Staff Photos

Office Manager
Nancy joined our practice in 2014.  She has been in dental management for almost 15 years!  She loves working for this practice because it keeps her on her toes.  In her free time, Nancy enjoys walking with her dog, Jaxson, and crocheting.

 Billing Supervisor
Kozeta moved to Wisconsin from Albania in 1997 and has been with our practice ever since.  She loves being part of such a supportive and welcoming team.  Kozeta is a proud mother of two children, Dan and Mia.  Dan is a nurse practitioner in New York City and Mia graduates from UW-Madison in May, 2018 and will be applying to medical school.  Outside of work, she loves being with her kids.

 Implant Coordinator


Meredith is Dr. Hawkins’ implant treatment coordinator, hospital surgery scheduler and study club coordinator.  She was previously a dental assistant for 8 years. She enjoys working in dentistry because we’re able to help patients smile again.  Meredith likes working for our practice because we are a unique group of people who work well together; all four doctors are the best at what they do!  She loves spending time with family and friends. She is happily married to Frank and step-mom to Landin.

Front Office

Alison joined our practice in January, 2018.  In her spare time, she enjoys hiking with her boyfriend, playing with her dog, Lola, and gardening.  

Melanie joined the practice in June of 2017 and has loved serving the patient’s at Milwaukee Oral Surgery & Implants.  When she’s not at work, Melanie loves rock climbing, being outside and hanging out with friends.  She is very happily married and has a love-hate relationship with her cat, Smidge.

Debby joined our front desk team in May of 2014.  New to the dental field, she brings with her an extensive background in customer service.  She enjoys the pace of the office as it allows her to be an involved mom to her children, Audra and Nolan while still getting some adult interaction. Debby loves watching her kids perform in sports and on stage.  Not a Wisconsin native, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Doug, and their children.  They love exploring new places, going to Brewers games or just playing a board game at home.

Cathie joined our front desk staff in 2013.  She’s married to her husband, Joe, and has three daughters.  Cathie enjoys spending time with her children, extended family and her two crazy dogs.  In her free time, she loves to read, bake treats for her family and spending time outdoors.

Jody joined the front desk staff at our Mequon office in February of 2015.  She has worked in the oral surgery field for over 10 years.  Jody is married to her husband, Bruce, has two grown children, a daughter-in-law and a 2 year-old granddaughter.  She loves spending time with family and friends, especially with her precious granddaughter.  Jody also enjoys hanging out with her yellow lab, Dozer, who definitely keeps her on her toes!

Janet has been with us for almost two years and works the front desk at our Menomonee Falls office.  She is newly married and loves riding her Harley Davidson, fishing and spending time with her husband, Caleb.


Joan joined our practice in February 2018 as a member of the front desk team.  In her spare time, she enjoys visiting her adult children, going to concerts with her husband and practicing yoga. 


Shil has been in the oral surgery field since 1991.  She lives in Wauwatosa, loves being a mom, exercising and cooking.  


Kristy has been with Dr. Darling since November of 1998.  She has a seven-year-old daughter named Emerson.  In her spare time, she enjoys playing softball.

Billing Department

Katie joined the Billing Department in March 2015 but has over eight years of experience in insurance and billing.  She is currently in nursing school and in her spare time (when she’s not studying), she enjoys trying new restaurants, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Kayla joined the practice in March of 2015 where she started at the front desk but soon transitioned to the billing department in April of 2016.  Kayla enjoys photographing weddings and spending time with her fiance, Bryce.  They both love the Green Bay Packers, spending time up north at the cabin and are crazy over their two cats, Micah and Skeletor.

Megan started working for us in November of 2015.  She graduated from Marquette University in 2011 with a degree in political science.  Megan was married in 2014 and has two beagles named Dottie and Cindy.

Alysia has been with us for over four years but has been in the dental field in various positions for 17 years!  She is a proud mother of two grown boys whom she raised on her own.  In her spare time, she loves going to concerts and hanging out with family and friends.


Deb has been with our practice since 1989 but with Dr. Hawkins since 1984!  We joke that she is his second “wife.”  Deb loves the diversity of working with other doctors, too.  She says that oral surgery is always changing and this provides a nice challenge.  When not at work, Deb and her husband are avid Packer and Brewers fans and love spending time with their two kids, family and friends.

Sarah graduated from Toledo Dental Academy in Toledo, OH and has been with us since 2004.  She likes working here because she enjoys meeting new people and the doctors are great to work for.  She adores her dog Jackson and is a proud aunt to 7 amazing kids.  Sarah donates blood and plasma to the Blood Center of Wisconsin on a regular basis and enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends in her spare time.

Sabrina joined our practice in 2015 but has been in the dental field since 1991 and has over 10 years of experience in oral surgery.  An avid runner, Sabrina has participated in over 25 half marathons and recently completed her first marathon in Chicago.  In her free time, she loves spending time with her husband and children.

Ron joined our practice in 2009.  He earned his BS with a focus on pre-dentistry from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and has over 16 years of oral surgery experience.  Ron has triplet daughters in addition to one older daughter.  In his (limited) free time, he enjoys listening to music, spending time at the beach, playing guitar (poorly), arguing about movies with his friends and following Bruce Springsteen on tour.

Katy has been in the dental field for over 35 years and joined our team in 2015.  She has two grown daughters.  In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and gardening.

Crystal joined our team in 2014 but has over 17 years of experience in the dental field, mostly in oral surgery.  Crystal loves vintage inspired things and collects Marilyn Monroe memorabilia (a lot of people joke she was born in the wrong era). Her nickname is Crystallis because she grew up and lives in West Allis.  She cherishes her dachshund/pug mix, Lucy.

Charlie joined our practice in 2015 and loves being an oral surgery assistant!

Ally joined our team in 2011 and enjoys the diversity of oral surgery. She loves making patients feel at ease in an intimidating environment. Ally loves to read and her favorite movie is JAWS.  When she isn’t working, she enjoys mountain biking and paddle boarding with her husband, Sam.


joined our team over 3 years ago and brings over 20 years of experience in the dental field. She thoroughly enjoys oral surgery and has gained even more knowledge in the short time she’s been here. Aisha loves working here because she feels that our staff goes above and beyond to treat all of our patients the best. She prides herself on being thorough and efficient; giving all of her individual attention to each patient.


joined us in May 2016 after assisting for 30 years. She worked in oral surgery with students at Marquette University for 13 years prior to joining our practice. She has two grown children and enjoys seeing her three grandsons in her free time. 


has been an assistant with our practice since 1999.  She recently took on a more active role with helping Dr. Miller coordinate implant treatment for patients.  Chris really enjoys interacting with patients and putting their mind at ease during treatment.  When she isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and taking camping trips in the summer. 

 Jolene has been a Certified Dental Assistant since 1988 and joined our team in December 2017.  She enjoys working with patients and making sure they are comfortable.  She has always held all available certifications and maintained her training and education.  Jolene has been happily married for 27 years and is the mother of 3 boys.  Her hobbies include refinishing antique furniture and riding her horse.  


Tristen joined our practice in November 2017 but has over 13 years of oral surgery experience.  She recently moved to Milwaukee from Detroit, MI and studied dental assisting in Pittsburgh, PA.   When she isn’t at work, she enjoys staying active as she is a certified personal trainer.  Tristen is also very involved with the art community as she pursues her bachelor’s degree in Studio Art.  Tristen currently lives in Milwaukee with her fiance, Dillon, and their two dogs, Jameson and Riley.  

Shelia has been working in the dental field for over 40 years; 30 of those years assisting Dr. Darling.  She enjoys making patients feel comfortable in stressful situations.  In her free time, Shelia enjoys traveling, the beach, cooking, gardening and being outdoors with her corgi, Henry.