History

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 eastside of Madison for his high quality of dentistry and for his ability to bring patients out 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 of 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.