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Valders, WI 54245
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Dr. Laura Guevara

Dr. Laura Guevara is a native of Mexico, she moved the U.S. in 1982 due to her parent’s  job transfer.  She became a citizen in 1992. She graduated from Appleton East High, UW-Oshkosh with a Biology/Chemistry major and obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1993.

After graduation, Dr. Laura practiced in Minnesota until 1997.  She then decided to move back to Wisconsin, where she joined Dr. Tom Peterson as an associate.  In 1998 she became a partner in the practice.

Dr. Laura enjoys all aspects of dentistry and keeps abreast of new technology.  She regularly attends advanced training throughout the year.  When not in the office, Dr. Laura enjoys outdoor activities with her family.


∙Active member: American Dental Association, Wisconsin Dental Association, Manitowoc-Calumet Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry (pre-fellow)


∙Past member of Lords Dental Lab Dentist Council, Minnesota Dental Association


∙Advanced training in : Endodontics, Laser Dentistry, Pediatric Dentistry, Implant Dentistry, Forensic Dentistry, CAD/CAM technology


∙Co-author- Treatment guidelines in pediatric dentistry


∙Lakeshore Technical College Dental Services- clinic volunteer


∙Manitowoc-Calumet Dental Society  Peer Review Committee chair


∙Manitowoc-Calumet Dental Society  Ethics Committee Chair


∙Manitowoc-Calumet Dental Society Officer-VP and Secretary/Treasurer



Dr. Tom Peirick

Hello, my name is Tom Peirick. I grew up in Watertown, Wisconsin where I attended St. Henry’s Catholic School throughout grade school. I went to Watertown High School where I played soccer, basketball and track & field which kept me busy throughout each year. I attended Marquette University for undergrad studies where I graduated with a major in Chemistry. Here, I enjoyed being outside with friends, heading down to the beach in the summer, attending Brewers and Bucks games and played numerous intramural sports. I decided to stay in Milwaukee to attend Marquette University School of Dentistry. I enjoyed calling Milwaukee home for 8 years, but look forward to what the future holds for me as I start my new journey as an associate dentist at Valders Dental Associates.




Tammy M

 Office Manager/Financial Coordinator

Tammy has been with Valders Dental Associates, S.C. since 1988.

She is a graduate of the Lakeshore Dental Assistant  Program.

In her spare time she enjoys watching sporting events, mostly her daughter’s equine competitions.







Jean B.

Jean first began to work for Valders Dental Associates, S.C. in 1983 as a dental assistant. In 1988 she decided to pursue her degree in dental hygiene, which she obtained at NWTC-Green Bay in 1990. In 1995 she rejoined Valders Dental Associates, S.C. where she continues to practice dental hygiene. She is an avid Green Bay Packer fan.


Kelly Z.

1994 LTC Certified Dental Assistant. 1997 Madison Dental Hygiene. Valders Dental Associates, S.C. since 1997. Holds license and certicifacation for local anesthetic administration. Have volunteered at LTC program.

Taylor F.

Taylor graduated form Valders High School in 2012.She then graduated form Lakeshore Technical College's Dental Assisting Program in 2014.  Her love for the dental field led her to pursue an Associate's degree in Dental Hygiene at Northeast Wiscinsin Technical College in 2020. While working towards her degree she also work at Valders Dental as a dental assistant and at LTC in their Dental Assisting Program as the Dental Clinic Coordinator.  Taylor has now trasitioned into her new role as a hygieniest at Valders Dental and still continues to work at LTC.  Outside of work  Taylor enjoys doing anything outdoors and spending time with family and friends. 






Jenny L.

Graduated Valders High School(2000), Graduated Lakeshore Technical College Dental Assisting Program (2001), Volunteers at Lakeshore Technical College Dental Clinic, Has privileges at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center. When not at work Jenny likes to spend time with her husband and two children. She also enjoys gardening and snowmobiling.




Kylee G.

I graduated from Valders High School in 2017.  After graduation I attended Lakeshore Technical College to continue my education in the Dental Assistant program. In August of 2018 I joined Valders Dental Associates, S.C.  I am still enrolled in school taking course towards my prerequisites to be able to join the Dental Hygiene program at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, going fishing and visiting my friends in college.




Amber J.

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Betty S.

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Dr. Tom Peterson


Graduated Valders High School-1976

Attended UW-Stevens Point- 1977-1979

Graduated from Marquette University School of Dentistry- 1983

Central Regional Dental Testing Services- Dental Examiner

Have privileges at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center and provide treatment at the hospital when needed

Lakeshore Technical College Dental Services Advisory Committee member

Volunteers at Lakeshore Technical College Community Dental Clinic

Valders Lions Club member

Past president and past member Valders Jaycees

Attended advanced training in all aspects of Dentistry

Active member American Dental Association, Wisconsin Dental Association, Manitowoc-Calumet Dental Society

Mission of Mercy volunteer.

Dr. Peterson likes to fish, hunt, hike and do other outdoor activities.