Dr. Conor Casey
Dr Conor Casey was born and raised in Washburn WI. After graduating from Washburn High School in 1997, Dr. Casey attended the University of St. Thomas where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology and minor in chemistry. He was also a three year starting defensive end for the Tommies and earned Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference player of the week his senior year.
In 2002, Dr. Casey attended the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree four years later. He was given special recognition by the faculty and awarded:
- Hanau Excellence in Prosthodontics
- J Raymond gill Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Prosthodontics
- American College of prosthodontics Undergaduate Achievement
In 2006 Dr. Casey moved to Milwaukee to be closer to his future wife and enjoyed private practice as a general dentist. He treated many complex patients during this time and realized he wanted to have a more in-depth understanding of dentistry. In 2008, Dr. Casey chose to pursue an intense 3 year specialty training program focusing on on fixed, removable and implant Prosthodontics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and at the Birmingham VA Medical Center concurrently. During his third year, Dr. Casey was selected by his teaching faculty to be Chief Resident of his program. What is a Prosthodontist
While Dr. Casey's formal education was complete, his wife Beret continued her training as a physician and sub specialized in the field of Endocrinology. The Casey's spent the next three years in Denver where Dr. Casey worked in private practice treating basic dental needs to complete full mouth reconstructions. Dr. Casey also gave formal presentations on the topic of esthetics and implant dentistry to dentists in his community. Patient's treated by Dr. Casey
While the Casey family enjoyed each new destination their educational pursuits brought them, Wisconsin was always tugging at their shirt tails. The Casey's along with their two sons Liam and Nolan returned to WI in Aug '14 and are excited to call Washburn their home.
Dr. Erin Cutler
Dr. Erin Cutler’s Biography
I was born in Cheboygan, Michigan, but consider myself a Kentuckian, as my family moved there when I was only two years old. In high school, I remember considering what career I would like to pursue, and thought that dental hygiene would be a good fit for me. I always loved going to the dentist and began shadowing my childhood dentist in high school. I started undergraduate at Western Kentucky University in 2001, and by the end of my first year decided to change my major to Chemistry, and pursue dental school. In 2005 I graduated from WKU with a Bachelors of Science in chemistry, and in the fall began dental school at University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. I was part of the first class at UK to have more women than men. During my dental education, I always enjoyed volunteering on our mobile clinics, or at a local free community clinic.
In the summer between my 3rd and 4th years of dental school, I did an internship with the Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin in Keshena. My sister lives in Ripon, so I thought it would be fun to do an internship close to her. This was my first experience living and working in Wisconsin, and it left a great impression on me. I remember every lunch, I would hang my hammock between two cedar trees on a hill and enjoy the beautiful blue skies and fresh breeze.
After I graduated in 2009 with my Doctor of Dental Medicine, I began working in a small town in Paris, Kentucky where a lot of thoroughbreds are raised for racing. I worked there about a year and a half before deciding to make the most important move of my life. I wanted to experience life in a different place than where I grew up. I moved to Ashland in 2011 and began working with The Lakes Community Clinic, where I served mostly children. Just one look at Lake Superior when I interviewed was enough to convince me that this was the right place for me!
After about 6 months in Ashland, I was recruited to go to Costa Rica on vacation, where I met my future husband. We have 2 small children. I am so happy to be part of this community and honored to be dentist to so many incredible people. When I’m not working, I’m busy being a mother. I also enjoy biking and hiking, and have a creative side of making art. I’ve always loved dentistry for marrying my love of art and science.