Meet Our Doctors

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Dr. Bryn Boswell

Dr. Bryn Boswell acquired a drive and passion for dentistry in large part from spending time with his two older brothers, who are both dentists themselves. Dentistry runs in the family for the Boswell boys. Bryn graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2017.

Dr. Bryn was born and raised in Pella, Iowa, a small Dutch community in south central Iowa. He stayed in the area and attended Central College. While at Central, Bryn captained his tennis team, studied abroad in Spain and Mexico, and was involved in campus ministries through local service and mission trips. Bryn married his wife Lauren in July of 2016. Lauren received her masters of nursing from the University of Minnesota and is excited to work alongside healthcare providers in the local area.

Dr. Bryn loves to travel, spend time with his family, and plays a variety of sports. He also enjoys biking, movies, reading, and being outdoors. Bryn has a desire to put patients first, and use his love of dentistry to be a part of the community.

Dr. Bryn has a commitment to continue learning to serve his patients with the most up-to-date technology and skills in an ever-changing environment. Through his sense of humor and outgoing personality, he strives to make his patients comfortable and enjoy their dental experience.

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Dr. Mike Murphy

Dr. Murphy has been a dentist for over 20 years. He went to college at Virginia Tech, and is a huge Hokie fan. After dental school at the Medical College of Virginia, he completed an AEGD residency in the US Air Force. After finishing active duty, he moved back to Virginia with his very expectant wife, Tara. He had his own practice in Virginia for 10 years before he met Dr. Satterwhite from Phillips, Wi. After some family discussions, Tara and Mike decided to sell the Virginia practice and move back to Tara’s hometown in the Northwoods in 2011. With a passion for dental implants, he has immersed himself into continuing education with over 1000 hours, and over 300 of that specifically to dental implants. He is a Dilpomate in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry. Tara and Mike have 5 children and are big supporters of local music and athletic programs.

Meet Our Caring Team

Jennifer

Jennifer

Practice Manager

Jennifer is the practice manager at Northwoods Dentistry. She works out of the Prentice business office, but travels to all five of Northwoods Dentistry's locations. Jenny grew up in Prentice and moved back in 2001 where she started working in the dental office that would eventually become Northwoods Dentistry. She has been working with Dr. Murphy since 2011. Jenny is passionate about continuing education, always striving for the best for herself and the team. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, music, and spending time with family, especially her husband and two children.


Marissa

Marissa

Business Manager

Marissa has lived in the Northwoods of Wisconsin her whole life. She loves the charm of the small town and being close to her immediate family. Marissa is the business manager at Northwoods Dentistry and her extensive background in customer service and management makes her a valued team member. After being in human resources and staffing for several years, Marissa decided to enter the dental industry to work with Dr. Murphy and his wonderful team of people she knows and trusts from the area. She brings a wealth of interpersonal skills and professionalism along with true client compassion and will be there to help you have the best dental experience possible.


Brenda

Brenda

Office Manager

Brenda joined the Northwoods Dentistry team in 2016. She is the friendly face you are greeted by at our front desk in Ladysmith. Brenda is passionate about getting to know our patients and making sure they receive quality service and positive attention from our front office. Brenda's goal is to incorporate her wealth of knowledge in customer service that she has acquired over the years, to best serve our team and our amazing patients. Her outstanding professionalism along with her heart-felt compassion will be here to help bring out your best smile! Brenda has enjoyed growing up and raising her beautiful family here in the Northwoods.


Tina

Tina

Insurance Coordinator

Tina is the insurance coordinator at Northwoods Dentistry. She works at our Phillips location, but assists our Ladysmith, Medford, Park Falls and Rice Lake locations as well. She has worked for Northwoods since 2006. Tina lives in Phillips and enjoys being a grandma. She is a positive part of our team, and her knowledge and experience help many of our patients make the best decisions.


Nichole

Dental Assistant

Nichole is a dental assistant at Northwoods Dentistry. She has been working with our team since 2018 and enjoys making sure that their patients are well taken care of. Nichole grew up in Holcombe and went to Chippewa Valley Technical College to receive her dental assistant certification. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with family and friends. She is always ready to help and comes to work with a smile on her face!


Rachell

Rachell

Dental Assistant

Rachell is a dental assistant at Northwoods Dentistry. She has been working for Northwoods since 2016, always making sure their patients are comfortable and well taken care of. Rachell grew up in Ladysmith and studied dental assisting through the National Dental Academy. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is always willing to help, whether it be with our team or our patients.


Shelly

Shelly

Registered Dental Hygienist

Shelly was born and raised in Ladysmith. Prior to graduating high school, she obtained a certificate in dental assisting through the Ladysmith Health Care Academy and knew then that she wanted to further her career in the dental field. After earning her degree in dental hygiene from Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire, she worked for Dr. Dave Olsen for 3 years before his retirement. Shelly strives to ensure her patients are comfortable and enjoy their dental experience. She is passionate about educating and helping our patients, along with gaining great relationships with her long-time patients. Shelly has been married to John since 2015 and they have a daughter and a son. She enjoys spending time with family, traveling, being outdoors, and continuing to further her education in dental hygiene.


Hannah

Hannah

Registered Dental Hygienist

Hannah is a Registered Dental Hygienist and has been working with Northwoods Dentistry since 2015. Born and raised in the Butternut/Park Falls area she is excited to provide her services to her hometown area. Hannah started off her dental career after high school working as a dental assistant for 3 years while pursuing her dental hygiene degree. She attended Nicolet Area Technical College and obtained an associate's degree in Dental Hygiene in 2015, graduating top of her class with a perfect score on her state exam and awarded the Hu-Friedy Gold Scaler Award. In her spare time Hannah enjoys spending time with her family, hunting, fishing and camping.


Our Dental Philosophy

Modern Technology

We maintain a modern facility equipped with the latest in dental technology, including digital x-rays, electric drills and intraoral cameras, to name a few. We know that technology helps us provide accurate diagnosis, gentle care and excellent results for you. We will continue to invest with you in mind.


Comprehensive Services

No need to travel for your dental care! We are proud to offer a wide range of services, from general and preventive dentistry to more advanced services in cosmetics, endodontics, implants and more, right here in our office. Enjoy the ease and convenience that comes from having all your family’s dental needs met in one location from a team you already know and trust.


Comfortable Treatments

It’s important to us that you feel comfortable during your visit. We are well-known for providing gentle care and a relaxing dental experience. You’ll love our excellent chairside manner and gentle touch. We promise to do everything we can to help each patient feel at ease.


Welcoming Environment

When you walk through our doors, you’ll enjoy a calm and welcoming environment at our practice. We are attentive and patient, demonstrating constant compassion and respect. We genuinely want our patients to be happy and enjoy their dental visit.


Patient Education

You will be informed and educated during your visit with us. We will take the time to talk with you about the health of your smile, as well as teach you how to avoid future problems and maintain proper at-home preventive care. Our goal is to help you have a beautiful, healthy smile for years to come.


Advanced Training

Our team is passionate about continuing education and training. We stay up-to-date on the latest advances dentistry has to offer so we can continually improve our clinical skills and provide better care for you and your family.

If you value these qualities in a dentist, call us today! We’re passionate about your smile and passionate about helping you achieve optimal health!

Our team is skilled, knowledgeable and detailed.