Drs. John and Kate Schacherl are trained to administer BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dermal Fillers. Here’s why! Drs. John and Kate, as well as Dr. John’s wife, Anne, clench and grind their teeth. All three wear bite guards to protect tooth edges from wear at night. But, clenching doesn’t just occur while you sleep. And who wants to wear a bite guard during the day? So, while all three were able to spare their teeth from some wear and tear, they were interested in doing more, including reducing the sore muscles and occasional headaches that can result from clenching and grinding. For Anne, daytime clenching resulted in a root canal and crown on a lower molar she fractured by clenching and grinding. Her question to Drs. John and Kate: Will daytime clenching and grinding ruin my new crown just like it fractured my tooth? Research lead them to the American Association for Facial Aesthetics (AAFE) and its long-standing training programs for dental and medical professionals in the use of BOTOX® Cosmetic, including its use with patients with who clench and grind. Now trained in the use of BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers for both aesthetic and dental objectives, they are pleased to offer these services to you.

Here are some of the most common questions our patients ask. If you are interested in learning more about how BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers may work for you, we’d love to have the conversation!

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BOTOX® is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe crow’s feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults. For patients who clench and grind, BOTOX® may temporarily relax facial muscles to relieve the pain produced by clenching and grinding, and reduce wear and tear on teeth and crowns.


BOTOX® can improve facial aesthetics, including the appearance of wrinkles in your forehead and the corners of your mouth, crow’s feet lines, and even a gummy smile. BOTOX® may also quiet facial muscles to minimize clenching and grinding, thereby reducing damage to teeth, crowns and other dental work. WILL BOTOX® CHANGE MY FACIAL APPEARANCE? Although facial wrinkles and creases will be minimized and facial muscles may relax, BOTOX® will not markedly change your facial appearance.


Patients may notice an improvement or difference as soon as 1-2 days after injection, but it may take up to 2 weeks for some patients. HOW LONG DO BOTOX® RESULTS TYPLICALLY LAST? BOTOX® results typically last 3-4 months. WHAT ARE DERMAL FILLERS? Dermal fillers, such as JUVÉDERM® XC, are injectable gels used to temporarily add volume to the skin, especially around the nose and mouth.


Dermal fillers can improve the appearance of parentheses lines on either side of your mouth, add volume to thin lips, and improve chin wrinkles.


Dermal filler results typically last 6 months.

Introducing Solution Reach! – Lots of Great Communication Features for Our Patients

We are excited to announce that our office has adopted a new patient communication tool called SolutionReach.

We “went live” on Monday, September 21, and by now some of you may have received appointment confirmation messages by text or email. With SolutionReach, we’ll be able to communicate with you – and you with us – in real time, real quickly! This is very cool stuff!

We look forward to implementing the SolutionReach Online BillPay Portal and Mobile App in the near future. With the Portal and Mobile App, we’ll be able to communicate with you in a secure, HIPAA (patient confidential) environment quickly and easily (think MyChart). Many of you have asked for an online billpay option, so we’re thrilled to announce that this will be available in both the Portal and App.

SolutionReach was the 2015 Pride Institute “Best of Class” Technology Award Winner. We hope you’re as excited about this as we are!

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Heads Up: As we make this transition, we’ll continue to use our current patient notification system for a couple more weeks, and there may be some overlap. Please know that we don’t intent to overdo the communications, (we know this can be irritating) but there may be some redundancy for the short term.

As we add features and tools, thanks so much for your patience and feedback! This system is flexible, so if there’s something you like, let us know, and don’t hesitate to tell is if there’s something you’d like us to change. And, if you totally love getting a hard copy postcard reminder in the mail, we get it. Let us know, and they’ll keep coming.

We’re confident we can accommodate your requests! Here’s to a great new way to communicate!


On July 17, 2015, Dr. John and his wife, Anne, traveled to Ireland with a group of US dentists (most from Texas) for a Continuing Dental Education course that also provided time to explore this beautiful country. The course was sponsored by the University of Texas Health Science Center and featured Dr. Brian Mealey. Dr. Mealey is the director of the Specialist Division in the Department of Periodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio School of Dentistry. He has published extensively in the scientific literature, with an emphasis on inter-relationships between oral and systemic health. Dr. Mealey is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and is a consultant to the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs. He currently serves as a Director of the American Board of Periodontology. Long story short is that Dr. Mealy is not only a preeminent expert in the field of Periodontology, but also an engaging and gifted teacher. His lectures focused on the relationships between periodontal health and diabetes, immune compromise, pregnancy, and cardiovascular disease. With so many Americans affected by periodontal disease, his presentations, which included summaries of the most current research studies and data on this topic, were both informative and timely. Ask Dr. John more about this when you are next in the office. On a lighter note, Dr. John and Anne had the opportunity to spend time in Dublin (and the required visit to the Guiness Storehouse), Kilkenny, Killarney, and Cong. We hope you enjoy these pics from their trip.

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Have you ever dreamed of joining the Peace Corps and traveling across the globe to help people in need? What about sailing your own boat – just the two of you – across the Atlantic Ocean? Some of our favorite people are doing these very things.

We invite you to read about John and Ann Sayles and their journey from Verona, Wisconsin to Malawi, Africa with the Peace Corps. Malawi has the distinction of ranking as the world’s poorest country, where per capita annual income is just $226.50, and the challenges are great. While many people think of joining the Peace Corps directly after college, John and Ann are both recent retirees, John from dairy farming and Ann from her legal career with the Dane County District Attorney’s Office. They joined the Peace Corps and began their journey to Malawi this March.

Here is a link to their blog: https://63plus.wordpress.com/

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Jack Markin and Debi Dennis are also recent retirees, and from Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin. This summer, they are sailing their boat, “Iroquois,” an Ohlson 38, to Ireland. Some of the titles on their blog postings include “First Storm,” “Heavy Weather,” “Calm between the Storms,” and “Ice or Gale.” We can only imagine.

You can follow their journey here: http://www.sailblogs.com/member/debiandjack/.

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We are honored to know these remarkable people. If you know of others who have taken on amazing challenges, let us know. We’ll be pleased to share their blogs on this site.

Dr. Kate was featured on an episode of Chatting with the Verona Area Chamber of Commerce–Check it out!

Career Day

Dr. Kate has visited two local schools in the past several weeks.

In April, Dr. Kate, along with several other Mt. Horeb High School alumni, participated in Sophomore Career Day.  This was a fantastic opportunity for students to hear from local professionals about their individual career paths.  The sophomore class was broken into 6 groups that all rotated to 6 career presentations.  During each of the dental presentations, the students were given sample questions from the perceptual ability section of DAT (dental admissions test) to try and solve as a group.  The students quickly saw that being a dentist involves more than just strong math and science skills.  It was a very fun and interactive morning.  Perhaps there will soon be another Mt. Horeb High School graduate with a career in dentistry!

In May, Dr. Kate and dental assistant Amber visited 4 second grade classrooms at Verona’s Glacier Edge Elementary School.  The students were educated on proper dental health and given fun dental facts.  All of the students were very engaged and asked lots of great questions.

We enjoy getting out of the office and interacting in our local communities.  If a dental presentation would benefit a group that you know, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.

Drs. John and Kate, along with assistants Brenda and Amber, recently traveled to an all-day conference in Milwaukee, WI to hear Dr. Louis Al-Faraje lecture on advances in dental implants.  Dr. Al-Faraje is a well-known leader in the world of dental implants.  In addition to his private practice, he has authored numerous textbooks and has a training facility in San Diego, CA, called the The California Implant Institute.  Through generous sponsorship with the Wisconsin Academy of General Dentistry, Wisconsin dental professionals were able to hear Dr. Al-Faraje lecture without needing to travel across the country.

We are excited to bring the information we learned back to the office!

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(L to R: Dr. John, Dr. Kate, Dr. Al-Faraje, Brenda, Amber)

Main Street Dentists congratulates the Mt. Horeb Boy’s Varsity Basketball Team for its victory in the WIAA 2015 State Basketball tournament.

Below are several photos from the awesome game on Friday afternoon attended by Dr. John, Dr. Kate (a 2001 Mt. Horeb High School grad!) and Anne Schacherl (Dr. John’s wife/Dr. Kate’s mom).

The next time you’re in the office, be sure to give an extra special congratulations to Anita in the front office, as her brother-in-law is the head boy’s basketball coach and her nephew is a player on the team.  Way to go Mt. Horeb!








Main Street Dentists held an open house last Friday evening to discuss Invisalign and Propel.  Propel is an exciting new accelerant to any orthodontic treatment–traditional braces or clear Invisalign aligners–that cuts treatment time in half.  For those who weren’t able to make it on Friday, be sure to ask about Propel at your next visit.

Here are some photos we took before the event started.





If you would like to receive an invitation to a future open house, please let us know at your next appointment. We are excited to share information about Propel with you!

Ask the Dentist!
Tuesday, February 17, 1:00 pm
Verona Public Library
500 Silent Street, Verona, WI  53593 

If you have a baby or toddler, you may have questions about thumb sucking, your child’s first dental visit or how and when to clean your child’s teeth. If so Main Street Dentists invites you to attend this free program. Parents will learn about when children should have their first dental visit, ways to prevent early childhood caries, when to expect changes from primary to permanent teeth, proper brushing and flossing techniques, thumb sucking, dental sealants and the importance of regular dental examinations. Parents and children welcome.


Thank you to the Verona Public Library for hosting this event!



On January 15, 2015, Dennis Semrau of the Wisconsin State Journal profiled Val Fischer, our Front Office Intern at Main Street Dentists. We thought you’d enjoy learning more about Val by reading his interview. Be sure to let Val know you saw this the next time you’re in the office.

 Valerie Fischer, Mount Horeb

Year: Senior.

Sports: Basketball, volleyball, track and field.

Basketball highlights: Valerie is a three-time letterwinner and in her fourth season on the varsity team as a forward. A starter as a senior, she earned the team’s Sixth Man Award as a junior.

Volleyball highlights: A two-time letterwinner as a left side/right side hitter, Valerie earned the Coach’s Award as a senior.

Track and field highlights: Valerie is a three-time letterwinner entering her senior year, competing in the triple jump, high jump, 400- and 800-meter relays. She qualified for the WIAA Division 1 state meet as a sophomore and junior and sectional meet as a freshman, sophomore and junior. She won Badger North Conference titles in the triple jump, high jump and 800 relay as a senior and the conference title in the triple jump as a sophomore. The Vikings won the sectional title her sophomore year.

Cumulative GPA: 3.333.

Favorite subject/class: Business Occupations.

Favorite teacher: Ms. Thompson.

Quick quote: “Competing in sports has taught me to never give up, things don’t always go your way and hard work does pay off.”

Three words to describe me are: Competitive, persistent, dedicated.

I got my start in sports: In kindergarten, competing in dance, T-ball, basketball, soccer and gymnastics.

I wish I could compete in: Gymnastics.

My most memorable moments in sports: Setting a personal record of 5 feet, 2 inches in the high jump and the emotion and inspiration that was felt by all at our season’s first indoor track meet while a visually impaired runner competed with the assistance from her running guide.

I like about high school sports: Meeting new people, the competitiveness and the overall fun of participating.

I enjoy competing in track and field because:My team is like my family and everyone’s so positive and encouraging to one another.

Advice: “Get involved in as many activities as possible.”

My role models are: My mom and dad, Sandy and Terry.

Most inspirational teammate: Former track teammate Isaiah Lesure.

My family also includes: My brother, Bailey, and my dog, Wilson.

Nickname: Val, Shmal, Grace.

Words to live by: “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” by Henry Ford.

Favorite athlete: Prince Fielder until he left the Brewers, so now it’s Melvin Gordon.

Favorite team: Wisconsin Badgers, Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers.

Favorite opponent: DeForest.

Favorite facility/site to compete in: Memorial Stadium track and field at UW-La Crosse.

Favorite movie: Interstellar.

Favorite TV show: Modern Family.

Favorite food: My mom’s spicy chicken.

Favorite restaurant: Panera Bread or Benvenuto’s.

Favorite sport on TV: College basketball.

Favorite place to visit: Las Vegas.

I want to visit: Hawaii.

Top five songs on my iPod: ‘Heroes’ by Alesso; ‘Higher’ by Classified; ‘Best Day of My Life’ by American Authors; ‘Bed of Lies’ by Nicki Minaj; ‘7/11’ by Beyonce.

Primary news source: Twitter.

Favorite website: Instagram.

Radio preset: 93.1 FM Jamz.

I drive: A Ford Explorer.

Dream car: A Corvette.

I can’t live without: My dog, Wilson.

I like Mount Horeb High School because: We have great staff and students who have made my high school experience a positive one.

If I could change anything: I’d stop the chance of people developing Alzheimer’s.

I wish we could play: Wausau East.

I wish I could meet: Liam Hemsworth.

Dream date: Spend a day on the island of Bora Bora relaxing on the beach, snorkeling and getting a massage.

Dream gift: A trip to anywhere I want to go

My perfect day: Sleeping in until 10 a.m., having my cup of coffee, getting a good work-out in and then hanging out with my friends at night and going to Coldstone Creamery.

I like to read: A Fault in Our Stars.

This and that: Member of DECA, serving as an Officer … volunteer work includes: Mount Horeb Area Chamber of Commerce, youth basketball coach … employed at Main Street Dentists in Verona.

Hobbies: Shopping, waterskiing, four-wheeling.

Post-high school plans: Attend Carthage College and compete on the track and field team.

Did you know? I’m deathly afraid of bears.

Career goal: Marketing and events planning for a professional sports team.



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PROPEL® Your Way to a Brand New Smile …Faster.

In our continuous commitment to provide the best orthodontic care to our patients, we are excited to offer PROPEL® technology at Main Street Dentists in our Verona office. With PROPEL®, Drs. John and Kate Schacherl can finish orthodontic treatment in less time than traditional orthodontics. This means fewer appointments and less treatment time.

What is PROPEL® Orthodontics?

PROPEL® works with your own biology by stimulating the bone surrounding your teeth and accelerating orthodontic treatment time. At Main Street Dentists, we offer PROPEL® as a partner with a variety of orthodontic treatments, including Invisalign and Damon Braces. Simply put, you’ll finish your treatment with exceptional results in less time and with fewer office visits.

Here’s the science. The PROPEL® System uses a university research-based, patented process called Alveocentesis to stimulate bone in patients undergoing orthodontic treatment. Alveocentesis works by increasing cytokine activity so that teeth move 50 percent (or more) faster.

How can PROPEL® Orthodontics help me?

A beautiful smile builds confidence. Proper tooth alignment improves dental function and can prevent dental disease. PROPEL® Orthodontics can work to expedite the orthodontic process. The PROPEL® system will help your teeth move and tissues heal faster than they ever could with traditional orthodontic treatment alone.

PROPEL® Orthodontics with Invisalign or Damon Braces

Ask us if PROPEL® Orthodontics together with Invisalign or Damon Braces will be a good match for you. We can’t wait to create your beautiful smile. Give us a call at 845-6127 to set up your no-cost orthodontic consultation.

Honduras Fall 2014

Drs. John and Kate, Assistants Brenda and Jean and Hygienists Tanya and Denise had a great mission trip to Siguatepeque, Honduras 10/31/14-11/7/14.

Patients were seen from noon on Saturday through noon on Thursday.  Here are some highlights of the trip:

  • 146 patients were treated
  • Over 75% of those treated were children under the age of 12
  • All children without decay on permanent molars received dental sealants
  • All children and most adults received fluoride treatment
  • All patients seen received toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss
  • Thanks to CUNA Mutual of Madison, all children seen received their choice of toy or stuffed animal

Thank you to Henry Schein Dental, Holt Dental, Colgate, and CUNA Mutual for their generous support and donations of dental products and toys for kids that help make these trips possible.

Below are some photo highlights of the Fall 2014 trip.

We were able to spend time at the school on this trip teaching about brushing and flossing.















We also had some happy kids with “No Cavities!” at their visits






Unfortunately, we still saw some instances of bad decay in children that had never seen a dentist before.


Here are some candid shots of the team in the clinic:






Here we are outside the hotel on the last night:


A big thank you to our families that support all of us while we are away!

Thanks to almost 30 kids our first ever candy buy back was a huge success!

100 pounds of candy were collected and will be sent to deployed troops through Operation Gratitude.

Jaika and Anita loved seeing all the smiles as the kids came in with their candy.

We can’t wait to do this again next year!


This is what 100 pounds of candy looks like!












While Anita, Jaika, and Brandy were hard at work at the office in Verona last week, Drs. John and Kate, Assistants Brenda and Jean, and Hygienists Denise and Tanya were hard at work in Honduras.

Pictures of the Fall 2014 Honduras mission trip will be posted by 11/14/14 so check back soon!





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Do you have stained teeth, calculus (tartar) build-up, or bleeding gums?

Call (608) 845-6127 today to schedule an appointment. 

Let our hygienists bring your mouth back to health!

Photo credit:  Howard Farran, DDS, MBA (Facebook)

The first week of September was an exciting week for Dr. Kate.

On Wednesday, September 3, her office surprised her with office decorations, lunch and a trick of “fake schedule” in the afternoon where instead of seeing patients they sent her to Kneaded Relief Spa.  It was a great day and she was definitely surprised!


Brenda & Anita pose with the sign that Brenda and her daughter made.


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(l-r) Jean, Dr. Kate, Brenda, Anita


Birthday flowers


Lots of birthday balloons–they told her to expect black balloons for her 40th!


A few of the many office decorations


On Friday, September 5, Dr. Kate was lucky enough to be in attendance for Dr. Craig Misch’s all-day lecture at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Dr. Misch taught all of the dentists about the new research and techniques in dental implants.  Dr. Kate has wanted to hear him lecture since graduating dental school six years ago.  It was such a treat to have Dr. Misch lecture in Wisconsin as his dental practice is in Sarasota, FL.


The warm weather has been a welcome relief after the cold we endured last winter.  To celebrate the arrival of summer, Dr. John decided this was the perfect time to install two water features and put in some new plants.




In addition to all of the people who have enjoyed the new landscaping, we’ve apparently also had a fan in the form of a bunny!


While walking up the front steps, Anita found a little bunny all alone.  After careful searching didn’t turn up any other bunnies, Anita rescued this little guy or gal from getting squished on the front steps and relocated the bunny to the backyard at the office.


In case you haven’t been in for a cleaning this summer, the backyard is in full bloom with flowers and a fountain. This isn’t a bad place for the bunny to make a home.





Be sure to look for the bunny at your next visit!

There will be 50 new teachers in the Verona School District this year and Main Street Dentists is happy to welcome them to Verona by participating in the Verona Chamber of Commerce’s “New Teacher Welcome Bags.”

We put together goody bags for the teachers that had toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss and then threw in some fruit snacks.

(Don’t worry, they’ll be able to brush afterwards!)

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Welcome to Verona!