Meet Dr. Liesen, Dr. Pinzl, and Dr. Kessinger

Dr. Christine Liesen

Education

  • Marquette University, DDS degree, 1987
  • Marquette University, undergraduate degree in Biology, 1983

Professional Memberships

  • Wisconsin Dental Association, WDA, member
  • American Dental Association, ADA, member

Community Involvement

  • Dental health education in schools
  • Donation of dental services
  • Price County Seal-a-Smile Program

Dr. John J. Pinzl

Education

  • VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, residency, 1988
  • Marquette University, DDS degree, 1987
  • University of Wisconsin--Madison, undergraduate degree, 1982

Professional Memberships

  • Wisconsin Dental Association, WDA, member
  • American Dental Association, ADA, member

Community Involvement

  • Dental health education in schools
  • Donation of dental services

Bio


Dr. Pinzl & Dr. Liesen


Drs. Liesen & Pinzl were born and raised in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.  They have been married since 1986 and practicing dentistry together since 1988.

At the start of their marriage & careers, they had two dental practices, one in Wauwatosa and one in Mukwonago, Wisconsin.

They have five children (oldest to youngest): John (Heidi), twins--Joseph (Samantha) & Lauren (Andy), Emily, & Nicholas.  Wanting to enjoy outdoor family activities that the Northwoods offers and looking for a quiet area to raise their children, they moved to Mercer, Wisconsin in 1999. The children are all grown now, but all still love coming back to the Northwoods for visits.  The doctors enjoy hiking, kayaking, snowshoeing, spending time in Bayfield, WI and traveling to see their kids and grandchildren around the state.

Drs. Liesen & Pinzl both practice at each of their offices in Park Falls & Woodruff.



Dr. Lauren Kessinger

Education

  • Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health, DMD, 2019
  • University Wisconsin Oshkosh, undergraduate degree, 2012

Professional Memberships:

  • Wisconsin Dental Association, WDA member
  • Wisconsin Dental Association Communications Committee Region one Representative
  • American Dental Association member

Community Involvement

  • Dental health education in schools
  • Mission of Mercy volunteer
  • Dental mission trips abroad
  • Donation of dental services and supplies

Dr. Kessinger was raised in Northern Wisconsin, growing up in Mercer, Wisconsin and a Park Falls High school graduate. She attended UW-Oshkosh where she ran for the Women's Cross Country team and graduated with a Biology Degree. Having worked on her summer's home for Dr. Liesen and Dr. Pinzl as a dental assistant, Dr. Kessinger knew she wanted to pursue a career in dentistry. She attended Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral health in St. Louis where her husband, Andy also worked at the VA hospital. Dr. Kessinger and her husband welcomed a baby boy, Grayson in May 2019. Dr. Kessinger practiced at a private practice in St. Louis, MO before deciding to move back to Northern Wisconsin in March 2020 to enjoy their many hobbies such as, hiking, kayaking, snowshoeing, fishing, hunting, and enjoying the more relaxed and slower pace of life than the city. Dr. Kessinger and Andy will be welcoming their second baby in November 2020!

Dr. Kessinger practices at both the Woodruff and Park Falls locations.