Dr. Julie Melbinger-Wagner
Dr. Julie Melbinger-Wagner is the new practice owner, coming to us with 17 years of experience as a licensed dentist. She was born and raised in Medford, Wisconsin, where her father, Lonnie, practiced dentistry for 35 years. Dr. Julie acquired both her undergraduate Bachelors of Science and Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees from Marquette University. Following her dental school training, she completed a general practice residency at the V.A. Zablocki Medical Center in Milwaukee.
Other than a brief stint in Chicago, while her husband, Peter, completed oral surgery residency, Dr. Julie has been proud to call Milwaukee her home since 1995, where she has been practicing dentistry and enjoying raising her three children, Ella, Claire, and Andrew.
In her spare time, she enjoys skiing with her children, helping guide them through the challenges of learning violin and cello, cooking projects, and helping out at their school.
Karen, Dental Hygienist
Karen has been practicing dental hygiene for 19 years, 17.5 of them with Friedman Dental Care. Karen looks forward to continuing Dr. Friedman's legacy with our new practice leader, Dr. Julie.
Karen loves working in a friendly environment with a fun and professional team, while providing patients with the best possible dental care available. Karen and her husband have two daughters, Allie and Abby. Karen enjoys reading, boating, scrapbooking, and spending weekends in northern WI.
Brenda, Dental Assistant
Brenda has been a dental assistant for almost 14 years, and has been assisting Dr. Julie at Friedman Dental Care since February 2018. She and Dr. Julie were colleagues at a previous dental office and continue to work well together.
Brenda enjoys building strong relationships with patients and providing them with high-quality, individualized dental care. When she is not assisting Dr. Julie, Brenda enjoys painting, traveling, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.
Please welcome our new office manager who will be joining the team very soon!