  She feels like they’re extended family.

Billie Jo likes educating patients about oral health to help them achieve a happy, healthy smile. She feels it’s a privilege to be able to provide the first service as a dental hygienist to this community and looks forward to brightening your smile.

In her spare time, she enjoys walking, the outdoors, pickle ball, riding motorcycles and time with family friends and her dog.

ORGANIZATIONS & VOLUNTEERING
She spends free time volunteering for various organizations in the community and is part of the North woods Dental Hygiene Group.

PAST EXPERIENCE
Dental Hygiene private practice, 2004 – 2016

EDUCATION
Northcentral Tech College, Wausau

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS
Registered Dental Hygienist, Local Anesthesia

STATE LICENSES
Wisconsin and Michigan


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Our clinic offers exceptional care for the entire family. The clinic is open to the public and accepts most types of insurance. New patients are always welcome!