Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Abbey LaManna

With a warm smile and dental experience, Dr. Abbey LaManna is focused on keeping your teeth healthy and providing a positive and relaxing dental experience. Dr. LaManna welcomes all ages in her comfortable, private practices on the North Shore of Milwaukee. Her goal is for all of her patients to receive top quality preventive and comprehensive dental treatment that is also affordable.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. LaManna received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Dr. LaManna and her husband have two beautiful children whom they both adore. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family playing tennis, bike riding, traveling, having picnics in the park, playing golf with her husband, and singing and reading with her children. She also is known to hum a song or two while working!

Dr. Ben Poenitsch

Dr. Ben was born and raised in Wind Lake, Wisconsin and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Ben went on to graduate magna cum laude from the Marquette University School of Dentistry and also served as class vice president.

Dr. Ben works side-by-side as a team with patients to help answer any questions during treatment. His calm demeanor makes patients feel comfortable throughout the entire treatment process.

When Dr. Ben is out of the office, he enjoys an active outdoor lifestyle consisting of fishing, basketball and copious amounts of golfing. He is very passionate about his favorite sports teams including the Wisconsin Badgers, the Green Bay Packers, and the Milwaukee Bucks and Brewers. His favorite dessert is Kopp’s “Turtle” Custard. So, if you spot him at your local Kopp’s, be sure to give him a wave!

Dr. Marli Leist

Dr. Marli grew up in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. She later obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. After working as a dental hygienist in Minneapolis, Dr. Marli decided to move to Indianapolis to attend the Indiana University School of Dentistry to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a dentist.

Dr. Marli discovered her passion for dentistry at age 16, when she volunteered at Open Door Dental Clinic in Door County, WI. She learned the value of connecting with patients to understand their goals as well as their concerns. From volunteering as a receptionist and dental assistant, to working as a dental hygienist and now a dentist, Dr. Marli has developed a keen appreciation for the art of dentistry and for helping people understand the importance of oral health.

In her free time, Dr. Marli enjoys reading, yoga, running and spending time with her beautiful nieces. She loves going to new restaurants and traveling to new places. Dr. Marli loves being near the lake and is happy to call the North Shore home.

Dr. Linh Tran

Dr. Linh is originally from Da Nang, Vietnam. She moved to the U.S. in 2005 after finishing high school in Vietnam. Dr. Linh attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for her bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. After that, she moved to Milwaukee and attended Marquette University School of Dentistry for her DDS degree. At Marquette, Dr. Linh met her best friend/husband and they both fell in love with each other, as well as with the city. They decided to stay in the area after graduation to build a home. They now have three beautiful children.

Dr. Linh enjoys all aspects of dentistry, especially establishing meaningful doctor-patient relationships. Growing up in Vietnam, visiting a dentist was always a scary experience. Because of this, she relates to patients with dental anxiety. This is why she always aims to provide the most comfortable care possible, striving to give all of her patients a pleasant dental experience.

Dr. Linh’s free time is usually spent with family. She enjoys reading and playing with her kids, as well as cooking and traveling.

Dr. Tom Eldridge

Dr. Eldridge grew up in Wisconsin and enlisted in the Navy after high school. Dr. Eldridge studied engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and went on to study dentistry at Marquette University. After dental school, Dr. Eldridge was commissioned as a naval officer and served as a dentist in Navy hospitals and onboard the USS New York. 

As the Lead Doctor at Lakeshore Family Dentistry’s Greendale location, Dr. Eldridge shares Lakeshore Family Dentistry’s vision of providing top quality preventive and comprehensive dental treatment that is both convenient and affordable. He works alongside the highly trained and friendly Lakeshore Family Dentistry staff to achieve his goal of excellence in patient care. Whether providing routine or high-tech dentistry, he is attentive to detail and aims to provide patients with high quality care while making them feel comfortable and at home.

Dr. Eldridge is married and has two daughters. In his free time, he enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family.

Dr. Robert Anderson

Dr. Anderson grew up in the Lake Geneva area and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications. After graduating, he spent five years on active duty in the US Navy as a pilot. Upon returning from service, Dr. Anderson attended the Marquette University School of Dentistry. He lived in Greendale while attending school, and remained after graduation as the co-owner of Greendale Dental Associates until he retired 38 years later. Dr. Anderson also continued his military service after graduation as a Naval Reserve Dental Officer and retired in 1997.

Quality dental care and strong doctor-patient relationships have been top priorities during Dr. Anderson’s entire career. It has been rewarding for him to periodically assist Lakeshore Family Dentistry, seeing former patients and building new relationships.

Dr. Anderson is married and has three children and seven grandchildren. He enjoys spending as much time as possible with family and friends, golfing, fishing and traveling.

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