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Dr. Emily Andre & Dr. Frankie Thatcher with the Team

Meet The Team

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Kendra has been with Gentle Dental Care since the 1800s (just kidding- but it sure seems that way).  She actually started with us in 2001 and has enjoyed getting to know all of our patients over the years. Her and her husband Kyle have been married since 1989. She has two children, Collin and Bayleigh, and one adorable grandson Calvin. Outside of work you can find her spending time with her family, exercising, or being out on the lake.


Chelsea has been with our hygiene team since 2018. She is from Altoona, WI and received her associates degree from Chippewa Valley Technical College in Dental Hygiene. She is easy to talk to and brings great confidence and skill to her profession. Her goal as a dental hygienist is to work with each and every patient on informing them of their dental status and to work on achieving dental health with a team approach.

Chelsea enjoys her free time with her husband Teegan and her daughter Renlee and their families. When she is not at work, you can find her doing various activities outside, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.



Kayla has been an assistant since 2014 and joined the Gentle Dental Care team in early 2020. She grew up and still lives in Durand area—a community she loves to call home. She and her husband, Tyler, got married in 2017. In her free time she enjoys volleyball, boating, spending time with friends and family, golfing, and fishing.



Jenesa joined our Gentle Dental team in January of 2019. She was born and raised in Glenwood City, WI. She enjoys getting to know each of her patients and providing them with the best possible care. In her free time she enjoys kayaking, walking her dog, attending packer games, and spending time with her family! 



In January 2019, Carol joined Gentle Dental Care. Carol brings with her many years of dental office experience. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband Brian and their adult children, Taylor and Olivia, taking walks with her dog, Oscar (aka Puff), gardening, and playing musical instruments.

Gentle Dental Care, the family dentistry in Menomonie, WI is a partnership between Dr. Emily Andre and Dr. Frankie Thatcher.

Dr. Andre received her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and her DMD at the University of Florida, College of Dentistry. Dr. Thatcher is a graduate of Concordia University St. Paul and the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Both are highly skilled and experienced dentists who are focused on serving the dental needs of every member of the family under one roof. They consider holistic dentistry practices like mercury-free dentistry and ozone therapy as extremely important to the patient-centered approach they have adopted at the practice.

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