Our Office & Staff

Northwoods Family Dental has an experienced, caring and professional staff. Sue, our office manager, has been in the dental field 20 years and capably helps our patients with insurance, scheduling, and payment options. Barb and Jenny, our hygienists, are knowledgeable, gentle, and thorough. Mary, my longtime assistant, has the wonderful ability to put even the most nervous patient at ease. We all want our patients to receive the best care possible and have a positive dental experience.


Mary Padgett D.D.S.

My interest in dentistry started in high school when I worked after school as a dental assistant. I thought it looked like a great career—it combined my interests of science, helping people, and working with my hands. I then graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Biology and The Ohio State University with a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree. After dental school I completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency which focused on treating children, special needs patients and those with complex medical and dental issues. I am currently a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Wisconsin Dental Association. I also enjoy participating in dental volunteer work including the Donated Dental Services and the Mission of Mercy.

I believe in lifelong learning and continuing dental education has been an important part of keeping me up to date and enthusiastic about dentistry. Recently I have particularly enjoyed comprehensive classes in pediatric dentistry, dental treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, and oral surgery.

My husband Bill, our kids Andy and Ellen, and I have been happy to call Rhinelander home for the past 12 years. Our family enjoys the outdoors, especially biking, skiing, hiking and kayaking together. I am also an avid runner, reader, knitter, and animal lover.

Dr Mary Padgett

Dr Mary Padgett