Dental Clinic of Marshfield celebrates 50 years
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – The Dental Clinic of Marshfield marked 50 years on July 7, with an employee picnic at Wildwood Pavilion.
What began as a vision of three independent dentists in 1969 has become a regional dental clinic in Central Wisconsin with 13 dentists and 85 staff members. Today, The Dental Clinic of Marshfield provides a broad range of dental services, including: cosmetic dentistry, crowns and bridges, dental implants, dentures, emergency dental care, family dentistry, orthodontics, periodontics, sleep apnea treatment, TMJ treatment, and root canals.
The Dental Clinic of Marshfield was formed 50 years ago by three independent dentists: Drs. John Lueck, Roy Jennejohn, and Robert Koller. At the time, Dr. Lueck and Dr. Jennejohn had established practices in Marshfield; Dr. Koller was participating in a Pediatric Dentistry Residency in Milwaukee.
In the late 1960s, group dental practices were considered unethical by the Wisconsin Dental Association and the American Dental Association. However, the three founders persevered and legally obtained the right to call themselves a group practice.
They purchased land and constructed a clinic on the north side of Marshfield on McMillan Street, which was just a dirt road at that time. Soon after opening their doors, Dr. Jerome Hagman and Dr. Clarence Topp joined the dental staff.
“From the beginning, Drs. Lueck, Jennejohn, and Koller had the vision and the goal of providing comprehensive dental care to all age groups working cooperatively to achieve the best oral health for each patient,” stated Dr. Rick Mueller, a current member of the Dental Clinic of Marshfield’s board of directors. “This continues to be the goal of our current dentists and staff.”
The Dental Clinic of Marshfield has enjoyed steady, stable growth during the past 50 years with multiple expansions to the staff and the original building.
Today, the Dental Clinic of Marshfield has offices in Marshfield, Neillsville, and Stratford.