Dr. Madeline Goettl

It is my goal to make each child feel safe and secure during their dental visit. I take pride in helping my patients and their parents feel comfortable and welcome at Smiles In Motion.

In high school, I began working at a pediatric dental office as a sterilization technician and then as a dental assistant. This experience made me realize how much I enjoyed working with children and I am grateful to have been given that opportunity. Throughout my dental education I had amazing faculty who helped shape my passion and strengthen my love for pediatric dentistry.

I am originally from a small town in southern Wisconsin where I grew up on a mint farm and have always enjoyed a rural community.  My husband, Chris, was born and raised in the Chippewa Falls area and we love being a part of the Chippewa Valley. We have a beautiful, adventurous and always energetic son, Owen.

My family and I enjoy everything about the outdoors including running, biking, camping, boating, hunting and fishing, all which the Chippewa Valley offers. Growing up I participated in my county and state fairs showing horses and cattle. My son Owen and I share a love for horses and are fortunate enough to have a horse of our own, MayBelle.  If I’m not seeing patients, there is a good chance you can find me and Owen spending all our spare time at the horse barn.  In the summer months we try to get to as many shows as we can!


Professional Licensure and Certification

  • Board Certified, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • State Licensure Wisconsin State Dental Board
  • BLS Certified—Basic Life Support
  • Laser Certification of Standard Proficiency—American Academy of Laser Dentistry. Learn more.


Academic Information

  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
    • Residency in Pediatric Dentistry, 2013–2015
  • Marquette University, School of Dentistry, Milwaukee, WI
    • Dental School to earn DDS degree, 2009–2013
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
    • Bachelor of Arts, Physiology Major, Biology Minor, 2005–2009
  • Clinical Research: Effects on Dental Plaque Bacterial Composition after Combination Therapy of 10% Povidone Iodine and Fluoride Varnish Application


Professional Experience

  • Pediatric Dentist at Smiles in Motion July 2015 to Present


Honors and Awards

  • Marquette University, School of Dentistry, Milwaukee, WI
    • Magna Cum Laude 2013
    • Private Academic Scholarships for GPA 2009–2013
    • AAPD Predoctoral Student Award 2013 for outstanding promise in the field of Pediatric Dentistry


Past and Present Organization and Association Memberships:

  • ABPD, Board Certified, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
  • AAPD, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • ADA, American Dental Association
  • WDA, Wisconsin Dental Association
  • WAPD, Wisconsin Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • CVDS, Chippewa Valley Dental Society
  • ALD, Academy of Laser Dentistry


Past Volunteer Experiences

  • ADA—Give Kids a Smile
  • WDA—Mission of Mercy


Clinic Locations

  • Rice Lake, WI Dental Clinic
  • Chippewa Falls, WI Dental Clinic

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