Life is an adventure, one filled with joy, sadness, frustration, laughter, anxiety, and exhilaration—and it’s impossible to know what will happen next. For young families filled with hopes and dreams, there is nothing more exciting or more daunting than the uncertainty of the adventure ahead.
Oral health is vital to this adventure and is essential to an overall healthy life and vibrant lifestyle. Our smiles and mouths allow us to show, share, tell, taste, breathe, boast, complain, convey, opine, and open wide. They help us make the memories that make the adventure worthwhile.
At Ridgeview Dental, we’ve made it our mission to help families prepare for the adventure ahead by making sure they get great dental care that supports their aspirations and helps them take control of their oral health.
Our team gets to know every patient, making your family part of ours. We combine experience and collaborative thinking to deliver great care, great patient education, and—most important—a great family experience. Going to the dentist doesn’t have to be a pain, and we exist to help make it a small, but enjoyable part of your family’s adventure.
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 Bachelor’s 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 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
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
Dr. Matthew Pruhs is a native of Milwaukee. He spent 4 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 4 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
Dr. Specht received his Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology and Anthropology from Loyola University in Chicago. He went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Marquette University School of Dental Surgery. Dr. Specht enjoys all aspect of general dentistry, particularly anterior esthetic treatments. In his free time, he loves traveling with his wife, bike riding, reading science fiction novels (especially about space travel), gardening, tinkering with things around the house, and volunteering.
Manika Patwari, DMD
Dr. Patwari began her dental studies in India where she grew up.
After moving to the US she earned her DMD (Dental Medicine Doctor) from Boston University in 2009. She then worked as a general dentist for 4 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. Dr. Patwari 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.
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