About Our Dental Team in Milwaukee, WI
Introducing Your Dental Professionals
BARRY R. FRANZEN, DDS
Dr. Franzen received his DDS degree from the Marquette University School of Dentistry and then went on to receive his prosthodontic training at the University of Missouri and Truman Medical Center. During this time, Dr. Franzen focused on esthetic replacement teeth and implant dentistry. After completing his postgraduate residence, Dr. Franzen opened his private practice and served part-time as the clinical adjunct professor at the Marquette University School of Dentistry in Graduate Prosthodontics.
The implant revolution began while Dr. Franzen was in dental school, and he has continued to follow it closely. For the past 18 years, he has lectured extensively on implant dentistry throughout the United States and in London, England. He remains an important resource for dentists and prosthodontists in the implant community.
Dr. Franzen was recognized by the International Congress of Oral Implantologist at their winter meeting in New York at NYU. After satisfactorily completing the requirements for Fellowship, he is now a Fellow Member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
Dr. Franzen and his wife, Raquel, have been married since 1982 and have three children and a new grandson. When Dr. Franzen’s not studying dentistry, helping his patients achieve their dream smiles, or lecturing on dental implants, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and farming for wildlife.
- American Dental Association
- Wisconsin Dental Association
- Greater Milwaukee Dental Association
- American College of Prosthodontics
- Academy of Osseointegration
- Milwaukee Odontological Society
- Alpha Sigma Nu National Jesuit Honor Society
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society
NANCY, REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST
Nancy is the newest member of our team. She graduated from Marquette University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene and has been a practicing dental hygienist for over 30 years. She is a long-time member of the American Dental Hygienists Association and regularly attends continuing education classes to stay current on dental health practices. She is a past faculty member of Marquette University’s Dental Hygiene Program. She enjoys building relationships with our patients and being a member of a team that provides quality dental health care. She is married and has two adult children. Her hobbies include camping, traveling, reading, stamping, and Marquette University basketball.
LAVONNE, OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
LaVonne has been in the dental field for over 32 years, the last 25 of which have been spent as a member of our team. LaVonne began her career with us as a chairside assistant and has spent the last 17 years as our office administrator. Her many years of experience give LaVonne a unique knowledge base. She has the ability to answer questions that range from dental procedures to treatment planning to insurance. She is a member of the American Association of Dental Office Managers. LaVonne is married and has two sons. She enjoys going up North, fishing, bowling, horseshoes, and watching the Packers and Brewers.
BOBBI JO, DENTAL ASSISTANT/IMPLANT COORDINATOR
Bobbi Jo has been with our team for over 17 years. In that time, she has expanded her knowledge and skills to a degree that makes her an irreplaceable member of the team. Whether it is a simple crown preparation or a complex surgical implant case, Bobbi Jo understands the task at hand from start to finish. She is especially adept at making patients feel comfortable during their procedures with her confidence and caring nature. She is a member of the Wisconsin Dental Association. Bobbi Jo is married and has two young children. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, bowling, and playing horseshoes.