Archive for the ‘Main Street Dentists’ Category


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

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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!

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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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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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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.


Dr. John & Dr. Kate


(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.


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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!

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Flex Spending

November can be a busy month–elections, school conferences, 2013 flex spending submission, new episodes of Grey’s Anatomy (Cristina is back in Seattle!), Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, 2013 dental and medical insurance provider decisions, Badger games, Packer games . . . and the list goes on.

Did anyone see what happened there?  Life can get so busy sometimes that it is easy to forget important dates that may be sneaking up on you.  This past week, Anita and Suzann have been having multiple discussions each day both with patients looking to plan their 2013 flex spending before the deadlines pass and with patients looking to schedule time with the doctors and hygienists to use up their 2012 flex spending so that it isn’t lost.

Make sure to check on your dental, medical and vision needs for 2013 so you don’t miss the deadline to file your flex spending before it’s too late.  If you still need to schedule an appointment to use your remaining 2012 flex spending, please give us a call or send us an email from our website so we can reserve time for you.  It’s hard to believe, but 2012 is winding down.

Have a great weekend and GOOO Badgers and Packers!

(photo credit:  J.D.S. 2012)

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Getting your oil changed.

Buying an engagement ring.

Flying on an airplane.

What do all of these have in common? They all involve placing your trust in the hands of other people.  So, how do you choose the people you trust in each of these situations?

You get your oil changed at a service center with a reputation for quality service. 

You purchase your engagement ring from a jeweler with a reputation for honesty and integrity.

You fly the airline with a track record for safety.

At Main Street Dentists, we know that trust is something that’s earned.

We strive to provide quality care in all that we do.  We use top-rated materials and stay current with latest techniques to provide a high level care to our patients.

We strive to act with honesty and integrity by treating our patients with the same attention and care we would want for ourselves and our families.

We put the safety and well-being of our patients first.

Main Street Dentists has a proven track record of success.  We would love to welcome you as a new patient to our practice.  We are grateful each day for the generations of loyal patients who have placed their trust in our practice since 1976.  We look forward to see you soon.

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Our Team

John A. Schacherl, DDS
Dr. John Schacherl, a Wisconsin native, established his dental practice in Verona in 1976 following graduation from Marquette University School of Dentistry. For more than 30 years, he and his staff have been dedicated to providing unsurpassed patient care. Dr. Schacherl has completed hundreds of hours of post-graduate training, including course work in full-mouth reconstruction, orthodontics, and dental implants. He is passionate in his attention to detail resulting in beautiful smiles for his patients.Dr. Schacherl is the parent of two grown children, Kate and Jeff, and has been married to his wife, Anne, a Madison attorney and law instructor, since 1977. In his spare time, he enjoys cross-country skiing and sailing.Member, American Dental Association
Member, Wisconsin Dental Association
Member, Dane County Dental Society
Member, Academy of General Dentistry
Member, International Association for Orthodontics
Diplomat, International Congress of Oral Implantologists

Katherine (‘Kate’) C. Schacherl, DDS
Dr. Katherine Schacherl received her undergraduate degree (biology major, chemistry & economics minors) at Edgewood College, Madison, WI, and her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from Marquette University School of Dentistry.Kate especially enjoys endodontics and oral surgery, and has recently completed post-graduate training in dental implants. She is committed to providing unparalleled care to her patients. In her spare time, Kate enjoys cooking, cross-country skiing and bicycling.Member,American Dental Association
Member, Wisconsin Dental Association
Member, Dane County Dental Society
Member, Academy of General Dentistry
Diplomat, International Congress of Oral Implantologists

Our Staff
Our Staff is simply the best! Our team of dental hygienists, assistants and front office staff make it their mission to know you by name and treat you like family. You will not find a more friendly, professional, and caring staff anywhere.

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September 2011 News

September has been a busy month at Main Street Dentists!  Over Labor Day weekend, Dr. Kate celebrated her birthday with family and friends and worked on overcoming her fear of heights by hiking to the summit of Quandary Peak, 14, 265 feet in Colorado.

Two weekends later, Dr. John and Dr. Kate traveled to Detroit, Michigan for a hands-on extraction course with Physics Forceps.  While learning a new and less-invasive extraction technique, all doctors attending the course were able to provide extractions at no cost to the local homeless population.  See if you can spot the doctors in the photos below.  Photos are courtesty of the Physics Forceps by Golden Dental Solutions Facebook page.

The last weekend of September, Dr. Kate will be attending a dental implant course here in Madison.  Photos will follow in our next blog entry.  Until next month, GOOO Badgers!

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