Dental Assistants

Lissete

Lissete joined our Excellence In Dentistry team  in 2019 with over two years of  previous dental experience, and will be assisting Dr. Batchelor at both our Madison and Cottage Grove locations. Lissete graduated from Beloit High School where she participated in the Latino Club, played Varsity Soccer, and ran Varsity Cross Country. Lissete knows that the dental office is not everyone’s favorite place to be, but her gentle demeanor will help you feel comfortable and relaxed. Outside of the office, Lissete keeps active and busy with her rambunctious baby boy and enjoys spending her free time with family and friends. “There is no one word that fits us all”

Mai Cheng

Mai Cheng  joined our  Excellence In Dentistry offices  in 2019 with over 3 years of dental experience as a Dental Assistant. She is working at both the Madison and Cottage Grove offices assisting Dr. Sauve.  Mai Cheng has a passion to help others and strives to provide the best care to all her patients. You will surely enjoy Mai Chengs sweet and caring attitude at your next  treatment appointment with Dr. Sauve. Outside of work Mia Cheng enjoys Cooking, Baking and Eating!   Mai Cheng and her husband recently welcomed a new baby girl to the family. “Do Small things with Great Love”

Dental Hygienists

Amber

Amber is one of our Dental Hygienists at our Excellence In Dentistry – Cottage Grove location who joined our team in 2015 with with many previous years of clinical dental experience. Amber has spent several years focusing her attention on pediatrics and helping educate children on proper oral health. Outside of work Amber enjoys spending her free time with her four children, family and friends enjoying nature and outdoor activities. “Live each day to the fullest”

Char

Char joined our Excellence in Dentistry team of Dental Hygienists in 2018 with scheduling availability at our Cottage Grove location. Char received her Associate of Applied Science from Madison College in 2016, and came to our office with a passion to get to know all her patients while helping to educate them on the importance of proper oral care. Char believes that staying healthy & feeling good about yourself is an important part of everyone’s overall health.  Char is a local, born and raised, Wisconsin resident who is a very avid Packer fan… Go Pack Go!  “The best preparation for Tomorrow is doing your best Today”

Michaela

Meet Michaela, Michaela is one of our newest team members joining us in 2020 at our Madison – Excellence In Dentistry location. Michaela is a registered Dental Hygienist and also has several years of chairside dental assisting experience. Michaela holds certifications in Laser Bacterial Reduction, Anesthetic and Nitrous Oxide, from Madison College, and is always striving to ensure patients have the best possible care. Michaela is a huge sports fan who used to play hockey, and loves spending time outdoors hiking, fishing, boating, and snowboarding. “Every morning you have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams or wake up and chase them.”

Tina

Tina is a friendly and familiar face to many of our patients here at Excellence In Dentistry, as Tina has been a team member for more the 35+ years. Tina is a registered dental hygienist with appointment availability on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at our Madison location. Tina is dedicated to establishing positive and caring relationships with our patients while providing exceptional service and quality dental care. Tina has always strived to treat all her patients like family. Tina enjoys spending all of her free time with her husband, two children and her grandchildren. “Always be Humble and Kind”

Patient Coordinators

Abby

Abby’s smiling face will be the first one to greet you upon your entrance to our Excellence In Dentistry – Cottage Grove location. Abby is a local area resident that has grown up in Sun Prairie & Deforest, graduated from University of Phoenix with her Degree in Business, and has had over 10+ years in the business and customer service field. Abby believes that a positive patient Experience is always the number one priority. Outside of work, Abby enjoys relaxing in northern Wisconsin with her husband and rescue dogs. “Hakuna Matata”

Vanessa

Venessa is our Excellence In Dentistry- Madison Office Coordinator and Insurance Specialist. Venessa has many years within the medical field working as a patient care technician, phlebotomist, and CNA. After being in the medical field for many years, Venessa decided to expand horizons and give herself a challenge in a different field, you guessed it, Dental! And she absolutely fell in love with the anatomy of dental and the understanding of why it is important to maintain good oral and dental hygiene. Vanessa  loves to travel, participate in sporting events, enjoys swimming and other outdoor activities, she enjoys serving her community by volunteering and local events. Venessa has one son who plays football and attends the University of Wisconsin, “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned in life: IT GOES ON”

Office Manager

Cylinda

Cylinda began her dental career in 1999 and has been a dedicated asset at Excellence in Dentistry since 2005. Cylinda’s dedication and experience makes even the most apprehensive dental patient feel comfortable, as she has a vast dental knowledge and has taken on many roles within the Excellence In Dentistry offices. After spending more then 20 years assisting chairside with Dr. Batchelor, Cylinda has taken on the role of office manager for both our Madison and Cottage Grove locations. Cylinda works diligently to ensure all team members are provided a positive work environment and all patients have the best possible dental experience. When not in the dental office, Cylinda is a dedicated wife and mother of two very active children, and most evenings she can be found at a Baseball Field around the Midwest.  “No Act of Kindness Is Ever Wasted”