Watertown, WI Dentist Office

Welcome to Midwest Dental Watertown!

It is our pleasure to partner with you in your dental care. Click on the tabs below to learn more about our Watertown dental office and services. If you have any questions, please give us a call.

Dr. Cary Gillingham

  • Area of Practice:General Dentistry

  • Education:University of Minnesota
    University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, DDS

  • Advanced Training:Esthetic dentistry, orthodontics, laser dentistry, hard and soft tissue procedures

  • Memberships:American Dental Association, Wisconsin Dental Association, and International Association for Orthodontics. Dr. Gillingham was a past president of the Jefferson County Dental Society, and is a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD).

  • Family:Wife, Nancy, and two children, Ashley and Colin

  • Interests:Golfing, biking and camping

Dr. James Schaeffer

  • Area of Practice:General Dentistry

  • Education:Marquette University, B.S. Biology
    Marquette University School of Dentistry, DDS

  • Advanced Training:Laser dentistry, Invisalign® orthodontics, dental implants

  • Memberships:American Dental Association
    Wisconsin Dental Association

  • Interests:Spending time with his wife and two sons, fishing, and watching movies and sports

  • Personal Statement:"As a general dentist, my goal is to give comprehensive care to the whole family. I will treat my patients as part of my own family, always giving quality treatment consistent with the newest standards and always focused on prevention and education."

We are trained in the latest advances in dental treatment and are empowered to focus on the best care for you and your family. Our services include:

  • Preventive care (teeth cleaning and oral cancer screening)
  • Restorative (fillings, crowns and bridges)
  • Cosmetic dentistry (whitening, veneers and more)
  • Children’s dentistry
  • Dentistry for seniors
  • Periodontal care (gum disease treatment)
  • Orthodontics
  • Laser dentistry (see below)
  • Invisalign® orthodontics
  • Dental implants

Service Highlight – Laser Dentistry

Our office offers LASER DENTISTRY, the patient-friendly alternative to the drill.

How does the laser work?

The laser removes cavities and treats soft tissue problems with the energy of light. The light is selectively absorbed depending on the strength and duration of the laser light.

In the case of a cavity, the laser gently removes the decay leaving more of the healthy tooth intact. With conventional drills, anesthesia is almost always needed and accompanied by noise and vibration. With the laser all you hear is a gentle popping sound. There is no contact with the tooth; you will only feel a spray of water.

What else can the laser do?

The laser is effective for soft tissue procedures on the gums, cheeks, and tongue with less pain, less bleeding, and faster healing times. It actually minimizes or eliminates the need for needles, anesthesia, scalpels, or sutures. It can also be used for a variety of endodontic (root canal) procedures.

Deep Cleaning:

As we age, our gums are more susceptible to gingivitis and other periodontal disease. Adding laser therapy to deep cleaning procedures offers faster, easier removal of damaged tissue.

Crown Preparation:

The laser is used to gently separate the gum away from the tooth, ensuring accurate crown impressions.

Is it Safe?

Absolutely! Even in children. Whether it’s tooth decay or tongue-tie correction, the laser will offer your child a safe, anxiety-free experience.

Ask Dr. Cary Gillingham or Dr. James Schaeffer about Laser Dentistry today!

Midwest Dental accepts a wide range of dental insurance plans*, including plans from:

  • Ameritas
  • Anthem PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • Delta PPO
  • DHA – Dental Health Alliance
  • FEP
  • Humana
  • MetLife
  • Physicians Plus
  • Premier Dental Group
  • United HealthCare

*This is not a comprehensive list, and is subject to change. Please contact your insurance provider to verify coverage and acceptance.

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