Philosophy of Patient Care
In our office, we treat every patient’s oral health and dental experience like it was our own. We take time at the initial examination appointment to review each patient’s concerns and questions, point of view, history, and listen to the direction they wish to go with their care. Together, we create a plan that meets the established goals. We believe all patients have the right to decide what is best for them.
Providing Today's Dentistry
Dr. Havel’s philosophy is to never stop growing as both a dentist and person. She enjoys learning and invests time and money into learning new techniques. Her favorite courses are those sponsored by the Pankey Institute, The Spears Group and The American Academy of Oral Systemic Medicine. She also participates with study groups. Dr. Havel believes if we continue to learn, study, and take our time with patients while working in a calm, relaxed, and humorous caring atmosphere not only will she continue to love what she does….patients will love what she does as well. She believes we should always work for quality, not quantity and have the skills to do the best job possible for her patients.
Infection control in our office is of utmost importance, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic. To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross contamination processes using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). We are following all recommendations for the COVID-19 outbreak released by the CDC.
We recognize many people have anxiety about visiting the dentist. We believe this anxiety is real, and it is our mission to eliminate it over time. We start by designing the office with comfort in mind. Patients will always receive the personal touch of a private practice. We use painless techniques and are licensed to practice conscious sedation dentistry for patients that are very fearful. It is our goal to make this a positive experience every person can pursue throughout their lives. Easing your anxiety is our pleasure and we take pride in it.
The Health Journey
Every person is in a certain place regarding their health and has goals for their future regarding their health. Quality preventative dentistry is essential for optimal personal well being. Understanding the effect of the mouth on the body and how disease processes and medications effect the mouth is a passion of Dr. Havel’s. Yearly, she attends a three-day conference at which the latest scientific findings are discussed by medical doctors and dental professionals to create collaboration and best treat patients overall health. In this way, she has the knowledge to help patients achieve the wellness they seek.
Dr. Jennifer Havel, D.D.S.
Dr. Jennifer was born and raised in Wausau, a graduate of Wausau West High School. She attended the University of Minnesota Duluth, obtaining a bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry. Dr. Jennifer then attended Marquette School of Dentistry and graduated with a degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 2003. She immediately moved back to Wausau with her husband, Jonathan (the front deskman), to begin her dental career with a public health clinic. In 2012, Dr. Jennifer opened this private practice, solely owned and operated by her and Jonathan.
Dr. Jennifer is an avid gardener and beekeeper. She enjoys spending time with her family and tending to her gardens and bees in her time outside of the office.
At our office, we have been very Blessed not only to do what we love every day, but to be able to give back to this wonderful community that makes it possible. We work with many local charities such as The Good News Project and The Boys and Girls Club. Dr. Havel is a member of the Early Bird Rotary Group which is a local service organization. We also participate in the Wisconsin Dental Association’s Donated Dental Services program. Wausau is a wonderful place to live and we hope by giving back it will be even better.
"Dr. Havel is a great dentist for the entire family. She was very personable and really takes the time to answer any questions you may have..."
"I went from being scared to go to the dentist Because I had bad experience to wanting to go to the dentist. She is for the patient not a number."
"My entire family loves going to the dentist because of this office. Warm, comfortable, welcoming and professional, it's always perfectly put together. We have come to trust and enjoy the staff, who feels like family. …"