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.
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.
Carla – Registered Dental Hygienist
Our experienced dental hygienist Carla is originally from Stevens Point. After graduating from Stevens Point Area Senior High, she went on to earn her associate degree in Dental Hygiene from Northcentral Technical College. She has always had an interest in helping people, and she is always focused on educating patients early to prevent disease and/or prevent it from moving forward. When it comes to her overall approach to dental care, she treats every patient with kindness and understanding, ensuring there is never any judgement. She understands that all patients have different needs and some may need special care, and she goes above and beyond to make this happen. What she likes most about our office is being part of a fun, caring groups that wants the best for our patients. Outside of work, Carla enjoys spending time with her husband, Eric, and their furry kids. Some of her favorite activities are spending time outdoors, working on her hobby farm, and running her dog and cat rescue.
Cassie – Dental Assistant
Cassie was born and raised right here in Stevens Point. After graduating from high school, she went on to complete her program in Dental Assisting from Northcentral Technical College. She joined our Parkdale Dental Center team in the winter of 2020. What made her decide to enter the dental field is that she loves helping others become confident in their smiles. She understands that a dental office isn’t the easiest place for people to be: she loves it when she can help comfort patients and get them on the right track in terms of their oral health. In addition to her warm and comforting personality, Cassie consistently makes our office a better place through her willingness to help wherever needed, whether that’s beside the chair or helping patients at the front desk. What she enjoys most about working at our office — having been here for the past three years — are her amazing coworkers and getting to see the familiar faces of our patients. When she isn’t working in the office, Cassie loves hiking, traveling, playing softball, and hanging out with her two nieces and one nephew. Some of the places she’s had the opportunity to travel to are Switzerland, France, Italy, and Germany.
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.
Cedar Cloud – Dental Assistant
Cedar Cloud is originally from Henderson, Nevada. She later moved to Wisconsin and graduated from Stevens Point Area Senior High. What made her want to enter the field of dentistry is the impact she could make on someone’s life, either through simple or complex dental care. She also loved the idea of being able to ease dental pain and restore patients’ smiles and confidence. Patient education is something she holds in high priority: She always wants patients to fully understand procedures and how to prevent further restorative treatment. She never wants them to feel confused and always encourages them to ask the “why” or “how” questions. She believes in putting the patient’s needs first and wholeheartedly listening to and understanding them. She knows that patient and team communication also helps smooth the flow of the office. She loves being part of a practice that is so focused on patient care and delivering excellent results. In her free time, Cedar Cloud loves hiking; traveling; spending time with her Dalmation, Clover; and trying new things. Fun fact: she is left handed.
Allie – Administrative Assistant
Allie was born and raised in Wisconsin Rapids and graduated from Lincoln High School there. After high school, she went on to earn multiple college credits from Fox Valley Technical College and Midstate Technical College. One of the things that made her excited to work in the dental field is helping patients to have an enjoyable experience at the dentist from the minute they arrive to the minute they leave. She is always focused on clear communication and education of our patients, knowing that patient knowledge is very important regarding procedures, insurance coverage, after care, and more. In addition to her clear communication, she brings to our team a very welcoming personality and excellent organizational skills, which all help us greatly when it comes to scheduling appointments, answering phone calls, and responding to emails. What she enjoys most about working at Parkdale Dental Center is being part of a strong team that cares deeply about our patients. Outside of the office, some of Allie’s favorite activities are reading books and watching TV with her boyfriend and their cat. Fun fact about Allie: she has a twin brother.