About DePas Family Dental
What will you experience?
At DePas Family Dental Care in Menasha, Wisconsin, we strive to help you achieve healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime. We are friendly, caring and competent. We care about our patients and work to explain procedures so that you the patient feel comfortable. DePas Family Dental Care is a clean, professional space with up to date equipment and a compassionate well-trained staff.
"I genuinely care about my patients and how they are doing while under treatment. I have made myself approachable and am always ready to talk to them."
– Dr. Susan DePas
What sets them apart?
When you go to DePas Family Dental Care you will experience many things that set us apart from other dental practices. We have a relaxing “water wall” and T.V.’s in the lobby and exam rooms. Each exam room is also equipped with video monitors that give the doctor access to all patient records. The monitor allows the patient to see the x-rays and intra-oral photos while reclining in the chair.
"Dr. Sue, no one will believe me when I tell them what an enjoyable time I had at the dentist. What a wonderful group of women all under one roof. I learned more about my teeth than I ever have. I feel like flossing! Thank you all so much!" - Ruby W., actual patient
Why is their logo a Humpback whale?
The logo is actually a humpback whale and her calf; it exemplifies the guidance and nurturing of the calf as it grows into adulthood. This shows how we care for our patients, and how we want to help them to achieve healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime.
Biography of Dr. DePas
Dr. DePas was born in Dallas, Texas and moved to St. Louis, Missouri at an early age. Her father’s work at Southwestern Bell then sent the family to New Jersey and then back to Texas where she graduated from Conroe High School in Conroe, Texas in 1975. Dr. DePas graduated as a Registered Dental Hygienist from the University of Texas - Houston Dental Branch, School of Dental Hygiene in 1978 and practiced as a hygienist in Friendswood, TX for about a year before moving back to St. Louis where she received a BA in Biology from the University of Missouri – St. Louis in 1982. Dr. DePas received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Dentistry in 1986. Dr. DePas worked as an associate dentist for one of her dental school instructors for over a year before making the commitment to serve her country in the U.S. Navy as a dental officer. Dr. DePas was commissioned as a Lieutenant and had her orientation at Officers Indoctrination School in Newport, R.I before reporting to her first duty station at Great Lakes Naval Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes, IL. After spending over 2 years there, Dr. DePas then served a 3 year tour in Hawaii serving at both Pearl Harbor and Barbers Point Naval Air Station. Her final tour was back at Great Lakes for over a year, leaving active duty in 1994. While completing her time in the Naval Reserves, she reached the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Dr. DePas began her private practice in the Fox Valley area in 1994 with her husband who is a native Wisconsinite and also served his country as a naval dentist.
While in the Navy, Dr. DePas was selected to practice exclusively in Prosthodontics (crowns, bridges, dentures) for 3 years as well as another 3 years in Oral Surgery. In Private Practice she has received advanced training in:
- CAD-CAM dentistry using the E4D System that offers one visit crowns, onlays and veneers.
- Micro-dentistry that preserves as much dental structure as possible when restoring teeth.
- Laser Dentistry using the Biolase Waterlase laser that can be used on both hard tissue (teeth and bone) and soft tissue as well as being trained using the diode laser which is for soft tissue management and periodontal therapy.
- Temporal Mandibular Disorders (TMJ) studying under Dr. Peter Dawson in St. Petersburg, FL, who is one of the leaders in TMJ understanding/diagnosing and successful treatment of the condition.
Dr. DePas continues to stay up to date on the leading techniques by attending dental continuing education courses in all phases of dentistry, including: Esthetic Dentistry, Denture Fabrication, Implant Therapy, Oral Cancer Screening and Diagnosing as well as Periodontal Therapy.
In the next year, Dr. DePas plans to receive advanced training in Implant placement and Advanced Full Mouth Rehabilitation based on Dr. Dawson’s Training techniques for stable TMJ treatment.