Our Doctors

Dr. Kirkpatrick, Dentist at Door Creek Dental

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 his wife Kim for over 39 years, has two grown boys, two grandsons and a Cairn Terrier. 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. He has a career long commitment to continuing education and friendly patient care.

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. He spent an extra year completing a General Practice Residency at the V.A. Hospital in Milwaukee. After working at a general practice for several years in Janesville, Dr. Kirkpatrick joined Dr. Paul Appel, DDS on the east side of Madison in 1994. Later he took over the practice upon Dr. Appel’s retirement in 1997, which is now known as Door Creek Dental. 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 Jong, Dentist at Door Creek Dental

Dr. Jong

Dr. Aileen Jong DMD received her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Dr. Jong enjoys traveling around the world, hiking, swimming, listening to music and trying new food. 

Her personal treatment philosophy is: “To provide comprehensive care for each unique individual and to build strong relationships with my patients”.

Dr. To-Schwalbach, Dentist at Door Creek Dental

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
Dr. Davidova, Dentist at Door Creek Dental

Dr. Davidova

Dr. Davidova earned her DDS degree from USC-Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry and completed Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology residency at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. As a board certified oral and maxillofacial pathologist Dr. Davidova diagnoses, prevents and treats oral diseases of the mouth. Her dental treatment philosophy is: ”to provide comprehensive oral and dental care while establishing and maintaining support with my patients based on compassion, trust, and effective communication.” She believes that a person’s most useful asset is not a head full of knowledge, but a heart full of love, an ear ready to listen and a hand willing to help others.

Dr. Davidova enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, hiking, working out, and reading. In her free time, Dr. Davidova keeps discovering new hobbies and activities that are beneficial to her body, mind and spirit.

Our Hygienists

Michele, Dental Hygienist at Door Creek Dental


Michele loves DCD & has been a member of our amazing team for 20 years. She is married to her husband John and has 3 grown children; Emily, Katie & Ben. She also has a granddaughter Ella and a granddog Louie. Michele loves spending time with family, gardening and hiking outdoors.
Janae, Dental Hygienist at Door Creek Dental


2024 will mark Janae’s 10 years at DCD. She’s from the east side of Madison and loves working for an office in the neighborhood she grew up in. She loves to travel and strives to go on multiple vacations per year. Janae visits Brazil every winter, which is where her husband is from. She spends her free time cheering on her nieces and nephews at hockey games, camping, going to concerts & spending quality time with all the people she loves!
Maria, Dental Hygienist at Door Creek Dental


Maria is married and has three boys; ages 2, 8 & 10 years old. She enjoys gardening, cooking, soup making & hiking Wisconsin’s state and local parks. She loves Wisconsin and wintering. She tries to get outside all year long and incorporate hygge into her life. Fun fact: Maria did her first pull up at 35 years old.
Diane, Dental Hygienist at Door Creek Dental


Diane graduated from MATC and has been practicing as a hygienist for many years. She loves her job. The best part to Diane is meeting and helping patients. She loves Wisconsin in the summer especially. You can find her enjoying the outdoors, hiking, kayaking or golfing in her free time. Call her a lumberjack, she loves to cut wood, split, stack & deliver wood.

Stefanie, Dental Hygienist at Door Creek Dental


Stefanie is married and has an 18 month old daughter. She also has a 5 year old dog. When not working; she loves hiking, camping and cooking. Fun fact: She finds shipwreck history very interesting; especially great lakes shipwrecks. Stefanie is full of trivia facts!!
Cassie, Dental Hygienist at Door Creek Dental


Cassie has been a part of the DCD family since February 2022. She lives a quiet life with her 2 kids. She enjoys watching baseball and football games, listening to music, going for walks and of course spending time with her family. Cassie loves the “stuff you missed in history class” podcast.

3 facts- 1 Lie About Cassie:
1. She has never had a pet (not even a fish).
2. She graduated hygiene school during COVID
3. She loves the TV show “Lego Masters”
4. She loves spicy food

Katie, Dental Hygienist at Door Creek Dental


Bio Coming Soon!

Our Office Staff

Kim, Front Desk Staff at Door Creek Dental


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.
Michelle, Front Desk Staff at Door Creek Dental


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.
Cassandra, Office Manager at Door Creek Dental


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.
Laura, Front Desk Staff at Door Creek Dental


We have great doctors and staff who genuinely care about their patients and always provide top-notch dentistry and services.
Airy, Front Desk Staff at Door Creek Dental


Bio Coming Soon!

Our Dental Assistants

Kelsey, Dental Assistant at Door Creek Dental


Kelsey loves spending time with family and friends. She’s a crazy dog lady & has two adorable pups!
Tayla, Dental Assistant at Door Creek Dental


Tayla is married, has a daughter & a dog.  She enjoys camping in the summer with her family. She has been in the dental field since 2017 & loves working at DCD because of the amazing staff and patients!

Shawna, Dental Assistant at Door Creek Dental


Shawna is happily married and has two amazing teenage sons; 3 if you count her fur baby. She enjoys reading, scrapbooking, spending time outdoors & grilling out with her family and friends. Fun fact: her family owns a camper at a campground that they pretty much live at in the summer!
Julie, Dental Assistant at Door Creek Dental


Julie has been in the dental field for 20+ years! She enjoys helping her patients get out of pain and witnessing her patients receive the smile they are proud of. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family and her dog Butter. Julie loves learning new things, cooking, being outdoors, live bands and vacationing on the beach.
Kallie, Dental Assistant at Door Creek Dental


Kallie is a busy, on-the-go partner and mom. If she’s not running around town (with her windows down and music up) she is likely tied up in some type of organizational task. She loves to support as many people as she can. She will forever stop at any/ all lemonade stands out there. Fun fact: Kallie is an advocate for mental health but likes to remind everyone that she has definitely spent more money throughout the years on retail therapy over actual therapists. She is currently in the process of trying every taco accessible in all the land. She also hides Flamin’ Hots & Sour Patch Kids from her family.
Lorraine, Dental Assistant at Door Creek Dental


Lorraine has been in the dental field for 17 years. She graduated from Madison Area Technical College in 2006. When Lorraine is not working, she enjoys traveling, exercising, being outdoors & spending time and creating memories with her family.
Mary, Dental Assistant at Door Creek Dental


Mary has been a part of our amazing team at Door Creek Dental since September 2023. Born and raised in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, she recently became a Wisconsinite! She loves country music, cooking, being active outdoors & organization. Her family and friends are what matters most to her! When traveling, she will definitely choose a tropical beach vacation.


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

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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