MEET THE PROFESSIONALS AT BLACK BEAR DENTAL
DR. JASON ISAACSON
Originally from Bloomington, Minnesota, Dr. Jason Isaacson comes from a family of dentists. Dr. Isaacson’s father, Dana, practiced dentistry for over forty years, and Jason was able to see his father build relationships with patients in his early childhood, which helped forge his desire to become a dentist.
After graduating from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2005 in Bacteriology and Molecular Biology, he enrolled in the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, following in his father’s and brother’s footsteps. After this, he was selected to enter into an advanced residency through Idaho State University in Boise, Idaho. This unique experience allowed him to receive advanced training in oral surgery skills, complex restorative treatment, nonsurgical and surgical root canal therapy, implant placement and restoration, and hospital based dental care, along with IV sedation training.
Following this program, Dr. Isaacson moved to Wisconsin and served as a dentist in the Marshfield Clinic Health System for nearly twelve years. While serving members of the Northern Wisconsin community was rewarding, he always had a strong desire to go into private practice in Rice Lake, a community that he was lucky enough to discover through friendships he made in college.
Dr. Isaacson looks forward to being able to serve Rice Lake and the surrounding communities. He prides himself on attention to detail and dedication to continuing education, going above and beyond the minimum requirements of a licensed dentist. In 2015, he became a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry by completing 500 hours of continuing education and passing a rigorous exam covering all aspects of dentistry, an achievement which only six percent of general dentists have made.
Dr. Isaacson has extensive training through advanced programs such as the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, Spear Education, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, as well as the Postgraduate Program in Esthetic Dentistry through the University of Minnesota.
In 2021, Dr. Isaacson received Master status in the Academy of General Dentistry by completing over 1100 hours of continuing education in specific subjects of the profession. He is also a Diplomate through the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine after completing the Mastery Series in oral appliance therapy for patients with obstructive sleep apnea and snoring.
In his free time, Dr. Isaacson enjoys spending time outside with his fiancé, Jessica, and their English Setter, Cody. He enjoys upland bird hunting, shotgun sports, golfing and skiing.
Dr. Isaacson looks forward to working with his patients to provide comprehensive, patient-centered care in a comfortable, personable, and professional environment.
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Nikki’s career in the dental field started in 2006 after graduating from the Dental Assistant program from Chippewa Valley Technical College. She worked as a dental assistant for 15 years prior to transitioning into the office manager role. As a dental assistant, she became proficient in managing treatment, organization, and efficiency in the dental office.
Nikki has always had a passion for helping people and supporting them as they work towards their personal goals. As office manager, she goes above and beyond to help patients feel overjoyed with their smiles. She feels a great sense of personal reward when she sees patients’ positive reactions after they have finished dental treatment. There is nothing better than seeing someone smile…it’s so contagious!
Outside of the dental office, Nikki enjoys spending time with her husband, Noah, and their two young boys, Marshall and Merrick. Their hobbies include golfing, 4-wheeling, and boating
Originally from the Milwaukee area, Danielle started her career in dentistry working at a pediatric dental office as a dental assistant in 2003. It was there she discovered her passion for the dental field and decided to continue her education at Waukesha County Technical College in Dental Hygiene. After graduation in 2010, Danielle fell in love with Northern Wisconsin and moved north with her husband. Since then, she has been providing high quality dental care to patients of all ages around the Rice Lake area. Danielle has many years of experience working in specialty pediatric offices as well as practicing hygiene in a family practice setting. She strives to provide compassionate, quality care by taking into consideration every patient’s unique story and experiences. Her goal is to create tailored treatment to improve and maintain patients’ oral health. Finally, Danielle has a special interest in oral systemic correlations and the functionality of the mouth relating to sleep and breathing issues.
When not in the office, Danielle enjoys time with her husband Bill and their two dogs, Wally and Steve. In warmer months you can find her gardening, pontooning, fishing, and anything that involves the outdoors. Also, a die-hard Packer fan, during the winter she’ll be cheering on the Green and Gold. Go Pack Go!
Nina started her dental career in 2016 when she graduated from the Dental Assistant Program at Chippewa Valley Technical College. Since then, she has worked in both private practice and community health dental clinics.
Nina graduated from Rice Lake High School in 2012, and shortly after met her now husband, Jon. They got married in 2020 and now live locally, with their two dogs. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, exploring the outdoors and traveling.
Growing strong relationships with patients and seeing them become confident in their smiles is what makes her career so rewarding. Patient experience is her priority, and she works to ensure patients feel comfortable in our office.
Amber has been working in the dental field since 2009. Starting as a dental assistant, she gained a lot of knowledge and experience guiding her further education to become a dental hygienist in 2008.
As a child that suffered from extreme dental anxiety, Amber is passionate about building relationships and helping to relieve the stress associated with dental treatment. Amber strives to provide quality care and to help patients feel at home.
In her spare time, Amber enjoys traveling, reading, watching reality TV (even though she hates to admit it), and spending quality time with family and friends. Amber resides in Rice Lake with her husband, Brandon, and their two very spoiled dogs, Chief and Dixie. She has four fantastic step-children, Cody, Eli, Carter, and Evan.