Dr. Rammer honored with the School of Dentistry's Young Alumna of the Year Award
The Alumnus/a of the Year Award was established in 1945. The criteria are: distinguished professional achievement, distinguished leadership, service to Marquette University, service to the community and loyalty to the ideals of Marquette University. This award remains the MUAA's premier alumni honor. Read Marquette University's full article regarding Dr. Rammer and this prestigious award.
Dr. Rammer Featured by the Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce
Grant Elementary Kindergarten Visit
What a fun morning! We welcomed over 50 kindergarteners from Grant School for a field trip! We share the same message with everyone - let's keep our mouths healthy for a lifetime!
Healthy Teeth Make Us Smile!
Royce smiles when he points at a healthy tooth (photo on left) and is appalled when he spots a tooth that's loaded with cavities (photo on right).
June Dairy Month
On Saturday, June 24, 2017, Deidre the cow and Hazel the calf were showcased in the office's parking lot in celebration of June Dairy Month. Neighbors, patients and friends enjoyed delicious dairy treats, string cheese and ice cream, too. It was a fun morning!
Some of our young patients made fabulous Dairy Month posters!
Sheboygan Shooting Stars 4-H Club
The Sheboygan Shooting Stars 4-H Club made a beautiful window display which our June patients and neighbors loved.
Spear Dental Seminar
We strive to do great things for our patients, everyday. The early-June 2017 Spear Dental Seminar provided fabulous educational and success tools for our team, enabling us to better serve our patients with professionalism, integrity and teamwork.
Ringing Bells for Salvation Army
It was our team's joy to ring bells for The Salvation Army prior to Christmas, 2016. The Salvation Army meets community members' needs with compassion and grace.
The Exceptional Office
(L to R) Dr. Gerry Samson, Dr. Laura, Toni and Karin
East Coast Orthodontist Gerry Samson led an all-day continuing education session at JMKAC on October 28, 2016. Dr. Laura, Toni, Karin, Mary, Donna and Pam enjoyed his presentation which was spiced with a blend of biting wit, edgy humor and evidence-based literature.
Gerry's zany, brainy and engaging style enthusiastically motivated and informed "The Exceptional Office" audience attendees.
In early January 2016, Dr. Laura and chairside assistant Toni traveled to Oostburg High School to meet a great class of Special Needs Students. They were asked, "What do you use your mouth for? What foods do you like? What do you do to take care of your teeth?" Students enjoyed hearing Dr. Laura read the book, "What If You Had Animal Teeth!?"
Dental Supply Gift Baskets
Chairside assistant Toni assembled gift baskets containing dental supplies for the five 2016 Sheboygan County Fairest of the Fair Contestants. The competition was held on June 13, 2016 and Ms. Makayla Klumpyan was chosen as this year's Fairest of the Fair. Makayla is a fine ambassador and we were happy, once again, to support the Fairest of the Fair endeavor.
Dr. Laura and chairside assistant Toni traveled to the Dominican Republic's capital city of Santo Domingo in February, 2016, where they attended a 3-day Extraction Clinic. They worked 10 hours each day, removing decayed and broken teeth. It was an educational trip where Dr. Laura learned and perfected extraction techniques beneficial to her Sheboygan Dental Office patients. It was a wonderful experience for Dr. Laura and Toni.
Mission of Mercy Clinic
Dr. Laura and Toni both volunteered time at the 2016 WDA Mission of Mercy Clinic. This year, the charitable care clinic was held Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18 at the Menards Conference Center in Eau Claire, WI.
The clinic helped 1,064 children and adults by providing:
- 744+ X-rays
- 1,367 fillings
- 992 teeth pulled
- 600 cleanings
- 504 sealant/fluoride treatments
- 32 root canals and therapeutic pulpotomies
- 94 full and partial dentures
Care valued at $964,000
A successful MOM event focuses on:
- Providing free, critical dental care with a high priority on treating patients in pain and with infections
- Raising public awareness of the barriers to dental care faced by low-income adults and children
- Challenging patients, policymakers and dental professionals to work together to make viable and bipartisan “Healthy Choices” that will improve Wisconsin residents’ oral health
The Wisconsin MOM program provides care to anyone who has difficulty getting to a dentist. Those who show up for care (children and adults) and don’t have any medically- compromising condition that would prohibit them from receiving care are seen on a first-come, first-served basis.
Waiting Room Quilt
The waiting room quilt for the months of July / August is a vintage, hand embroidered find; it's edged and squared with cheddar-colored fabric. Ever wonder what the state bird and flower might be for any of our US states? Stop in and find out! Office Manager Mary has also painted whimsical bird pictures which enhance the office's brightly-colored summertime decor.
Dr. Rammer Inducted into Worldwide Dental Honor Society
On November, 2014, Dr. Laura was named a member of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, a worldwide dental honor society.
The group's mission is to consistently and ethically focus on professionalism and integrity through distinguished work and research while making contributions to public service by providing excellence in oral health care via programs, leadership and education.
The membership is comprised of dentists who are among the most outstanding leaders in various dental fields. Fellowship is by invitation only and must have the approval of the Section in which the candidate practices or resides. The Academy is currently comprised of over 8000 fellows divided into 55 United State sections; there are an additional 65 sections with South American, European, Asian and Australian members.
Give Kids a Smile - February 6, 2015
Dr. Laura Rammer and staff volunteered their time along with other dentists, dental hygienists and dental team members, to provide youngsters with preventive and restorative care and oral hygiene instruction during the Give Kids a Smile day. (Dentail Hygienist Karin is pictured with and a patient from that day.)
Int'l College of Dentists Induction - November 1, 2013
Dr. Laura J. Rammer, was inducted as a Fellow of the International College of Dentists at its 84th Annual Convocation held in New Orleans. Only 2% of all dentists worldwide (3% of U.S. dentists) belong to the International College of Dentists. Through the years, only ten Sheboygan County dentists have been inducted. Dr. Rammer is the second female dentist in Sheboygan County to be inducted.
The International College of Dentists is the pre-eminent honorary organization of the world’s outstanding dentists who, by their actions, have demonstrated an abiding interest and concern for their communities and their dental profession. Members are nominated on the basis of leadership, service and integrity.
2013 Mission of Mercy (MOM)- June 28, 2013
Wisconsin Dental Association executive director Mark Paget stated that more than 1,200 volunteers including 228 dentists, hundreds of hygienists and assistants, nurses, doctors, lab techs, dental students, translators and everyday people signed-up to help with as many patients at the WDA Mission on Mercy in Lake Geneva, WI. At least 55 generous organizations and people provided financial support and donations to cover equipment costs, facility rental, supplies, pharmaceuticals and food. Paget mentioned that the collective years’ 10,000th MOM patient was expected to walk through the door “very soon” on that Friday morning.
He arrived, and his name was James. James was interviewed by WDA officials, congratulated by all and presented with an electric toothbrush and six replacement heads. He couldn’t stop smil
ing. His bright eyes behind his gold-rimmed eye glasses that brimmed with tears.
The box was bulky and cumbersome. His wait would be long. He was prepared to carry the toothbrush when making his way through the gymnasium. However, WDA personnel knew that it would be many hours before James’ services were completed. A WDA associate assigned me the task of protecting James’ toothbrush “with my life”.
James was assured that the box with his new toothbrush would be tucked under a table and cared-for in the EXIT area. Seven hours later, James was greeted with cheers and applause by EXIT area personnel. “You’re wonderful. I am so blessed. You’re all going to heaven. Thank you everyone,” said James.
James arrived again on Saturday morning for more treatment. He continued to verbalize his thankfulness. James returned to Badger High School on Sunday morning for the massive job of take-down and clean-up. He wasn’t invited; he just arrived. For hours, James stacked chairs, moved and piled heavy wooden tables with MOM volunteers, picked up trash and pushed a mop around the gymnasium floor. “In fact, James was one of the last ones to leave the gymnasium on Sunday,” said Dr. Laura. “James was so happy and grateful. He was the perfect person to be honored by the WDA as the 10,000th MOM patient.” “Truly, he made us smile,” said Dr. Laura.