About Us

About Us

Mooresmiles is a locally owned dental practice. We proudly support the community we live in and love. Our care is driven by evidence-based dentistry, technology and compassion. The Mooresmiles team strives for excellence, and we are here for you. 

MOORESMILES DENTAL

OUR TEAM

Mooresmiles Dental

Dr. John Moore

Dr. John Moore has been practicing Dentistry in the La Crosse area since June of 2002. A native of Appleton, Dr. Moore was intrigued with the La Crosse area when visiting for ski races at Mt. La Crosse while racing for UW–Madison. He and his wife, Dr. Kerrie Moore, met at Marquette School of Dentistry. They reside in La Crosse and have since had four “Moore” of their own. John enjoys alpine and waterskiing with his family.

Dr. Kerrie Moore

Dr. Kerrie Moore attended Marquette University for undergrad and dental school. She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree in 2001 and completed an AEGD in 2002 at Marquette University before moving to La Crosse, Wisconsin with her husband, John. When not practicing dentistry she enjoys spending time with family and friends, including their 4 children, skiing and reading.

Dr. Clara Ping

Dr. Clara Ping is a University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate (Go Badgers!) and obtained her DDS from the University of Minnesota. She returned to her hometown of La Crosse in 2013 to join the practice. Dr. Ping has a special interest in comprehensive, patient-focused treatment. She has taken courses with SPEAR, AAOMS Implant Conference and Invisalign. When Dr. Ping is at home, she and her husband are busy with their two children. As a family, they enjoy running, hiking, and cross-country skiing.

Dr. Andrea J. McNeely

Dr. Andrea J. McNeely is thrilled to return to her hometown of La Crosse after practicing nine years of general dentistry in Marshfield, Wisconsin. She received her Bachelor’s degree at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa and her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She obtained certification in oral conscious sedation in 2010 and has a special interest in improving the comfort of the overall patient experience. Due to a constant ambition to expand her skills, she delights in learning new languages (she speaks Spanish and is working on her French and Italian) and traveling with her husband, Paul. She also enjoys photography, painting and water-skiing.

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Patient Care Coordinator

Mary hails from Des Moines, Iowa, but has a deep history in La Crosse and has been working for our practice since June 2008 as a patient/treatment coordinator. She and her husband have two children. Mary enjoys biking and walking around the Coulee Region and her welcoming smile and calm presence put all of our patients at ease!

MARY, Patient Care Coordinator

MARY

GRACE, Patient Care Coordinator

Grace is a La Crosse native and loves living in the Coulee Region. She attended Western Technical College and completed the Administrative Professional Program. Grace is resourceful and prides herself in getting tasks done effectively and efficiently. She enjoys working with all of the outstanding Mooresmiles Dental staff to give patients the best possible care. In her free time she enjoys fishing on Lake Onalaska, biking and hiking on the bluffs. 

Patient Care Coordinator

GRACE

TRENT, Patient Care Coordinator

Trent grew up in La Crosse, which is where he and his wife (Dr. Ping) met. He graduated from UW-La Crosse with a degree in Economics. Trent is happy to help patients get the appointments they need to be seen at Mooresmiles. He loves being a dad to two children and is a self-proclaimed Nor-Dork (nordic skiing fanatic). When he is not working or at home with his family, you will find him trail running, cycling or cross-country skiing.

Patient Care Coordinator

TRENT

KELSEY, Patient Care Coordinator

Kelsey graduated in 2009 from Western Technical College. She worked as a Dental Assistant for eight years in both general dentistry and endodontics. Kelsey and her husband, Dustin, are both originally from Arcadia, Wisconsin but currently reside in Holmen. In her spare time she enjoys deer hunting, boating on the river, being outside and woodworking.

Patient Care Coordinator

KELSEY

MICHELLE, Patient Care Coordinator

Michelle lives in the country just outside of Caledonia, Minnesota. She and her husband Keith, have three boys—Landon, Cole and Adam. In her free time Michelle enjoys spending time with family, scrapbooking, photography, fitness, biking and in the last year has taken up snowshoeing.

Patient Care Coordinator

MICHELLE

STEPHANIE, Dental Hygienist

Stephanie joined the Mooresmiles team in 2014 when we moved into our beautiful location near La Crosse’s bluffs, which you can view from Stephanie’s operatory. Before she became a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2006 Stephanie was a Dental Assistant and that’s when she knew the dental field was right for her. “My favorite part about dental hygiene is problem solving with my patients and helping customize their needs.”

In her free time Stephanie enjoys cooking, camping and pontoon rides with her husband and two children. 

Dental Hygienist

STEPHANIE

KARLA, Dental Hygienist

Karla has been a Dental Hygienist since 2002 and with Mooresmiles since 2005. She's from the northern part of the state, a little town called Poplar. At 18, Karla headed to Long Beach California to go to school where she obtained an Art degree in Fashion Design.

She and her husband of 26 years have a son, who is now serving in Okinawa in the US Marine Corps and she misses him every day.

Karla's husband was in the US Navy, so they traveled a little before settling around La Crosse. She returned to school at that time to become a Registered Dental Hygienist. "I've worked with an amazing group of professionals since 2002, and I love what I do as well as the connection I’ve made with so many amazing patients through the years."

Karla keeps busy and is still looking for her next adventure. She love to ride horses, kayak, hike and travel. She loves a good road trip but doesn't want to do the driving. She has a Black lab “Gus”, and two cats “Earl” and “Iris”. Karla lives in the country and enjoys campfires and gardening.

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KARLA

DEB, Dental Hygienist

Deb has been practicing Dental Hygiene in the La Crosse area since 1992. She loves the one-on-one time with patients, getting to know families and helping them achieve their goals of dental health or aesthetics. In her free time Deb, husband and girls are usually outdoors kayaking, skiing, sailing or biking.

Dental Hygienist

DEB

LAUREN, Dental Hygienist

Lauren joined Mooresmiles in 2019. Her dental journey began in dental assisting, and her hunger for dental knowledge led her to dental hygiene. She grew up in Tomah, WI. She currently lives in West Salem with her husband and cavapoo puppy, Ruby. Lauren enjoys being active outside: going on bike rides and walks. She loves trying new recipes, so feel free to share any cooking or baking ideas. "I absolutely LOVE working in the dental field and getting to know each patient."

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LAUREN

AMARA, Dental Hygienist

Amara joined our practice in 2006 after graduating from the Dental Hygiene Program at Western Wisconsin Technical College. She enjoys getting to know her patients individually to provide high-quality dental care. She loves spending time with her husband and children in Coon Valley. Amara is always staying active by running, playing volleyball and softball.

Dental Hygienist

AMARA

JILL, Certified Dental Assistant

Jill, originally from Cashton, currently lives in Sparta with her husband and her dog, Saddie. Her two sons also live in the area. She has been practicing as a Certified Dental Assistant with our office since 1989. Our patients love Jill’s outgoing, fun and contagious laugh. When Jill is not working, she likes spending time with her family and friends, being in the outdoors, gardening. She is a sports fan-she loves watching and playing.

Certified Dental Assistant

JILL

YENG, Certified Dental Assistant

Yeng, from Onalaska, has been a practicing as a Certified Dental Assistant since 1997. She is married with three children and their dog, Shiloh. In Yeng’s free time she loves to read (700 books and counting on her Nook), cheer on the Packers and spend time with her family. Yeng very much looks forward to providing personalized dental care at Mooresmiles.

Certified Dental Assistant

YENG

SARA, Certified Dental Assistant

Sara is a Certified Dental Assistant who joined the practice in June 2002. She works with all of our doctors and has a special talent for working with our patients to make their smiles beautiful and healthy! Sara loves cheering on the Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badgers and the Milwaukee Brewers. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family, including her black lab mix, Maggie.

Certified Dental Assistant

SARA

SAM, Certified Dental Assistant

Samantha (we call her Sam), came to La Crosse from the river town of Prairie du Chien. She has been working as a Certified Dental Assistant at our practice since June 2013 and is especially gifted at making patients feel comfortable in the dentist’s chair. In her free time, Sam enjoys spending time with family and friends and floating down the Mississippi River.

Certified Dental Assistant

SAM

BRITTNEY, Certified Dental Assistant

Brittney grew up in Galesville originally but lives in La Crosse now. She and her husband stay busy with their two dogs, Albert and Cliff. Her hobbies include travel, reading, going to movies, running and spending time with family. Her favorite part about dental assisting is all of the people she gets to meet and gets to know on a personal level. Brittney likes learning about other people’s lives and listening to their stories about life.

Certified Dental Assistant

BRITTNEY

NICOLETTE, Certified Dental Assistant

Nicolette graduated Dental Assisting in 2017. She resides in La Crosse with her husband, Yellow Lab (Molly) and French Bulldog (Tater). She enjoys hunting, karaoke and being with her friends and family. Nicolette loves the team she works with at Mooresmiles and getting to meet and work with the patients. She wants to make sure patients have the best experience possible.

Certified Dental Assistant

NICOLETTE