Our Practice Philosophy
At Parkdale Dental Center, we keep the focus on your individual dental needs. We will always work to educate you on the concerns we see, explain every option available, and help you make a thoroughly informed decision regarding treatment. We’ll never pressure you into a service. We believe dentistry should be pain-free, regardless of the procedure. Whether you’re a new patient or have been visiting us for years, we treat you like family, with the personalized, attentive care that we would want for our own families. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.
Yvonne Schulke, DMD
Dr. Yvonne Schulke was born in Stevens Point and spent her grade school years here before moving to De Pere where she graduated from high school in 2008. Continuing her education as a Wisconsin Badger, Yvonne discovered her passion for dentistry. After earning her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences with a World Health certificate, she made a cross-country move to Arizona to pursue her dream of becoming a dentist. In 2016, she graduated with a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Midwestern University in Glendale. While the Arizona winters were nice, family and the changing seasons brought her back to Wisconsin, where Yvonne began her career as a general dentist.
She has since expanded her clinical skills, with an emphasis on cosmetic dentistry, and solidified her passion for creating trusting relationships with her patients, treating them like her own family. She believes in a conservative yet comprehensive approach to dentistry that will not only provide short-term comfort but also long-term functionality with esthetic goals desired by her patients. Yvonne strives to educate and inform patients while creating a comfortable dental experience.
Since moving back home, Yvonne met her husband and was blessed with twins. They are lucky enough to have the majority of their family in the Central Wisconsin area. In her spare time, Yvonne enjoys spending time with her husband and toddlers, camping, and being outdoors.
Dr. Schulke is a member of the American Dental Association and the Wisconsin Dental Association. She is excited to be a part of the Parkdale Dental Center team and to be back in her hometown, helping the community achieve optimal dental health.
Cassie – Dental & Administrative Assistant
Cassie serves our patients in two different roles: as a dental assistant and front desk administrative assistant. She is often the person you will speak with on the phone and the first person who will greet you when you walk through our doors. She was born and raised in Stevens Point. After graduating high school, she completed the Dental Assisting program at Northcentral Technical College. She loves helping others become more confident in their smiles. She knows the dental office usually isn’t a place anyone really wants to visit, so helping our patients feel comfortable is something she always works toward. Cassie began at Parkdale doing dental assisting and, over time, learned the front desk skills so she can help out wherever it’s needed. What she enjoys most about working at our office is the teamwork and strong relationships among all our team members. When she isn’t at work, Cassie enjoys playing softball, golfing, hiking, skiing, and traveling. One of the places she’s loved to visit is Germany, where she lived for three months.
Ashley – Dental Assistant
Ashley, one of our wonderful dental assistants, is originally from Rosholt, Wisconsin. She started work in our office in September 2021, and she is currently in the process of earning her Dental Hygiene certification. What first drew her to the dental field is the fact that she wanted to help patients feel confident and help them through the journey of making their smile even better. When it comes to approach to dental care, Ashley is always looking to deliver the most comfortable and informative experience possible to our patients, serving them to the best of her ability. Along with her experience and skillset, she brings to our office a welcoming and positive attitude, as well as a willingness to help out anyone on our team. While she mostly assists our dentist, she also helps wherever she is needed in order to make each day go more smoothly. What she enjoys most about working at Parkdale is getting to work with great people—people who genuinely care about our patients—and the wonderful atmosphere where our team has built strong relationships with one another. When she isn’t at work, Ashley likes to be outdoors and active. Her favorite pastimes include hunting, fishing, hiking, playing volleyball, and traveling. One interesting fact about her is that she used to show dairy cattle growing up.
Brooke – Registered Dental Hygienist
Our dental hygienist Brooke grew up in the town of Stratford, Wisconsin. After graduating from high school, she went on to earn her associate’s degree for Dental Hygiene from Northcentral Technical College. What drew her to her current profession is the fact that she used to work at a dental lab and enjoyed the field but wanted to be with patients. In her care of patients, Brooke is always focused on making her patients feel the most comfortable, while still giving them the best care and educating them on how to have a healthy and happy smile. In addition to her skills and dedication to patients, she brings to our office a great deal of knowledge of newer dental technologies and a determination to always keep learning more. What she likes best about being a part of our Parkdale team is working with our wonderful patients and her coworkers—she appreciates the closeness and willingness to help one another out. In her free time, Brooke loves spending time with her family, including her brother, sister, and baby niece. Some of her favorite activities are reading and watching new television series.
Tina – Registered Dental Hygienist
Tina is one of the talented and experienced members of our hygiene team. She was born in Louisiana, raised in Colorado, and after graduating high school and a time working in another field, she graduated from college in Colorado with her Dental Hygiene degree. What made her want to enter the field of dental care was that she had worked with an oral surgeon and realized that she loved teeth. Additionally, she wanted to make people feel comfortable at the dentist, since she was always so scared of it growing up. She moved to our area to be near her two adult children and her grandchildren, and we’re glad she did. In terms of her overall approach to her profession, Tina focuses on teaching people how to take care of their teeth and—even more than that—helping them to like their smiles. She always treats patients how she would treat her own family. One of the most important ways that she contributes to the success of our office is through patient education: she always wants our patients to be fully informed about the condition of their teeth, the services being provided, and ways to prevent tooth decay and other problems. She’s also flexible in her scheduling to help get our patients in for appointments. What she enjoys most about being part of our Parkdale Dental Center team are her wonderful teammates and patients. Outside of work, Tina loves spending time with her kids and her grandkids. A few of her hobbies include hiking, biking, kayaking, and gardening.
Ashley – Administrative Support & Central Billing
Our administrative support specialist, Ashley, was born and raised in Custer, Wisconsin. She attended SPASH in Stevens Point and Edgewood College for Psychology, with a minor in Business. She started her dental career specializing in dental insurance at DDWI and became passionate about oral health and patients being able to maximize their dental benefits to maintain a healthy smile and to make dental care more affordable. Ashley believes in doing everything for the right reason and focusing on patient-centered care. She loves seeing smile transformations and seeing people get their confidence back. She’s very interested in dental insurance, which is something you don’t hear very often. She has been in the dental field for almost a decade—working for a dental insurance company and also in a large dental office setting—with most of her focus on insurance. At Parkdale Dental Center, she handles all appeals, discrepancies, payments, refunds, essentially taking the stress off the front desk so they can focus on what’s most important: our patients. She is proud that our office focuses on welcoming, patient-centered care and takes great pride in having a state-of-the-art facility. She also loves that our team creates an enjoyable and fun atmosphere. Outside of the office, Ashley loves spending time with her daughter and son, who are both very active in sports—traveling baseball and traveling basketball—which keeps them busy year-round. Some of her favorite activities include golf, tennis, cooking/trying new foods, traveling, and crafts. She also has an Etsy business where she makes personalized and custom items like glassware and clothing.