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COVID-19 Coronavirus Message

Date: March 18, 2020
Notice of Temporary Changes
Dear Patients:

Our top priority is the health and well-being of our patients, families, staff, and community. To that end, we have decided to postpone all elective procedures, starting on March 18, 2020 in accordance with COVID-19 guidance provided by the American Dental Association.

As health care professionals, we believe we have a role to play in “flattening the curve” in order to follow sound, scientific public health advice to help limit infections and slow the spread of coronavirus. Our office will be closely reviewing our appointment schedule. If you have a non-urgent appointment scheduled with us in the near future, our office will be in touch to help reschedule your appointment.

 We have a staff member available to answer the phone for any questions. Please call our office in the event of a dental emergency at (920) 743-6911.

We did not make this decision lightly. A great deal of care, research, and planning guided our decision. We believe that by taking these extraordinary precautions, we can make a difference in helping to preserve the limited supply of personal protective equipment critical for emergency dental care and frontline health care personnel responding to the pandemic. We will continue to evaluate the situation as it evolves and determine when it is appropriate for us to return to our normal business hours.

Again, please understand that we are making this decision with the health and well-being of our patients, our families, our dental team, and the community in mind.

Please stay safe and healthy.


Dr. Regan Luders
Dr. Tyler Hubbard

Bride and Groom White Strip Giveaway!

Make sure your pearly whites are white on your wedding day! Door County Dental Care is now offering free professional quality white strips to brides and grooms getting hitched on or before August 31, 2020* check out all the details below

Free White Strips for Door County Brides and Grooms from Door County Dental Care in Sturgeon Bay, WI

*Promotion includes one free white strip kit each for bride and groom only. To be eligible for the promotion the couple must present their wedding invitation to Door County Dental Care staff as proof of upcoming wedding prior to or while picking up their white strip kits. Neither the bride nor the groom is required to be a patient at Door County Dental Care. Wedding must take place prior to August 31, 2020. Either the bride or groom must reside in Door County. Promotion Ends August 31, 2020. Both bride and groom must sign a photo release and provide a photo of themselves from their wedding day to be used in Door County Dental Care promotional materials.

2019 Halloween Candy Buyback

Support Adopt a Soldier Organization

Fri, Nov. 1st – Fri, Nov. 8th

2017 Door County Halloween Candy Buyback in Sturgeon Bay, WI

The fall season has arrived and that means Halloween is practically here. Trick or treating is just a few weeks away and that means a major candy influx for kids. Every year Door County Dental Care holds the Halloween Candy Buyback in order to offer a fun and healthy candy alternative for kids. Between Friday November 1st and Friday November 8th kids can bring in their Halloween candy to Door County Dental Care and get paid $2 for every pound they contribute. All the trick or treating candy from kids is then collected and sent to our troops overseas as a care package through the Adopt a Soldier program. Our goal every year is to surpass last year’s collection. 

**Kids are NOT required to be a patient at Door County Dental Care. Adults are welcome to donate candy, however  payment is limited to children only. Please limit contributions to only candy that you would send the troops that is not old or expired.

Ellie and Kari

Ellie and Kari at Door County Dental Care in Sturgeon Bay, WI

Hello Everyone!

My name is Ellie. I am my owner, Kari’s, heart and soul. 💕 I love to take naps in her big, cozy bed while she is at work as a dental assistant and making money to buy me more treats! My favorite treats are any kind that she buys, but don’t forget the ones that come in my BarkBox!😉 Once she gets home, I quickly eat my dinner and head out on our evening stroll. The squirrels and bunnies better watch out when I am walking though, because I’m going to catch one of them one day, I promise! 🐿💨🐇💨

Nicole P

Financial & Treatment Coordinator at Door County Dental Care in Sturgeon Bay, WI

Nicole started her career in the dental field at Door County Dental Care in 2003 and worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Hubbard and Dr. Luders until 2011, when she moved to Milwaukee. While in Milwaukee, she worked as an assistant, in insurance/front desk and also at Marquette University School of Dentistry. Nicole, her husband and their son moved back to Sturgeon Bay in 2018 when she started working back at Door County Dental Care as a financial and treatment coordinator. She has a true passion for all things in dental. She loves spending her day seeing patients and forming lasting relationships with them. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys boating, cooking and being outdoors, but most of all, spending time with family, friends, her husband, Ryan and son Reid.

11th Annual FREE Athletic Mouthguard Day

2019 Door County Free Athletic Mouthguard in Sturgeon Bay, WI at Door County Dental Care

Spring is here and summer is just around the corner, which means it’s almost time for Door County Dental Care’s 11th Annual FREE Athletic Mouthguard Day. Mouthguards are an essential part of protective safety equipment when playing sports. On Thursday June 22nd from 12pm to 4pm the staff at Door County Dental Care will be providing FREE custom fit mouthguards to our local students who reserve their appointment (call 920.743.6911) by Thursday June 8th. Want to learn a little bit more about mouthgurads? Click here for the history of mouthguards.

Too Much Toothpaste?

Guidelines for Brushing Children's Teeth from Door County Dental Care in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

Did you know that many children are using too much toothpaste to brush their teeth? The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that children under the age of three use an amount of toothpaste equal to the size of a grain of rice. For children ages 3 to 6 the ADA recommends that an amount of toothpaste equal to the size of a pea be used. A toothbrush specifically designed for children should be used.

 It is advised that toothpaste containing topical fluoride be used to strengthen teeth and help prevent cavities, however the swallowing of topical fluoride contained in toothpaste can affect the color of developing teeth that have not yet emerged from the gums. Toothpaste that contains fluoride has a larger amount of fluoride than fluoridated water. Parents should always ensure that their children are not swallowing toothpaste or the foamy mixture from brushing with toothpaste. It is recommended that children brush both in the morning and evening. If you have any questions about brushing your children’s teeth don’t hesitate to ask the friendly staff at Door County Dental Care.