Our Team

Dental Options Team

Our dental staff strives to provide only the highest quality, individualized dental treatment to our patients in a safe, gentle and caring manner using the latest proven techniques. We dedicate ourselves to treating every patient with diligent thought, preparation, respect and concern for their health.

Patients can be confident that our standards of sterilization and cleanliness exceed the current guideline. Our goal is to provide a safe and comfortable environment for our patients. We pride our reputation on professionalism, honesty, enthusiasm and hard work.

We present alternative treatment options when available. We strive to keep open lines of communication.

Our ultimate objective is to help our patients obtain optimal oral health and provide the guidance and maintenance to maintain our patients’ teeth for a lifetime. We aspire to do so while creating and maintaining a warm friendly and caring environment. We welcome patient feedback in order to continue to improve our service.

Vincent E. Bearjar

Doctor of Dental Medicine

Dr. Bearjar is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. He graduated as a member of Omicron Delta Upsilon Honorary Dental Society and received the International College of Dentists Award. He continued his education with a dental internship at Montefiore Hospital.

Dr. Bearjar moved to Woodstock, Vermont, and associated with a progressive quality driven dental office.

Dr. Bearjar began practicing dentistry in Wausau, Wisconsin in 1979. He purchased a long established dental practice and since that time has been dedicated to maintaining and improving the dental health of his patients.

He is a member of the Marathon County Dental Society, Central Wisconsin Dental Association, Wisconsin Dental Association, and American Dental Association.

Dr. Bearjar and his wife, Lois have three adult children and a granddaughter who all reside in Wisconsin. The Bearjar’s are animal lovers and share their home with two dogs. In his free time Dr. Bearjar enjoys curling, skiing, boating, bicycling, tennis, home improvement projects and walking the dogs.

    Betty

    Office Manager

    I graduated from Marathon High School and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. My husband Larry and I have four adopted children, all grown. I also have one granddaughter. I have many interests and hobbies: I like to read, scrapbook, golf, travel, play games and enjoy being involved in the community.  I’m a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Marathon, the Pine Valley Mulligan's Golf League, and President of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 469, Marathon.

    I have been working with Dental Options since 1979. The experiences I have had over the years have taught me much about in the field of dentistry and practice management. I love my work. I highly respect and admire Dr. Bearjar and our entire staff. Most of all, I enjoy the wonderful people I meet while working in the practice.

      Lynn

      Insurance /Financial Consultant

      I was born and raised in Wausau. I married my husband Jerry in 1990 and remained in Wausau to raise our children. We have two boys; Nickolas will be attending UW-MC and Nathan is in middle school.

      In the summer we enjoy camping, golfing, reading and biking. We also spend a great deal of time at the baseball diamonds. I am close to my family and have enjoyed watching my siblings’ families grow. It’s been wonderful having my parents close by as my children have grown. We have two boys, Nickolas and Nathan.

      I began working at Dental Options in 1991. Throughout the years I have worked as a receptionist and dental assistant gaining knowledge of many areas of the practice. For the past few years my primary role has been working with patients by helping them obtain the best benefits from their insurance company. I also, share the office administration duties with friend and coworker Betty.

      My job is enjoyable because of the friendships that I have formed through the many years. I take pleasure in getting to know patients personally.  I know they will receive exceptional care with Dr. Bearjar.  I truly enjoy my job and you’ll see it show through in my work!

        Kim

        Registered Dental Hygienist

        My name is Kim and I am one of the hygienists at Dental Options. I grew up in the Rothschild-Schofield area, where I attended D.C. Everest High School.  I obtained an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene from Northcentral Technical College in Wausau.

        I’m married to my wonderful husband Paul and have two daughters: Brianna and Taylor, who are both attending college.

        My hobbies include anything outdoors like walking, biking, and water skiing. I also enjoy yard work; it’s very relaxing for me.  My husband and I also enjoy traveling and experiencing new tastes of good food.  I guess you could call us “Foodies".

        I have been working at Dental Options since 1993.  Dr. Bearjar shares my views on how important dental care is for our patients. As I have worked in this practice, I have gotten to know patients and coworkers, which has been a most rewarding experience.

        I especially love working with children. I am very passionate about health, especially oral health. I strive to be a part of improving our patients’ health by the proper home care and education. Any tidbit of information I can provide is always a joy for me.

          Brenda

          Registered Dental Hygienist

          My name is Brenda and I was born and raised in Wausau. I went to grade school at Irving, and GD Jones, John Muir Jr. High, and graduated from Wausau West High School. I have a husband Mark, two children and 3 granddaughters and one grandson. In my spare time, I love to quilt, fish, camp, garden, and cook, but mostly I love spending time with my grandkids!

          In the office I am a hygienist and a office floater. I have worked with Dr. Bearjar for over 20 years and enjoy working with people, as well as aiding and educating them. I don’t think people are aware that how much our mouths contribute to our overall health. I love working at Dental Options because we really work as a team, and we treat every patient as an individual, putting their needs first.

            Samantha

            Registered Dental Hygienist

            As the most recent member of Dental Options team, I want to thank you for entrusting me in caring for you and your family’s oral hygiene needs.

            With a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University Of Minnesota School Of Dentistry, I bring my passion for hygiene to each appointment with the intent of empowering patients to do the best they can do. My studies also extended abroad at the University of Bergen, Norway. I excelled in cavity prevention by interacting with elementary schools, community centers and presenting to upcoming dental hygiene students. With Licenses in both Minnesota and Wisconsin, I have earned credentials in providing local anesthetic, nitrous oxide and restorative expanded functions.

            I was born and raised in New Richmond, WI along with my three brothers and three sisters; all of whom still live in the area. Before my career in dental hygiene, I earned a Bachelor of Science in Education and taught fifth grade along with coordinating an after school program for at-risk youth. I have a wonderful husband Eric whom which we enjoy being involved in the community and stay active with running, biking, hiking, skiing and traveling with friends and family.

              Kali

              Dental Assisting Staff

              I graduated the Dental Assisting program at the National Dental Academy in November 2016 and joined the Dental Options team as a Dental Assistant shortly after in February 2017. I was born and raised in Wausau, and now raise my 3 1/2-year-old daughter Lila in Rothschild. I enjoy taking pictures, coloring, playing Sudoku, and being outdoors with my daughter.

              In the time I've worked at Dental Options I have met so many wonderful people, this is truly a family environment, The way Dr Bearjar treats not only his patients but also his staff is unlike I've ever seen. I look forward to meeting and working with our amazing patients, and assisting the great team we have in place for many years to come.

               

                Shannon

                Dental Assisting Staff

                I have been working with Dr. Bearjar as a Dental Assistant since 1999. It is so nice going to a job everyday that I enjoy so much!  I like to make patients feel comfortable and appreciated.

                My husband, Steve and I live in Weston with our two daughters. In my free time I enjoy interior decorating. I'm always painting or re-deocorting something in our home. My family likes to take short trips around Wisconsin. We also, enjoy going to the family cabin up north, but most of all we just love spending time together.

                  Letty

                  Dental Assisting Staff

                  I have been a Dental Assistant for Dental Options since 2004.  I take great pride in helping patients feel relaxed and comfortable while treating them just like family.  I value the great patients I care for and feel blessed in assisting Dr. Bearjar in providing them with high-quality dental care.  I believe it is due to Dr. Bearjar’s deep compassion for people, patience, dedication and detailed workmanship that he has inspired his long-term staff to follow in the reputation he has built this practice on.

                  I was born and raised in Weston but now live in Rothschild with my husband, Tim.  We have a son and daughter who are both in college working hard towards their dreams.  In my free time, I love sending inspirational or encouraging cards to anyone I feel may need a little lift in their day.  I also enjoy visiting the elderly, organizing, decorating and writing poetry.  Whether it is a road trip, going up north to the lake, a quiet evening around the campfire or a simple game night; spending time with my family is ultimately my greatest joy.