Along Hwy 45 in Antigo, Wisconsin I was filling my car with gas on the way home from a family Thanksgiving gathering. Directly across from me there was a giant sign “Drs. Krebs and the Cater to Cowards Chicks.” At first I thought I had entered some kind of time warp. I hadn’t heard a dentist refer to staff as chicks in many years or well actually never. I remember that term used more in the 1980’s and Fonzi used it on the show Happy Days when I was a kid. Boys used the word chicks more when I was in high school. I thought that this dentist sure wasn’t afraid of a sexual harassment lawsuit like they would be in Milwaukee and Chicago. Then I thought maybe they said chicks more because they are around chickens more here. There were cows in the front yard of a house that I had passed a little north of this office. They were across the parking lot from a giant plastic deer over the sign for a meeting hall called “The Refuge.”
It was kind of a gloomy dark day in Wisconsin even though it was only 11 o’clock in the morning. I decided to follow Highway 45 all the way to Kenosha County and take photos of the dental offices along the way.
The next office along Hwy 45 was not spotted until I got to Fond du Lac. If there were other offices along the way and I missed them they need to talk to a sign maker. I was looking for them. Dr. Thomas Kraus was near the Children’s Museum and the office was in a strip mall. Family Dollar was in there as well as a Habitat for Humanity store which I thought may have been nice to visit because I have never been to one but it was Sunday so it was closed.
The next place was Impressive Dental Arts. This was actually a lab in Fond du Lac. They are located in a very nice taller building among other tall buildings in Fond du Lac. Some guy with a jacket that said “Milwaukee FBI” was walking down the street at the same time with a file folder. It made me wonder what was going on there in Fond du Lac that a guy from the FBI would be there.
Next I ran into a dental office with two signs. One said that it was for sale. The other said Dr. William Shaw. On the door there was a sign that said as of May 12, 2014 they had merged with Dr William Mauthe and Dr. Billy Mauthe and that the office had moved. The office is listed for sale for $199,900.
Doyle and Doyle was just down the road from the office for sale. They had a big newer looking building there and sign that was difficult to miss because of the big tooth in the middle of the sign.
In Kewaskum Jason L. Luecht has his dental office on Hwy 45 right near the water tower. His office is next door to Jalas Tax Service in a blue building that resembles and old-fashioned motel or a large long one story ranch house.
A little while after that I saw the sign for Stoeckl Family Dentistry in Germantown off Hwy 45 but it took a lot of meandering through business areas to get back to where they were. After circling the building I was still unable to locate the office. They probably should mark where patients can enter the dental practice on the outside of the building. A large building was behind the sign but it is very unclear where the office actually is located.
There was another office nearby the mysterious location of Stoeckl Family Dentistry. I did not see a sign for Dr. Pierquet off Highway 45 even though they are right near the Stoeckl sign. Michael Pierquet DDS has his office in a very welcoming building with a nice blue door and his office is easy to find. There are three signs and two have arrows pointing to where to find him.
There was a whole bunch of dentists who decided to congregate in Hales Corners, Wisconsin on Highway 45 or better known there as Highway 100. I took photos of them and they are in the slide show. In this group there was one office that just had “Family Dentistry” with no dentist’s name outside anywhere. Not even a name on the mailbox which I thought was unusual. Dentists seem to want their name plastered everywhere. This one didn’t. Dr. David Weis had his dental practice in a historic house called the Edward Bodus House in Hales Corners. It was in a fabulous antique building and a florist was in the north half of house.
In a Franklin strip mall there is a big sign “Family Dentistry” above a glass door with two dentist’s names on it. Victorian style lam posts are outside this mall. Dr. Thomas Haddican and Dr. Robert Schweitzer are practicing dentistry there on Hwy 45. It is right across from Menards.
The last office on 45 until you cross over into Illinois is near the train tracks in Union Grove, Wisconsin, Midwest Dental has opened a location there within the last few years. It was all lit up and the office that was up the street from them a few years ago must have closed or relocated because I did not see any more signs after that.
Please look at the photos in the slide show and enjoy this virtual dental office tour of Hwy 45 in Wisconsin.