Our Doctors

Dr. Kirkpatrick

Dr. Kirkpatrick has completed over 1200 hours of continuing education, including three years at the Center for Advanced Dental Education. He studied comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for cosmetic dentistry, bite and jaw disorders (TMD), and complete dentistry. He is also a member of Omikron Kappa Upsilon Delta Honor Fraternity.

A family man, Dr. Kirkpatrick, has been married to Kim (who also is a part of the DCD team) since 1984. They are the proud parents of two sons, Ian and Sean. He is an avid Badger, Packer, Brewer, and Bucks fan and enjoys travel and the outdoors. Dr. Kirkpatrick and Door Creek Dental often participate in charitable endeavors such as mission trips in Guatemala, Give Kids a Smile, Mission of Mercy, and other philanthropic dental events.

Dr. Scott Kirkpatrick was born in the “flatland” of Illinois. Growing up in the Elgin area, he and his family often vacationed in Wisconsin, and that is how he developed his desire to become a “Cheese Head.” His college career consisted of a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in 1981. He later received his D.M.D from the School of Dental Medicine at SIU Edwardsville in 1990. After completing a General Practice Residency at the V.A. Hospital in Milwaukee, Dr. Kirkpatrick practiced general dentistry in Janesville for three years. He then joined Dr. Paul Appel on the east side of Madison in 1994 and took over the practice upon Dr. Appel’s retirement in 1997. Dr. Kirkpatrick had officially become a “Cheese Head.”

Professional Memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • Wisconsin Dental Association
  • Dane County Dental Society
  • Christian Dental Society
  • Seattle Study Club of Madison
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Greene

Dr. Kevin Greene, DDS, received his Doctorate in Dentistry from Marquette University and Masters of Business Administration with concentrations in Finance, Management, and Marketing from Jacksonville University.

Dr. Greene enjoys reading, working out, and spending time with his cats. Some other hobbies include ballroom dancing, kickboxing, and learning to play the guitar.

His personal treatment philosophy is: “I believe in providing my patients with consistent, high-quality dental care and treating my patients like how you would treat your friends and family.” We are so excited for Dr. Greene to join our Door Creek Dental community!

Dr. To-Schwalbach

Dr. To-Schwalbach attended the University of MN, Twin Cities, and earned a B.S. Biology degree in 1999 and a D.D.S. degree in 2003. She served three years as an active duty dentist in the United States Air Force, where she obtained additional training in a 1-year advanced education in a general dentistry residency program.

Professional growth and development have always been important to Dr. To-Schwalbach’s clinical success. She has completed over 420 total hours of continuing education, including a 100-hour course on Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry at the University of MN in 2015. Most importantly, Dr. To-Schwalbach believes in treating her patients with care, compassion and helping them achieve a healthy and happy smile.

She has three school-aged children and enjoys running, biking, and spending time with her family during her free time.

Professional Memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • Wisconsin Dental Association
  • Jefferson County Dental Society
  • Dental Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity

Our Hygienists



I’ve been so fortunate to be a part of Door Creek Dental since 2011. Dr. Kirkpartick and Dr. To-Schwalbach always put their patients first and give them the best quality care, and it’s rewarding to be a part of that experience. I love that I hold a unique position at Door Creek Dental in that I get to assist both Doctors in restorative procedures and practice dental hygiene and preventative care. I enjoy spending time with my husband and son, doing CrossFit and running, gardening, and pretty much anything outdoors in my free time.


I have been a registered dental hygienist at Door Creek Dental since 2004. My goal is to provide optimal dental hygiene care for my patients in a professional and caring manner. Our patients are the best! The doctors are great employers, and I value the “second” family I have acquired with staff members. I enjoy attending sporting events, reading, and spending time with my husband and three children in my spare time.


As a Dental Hygienist at Door Creek Dental, I value my ability to educate patients. I feel it is important for patients to maintain oral health care, reducing their chance of infection or premature tooth loss. Door Creek Dental offers professional dental care and a friendly environment.

Our Office Staff



I have had the pleasure to be an employee of Door Creek Dental for many years. Our commitment to excellence makes me proud to be a member of our team. At Door Creek Dental, we are all dedicated to keeping our patients happy.


I was blessed to become a Door Creek Dental employee in 2013. We have excellent doctors and professional staff. I love working with a team that I would call a second “family.” Outside of Door Creek Dental, I am a wife and mother. I love spending time with my family, CrossFit, skiing, and enjoying Madison in my spare time.


My goal at Door Creek Dental is to provide our patients with the tools to feel comfortable doing recommended treatment to achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. I appreciate the “have fun while you work” attitude provided here at Door Creek Dental.


We have great doctors and staff who genuinely care about their patients and always provide top-notch dentistry and services.


Thank you for taking time to learn more about Door Creek Dental.
Our practice has roots that reach back to the mid 1960’s. Dr. Paul Appel arrived in Madison from the University of Iowa and started his practice on Monona Drive. He became well known in Monona and the east side of Madison for his high quality of dentistry and for his ability to bring patients out of the “Dark Age” of dentistry, when fear was the overriding feeling of the experience. He taught people how they could maintain their teeth for a lifetime and helped them to do it in a caring, fear-free manner.

His practice moved to Cottage Grove Rd in Madison in the mid-70’s, where he continued to treat people with respect and compassion. In 1994, Dr. Scott Kirkpatrick began to work with Dr. Appel and became owner in 1997 with his retirement. We still happily treat patients that have been coming here for over forty-eight years!

After more than twenty-one years at the practice, Dr. Kirkpatrick with Dr. To-Schwalbach and a wonderful, caring staff maintain the same philosophy: to offer high-quality dentistry with compassion for every one of our patients. Here in our current office since 2004, we pride ourselves in using up-to-date technology and techniques to treat our patients. However, it is the relationships that we develop with our patients that gives us the most pride in what we do.

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What Our Patients Have To Say

“My family and I have been patients of Dr. Kirkpatrick for 18 years! We love the people there and as a previously ‘nervous’ dental patient I can say I honestly have no fear there. Recently Dr. To performed a crown and as with Dr. K., it was an easy experience for me. She did extra bit of cosmetic work on a front tooth crack and in past the 2 dentists have done simple things like smooth a fringed tooth that was wearing away a bit so as to improve the look of my smile, on the house! Who does this kind of customer service anymore? DOORCREEK DENTAL THAT’S WHO! From young children through concerns adults have regarding aging teeth DoorCreek covers everyone’s needs.”

– Beth K.

“My first time visiting the Door Creek Dental office was THE BEST. Brittany and Dr. Kirkpatrick made me feel very comfortable and ‘at home’. My cleaning and my examination was very thorough. I’m looking forward to my next visit in August. My second visit to Door Creek Dental was as good as the first! To begin with the staff at the front desk are THE BEST. Their easy, happy manner puts one at ease immediately. I met Jennifer for the first time. She took time to get to know me and then did a thorough cleaning. I’m happy to have located a great dental team.”

– Jill V.

“Door Creek Dental – professional, personable and positive Our family has relied on Door Creek Dental for dental care for years. We appreciate the pleasant and professional manner in this office as well as the great chair-side manner of hygienists, nurses and doctors. I am confident that Dr. Kirkpatrick is practical and knowledgeable in making viable recommendations that are exactly what I need to maintain good oral health. Dr. Kirkpatrick’s wit and respectful banter while smiling staff look on makes me feel I’m among friends in addition to receiving good dental care. Overall, my experience with Door Creek Dental has always been positive. We will continue with Door Creek Dental in the future.”

– Kathleen L.

“Can’t say enough good things about staff and doctors here. They got me in for an emergency tooth issue with little problem. Have been with them since before Dr. Kirkpatrick came on board. Never have had bad experience ever. Most of extended family also go here. We travel from out of state to receive treatment from them, that is how much we think of them and their service.”

– Dannette J.

“Janae is the BEST!! She has a superb personality, sharing stories and laughs! She goes above and beyond on cleaning and does top notch work! I highly suggest Janae for a cleaning!! Thank you Door Creek for your excellence!” — Katelyn
“I am more than happy about my experience today. The dentist was able to fix a chipped tooth and save me from having a crown replaced or pulled by adding some filler to the top of the tooth, saving me a lot of money.” — Peggy
“Everyone at Door Creek Dental works so hard to make sure your teeth are healthy and that you feel comfortable and well cared for. I’m really glad I go here for all of my dentistry needs!” — Katie
“I’ve been going to Door Creek Dental for many years and always have a great experience. The entire staff are very accommodating and welcoming during every visit.” — Jason

6420 Cottage Grove Rd
Madison, WI 53718


Phone: 608-222-8080
Fax: 608-222-5845
Email: info@doorcreekdental.com


Monday - Thursday:
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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