Welcome to Ziolkowski Dental!

Located in the Shorewood, Wisconsin, on Milwaukee's North Shore, our team of dental professionals provides the highest quality dentistry, in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. We know you have many choices in your dental care. We also know how important your smile is. That's why we are proud to offer comfortable care in a relaxed atmosphere. We aim to provide high quality dentistry, great dental experiences, and results that surpass your expectations.

Here at Ziolkowski Dental we believe in a very conservative approach to dentistry. We will do the least invasive treatment needed to keep you healthy and comfortable. Often there are treatment options. We will thoroughly explain all of them to you and let you choose what is best for you. In whatever we do, our goal is to do it as well as possible. We do not want to be a usual or average office. We work hard to provide exceptional quality, comfort, and service, and are fortunate to have built a practice with patients who expect and receive a little extra!

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Keith Doctor

Dr. Ziolkowski is a life long resident of Milwaukee. He attended Marquette University High School, Marquette University, Marquette University Dental School and has been practicing at the same office since he graduated in 1982. In many ways he and his family of patients grew up together. Many remember him when he still had a lot more hair!

Dr. Keith strongly believes that planing dental treatment should involve a discussion with his patients. He wants to know what is important to them; cosmetic concerns, pain, fear, past experiences. He believes that exceptional care only comes with exceptional knowledge. He is proud to have earned a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry which requires 500 hours of continuing education and passing a 400 question exam. He is honored to be listed with American Top Dentists. He also believes in the importance of explaining things to patients. He knows that understanding treatment takes much of the fear out of it.

Dr. Z also believes in community involvement. He supports the community by supporting The Milwaukee Rep, The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Shorewood Men's Club, Shorewood High School, St. Robert's Grade School, and St. Monica's Grade School. He has been the team dentist for the Milwaukee Admirals Hockey Team for over 25 years. He is married to Ancka (Anne) who works in the office and has two children, Blake and Remy. His favorite free time activity is traveling with his family, seeing new places, enjoying different cultures. Of all his titles his favorite and most important is 'Daddy'!

Sarah Dental Assistant

My name is Sarah. I have been Dental Assisting for 15 years. I joined Ziokowski Dental in 2012 and am thrilled to be a part of this team. I live in Fox Point with my husband Dave and our two beautiful daughters, Sophie (2) and Hattie (7 months). When I'm not at work I enjoy spending quality time with my family, and playing tennis. I also enjoy all the Milwaukee festivals during the summer months.

Dana Hygienist

Hi, my name is Dana. I graduated in 2002 with an Associate degree in Dental Hygiene. In 2006 I had the pleasure of joining Ziolkowski Dental. It is great to spend my days working with such a kind and caring staff. My true joy comes from interacting with patients and providing the best oral health care based on individual needs.

When I'm not at work I enjoy spending time with my granddaughter, Sierra, family and friends. If I can find time you will catch me relaxing with a good book.

Eileen Hygienist

Hi, my name is Eileen and I am a Dental Hygienist. I have worked in dentistry 34 years and have been with Dr. Ziolkowski 15 years. I started my career as a chair-side dental assistant and taught assisting for several local programs.

I graduated from Milwaukee Area Technical College and Marquette University with an Associate and Bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene. I also have another career as a Respiratory Therapist.

I have 2 cats. I enjoy travel, theater, concerts, and sports (go MU Warriors!)

Our office is very relaxed and we want you to feel comfortable and have fun when you come to see us. Our patients are like family and I look forward to catching up with everyone every 6 months... don't worry I get your teeth cleaned too!

Anne Office Manager

Hi, I'm Anne (Ancka) and I've been here at the dental office for 25 years! I began my dental career at Marquette University School of Dentistry many years ago as a dental assistant. The first class of dental students I worked with was the class of 1982 - coincidentally the same year Keith was graduating.

In April of 1989, I started working at the office, "love blossomed" and I became Mrs. Ziolkowski, It was not long after that, Keith and I began a family. While the kids were in grade-school, I worked part-time at the office, devoting many hours to volunteering at their grade school. Blake, a senior at Marquette University High School, is passionate about scuba diving, computer programming, sailing, and robotics. Remy is a freshman at Divine Savior Holy Angels and is loving life. Her loves are volleyball, beaches, and music. I am now back to working full-time as the Office Manager. When I'm not at the office, I am dreaming of beaches, sunshine, and planning a return trip to St. John in the USVI.

During that span of time many changes have occurred at the office but several things remain constant. We have a wonderful family of patients who have been part of our lives for years. Many patients have grown up here and are now bringing their new families to our office. Secondly, we are fortunate to maintain a great staff to take care of all those wonderful people. It's truly a pleasure to work with such a dedicated and caring group of women! Last, but not least is Keith. Not all couples can enjoy working with their spouse but I love it.

Blake Tech Support

Hello! My name is Blake. I work as a software developer for web and desktop applications. The world of programming has so many interesting topics to explore! I studied application development and artificial intelligence at University of Wisconsin Madison and now work at an applications development company.

When I'm not stuck writing code in front of a computer screen, I enjoy studying foreign languages, going rock climbing, and hanging out with friends and family.

Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

We have the privilege of serving patients of all ages. In fact, we have many families where we see three (or even four) generations of patients: from toddlers to great-grandparents. Although we do many types of dental procedures, we really enjoy restoring or creating a beautiful smile, everything we do is considered to be cosmetic dentistry.

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Your appointment with one of our hygienists is so much more than "just" a cleaning. Routine care will help prevent and identify any oral health problems you may have. At your visit we:

  • Review medical history: certain conditions and medications can have an impact on oral health
  • Perform an oral cancer screening
  • Take necessary x-rays
  • Check your gums for signs of Gingivitis or Periodontal Disease; to do this we measure the pocket (space around the tooth)
  • Remove plaque, tartar, and harmful bacteria
  • Provide ways to improve and maintain good oral health
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Gum Therapy

Healthy gums are vital in maintaining the health of the teeth, mouth, and body. Our hygienists are highly skilled at thoroughly and comfortably removing the plaque and tartar that cause gum disease. Preventing disease is a priority for us and we will help you set up and follow a program to avoid problems in the future.

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Smile Makeovers

Today, anyone can have a beautiful, healthy-looking smile. Broken, injured, crowded, missing, or unattractive teeth can be improved with dental procedures like: whitening, veneers, crowns, bridges, cosmetic bonding, and implants. There are often several ways that we can achieve the result that we desire, and can discuss each of them.


Dental veneers are thin layers of porcelain or ceramic that are placed over the front of a tooth. Often used as a cosmetic restoration, they can beautifully convert worn, crooked, chipped, uneven, or discolored teeth.

Cosmetic Imaging

We use special dental imaging software to create "before and after" photographs of your smile. We can design a new smile and get a visual representation of how it will look when we are finished.


When a tooth has small holes (cavities), it can often be repaired by cleaning out and rebuilding the tooth with a tooth-colored composite resin or silver filling. Due to the cost, gold is seldom used today. We can decide which is best for you.


Sometimes a tooth is so badly damaged or decayed that a filling is not a suitable repair. In this case we may recommend a crown. The crown covers the entire tooth and is many times stronger than a filing.

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A bridge is a permanently cemented replacement for a missing tooth or teeth. It is basically three or more crowns which are attached together and placed on permanent teeth to replace the missing teeth or tooth.

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Implants are used to permanently replace a tooth or several teeth. They can also be used to help support a loose denture or partial denture. The process of placing and restoring an implant is usually a team approach and involves the assistance of an oral surgeon or periodentist (gum specialist).

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Denture & Partials

If tooth loss is unavoidable, removable replacement partial dentures are an option if some natural teeth remain. Full dentures are needed if all teeth are missing and implants are not possible.

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Sports Dentistry

As the team dental office for the Milwaukee Admirals professional hockey team since 1985, we have seen nearly every injury you could imagine. We have extensive experience in getting injured athletes (and unfortunate non-athletes) out of pain and looking good quickly.

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We allow time in our schedule every day to accommodate for emergencies. If you are a patient of record at our office and you are in pain, we will do what is necessary to make you comfortable.

Root Canals

Sometimes the nerve endings of a tooth become infected or die. This can result in pressure or pain inside of the tooth. Often root canal therapy can relieve the pressure and eliminate the pain.

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Teeth Whitening

Teeth that are discolored from staining, age, medications, or genetics can be whitened. We can discuss the whitening procedure with you and supply you with the custom made bleaching trays and materials you will need. Then it is your choice on how white you want them to be.

Nitrous Oxide

We have Nitrous Oxide, or laughing gas, to help ease the anxiety of dental appointments. However, for anxiety, we realize that there is nothing more important that painless, careful, and excellent work.

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Ask us for the password and you can access the Internet on your devices while you are here.


For many patients, the noise of dental work is the worst part. Bring your headphones or use ours and relax with your favorite music.

Patient Resources

As a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, I recommend their website KnowYourTeeth.com for all of your online dental advice. They have loads of information and resources for families who want to know more about excellent dental care and oral health. Whether you are an expectant mom, a teen dealing with braces, a grandparent, or someone in between, they have the answers for you. What's more, kids will find games, quizzes and other ways to make learning about dental care more fun!


Our fees are based on the skill, time and cost involved in providing services and is not always the same as those reimbursed by insurance companies. For those patients with insurance, we will be happy to complete and submit all forms pertaining to your claim. However, insurance companies, plans and benefits vary greatly, and not all charges may be covered or completely paid by insurance.

To avoid misunderstandings, we encourage discussion of services and fees with the front office staff prior to treatment. Unless specific payment arrangements have been approved by this office, fees for professional services are due and payable the day services are rendered. Payment can be made by cash, check, debit card, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.

Through this policy, it is our intent to keep dental costs down while maintaining a high level of professional care.

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