Dental Assistants


Courtney joined our Excellence In Dentistry team as a dental assistant in 2022, and is assisting chairside with Dr. Jeremie Sauve at both the Madison and Cottage Grove locations. Courtney grew up in Illinois and has been a dental assistant for the past 2 years, and several years as a dietary aid and activity coordinator. Courtney recently moved to Madison area, which brought her here to Excellence In Dentistry. Courtney enjoys helping others and treating all people with kindness and respect along with understanding. Courtney keeps busy outside of the office by shopping and traveling home to visit her family and friends.

“Treat others the way you want to be treated”


Katie can be found assisting alongside Dr. Eilis Purath at either of our Madison and Cottage GroveExcellence In Dentistry locations. Katie began in the dental field in 2018, and with more than 5 years of dental assisting experience, joined our amazing dental team in 2023.  Katie brings a positive attitude and friendly face to the clinic each day. She is outgoing, caring, and thoughtful and will make you feel more comfortable than you ever thought possible! Katie’s favorite part is interacting with patients on a day-to-day basis while developing strong patient relationships. Katie grew up in Deforest, Wisconsin and enjoys all the seasonal changes that come with Wisconsin. When not in the office, Katie enjoys reading and often spending her time enjoying nature, and can be found fishing, gardening, or taking nature walks.

Life is short, Smile while you have teeth”

Mai Cheng

Mai Cheng joined our Excellence In Dentistry offices in 2019 with over 3 years of previous dental experience as a Dental Assistant. Mai Cheng is assisting part time at both the Madison and Cottage Grove offices assisting both Dr. Batchleor and Dr. Sauve. Mai Cheng is currently enrollment in Dental Hygiene Program with Madison College and plans to follow her passion to help others as a Dental Hygienist. You will surely enjoy Mai Cheng’s sweet and friendly personality at your next treatment appointment. Outside of the office, Mai Cheng enjoys Cooking, Baking and Eating of all kinds!  Mai Cheng and her husband enjoys spending time together with their two daughters.

“Do Small things with Great Love”


Tara joined Excellence In Dentistry in 2022 with over 20+ years of experience with dental care and treatment, and is assisting chairside with Dr. Edwin Batchelor at both our Madison & Cottage Grove – Excellence in Dentistry locations. Tara loves working with the people and enjoys helping patients with their smile, while building relationships with them. Tara treats all patients like they are family! Outside of the office, Tara enjoys spending her free time with her two children and her Fiancé’, enjoying the natural beauty of nature while kayaking, hiking, and camping.  

“A Smile Goes a Long Ways, Make Everyday a Bright One” 

Dental Hygienists


Char joined the Excellence in Dentistry team in 2018 as a Registered Dental Hygienist. Char received her Associate of Applied Science from Madison College in 2016 with certifications in Laser and Anesthetic. Char has a strong passion to get to know all her patients while helping to educate them on the importance of proper oral dental home care. Char believes that staying healthy and 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 dental technician in a dental lab, where he decided to go back to school to become a Dental Hygienist, and that is exactly what he did!  Denny graduated from Madison College in 2016 and joined Excellence In Dentistry in 2021 with over 5 years of experience. Denny holds certifications as RDH, Anesthetic, BLS, and Laser. Denny treats every patient with professional skills 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 outdoors and loves hiking and fishing. 

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


Jessica graduated from Madison Area Technical College in 2011 with honors in the registered Dental Hygiene Program and joins the Madison – Excellence in Dentistry team in 2022. Jessica strives to provide exceptional knowledge about oral health  and provide skills to all her patients so that they can make the best decisions for their oral health, and in turn, increase their self confidence and happiness.   Jessica enjoys traveling, exercising, listening to live music, and spending all of her spare time with her husband and three children’s extracurricular activities.

“Whatever you do, always give 100%, unless you’re donating blood” 



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 often travels to different locations to spend 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.”


Theresa joins the Excellence In Dentistry – Madison team in 2022 with certification in both Laser and Anesthetic, and graduated from Madison College with an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2003. Theresa believes that it takes diverse people with strong skills and dedication to impact and improve the oral health of all patients. Theresa treats her patients with the best care, making them feel respected, comfortable, and confident about their treatment. When not in the office, Theresa enjoys spending time with her son,  daughter,  and their dog Blu. Theresa can often be found working crossword puzzles or adventuring out for a hike with her family and friends!

“Only brush and floss the ones you want to keep” 

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 has rejoined our office in 2020, and believes that a positive patient experience is always the number one priority. Outside of our office, Abby enjoys relaxing in northern Wisconsin with her husband, two year old son and newest baby boy joining the family, September of 2023!

“Hakuna Matata – No Trouble”


Caitlin joined our Excellence In Dentistry team as a Patient Coordinator in 2023 and comes to us with several years of previous customer service experience. Caitlin will assure you that her goal is always to help provide the very best dental information and care to our patients. She is dedicated to helping you through every step of your dental appointments. What Caitlin enjoys most about the office is that she genuinely gets to know each patient. Caitlin grew up in East Troy, Wisconsin, and moved to the Madison area over 5 years ago. When Caitlin isn’t in the office, she enjoys taking walks, and spending quality time with her three-year-old daughter, two cats, and her bearded Dragon.

“Fall seven times, and Stand up eight” 


Mariah joined the Excellence In Dentistry- Madison team in 2021 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 tries to take 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”