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Nakoma Dental | Dr. Don Tipple, D.D.S.

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Donald W. Tipple, DDS

Dr. Tipple attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Bacteriology in 1981. He then attended the Marquette University School of Dentistry receiving his DDS Degree in 1985.

In 1986, Dr. Tipple completed a one year residency in General Dentistry with the Milwaukee VA Medical Center. He then spent 3 years on Active Duty in the United States Air Force Dental Corps and eventually joined the Wisconsin Air National Guard retiring in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He is an alumnus of the Dawson Academy for Advanced Dental Study.

Dr. Tipple is a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church and volunteers for many church-related activities. He is a volunteer for many organizations around the Madison area including coaching youth baseball and basketball. He is a top team sponsor of multiple West Madison Little League teams. Dr. Tipple is also a sponsor of the Berbee Derby, which supports youth technology education. He also sponsors the Spring Sprint for the Arboretum, which is a local center for environmental research. He supports amateur rowing and is the current treasurer for the Friends of the University of Wisconsin Men's Crew and Wisconsin Rowing Association. In 2006, he finished the Ironman Triathlon. He is married with three children. In his spare time he likes to be with his wife and kids or read.



Melissa, our treatment coordinator, has been at Nakoma Dental since 2010. She attended college at MATC and lives with her significant other, his twin boys, dog Rocko and two cats. In her spare time Melissa enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, home interior projects and the local music scene.



Julie, our office manager, has been at Nakoma Dental since 2003. She is married with three children. Julie received her degree in business management from Madison Business College. Other than spending time with her family Julie likes to run, bike and water ski.



Heather, our dental assistant, has been at Nakoma Dental since 2009. She is married with three children. In her free time Heather likes to camp, boat, fish and hike.



Anne, our hygienist, has been at Nakoma Dental since 1978. She graduated from the MATC Dental Hygiene program in 1978 and has been working at Nakoma Dental ever since graduation. She is married with two children and is certified in administering local anesthesia.



Heidi joined Nakoma Dental in 2011. She began her career as a Dental Hygienist in 1996 and is certified to deliver local anesthetic. Heidi is married with 3 children and 5 grandchildren. She likes photography, cooking, gardening, backpacking, and spending time outdoors.


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Donald W. Tipple, D.D.S. | 4333 Nakoma Road  Madison, WI  53711 | 608.271.0331