Dr. Fisher and Team
Pediatric Dental Team
The Kids Dentist
Welcome to The Kids Dentist located in Mequon, Wisconsin. Dr. Shane A. Fisher , Dr. Laura Goodell, Dr. Paula Gomez, Dr. Melissa McGrier, and their child-friendly team work together to provide their young patients with the highest level of pediatric dental care available.
We proudly offer the latest treatments and technologies available to ensure that the children, adolescents and special needs patients that visit our office, achieve and maintain beautiful, healthy smiles that will last a lifetime.
Dental Hygiene Team
Brandie – Dental Hygienist
Brandie graduated from Milwaukee Area Technical College in 2010 with a degree in Dental Hygiene and has been practicing in the greater Milwaukee area ever since. Brandie feels education is the key to obtaining good oral habits, no matter what age! She is patient and compassionate with her patients, treating them all as if they were her own family.
When she is not at The Kids Dentist, she enjoys attending Brewers games, Admirals games and watching the Packers play. In the summer time, she loves to get away from the city and go camping with friends and her dog, Gemma.
Kim– Dental Hygienist
Kim graduated with her degree in dental hygiene in 1997 from Waukesha County technical College. She has worked with both adults and children, but finds her true passion is working with kiddos. The most rewarding part of her day is watching kids overcome their fears of the dentist and walk out with the biggest smiles on their faces.
If she is not busy working, you can find her camping, kayaking or spending time at the lake with her husband, three kids and their silly dog, Roscoe.
Karina– Dental Hygienist
Karina graduated from Milwaukee Area Technical College with a degree in dental hygiene in 2010. She enjoys helping kids and parents learn good oral health habits while also having fun! 🙂 She is very passionate about being a positive part of the community and volunteering for community dental care when possible.
Karina enjoys crafting, gardening and traveling. During the warm months, you will find her hiking trails and fishing with her husband, 2 kids and 2 dogs!
Dental Assistant Team
Murfie – Therapy Dog (In Training)
Murfie joined The Kids Dentist team in 2020. His mother is a Newfoundland and his dad is a Yellow Lab from ‘Murfree’boro, TN. This gentle giant LOVES coming to The Kids Dentist. He has an extremely soft coat that children and parents love to pet. Murfie’s specialty is helping children who are a little anxious in the dental office feel more comfortable and he is really good at his job.
Murfie’s hobbies include playing in the mud, chasing balls and napping. He is also the fearless defender of both the office and his home of his arch enemy, the squirrel!
Hersch – Dental Assistant
Hersch received his dental assisting training at Milwaukee Area Technical College in 2012. After participating in a dental mission trip in 2011, he changed careers and he has loved being in the dental field ever since. Hersch believes that children are our future and promotes teaching children good habits while they are young. His goal is to make every child’s visit to The Kids Dentist a fun experience so you can always count on him for a good joke.
Originally from a small town in Southeast Missouri, Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward is now home to Hersch. When he is not at The Kids Dentist, he can be found running along the lakefront, traveling or trying new restaurants.
Erin – Dental Assistant
Erin is a Dental Assistant graduate from Lakeshore Technical college in Cleveland, WI. Erin grew up in Oostburg, attended Oostburg High School an still resides in Oostburg, where she plans to call home for years to come. She is excited to be part of the team at The Kids Dentist, as she has always had a love for kids and is looking forward to helping many different children and make a difference in their smiles.
Erin comes from a family of 5, with a brother and a sister. Her sister and her husband have two kids, whom Erin loves and adores. You will see her with her niece and nephew almost every day. She also enjoys spending time with her friends and family, playing volleyball, and being on a boat in the summertime.
Johan – Dental Assistant
Johan is a graduate of the Dental Assistant program from Everest College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and has been assisting for over six years. She is excited to join our team and has a passion for working with kids of all ages.
During her free time, Johan enjoys great food, cooking and experimenting with different recipes and spending time with her husband, Orlando and their two adorable daughters. She looks forward to meeting many new families and creating amazing memories.
Nikita– Dental Assistant
Before joining The Kids Dentist, Nikita graduated from the Dental Assistant Program at Milwaukee Area Technical College in 2016. She has worked with entire families previously, but her greatest love is working with kids. Nikita is the youngest of her 4 siblings and enjoys spending quality time with her nieces and nephews. She hopes to have a family of her own one day and loves caring for children and making them smile. Nikita knows the importance of great oral health and loves educating children/parents on it’s importance, while making the child’s experience at the dentist a great one!! Nikita plans to continue her education with the goal of becoming a Dental Hygienist in the future.
We are excited to have Nikita a part of our team here at The Kids Dentist!
Sharell– Dental Assistant
Sharell is a Dental Assistant graduate of Tri-Cities ROP in Whittier, California. She fell is love with pediatric dentistry immediately after graduating. She loves increasing kids comfort level and helping them have a spectacular dental experience.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, listening to music, photograph and going on Target runs with her daughter. She loves working at The Kids Dentist and looks forward to helping children create positive dental experiences!
Kate– Dental Assistant
Kate comes to The Kids Dentist team with previous experience in General Dentistry and Oral Surgery. Having also worked in children’s education, Kate looks forward to passing along her passion for educating others on the importance of dental care. Providing patient care is her number one priority so every visit to the dental office is a positive experience to those of all ages.
When she is not in the office, you can find Kate camping, fishing, or spending time with her two goofy cats and fiancé in the beautiful Cedarburg area.
Michelle – Treatment Coordinator
Michelle came to The Kids Dentist after spending over 20 years in corporate retail in a variety of leadership and customer service roles. She was thrilled to transition to the dental industry where she can be involved with an amazing organization and contribute to the community in a positive way.
Originally from the east coast, Michelle relocated to the Milwaukee area for work and is happy to call the mid-west home for over 12 years.
Michelle shares a passion for travel and exploring different cultures with her husband and they enjoy many adventures with their three energetic boys. In her spare time she loves reading, cooking and watching her boys discover the world.
Desiree – Insurance Specialist
Desiree is excited to be a part of the Kids Dentist team. She loves being in the dental field and helping families with their insurance questions, as well as seeing all the adorable smiles that come through our door. Smiles have always been important to Desiree, before switching careers a few years ago she was a full time photographer to many local families.
In her free time Desiree loves to travel the globe, experience new cuisine from far and wide, as well as hang out with her friends. She especially loves traveling to Hawaii, Europe, and down to Chicago where her Alma-mater, Columbia College of Chicago, is located.
Megan – Administrative Team
Megan has a bachelors degree in Public Relations and absolutely loves to put her skills to the test on the Administrative Team at The Kids Dentist. She loves interacting with families every day and helping them receive the best care they can for their children.
In her free time she loves going to concerts, trying new foods, and cuddling with her cat.
Taylor – Administrative Team
Taylor grew up in Slinger, Wisconsin. Although she loved living out west in Washington State, she was to return to the Midwest. She recently graduated with an associate degree in Medical Office Management from Moraine Park Technical College. Taylor is extremely excited to be a part of The Kids Dentist team.
During her free time, Taylor loves exploring Shorewood where she lives with her fiancé and their cat. She loves trying new restaurants and going to the movies.
Cathie – Administrative Team
Cathie’s very excited to be a part of The Kids Dentist team! She’s always happy to see children’s faces light up as they walk through the door. After being a stay-at-home mom for several years, she began working exclusively as a dental receptionist.
Cathie especially loves spending time with her family, but other interests include gardening, hiking, and playing with her 3 dogs.