Stanek Dental Staff
Dr. Erica Stanek
Erica grew up in Byron, Minnesota. She attended UW-La Crosse where she played volleyball and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She then attended Marquette University School of Dentistry where she received her D.D.S. degree in the spring of 2008. After graduation, Dr. Stanek and her husband Deke moved back to establish roots in the La Crosse area.
In her spare time, Dr. Stanek enjoys spending time with her husband Deke and their three young sons, Lincoln(5), Porter(2.5), and Britton(10 months).
Other free time is spent cheering on her husband’s Aquinas High School Wrestling Team, baking, and playing volleyball.
Erica’s passion is helping patients of all ages have a healthy, beautiful smile. She has a kind spirit and a gentle touch. She would love to have the opportunity to meet you and your family, and take care of your dental needs.
Dr. Stanek is a member of the following organizations:
- American Dental Association
- Wisconsin Dental Association
- La Crosse District Dental Society
Certified Dental Assistant
Pam grew up in La Crescent, Minnesota. After high school she attended Western Technical College where she pursued a degree in dental assisting. She graduated in 1992. She has worked as a dental assistant for 23 years, all of which have been in our office.
Pam lives in La Crescent with her husband Bob, and their two children Dillon and Paige. She adores spending time with her family, attending school activities and sporting events. Her other hobbies include biking, boating, walking, and other activities outdoors.
Pam enjoys every aspect of her job. She feels very lucky to work with such a great group of people each day.
Certified and Registered Dental Assistant
Shannon grew up in Eitzen, MN. After graduation from high school she attended Western Technical College. She graduated with her dental assisting degree in 1992. Shortly after graduation she began working at our office for Dr. Richardson. She has continued to work part-time at our office for 22 years. Shannon recently became a more permanent face at the office, as she is now with us full-time.
Shannon and her husband Rick live in rural Caledonia with their son Kyle. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Her other interests include spending time outdoors four-wheeling, and snowmobiling. Shannon thoroughly enjoys working in the dental field. One of the best parts is getting to know new people and their families. Another highlight for Shannon is getting to see the excitement on patient’s faces after we’ve helped them transform their smile into something they are proud of and excited to show off.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Kim grew up in Holmen, WI. In 1991 she graduated from Western Technical College with a degree in dental assisting. She worked as a dental assistant for two years, before deciding to pursue a degree in dental hygiene. She then went back to school at MATC-Madison for Dental Hygiene and graduated in 1995. She has worked as a dental hygienist for 20 years, 18 of which have been with our office.
Kim and her husband Matt live in Holmen. They have two children, Kyle and Kirsten. Their family also includes a grandson, Jaxon, a soon-to-be-daughter-in-law, Maggie and two chocolate labs named Soco and Nellie.
Kim has many activities of interest including scrapbooking, crafting, photography, watching Kirsten play volleyball, camping and walking; but above all she loves just spending time with her family. Kim always knew she wanted to work with patients in the health field, and feels that her career as a dental hygienist has been the perfect way to fulfill that dream.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Desiree grew up in Rushford, MN. In 1990 she graduated from the University of Minnesota-Waseca with a degree in animal health. She was a veterinary technician for 15 years in Winona before deciding to go back to school and pursue a career in dental hygiene.
In 2009 Desiree graduated from Rochester Community and Technical College with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She has been working as a dental hygienist for six and a half years now, and has been with our office for nearly 5 of those years. The thing she likes most about being a dental hygienist is the fact that each day she gets to meet new people, and use her skills to help them achieve and maintain good oral health, which leads to improved overall health.
Desiree and her husband Dan live in Rushford. They have two grown sons, Reid and Blake. Their family also includes a chocolate lab Moxie, and a cat Skippy. When she’s not working, Desiree enjoys fishing, camping, sports, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Tina grew up in Cashton, Wisconsin. After graduating from high school, she attended Western Technical College, and graduated with a dental assisting degree in 1993. She began her dental career as a dental assistant before transitioning to the front office, serving as a receptionist for Dr. John Mueller for nearly 20 years.
She recently joined our office to replace our long-time receptionist, Barb. We are very excited to welcome Tina to our dental team! She comes to us with a wealth of knowledge in dentistry, and a kind, caring personality.
Tina lives on St. Joseph Ridge with her husband AJ and their four boys Brandon, Devin, Aaron, and Connor. In her spare time she enjoys watching her boys wrestle, walking, doing crafts, and spending time with family and friends.
The thing Tina looks forward to most in her new position with our office is getting to know all the patients and their families.