Assistants

Cylinda

Cylinda began her dental career with Dr. Batchelor in 1999 and continued working by his side when he became a partner at Excellence in Dentistry in 2005. Cylinda’s dedication and experience makes even the most apprehensive dental patient feel comfortable. Cylinda has a vast knowledge of the CEREC unit- and you’ll most likely meet Cylinda if you choose to have this amazing  same-day crown procedure completed at our Madison office. When not assisting Dr. Batchelor, Cylinda takes on the role of Supply Manager, ensuring our offices have the best and most advanced products available to our patients. When not in the dental office Cylinda is a dedicated mother and wife that enjoys spending her free time with her husband and two active children. “No Act of Kindness Is Ever Wasted”

Emma

Emma joins our Excellence In Dentistry team as a dental assistant at both our Madison and Cottage Grove locations. Emma moved to Wisconsin from San Diego, CA in 2015, where she has continued her education in Dental by completing the Dental Assisting program in 2017. Emma enjoys the hands on interaction with her patients and strives to provide comfort and warmth at every visit. Outside of the office Emma enjoys discovering new coffee shops and spending time with family and younger sisters. “The Mind is a Sponge”

Hygienists

Amber

Amber comes to Excellence In Dentistry with over 7 years of clinical experience. Amber has spent several years focusing her attention on children and helping educate them on proper oral health. Amber provides her expert care at both our Cottage Grove and Madison Locations. “Live each day to the fullest”

Diane

Diane has been a dental hygienist for Excellence In Dentistry for over 20 years. She is committed to educating patients about the effect oral health has on one’s overall health. Her gentle spirit and years of experience assure our patients a positive dental visit. ‘I am an Avid Badger Fan.’

Drew

Drew joins our Excellence In Dentistry team as a Hygienist for both our Madison and Cottage Grove locations. Drew received her associates of Science in 2015 from Madison College.  Drew enjoys getting to know all her patients and loves sharing dental education.  Drew wants all of her patients to have a positive experience while at the Dental Office and enjoys helping others successfully take care of their smiles!  Drew enjoys and appreciates Live Music and spending time with her family and two cats. “Without Music, life would be a Mistake

Tina

Tina is a friendly and familiar face to many patients with us. Tina is a registered dental hygienist at both our Madison and Cottage Grove locations. Tina is dedicated to establishing positive and caring relationships with our patients while providing exceptional service and quality dental care. Tina has been with us for over 30 years and has had the opportunity to see her patient’s blossom into adult hood over the years.  “I am not afraid to wear lipstick”

Front Desk/Reception

Leah

Leah joined Excellence In Dentistry in 2018 as our receptionist, and her smiling face will be welcoming you to our Cottage Grove office. Leah has previous dental experience Interning at a Non Profit Children’s Dental Services of Minnesota while she attended College at University of Minnesota.  Leah loves connecting with others on a unique and individual basis, and has an understanding that everyone can learn and help one another.  Leah enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends. Patient Philosophy is to help everyone feel welcomed and comfortable. “Acknowledge, build trust, and don’t leave without a smile.”

Treatment Coordinator

Passion – Madison Office Manager/ Treatment Coordinator

Passion has her Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management and Certificate in Human Resource. She has been working in the dental industry for over 10 years. She has also worked in the optical field for 2 years. She thinks the dental field is very exciting. You learn something new everyday and she always expects and prepares for the unexpected. She is AED/CPR certified. Her patient philosophy is to never let the patient leave confused about their treatment. If you can’t answer the questions, ask someone who can. In her free time she enjoys going to the movies with her kids and Pokemon hunting with her husband.

Sue – Cottage Grove Office Manager

I came to Excellence In Dentistry in 2006 with 18 + years of office experience and was fortunate to have the doctors take a chance on me with no dental background.   Since then I have gained a greater understanding of the dental field and enjoy helping our patients better understand it as well.  What I like most about my job is getting to know our patients and helping them with questions regarding insurance, billing or assisting them with their appointments. Outside of the office, I enjoy family time, Pinterest projects, summertime at my parents on the lake, my dog Howard and traveling.