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 residency, 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 still 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 England. He remains an important resource for dentists and prosthodontists in the implant community.
Dr. Franzen was recognized by the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) at their winter meeting in New York at NYU. After satisfactorily completing the requirements for Fellowship, he is now a Fellow Member of the ICOI. Dr. Franzen has been chosen by his peers as one of Milwaukee Magazine's Top Dentists of Milwaukee in 2003, 2009 and 2016. Additionally, Dr. Franzen has been recognized in both America's Top Dentists and Milwaukee's Lifestyle Magazine.
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.