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Dr. Ryan Yakowicz

Hi!  I am Dr. Ryan Yakowicz.  I grew up in the greater Milwaukee area, and attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for my undergraduate and dental education.

I have been practicing dentistry since 2010.  My first goal in treating patients is to establish a working relationship based on trust and an agreed upon course of action.  I want my patients to have healthy, beautiful teeth that do what they are meant to do and will last them a long, long time.  I strive to be conservative and detail oriented in my approach to providing excellent dental care; I want my patients to maintain their “original parts” for as long as they can!  Obviously, there are times when I must intervene to establish healthy, functional teeth.  My team and I strive to provide the best treatment options and care for our patients when treatment becomes necessary.  My particular interests in dentistry include functional cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, endodontics, and treatment of TMJ disorders.

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Miranda – Dental Hygienist (RDH)

I’ve been a dental hygienist with Neighborhood Smiles – Belleville since December of 2016. My hometown is Fremont, Wisconsin, and I absolutely love it and still call it home. I grew up on the Wolf River boating and skiing and hanging out on the sandbars. After high school, I graduated from Fox Valley Technical College with my associate degree. What made me want to enter the dental field is the fact that the dentist and hygienist I went to growing up encouraged me, and I proceeded to do all my practicum with their office, and we still keep in touch. When it comes to my approach to dental care, I’m always focused on developing genuine relationships with patients, so they feel comfortable to express their needs and concerns so we can provide the best individualized plan of care together. With 22+ years of dentistry experience, I feel I can connect with patients on an individual basis and help them not feel overwhelmed with treatment plans. I love the relationships I’ve built with patients and how their oral health has improved. I love Belleville, and I feel blessed to be part of this community and this practice, and I enjoy each every one of my patients. It’s really like one big family.

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Megan – Dental Hygienist (RDH)

I graduated with my degree in dental hygiene from MATC in 2012, and I’ve been a hygienist here at NS Belleville since May of 2017. The things I love about this practice are the down-to-earth, relaxed atmosphere and the up-to-date technology and dental techniques. I want patients to know their concerns are always addressed, and I work to ensure they’re always comfortable in my chair.

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Ann – Dental Hygienist (RDH)

I’m originally from the Albany/Monticello area. I earned my dental assistant certificate in 2007 and my dental hygiene degree in 2022.  I joined the Neighborhood Smiles team in the spring of 2022. I’ve always loved teeth and thought of a person’s smile as their best feature. My focus is to provide safe, compassionate, and effective dental hygiene care, and I strive to help people retain and improve their oral health for a greater quality of life. I have over 10 years of orthodontic assisting background — through those years I’ve gained so much dental knowledge. Oftentimes patients are nervous or scared of the unknown in dentistry, and I feel that I bring a calming and reassuring presence. I love this small community, and I love that our office here truly is a family.

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Katie – Dental Hygienist (RDH)

I was born and raised in Colorado. From a very young age, I had a strong interest in healthy teeth. After graduating from high school, I earned my AAS in Dental Hygiene from Community College of Denver. When it comes to my approach to dental care, I always focus on educating patients in the oral-systemic health connection and the prevention of disease. I strive to provide gentle and thorough care to help keep patients’ gums and teeth healthy and looking their best. One of the reasons I love our office here in Belleville is that I get to be a part of a great team of coworkers in a small and modern local office.

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Lauren – Dental Assistant (CDA)

I’ve been a dental assistant since 2008, and I’ve been a member of NS Belleville’s staff since December 2017. In the dental field, relationships matter! It’s important whether it’s among family, friends, colleagues, or patients. Through the lens of assistant, I want our patients to receive the most mutual respect and trust when discussing their treatment plans or concerns to me or the team so that we can give them the best, most genuine overall treatment plan that suits them best. I believe in a team mentality of “we” not “me” and being open to new ideas and technologies to keep our patients up to date with our ever-changing dental field and their overall wellbeing. 

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Sheila – Practice Administrator

I’ve been the practice administrator here at Neighborhood Smiles since the spring of 2020. I grew up in Lancaster, WI, and started my career in dentistry after graduating from Madison Area Technical College. My fascination with the healthcare field — and with teeth in particular — is what drew me into this field. I worked as a dental assistant for 30 years and recently transitioned into the administrative side of the professional. I’m excited to be a part of this office and the great care they’re delivering to patients. 

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Mia – Administrator

I am just starting my career in dentistry right here in my hometown! I’ve always had an interest in health sciences and am very excited to see what the world of dentistry has to offer. I am a small-town girl and have many hobbies. I grew up on a small farm and have a passion for my horses. I love to travel and go camping with my horses, riding on all the beautiful trails. I also enjoy hunting and fishing when I get the chance.