Dr. Ernesto Espinosa
Dr. Ernesto Espinosa has a reputation for being a gentle, caring dental practitioner. He obtained his Bachelor degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry at Utah Valley University. He then completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he received high marks for his work in dentures and was known for being meticulous in his clinical work. He has also completed numerous additional courses to expand his clinical and practical knowledge in the areas of dental implants, orthodontics, endodontics and other areas of dentistry.
Dr. Espinosa has been married to his wife Susanne since 2000, and together they are the parents of six children. They enjoy traveling as a family, working together in their garden, and you might just meet some of the family in the office! Dr. Espinosa is a racquetball enthusiast and also enjoys running and spending time with his family in the beautiful Wisconsin outdoors.
Dr. Stefan Czechorski was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In the late 1980’s , almost by chance, he attended a Dale Carnegie Human relations course “Human relations and public speaking”. It was enjoyed so much that he helped instruct that 18 week course as a graduate assistant – five times. Looking back, that was when the search for his future began. He completed his academic studies at Marquette University, and Marquette University School of Dentistry. Graduating in 2001 with his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree (DDS). After graduation he began practicing Dentistry full time in the greater Milwaukee area and within a few years returned to the Marquette campus part time to be a adjunct professor in Clinical Dentistry (in the Dental School) where he attempts to “Be the Difference”.
He is known around the office as Dr. C and focuses on addressing each patient’s dental needs while tailoring the clinical experience to each individual person. He understands that generally, each individual presents to him with very similar dental needs (for which he is highly trained), but each patient’s expectations vary greatly. And this can make the Practice of Dentistry very challenging; treating the whole patient often times involves interpreting what they are “really” saying to you. That aspect of practicing demands a empathetic approach which Dr. C understands and practices each day.
Length of treatment, costs, and the physical abilities of each patient can affect treatment outcomes considerably. Therefore, knowing their expectations is a key factor to a successful experience for both patient and practitioner; in short, making a real difference in their lives.
In his spare time, Dr. C enjoys part time teaching at Marquette and working on his own cars; in his fully equipped and heated home garage.
Stefan Czechorski DDS
Dr. Brandt Bower
Dr. Brandt Bower is a proud Wisconsin native. He is a graduate of the Marquette Dental School of Dentistry, achieving his under studies at the prestigious Brigham Young University. He specializes in cosmetic and restorative dental procedures and is considered a master in the mini dental implant field of dentistry. Beyond his reputation as a gentle and caring practitioner with exceptional clinical skills, Dr. Bower integrates advanced dental technology within all phases of your visit to create a truly pleasant experience.
World Famous: Dr. Bower is a world-ranked racquetball player. In 2007 he was crowned as the World Champion by the International Racquetball Federation.
It all started with a dentist and a racquetball court. Dr. Bower was the cornerstone of the Hartford community for 45 years and he has ensured that he passed the torch along to another community-focused family man before retiring in 2015.
Shana has been an essential member of the Tooth or Gum family since 2011. Her friendly voice and smile greet each of our patients as Shana’s is the first face you see when arriving at our office. Her skills as office manager are invaluable and she knows most patients by name. Her favorite part of her job is assisting patients to make their experience peaceful and enjoyable. Shana enjoys her three kids, all their activities and her loving husband. In her free time, Shana enjoys relaxing with her family, cooking and crafting.
April enjoys wearing many hats, being an Office Assistant /Dental Assistant/and Orthodontic Assistant. She went to school for Visual Art and has worked many years in the Art field. Her favorite job has been a stay-at-home mom with her 5 children, homeschooling 3 of them. She began working at Tooth or Gum in 2014, training under Dr. Bower in various jobs in the office. Currently she is training under Pat to assist in our innovative Orthodontic program. She brings her artistic and detail focus skills to her assisting the Doctors with our Cerec /same day crowns, making temporary teeth for patients, and in ortho. April loves working with patients and with the other great people in this office.
Pat has been working in the dental field since 1973. Beginning as a Dental Assistant, then adding ortho training in 1983 and has been our main Orthodontic Assistant since. She was present during the original version of the office in 1975 and has worked with all the dentists and orthodontists that have worked in our office, which has given her a plethora of knowledge. Pat and her husband have 3 children and 9 grandchildren. In her “spare” time she enjoys her family, traveling and making vintage photography props.
Andrea has been working as a dental hygienist for 18 years. She is married to Cory and has two sons that attend Erin School. In her spare time she enjoys being outside and doing various activities with her family and dog, Bruno. She also enjoys photography and music. Her favorite part of being a dental hygienist is spending time one on one with patients and helping them achieve the best oral health possible.
Alejandra is currently attending WCTC in the Dental Hygiene program. She has been working at Tooth or Gum since 2016 but has been a patient for over 6 years. In her spare time, she enjoys taking pictures, teaching herself how to play the ukulele, and spending time with her friends. She is happy to have the opportunity to work with some wonderful people. Tambien habla Español!
Jessi has been working as a dental hygienist since 1993 and has been at Tooth or Gum since 2002. She graduated from University of Minnesota- Duluth and Marquette University. She is known for her gentle, caring chairside manner and puts all her patients at ease. Jessi loves spending time with her four kids at their different sporting events and school activities and loving every minute of watching them play and perform. The favorite part of Jessi’s job is working with her patients to help them improve their oral and systemic health.
Lorena has been a hygienist for 11 years. She enjoys spending time with her family. She has been a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. Mission trips are also a way she enjoys giving back. Tooth or Gum has been part of her history, as a child Lorena was Dr. Bower’s patient. Lorena also speaks Spanish for the comfort of our Spanish speaking patients.