Meet Abbey LaManna, DDS

With a warm smile and dental experience, Abbey LaManna, DDS is focused on keeping your teeth healthy and providing a positive and relaxing dental experience.

Abbey LaManna, DDSDr. LaManna welcomes all ages in her comfortable, private practice in Glendale on the North Shore of Milwaukee. Her goal is that you receive top quality preventative and comprehensive dental treatment that is also affordable.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. LaManna received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

Family brought Dr. LaManna back to Milwaukee to practice dentistry. She and her husband have two beautiful children whom they both adore. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family playing tennis, bike riding, traveling, having picnics in the park, playing golf with her husband, and singing and reading with her children.

She also is known to hum a song or two while working!

Dr. LaManna values philanthropy and has had the pleasure of working with a number of charitable organizations throughout her life. Below are just a few of the groups she’s worked with.

Girls on the runbetty brinn children's museumMilwaukee Tennis & Education FoundationAlzheimer's AssociationChildren's Hospital of Wisconsin

Dr. Abbey was featured as one of Milwaukee’s Best Dentists in Milwaukee Magazine!

Abbey LaManna in Milwaukee Magazine

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Meet Dr. Marli Leist

Dr. Marli grew up in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin before obtaining her Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Marli Leist, DDSAfter working as a dental hygienist in Minneapolis, Dr. Marli decided to move to Indianapolis to attend the Indiana University School of Dentistry & pursue her childhood dream of becoming a dentist.

Dr. Marli discovered her passion for dentistry at age 16, when she volunteered at Open Door Dental Clinic in Door County, WI. She learned the value of connecting with patients to understand their goals as well as their concerns. From volunteering as a receptionist & dental assistant, to working as a dental hygienist & now a dentist, Dr. Marli has developed a keen appreciation for the art of dentistry & for helping people understand the importance of oral health.

In her free time, Dr. Marli enjoys reading, yoga, running & spending time with her beautiful nieces. She loves going to new restaurants & traveling to new places. Dr. Marli loves being near the lake & is happy to call the North Shore home.


Meet Dr. Linh Tran

Dr. Linh is originally from Da Nang, Vietnam. She moved to the U.S. in 2005 after finishing high school in Vietnam.

Linh Tran, DDSDr. Linh attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry. After that, she moved to Milwaukee to go to Marquette University School of Dentistry for her DDS degree.

At Marquette, Dr. Linh met her best friend/husband & they both fell in love with each other as well as the city. They decided to stay in the area after graduation to build a home. They now have three beautiful children.

Dr. Linh enjoys all aspects of dentistry, especially establishing meaningful doctor-patient relationships.

Growing up in Vietnam, visiting a dentist was always a scary experience & she relates to patients with dental anxiety. Because of this, she always aims to provide the most comfortable care possible, striving for a pleasant experience for all her patients.

Dr. Linh’s free time is usually spent with family. She enjoys reading & playing with her kids, as well as cooking & traveling.


Meet Dr. Tom Eldridge

Dr. Eldridge grew up in Wisconsin & enlisted in the Navy after high school.

Dr. Tom Eldridge Dr. Eldridge studied engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison & went on to study dentistry at Marquette University. After dental school, Dr. Eldridge was commissioned as a naval officer & served as a dentist in Navy hospitals & onboard the USS New York. Dr. Eldridge is married & has two daughters. He enjoys traveling & spending time with friends & family.

As the Lead Doctor at Lakeshore Family Dentistry’s Greendale location, Dr. Eldridge shares Lakeshore Family Dentistry’s vision of providing- top quality preventive & comprehensive dental treatment that is convenient & affordable.

He works alongside the highly trained & friendly Lakeshore Family Dentistry staff to achieve his goal of excellence in patient care. Whether providing routine or high-tech dentistry, he is attentive to detail & aims to provide patients with the high quality care while making them feel comfortable & at home.


Meet Dr. Ben Poenitsch

Dr. Ben was born & raised in Wind Lake, Wisconsin & graduated summa cum laude from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dr. Ben Poenitsch

Dr. Ben went on to graduate magna cum laude from the Marquette University School of Dentistry & also served as class vice president.

Dr. Ben works side-by-side as a team with patients to help answer any questions during treatment. His calm demeanor makes patients feel comfortable throughout the entire treatment process.

When Dr. Ben is out of the office, he enjoys an active outdoor lifestyle consisting of fishing, basketball & copious amounts of golfing. He is very passionate about his favorite sports teams including the Wisconsin Badgers, Green Bay Packers, & Milwaukee Bucks & Brewers. His favorite dessert is Kopp’s “Turtle” Custard, so if you spot him at your local Kopp’s, be sure to give him a wave!


Meet Dr. Robert Anderson

Dr. Anderson grew up in the Lake Geneva area & attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in communications.

Dr. Robert AndersonAfter graduating, he spent five years on active duty in the US Navy as a pilot. Upon returning from service, Dr. Anderson attended the Marquette University School of Dentistry. He lived in Greendale while attending school & remained after graduation as the as co-owner of Greendale Dental Associates until he retired 38 years later. Dr. Anderson also continued his military service after graduation as a Naval Reserve Dental Officer & retired in 1997.

Dr. Anderson is married & has three children & seven grandchildren. He enjoys spending as much time as possible with family & friends, golfing, fishing & traveling.

Quality dental care & strong doctor-patient relationships have been top priorities during Dr. Anderson’s entire career. It has been rewarding for him to periodically assist Lakeshore Family Dentistry, seeing former patients & building new relationships.


Call us today with any questions or to book your appointment!

Glendale:  414-352-1600 or Greendale:  414-421-2303


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