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About Us

Your Madison Dentist Team

Trust us with your smile! But don’t take our word for it, we have over 800 five star Google reviews.

Affiliated Dentists West and East dental office locations
As a provider of family dentistry, at Affiliated Dentists Madison, it’s our mission to provide the finest dental care. We work to achieve this goal in an atmosphere of honesty and empathy for our patients. Our commitment is to the highest dental standards. This includes embracing the latest techniques and technologies and staying at the core of modern dentistry practices. We do this while remembering that ultimately patient comfort and satisfaction is at the core of what we do.

Above all, at Affiliated Dentists Madison, our hope is that our efforts provide our patients the smile they desire and a lifetime of strong dental health.

We are enthusiastic about our jobs and our mission and we think you’ll find that this fact shines through in every visit you have to one of our offices. Either East at River Place in Monona or West at Odana Road in Madison. Both are located just off the beltline highway.

Our History

We've been around a while

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Today Affiliated Dentists Madison is a thriving practice operating out of two offices equipped with the latest in state-of-the-art technology and with a full complement of staff ready to offer a vast array of dental services. But, like most small businesses we emerged from more humble beginnings.

Dr. John Busby graduated from dental school in 1978 along with Dr. Wipperfurth and Dr. Wierwill. Those two started their own practices in Madison, but Dr. John Busby served in the military until 1983. Once out, Dr. John Busby started a new practice with Dr. Wipperfurth. Later he started the office known as Midvale Regent Dental Associates in Madison with Dr. McGary. Finally in 1997, all offices merged into one, forming what we now know as Affiliated Dentists.

Initially, we only had one office, our location off of River Place by Monona. However, our practice was growing fast, so in an effort to meet demand in 2003 we built our West office on Odana Road. That same year Dr. Miller graduated dental school and and we were pleased to welcome her to the team.

The practice continues to grow, and through the years we’ve continued to welcome new dentists to our team. Dr. Mark Gustavson joined in 2007, Dr. Laura Peles in 2009. Dr. Maggie Smith in 2012. Dr. Brian Porter joined in 2013 and, most recently, Dr. Susie Dendinger joined in 2017.

And while our team has grown, we remain informed by the notion that our success is measured by the experiences of each of our patients. We strive to offer our patients the best dental care but we also know how much it means to them that we also remember their name.

Our Reviews

Actual patient testimony

East Office Reviews

  • After not being to a dentist after roughly 10 years. I was definitely super nervous. As soon as I got there I felt comfortable. Great people up front at the desk made it easy to check in. Virtually zero wait time. Great conversation with the hygienist and dentist before we got going really helps you... Read More
  • This has been the best dentist visits in a long time. I had a lot to get done and they were so kind every time I went. Always told me what they were going to do before they started and very friendly. Talked me through my insurance questions. All around a great family dentist.
  • I have a lot of anxiety when going to the dentist. I had my first appointment at affiliated dental today and it went better than I could imagine. All the staff from the front desk workers, dental hygienist and dentist were extremely nice. I highly recommend!

West Office Reviews

  • Consistently the staff from the clerics to the dentists have been welcoming, informative, caring and so proficient. My routine dental cleaning with Neil is impeccable. Today, I had several issues to discuss and a plan to decide. Dr. Porter took time to explain everything and the clerical staff gave ... Read More
  • I’ve been going to Affiliated Dentists for over 10 years and it’s always a positive experience! I highly recommend this location. The staff does a great job and the environment is very calming. My son is six years old and the staff will make sure he feels comfortable at the dentist. Thank you fo... Read More
  • Since we just moved to Madison (and we don't have any dental connections yet), a friend suggested Affiliated Dentists. I am glad he did. I went for an initial visit. They are so kind and, here's the operative word, gentle. (One normally doesn't use 'gentle' and 'teeth' in the same paragraph.) The hy... Read More