Meet the Team

Julia B. Stacey, DMD 

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Stacey grew up in Moscow, Russia. During her college years, she moved to the US. She earned her Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Meteorology from Texas A&M University. It was there that Dr. Stacey met her husband Greg, a Wisconsin native, and decided to call the US home.

After working in the information technology industry for a number of years, Dr. Stacey studied dentistry at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. She went on to complete her residency in pediatric dentistry. Dr. Stacey is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is on staff at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. In her patient care approach, Dr. Stacey strives to provide a friendly dental home for children of all ages as well as special needs patients.

Dr. Stacey and her husband Greg live in Menomonee Falls with their three boys. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, tennis, cooking, and cheering her boys in their various sporting activities.

Dr. Stacey's Professional Memberships and Affiliations

Jeffrey D. Rhody, DDS

General Dentistry

Dr. Rhody is a native of Menomonee Falls. After graduating from Carroll University, he obtained his dental education at the University of Minnesota. After completing a two year General Practice Residency at Mount Zion Hospital in San Francisco, he then returned to his hometown to practice dentistry in 1989.

Dr. Rhody and his wife Laurie have a beautiful daughter, Hanna. Aviation, camping, fishing, canoeing, backpacking, and photography are some of his favorite ways to spend his spare time. He strives to give his patients the highest quality dentistry in a comfortable, friendly environment.

Matthew T. Pruhs, DDS

General Dentistry

Dr. Matthew Pruhs is a native of Milwaukee. He spent four years in the United States Marine Corps after high school and then began his studies at Marquette University. Dr. Pruhs is a 1999 graduate of Marquette University School of Dentistry. He then went on to complete an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the University of Connecticut School of Dentistry and has practiced in New Hampshire and Milwaukee.

Dr. Pruhs and his wife Mona have four children. He enjoys outdoor sports, travel, and missionary dentistry. In practice, Dr. Pruhs establishes a clear patient understand of existing dental problems and works with his patients to develop an individualized treatment plan addressing their concerns.

Brian Specht, DDS

General Dentistry

Dr. Specht started his studies at Loyola University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Biology.  He went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Marquette University School of Dentistry in 2015.

Dr. Specht and his wife Marissa welcomed their first child in 2020 and love being parents.  Since becoming a father he started publishing children’s books that he loves to read to his son.  He also has a passion for engineering. He is working on a patent for a medical device and enjoys restoring electronics and other equipment.   In his free time, Dr. Specht also enjoys exploring new places with his son, bike riding and just playing around the house with his son.

Dr. Specht believes the most important thing is to be available to his patients. He understands that emergencies happen and it doesn’t matter if it’s the weekend or if you don’t have a scheduled appointment.  He makes it his top priority to see and help his patients avoid unnecessary suffering.

Dr. Specht's Professional Memberships and Affiliations

Manika Patwari, DMD


Dr. Patwari began her dental studies in India where she grew up.

After moving to the US, she earned her Doctorate of Medical Dentistry from Boston University in 2009. She then worked as a general dentist for four years before beginning her orthodontic studies at Marquette University. She graduated the orthodontic program in July of 2013 and has been practicing orthodontics since.

Dr. Patwari continues to teach part time as a faculty member at the graduate orthodontics program at Marquette University. She enjoys treating both young patients and adults.

As an orthodontist, Dr. Patwari appreciates the privilege of interacting with patients and their families and getting to know them on a personal level while they undergo this journey together. She aspires to make this experience a pleasant, efficient, and memorable one for all of her patients.