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Dr. Ganshert grew up in Racine, Wisconsin. When she was a sophomore in high school, Dr. Ganshert began working as a sterilization assistant at Dr. Kimberly Kind-Bauer’s dental practice in Racine. It was during this period of time that Dr. Ganshert identified her own interest in the field of dentistry and took advantage of every learning experience that was presented.
The knowledge and experience gained during those formative years was advantageous to Dr. Ganshert as it prepared her for the extensive education and rigorous training that she encountered while attending Marquette University in Milwaukee. As a freshman, Dr. Ganshert was one of ten students selected for the prestigious Pre-Dental Scholars Program. As a part of this accelerated program, she completed her undergraduate requirements and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in three years. She later earned her Doctor of Dental Science degree from Marquette Dental School in 1999.
After graduating from dental school, she practiced for one year at the Ganshert Dental Clinic in Monroe, Wisconsin. With some experience under her belt, Dr. Ganshert looked to expand her patient care and transitioned to Madison, WI where she worked at Northpark Dental. Missing the home town feel of a ‘small community’, Dr. Ganshert moved to the Sauk Prairie area in 2001 where she worked with the team at Village Family Dental Associates in Prairie du Sac.
In 2005, she partnered with Dr. Konen at Downtown Family Dental of Baraboo. In July 2014, Dr. Ganshert finalized her purchase of the practice from Dr. Konen and proudly takes on the next generation of ownership as the practice continues to progress over time. Dr. Ganshert is proud of the exceptional patient care she delivers and is blessed to have patients that followed her with each transition in her career. (Thank You!)
Since graduating from dental school, Dr. Ganshert has made continuing education a high priority. She attends annual classes through the American Academy of Odontology to keep current in the field of forensic dentistry. She is also certified in laser-assisted dentistry and has attended numerous advanced training/certification courses related CEREC (CAD/CAM) dentistry.
Current Member of: American Dental Association, Wisconsin Dental Association, Sauk-Juneau-Adams Dental Society (Secretary-Treasurer), Chicago Dental Society, Baraboo Kiwanis, Friends of the Campus, Friends of the Zoo and Downtown Baraboo Inc. Dr. Ganshert is also a former member of Sauk County Implant Study Club (2003-2005).
In her spare time, Dr. Ganshert enjoys being with her family, which includes her husband, Ryan, their daughter, Maddie, as well as Vinny and Marley, their Siamese cats. Her hobbies include golf, painting, reading, traveling, anything that involves being outdoors, and spending time with her family and friends.
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Dr. Konen grew up in Kiel, Wisconsin. He attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree. In 1983, he earned his Doctor of Dental Science degree from Marquette University. In 2003, he received a Fellowship Award from the AGD. He is one of about 120 in Wisconsin to be a Fellow of the AGD.
After graduating, he practiced one year in Madison. He then moved to Baraboo after purchasing the practice from Dr. Bob Dewel in January of 1985. At that time the practice was located where the present Cornerstone Gallery is today. From 1983-1990 he was also on staff at MATC in the Dental Assisting Department.
Dr. Konen married his wife, Janet, in 1989. They have 3 children, Karl, Daniel, and Nicholas. In his spare time he enjoys biking, downhill skiing, running, and photography. Dr. Konen belongs to the Baraboo Sharks Bicycling Club, the Striders and the US Cycling Federation where he is a member, coach and official. He has participated in over 120 triathlons, including the Wisconsin Ironman Triathlon.
Dr. Konen is also currently a certified Level 1 downhill ski instructor and spends many winter days working at Cascade Mountain. As with his dentistry, he strives for excellence and is dedicated to obtaining his Level 2 ski certification in the near future.
Current Member of: American Dental Association, Wisconsin Dental Association, Sauk-Juneau-Adams Dental Society (past President), Academy of General Dentistry, Wisconsin Alumni Association, Downtown Baraboo, Baraboo Chamber of Commerce, Baraboo High School Soccer Board, Baraboo High School Swim Board and St. John’s Church.
Former Member of: American Academy of Orthodontics for the General Practitioner, American Academy of Sports Dentistry, Advisory Board for Lord’s Dental Studio, Advisory Board for D & S Dental Lab, Chicago Dental Society, Vacationland Alumni (past President), Commissioner on Baraboo Parks & Recreation board for 6 years, President of St. Joseph School J-Club, Board member of Friends of the Campus, Friends of the Zoo, Board member of Kid’s Companion, United Way, Baraboo Rotary, Baraboo Kiwanis, and the Jaycees.
Dr. Konen believes one needs to be involved with the community and stay current professionally with constant continuing education. Dr. Konen has more than 1200 hrs. of continuing education since his graduation from Marquette University.