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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 1,000 5-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

  • To think someone goes here on average 3 times a year and they remember small (or big) things happening in your life is amazing. I've been going here for years and I love the relationships I've built. It's also comforting knowing I'm under great care.
  • I had another good checkup. They were on time and Judy did a nice job of cleaning. I was especially appreciative of their care and concern for my disabled husband. As he is declining, he is needing more specialized care. The dentist and technician had suggestions and seemed very comfortable with a p... Read More
  • I am a new patient. I was first very impressed with how kind the scheduler was. Then blown out of the water with the compassion and care I was given during my visit. I’ve never felt so comfortable, listened to, and cared for by any dentist before. This is truly a special office!

West Office Reviews

  • Great service. The appointment started on time, ended in the quoted time frame. Friendly, helpful staff at the reception desk. Great service from Dental Hygienist and dentist. Very helpful sharing X-Rays to illustrate any concern when sharing recommendations and options. Offer dental care product sa... Read More
  • Let’s put it this way, I’m 70 years old, and I have had a lot of experience with dental hygienists and dentists over many decades… Including Europe, and all areas of the US. Mary, my hygienist at Affiliated Dentists, and both female dentists that I had were beyond exceptional, on every level c... Read More
  • I have been using Affiliated Dentists on Odana Road for the past several years and I’ve always gotten great service. I like Dr Porter - he is honest and does not push you to get anything done that is not necessary or do sales techniques like some other dentists I experienced when I was living on t... Read More