Dental Assistants


Meet Samantha, Samantha joins our team at Excellence In Dentistry with over 3 years of previous dental assisting experience and 5 years of CNA experience. You will meet Samantha at both our Madison and Cottage Grove locations assisting alongside Dr. Batchelor.  Samantha strives to build relationships and providing dental knowledge to all patients while offering comfort with all services. Samantha has a warm and caring personality and will surely treat you like family.  When not in the office, Samantha enjoys spending time outdoors, camping, four wheeling, horseback riding, and enjoying life with her husband, two daughters, and German Shephard.  

 “Be the type of person you want to Meet” 

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 Cheng’s sweet and friendly personality at your next treatment appointment with Dr. Sauve. Outside of work Mai Cheng enjoys Cooking, Baking and Eating!  Mai Cheng and her husband recently welcomed a new baby girl, Lexi, to the family.

“Do Small things with Great Love”

Dental Hygienists


Char joined Excellence in Dentistry in 2018 as registered Dental Hygienist. Char received her Associate of Applied Science from Madison College in 2016, and has a strong 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”


Denny fell in love with dentistry after working as a technician at a local dental, where he decided to go back to school to become a Dental Hygienist… and that is exactly what he did,  graduating from Madison College. Denny comes to Excellence In Dentistry with over 5 years of experience in the Dental Hygiene field and holds certifications as RDH, Anesthetic, BLS, and Laser. Denny treats every patient as if they are family and lets nothing deter him from providing the care that each patient needs and deserves. Denny is a multi-talented musician (guitar, bass, piano, mandolin & ukulele) Denny enjoys the outdoor and loves hiking and fishing. 

Favorite dental joke: “What’s red & bad for your teeth?… A BRICK! 


Michaela joined our team in 2020 at our Madison-Excellence In Dentistry location as a Registered Dental Hygienist who also has had several years of experience with chairside assisting. Michaela’s soft and kind personality will surely help you to feel at ease in her treatment chair. 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.”


Meet SaraSara is one of our Dental Hygienists at our Excellence In Dentistry-Madison office and joins our team with over 5 years of previous experience Sara, graduated from Madison Collage as RDH with certification in Anesthetic, Laser and Nitrous. Sara treats all patients as she would want to be treated, and believes listening is key! Outside of the office, Sara enjoys staying healthy and active with her dog Brodie, loves spending time in the great outdoors and enjoys yearly turkey hunting every spring with her father. 

Treat people the way you want to be treated. Talk to people the way you want to be talked to. Respect is earned, Not given.  

Patient Coordinators


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, and is currently getting ready to welcome her first child to the world.

“Hakuna Matata”


Alyssa joined Excellence In Dentistry with over 10 years of experience in health care and strives to always provide amazing customer service. Alyssa believes in always giving a loving and friendly welcome to all patients to try to help them feel comfortable in the office, because chances are…she can relate Truly a Wisconsin girl at heart, Allyssa enjoys campfires, fishing, watching sunsets and spending every second with her adorable niece, who is her whole world. 

“Be loud about the things that are important to you” 


Mariah joins the Excellence In Dentistry- Madison team after graduating from the UW Green Bay (GO PACK GO!) Mariah has a very gentle and calming personality that always puts patients first and will always strive to make sure all your needs are met. Outside of the office Mariah stays active and enjoys spending her time outdoors playing sports, hunting, fishing, hiking, four wheeling & of course spending time with her family and friends. Mariah has two kittens named Kip and Harper, and takes advise from a sunflower

“Be Bright Sunny and Positive. Rise. Shine and Hold your Head High” 


Office Manager


Cylinda began her dental career in 1999 and has been a dedicated asset at Excellence in Dentistry since 2005. Cylinda’s enthusiasm 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 in a dance studio or at a Baseball Field around the Midwest.

“No Act of Kindness Is Ever Wasted”