Dr. Paul Leeman Joins Hanneman Dustrude Dental

Dr. Paul Leeman, DDS

Dr. Paul Leeman has joined Hanneman Dustrude Dental of Oshkosh!

“Dr. Leeman has extensive experience providing general dentistry for adults and children. I am confident he will help our patients improve their oral health and satisfaction with their smiles,” states Dr. Mike Hanneman.

Dr. Leeman is a graduate of St. Norbert College and the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. He has experience providing oral surgery, endodontics, periodontics, and restorative dentistry. Believing in the philosophy of lifelong learning, Dr. Paul has earned post-graduate training in smile design, surgical techniques, and jaw pain treatment.

“I look forward to building long-lasting relationships with our staff and patients’ families. The Hanneman Dustrude Dental team has a strong reputation in the community of Oshkosh for providing the most up-to-date, optimal and best care for their patients. I’m excited to be invited to build upon those pillars of excellence,” states Dr. Paul Leeman.

The addition of Dr. Leeman to the practice allows two of their valued dentists their well-earned retirements. Drs. Karen Dustrude and Tom Galow will be retiring this month.

Seattle Study Club for Dentists: More than Educational Benefits

Seattle Study Club

Did you know Dr. Hanneman and Dr. Dustrude have been members of the Seattle Study Club since the organization’s founding in 2007?

The Seattle Study Club is an international network of dentists that are committed to enhancing their clinical skills through regular continuing education and forums with their peers. Dr. Hanneman states, “The network is a true ‘University without walls’, providing so much more than just continuing education for dentists. Belonging to this group cultivates knowledge, understanding, and collaboration that significantly impacts the quality of dentistry provided by its doctors.”

Dr. Karen Dustrude states, “I would advise dentists to join the Seattle Study Club early in their careers. It’s an investment Mike and I value. In one meeting, we can be collaborating with a specialist to come up with solutions for challenging cases. I enjoy mentoring and reverse-mentoring relationships. We all come to the gatherings with an open mindset to learn.”

There are around 250 Seattle Study Clubs Chapters throughout the world, including a very active Winnebago Chapter. For more information, visit www.seattlestudyclub.com

Drs. Hanneman and Dustrude Establish Endowed Scholarship

Marquette Scholarship

Oshkosh area dentists Dr. Mike Hanneman and Dr. Karen Dustrude (husband and wife) have established a dental scholarship at their alma mater, the Marquette School of Dentistry.

Drs. Hanneman, who earned his DDS in 1982, and Dustrude, who earned her DDS in 1983, established their private dental practice in Oshkosh in 1982. Over the next 20 years, the partners earned a reputation for providing high-quality dental care, serving thousands of patients in the Oshkosh area.

The couple established the dental scholarship to specifically encourage young people of Northeast Wisconsin, a region where less than 22 percent of the population holds a bachelor’s degree, to pursue careers in dentistry. The endowed scholarship in their name will help honor their scholarship wishes in perpetuity.

The Marquette School of Dentistry is most grateful to Drs. Hanneman and Dustrude for this gift that encourages students to achieve a doctorate in dental surgery (DDS) degree.

“An endowed scholarship of this kind is of significant benefit to us as we strive to encourage Wisconsin scholars to pursue advanced degrees in the professional sciences”, states Jay Rabideaux, Development Director for Marquette University. Drs. Hanneman and Dustrude are helping to create a culture of philanthropy for others in their generation to follow.

As dental professionals and Marquette alumni, the couple feels compelled to give back. “We all have budgets and commitments, but we all need to give back to the school that taught us our skills”, states Dr. Karen Dustrude. “It’s important to us that our donations are enough to make a difference for Wisconsin scholars”.