Our Team

Dr. Marli Leist


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. After 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.

Dr. Linh Tran


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


Front Desk and Office Manager

NicoleI love working in the dental field because...

I love helping and interacting with patients. It's a privilege to meet and get to know so many different people. When you're able to get to know patients and make them feel welcome to your office, it makes them more eager to come and that's an amazing feeling, especially for those patients who start out being "afraid" of the dentist.

Favorite sports team: I absolutely love the Packers!

In my free time, I love being with friends and family, hanging out with my dog Buddy, and watching and attending sporting events. I also love being outside as much as possible when this Wisconsin weather allows me to. I also enjoy watching movies and listening to all types of music, however my favorite would have to be country.


Dental Hygienist

LindseeI love working in the dental field because...

I feel honored to work in the health care field and serve patients on a daily basis. The opportunity to help get young patients off to a good start without fear of dental visits and to positively impact their future oral health is extremely rewarding. I enjoy being able to develop relationships with patients at each visit and help them to improve their home care, provide oral education, and do my best to give patients every tool they need to always have good checkups.

  • Education: A.A.S. In Dental Hygiene from Milwaukee Area Technical College
  • Hometown: I am a native of the North Shore community and that is where my husband and I currently reside, raising our three daughters
  • Favorite place to spend time: Elkhart Lake
  • Favorite music to sing to patients: Whatever comes on! I may not know all or the correct words, but I can hum to anything!
  • Favorite part of the day: When a patient feels good about the progress they have made. Whether they are cavity free, improved their periodontal health, improved in home care techniques, or simply felt more relaxed at this appointment than the last - they are all huge milestones that I am blessed to be a part of!

When I am not with my patients, you can find me staying active outdoors, in the kitchen trying out new recipes, crafting with the kids, tackling design projects, and you will quickly learn I can shop till I drop!


Dental Hygienist

AlanaI love working in the dental field because...

I had such pleasant experiences in the past as a patient so I am very passionate is making sure our patients are comfortable. I enjoy providing preventative and gentle care!

  • Education: A. A. S. In Dental Hygiene from Milwaukee Area Technical College
  • Hometown: South side of Milwaukee
  • Favorite sports team: Big time Packer fan!
  • Favorite music to sing to patients: Anything from classic rock to pop songs! My playlist is endless!
  • Favorite part of the day: Seeing a familiar face :)

Outside of the office, I spend as much time with family as possible and contribute needed goods to local dog shelters.


Dental Assistant

TaylorI love working in the dental field because...

It's incredibly fulfilling knowing I'm helping people achieve better dental health every day.

  • Favorite music to sing to patients: Country!
  • Favorite part of the day: I'm definitely a morning person. The beginning of the day, when I'm getting everything set up for the day's patients, is my favorite part. It's exciting finding out who I'll get to see each day!
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