Meet The Team

Linda Flynn

Front Office Coordinator

Dr. Hussong’s team has nicknamed Linda our ‘schizophrenic octopus’ since running the front desk at a busy dental practice means you have to have eight arms and be a little bit crazy! From greeting patients to scheduling appointments, answering the phone, and handling insurance, Linda’s friendly smile creates a ‘wow’ experience.

When she’s not in the office – and some of our patients are convinced she lives here - she enjoys fishing, gardening and crocheting. Linda has one son, Kyle, and is looking forward to welcoming a new daughter-in-law into the family. After marrying her husband, Kevin, her family grew to include step-daughters, Megan and Shannon. Her 3 awesome grandchildren live in California and Minnesota.

Julie Garfield

Dental Hygienist

A native of Merrill, Julie has lived in Tomahawk since 1968 and is considered the resident historian of our office. She received an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene in 1982 from Northeast Wisconsin Technical Institute in Green Bay. Having been part of Dr. Hussong’s team since 1982, Julie feels honored to have been able to provide treatment and befriend four generations of families in our office.

Julie keeps busy tending to her perennial flower gardens, berry picking, biking and needlecrafts. She and her husband, Chuck, enjoy visiting the many waterfalls of Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. They are on a quest to “Discover” the natural and historical sites of Wisconsin.

Nicole Hoffman

Dental Assistant

Nicole joined our team in June 2015 and is a Certified Dental Assistant with over 7 years of assisting experience. She and husband, Jesse, have been married for 10 years and have three school aged children.  

Nicole loves to fish, hunt, beach comb and spend time outdoors. Dr. Hussong jokes that she spends more time outdoors than most men do!

Michelle Nelson


A member of Dr. Hussong’s team since 2004, Michelle mans the front desk in the Rib Lake office two days a week and also enjoys assisting Dr. Hussong chairside. She and husband, Jerold, live in Ogema and have three grown children and LOTS of grandchildren (it’s hard to keep track!).

Michelle likes to read and cross country ski, and you might find her kicking up her heels on the dance floor or taking a dip in her sauna down by the beach.

Lollie Plantenberg

Administrative Assistant

Our ‘boomerang’ employee, Lollie first joined the team in 2003-2007 and returned in 2014. Nicknamed ‘Gopher’s Gopher’, her list of things to do changes weekly. Regular duties include payroll and accounts payable. Perhaps another appropriate nickname for Lollie would be ‘Girl Wednesday’ since it’s the only day of the week that you will find her at her desk.

She and her husband, Randy, moved to Tomahawk in 1999. Their family includes two sons; Jason and his wife Christen, and Cory and his son Landon. Lollie enjoys hiking, biking, camping and needlework. Her favorite thing is spending as much time as possible with family (especially her grandson) and friends. Her family teases her that the more shoes on her rug at home, the happier she is.

Ann Hussong

Office Manager

Ann’s ability to juggle finances, computer troubleshooting, and office management has earned her the office nickname, ‘Gopher’. Since she and Dr. Hussong opened their Tomahawk practice in 1978, Ann has enjoyed the always challenging business of managing a bustling dental practice.

When she isn’t traveling, Ann is playing bridge or attempting Lorie Line tunes on the piano. She enjoys taking cooking classes and loves to throw a party. A favorite past time is reading a good book while boating on one of the lakes in the area, especially the Apostle Islands. A daily challenge is achieving 10,000 steps on her FitBit. Ann treasures time she gets to spend with her three grown children and two granddaughters.

Expert Patient Care

Since 1978, Dr. Hussong has provided a full range of general, restorative, and cosmetic dental services to our friends and neighbors here in Tomahawk. Our beautiful office features state-of-the-art technology, soothing views, and sedation dentistry so you can feel confident and relaxed throughout your visit. To schedule an appointment, contact our Tomahawk office at (715) 453-5321 or our Rib Lake office at (715) 427-3733. We serve patients throughout Wisconsin, including Tomahawk, Rib Lake, Rhinelander, Minocqua, Wausau and surrounding communities.

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