Are you looking for a good family dentist?

Appleton Dental would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing to visit our site. When it comes to your dental health, choosing the right dentist is a crucial decision. We understand and believe in creating lasting relationships with our clients. From fillings to denture care, we can do it all. We pride ourselves on providing you the very best possible service you can get. This attention to detail has kept our clients coming back to us over the years. Together, we will make sure you get a smile that others will notice.

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Our Services

Our mission is to provide our patients with excellent dental treatment in a comfortable, relaxed environment. We will listen to our patients’ concerns and discuss the treatment options and work together to achieve excellent results. We are also extremely proud of our staff that has been with us for many years. Their compassion, knowledge and experience will make your dental visit more comfortable and relaxing. Modern dentistry has much to offer today’s patients – cosmetic dentistry, implants, orthodontics, white fillings and preventive services to name a few. This can enhance not only your smile but your general health. We’ll take time for a thorough examination and then review treatment options with you. We are happy to discuss any questions or concerns you have regarding dental health. We invite you to make an appointment and see for yourself the gentle, compassionate care that we will provide.


Most children are treated by a general family dentist. A general family dentist has a relationship with the entire family and has a great deal of family history knowledge, which may apply to your child. From fillings, dental checkups including fluoride treatments, digital images and growth evaluations, we are here to take care of your child. Don’t wait until there is a problem with your child’s teeth to come see us. Preventative dental care is vital to their oral health. It is very important to maintain baby teeth because these teeth hold space for future permanent teeth. Infected baby teeth can cause permanent teeth to develop improperly, resulting in permanent enamel defects and weaker teeth. To protect your child’s teeth, we recommend:

Regular dental exams and teeth cleanings (every 6 months)
Fluoride treatments to help prevent tooth decay (1-2 times/year)
Necessary digital images (x-ray)
Brushing teeth after meals and snacks
Regular flossing
Sealants placed on permanent molars (6/12 year molars)

Cosmetic Dentistry

Feel good about your smile again! When you feel good about your smile, it boosts your confidence. A boost in confidence can improve your overall health and well-being. If you are looking for subtle dental changes to major dental repairs, our doctors can help you with many different procedures to improve your smile. From teeth that are discolored, chipped, misshapen or missing. Our doctors can reshape your teeth, close spaces, restore worn or short teeth or alter the length of your teeth. Quite often, these improvements do not just help for cosmetic reasons; they also help with oral problems such as your bite.

WHICH PROCEDURE IS RIGHT FOR ME ? If you are looking to whiten or enhance your smile, our doctors offer you an extensive variety of products and services to improve and maintain your dental health. Often times, the condition of your teeth and the desired result will dictate the best procedure to use.


TEETH WHITENING Teeth Whitening is a common and popular chemical process used to whiten teeth. It is used to make stains disappear or just make your teeth a whiter shade. Discoloration occurs in the enamel part of the tooth and is typically caused by medication, coffee, tea, wine, cigarettes, heredity or due to the aging process.

BONDING Bonding is tooth colored material used to fill in gaps or change the color of a tooth. This process can be completed in a single office visit. Bonding can be used as a filling for small cavities or to close spaces between teeth.

CROWNS Crowns, also known as caps are used to cover a tooth to restore it to its normal shape and appearance. Crowns have the longest life expectancy of all cosmetic restorations.

PORCELAIN VENEERS Porcelain veneers are used on teeth with uneven surfaces or are chipped, discolored, oddly shaped, unevenly spaced or crooked. Veneers are made of thin pieces of porcelain or plastic and are placed over the front teeth to change the color or shape of your teeth. Porcelain veneers are an alternative treatment to crowns, which are more expensive. The procedure requires your dentist to take an impression of your tooth in order to make a custom-made veneer. Porcelain veneers require more than one visit because they are fabricated in a laboratory. Veneers have a longer life expectancy and color stability than bonding.


Periodontics focuses exclusively on the inflammatory disease that destroys the gums and other supporting structures around the teeth. Teeth are covered with a sticky film of bacteria called plaque. Brushing and flossing after meals and snacks help to remove plaque. The plaque that is not removed may harden into calculus. When calculus accumulates above or below the gumline, the gum tissue becomes irritated and inflamed. An early stage of periodontal (gum) disease called gingivitis. Symptoms of periodontal disease include persistent bad breath, gums that bleed when teeth are brushed, red, swollen and tender gums, gums that have pulled away from teeth, loose or separating teeth, pus between the gum and teeth and a change in one’s bite.

Keeping gums healthy with regular personal oral hygiene practices (brushing/flossing daily) along with dental exams, teeth cleaning and the necessary dental images (x-ray) are all a comprehensive approach to the prevention of periodontal disease.

Call Appleton Dental Group today to get the information and care that you need for oral health care. Don’t waste another minute in pain. Get in touch with us now to schedule an appointment.

Root canals

Root Canal Therapy can save a tooth whose pulp is diseased or damaged. The pulp is the internal part of the tooth that contains the nerves and blood supply. Pulp problems occur when the tooth is decayed or injured so that the pulp is exposed. The pulp becomes inflamed and then becomes infected with bacteria that enters the pulp. The infection can then spread throughout the pulp and into the root canal. It can get to the tip of the root and then invade the bone. An abscess (a pocket of pus) may form, and left untreated, the infection can cause bone loss and tooth loss. A root canal is done to stop the infection by removing the dead or dying tissue so the tooth can be saved.


Dental Implants are posts that are surgically positioned into your upper or lower jaw to hold a replacement tooth, bridge or denture in place. Implants look and feel like natural teeth so they are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth. There are three phases of implant treatment:

Placement of the Implant: surgically places the implant into the jawbone.
The Healing Process: bone actually grows around the implant and holds it in place. The process is called osseointegration-meaning “combines with the bone.” Several months may be needed until the implant is completely integrated and the replacement tooth/teeth can be attached to the implant.

Placement of the Prosthesis: (artificial tooth/teeth): A custom tooth/teeth are made based on size, shape, color and fit that will blend with your other teeth. They are then attached to the Implant Posts.

Check up

When it comes to general dentistry services, no one is more attentive and thorough than Dr. Paffel and Dr. Bastic. From fillings and oral examinations to cleanings, you can trust that he will keep you comfortable throughout the entire dentistry process. If you need something more than a professional cleaning or dental exam, come to us for your dental treatment. We go above and beyond to ensure your dental needs are met, and your teeth and gums are cleaner healthier than ever.

Meet Our Doctor

When it comes to general dentistry services, no one is more attentive and thorough than Dr. Paffel and Dr. Bastic. From fillings and oral examinations to cleanings, you can trust that they will keep you comfortable throughout the entire dentistry process. If you need something more than a professional cleaning or dental exam, come to us for your dental treatment. We go above and beyond to ensure your dental needs are met, and your teeth and gums are cleaner healthier than ever.

Dr. Dawn Paffel

Dr. Dawn Paffel

Dr. Dawn Paffel grew up in Neenah,Wisconsin and is a graduate of Neenah High School. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Carthage College and attended Marquette Dental School, graduating in 2011.She has attended many continuing education courses in Restorative Dentistry, Pediatric Dentistry and Endodontics. Dr. Paffel is a member of the local Outagamie County Chapter of the Wisconsin Dental Association and the American Dental Association. Dr. Paffel and her husband, Chad, have 3 wonderful children who all enjoy fishing, biking and swimming as a family. Dr.Paffel strives to provide excellent care for her patients and to educate them so they are able to make the best decision about their own dental health. Great care starts with listening to the patient!



Dr. Dawn Paffel


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What Our Patients Say About Us

Dr Bastic and his staff are terrific. I would recommend going to him and his new colleague, Dr. Dawn for dental work anytime. Their office and reputation is first class.

Pheng M

Carrie was amazing as always and the entire staff was very kind. Highly recommend :). Dr. Bob and Dr. Dawn have an amazing staff!

Michelle T

The people at Appleton Dental Group are awesome, very caring and professional, I don’t like going to doctors and dentists, but these people make you feel comfortable.

Lynn A

I absolutely love the new dentist Dr. Dawn. have been going to this dental office for over 30 plus years. The entire staff here is wonderful. All the dentists have been great. I would highly recommend this dental clinic.

Robin S

The best dental office in Appleton. The addition of Dr. Paffel is fantastic. Thanks for the great service.

Appleton Dental has been our Dental Provider since 1992. We enjoy the professionalism and personal experience they provide. ” Family”

Jon S

Dr. Bob has been my dentist since I was a kid. Its so great to know his practice will carry on with Dr. Paffel.

Catherine V

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335 East Wisconsin Ave. Appleton, WI 54911
Monday 8am 5pm
Tuesday 8am 5pm
Wednesday 8am 5pm
Thursday 8am 3pm
Friday 8am 12pm