From Left to right: Drs. Jakubowski, Shane, Kauth, Edwards, & Szymanski
After nearly 40 years of impeccable service to their patients and our community, both Dr. Kauth and Dr. Shane have retired. We will miss them at Village Dental Group and we thank them for helping to make Village Dental Group what it is today.
Michael E. Edwards, DDS:
Dr. Edwards is a 1994 Graduate of Germantown High School. He then went on to receive his undergraduate degree from Marquette University in 1998. Dr. Edwards received his dental degree also from Marquette University in 2006 where he was the Class Vice President for two years. Dr. Edwards then completed an advanced training in General Dentistry at the Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee in 2007. And in addition to private practice, Dr. Edwards is also an Adjunct Associate Pre-Clinical Professor at the Marquette School of Dentistry.
Dr. Edwards has been happily married to his wife, Mari, since 1999 and they have four children. In his free time, Dr. Edwards enjoys playing golf, fishing, hiking and reading.
James L. Jakubowski, DDS:
"Dr. J" has spent most of his life in Menomonee Falls area and enjoys being close to family and the great people of the area. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, he received both bachelors and masters degrees in Psychology and a masters degree in Preventive Medicine from the University of Wisconsin Medical School. But Dr. Jakubowski's true love is dentistry and he received his training at Marquette University. This was followed by a general practice residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Teaching is important to Dr. J and he has used his training as an educator for the students at MUSOD, MATC and WCTC. This carries over to how he treats his patients. His philosophy is aimed at allowing his patients to become their own health advocates. By integrating them into the treatment plan, then can better understand their needs and follow through with the proper preventive home care. Any information he can pass on will allow them to maintain and improve their health.
While Dr. Jakubowski treats all ages of patients, he provides most of the surgical care for the office. This allows him to use his psychology training to calm those who may be concerned. He and his partners offer treatment in most of the areas of dentistry and along with the staff show true respect for their patients. They consistently care, and it shows.
Michael A. Szymanski, DDS:
Dr. Szymanski is a Menomonee Falls area native who has been practicing dentistry for over 25 years. A Marquette guy through and through, Dr. Szymanski did his undergraduate work there as well as receiving his DDS degree from Marquette in 1981. After dental school, he proudly served with the US Navy for his active duty service. After returning to Menomonee Falls, he continued his Naval Reserve service. After 23 years of service, Dr. Szymanski retired with the rank of Captain.
Dr. Szymanski is a member of the board of directors of the Waukesha County Dental Society, as well as a member of the Wisconsin Dental Society and the American Dental Association. He has a committment to continuing education and is a participating member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Dr. Szymanski has been married to his wife Denise for 26 years and they have two children, Mike, a Peace Corp Volunteer in Macedonia and Daniel a student at UW-Lacrosse. Dr. Szymanski enjoys the outdoors especially fishing, and loves to travel when he gets the chance.