Meet our Dentists

Casey Gabrhel, DDS

Dr. Gabrhel grew up in a dental family in the town of Muskego, Wisconsin. Her patient care philosophy has been strongly influenced by watching her father in private practice build relationships with his patients and personalize their care. She has a firm belief that patients should be well informed to take an active role in making the best treatment decisions for their dental health. Dr. Gabrhel feels that Wolf River Dental offers the perfect opportunity to bring that philosophy to life. 

She attended the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire where she earned her Bachelor of Science in biology and double minors in chemistry and pre-professional health science. Upon graduation, she followed in her father’s footsteps earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery from Marquette University School of Dentistry.

Dr. Gabrhel’s fiancé is from Green Bay and together they plan to establish their home in the greater Green Bay area. In her free time she enjoys playing tennis, pheasant hunting, exploring the area, and spending time outside and with family.

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Jeff Zander, DDS

Dr. Zander (Doc) has been in private practice since receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Marquette University School of Dentistry in 1979. Prior to that, he attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison where he received a B.S in Zoology and his Master’s in Education.Dr. Zander is a member of the American Dental Association, Wisconsin Dental Association, Shawano County Dental Society, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and Academy of General Dentistry. He also completed a fellowship with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.Practicing dentistry gives Doc the opportunity to systematically problem solve patients’ medical needs, establish a diagnosis and then achieve a solution with a high degree of success. Doc finds each restoration personally satisfying, as he is able to incorporate his technical skill, a little artistry and many years of dental experience to achieve success in meeting the dental needs of his patients.Committed to the Shawano community and education in the sciences, Doc spends his days off volunteering as a science teacher at Shawano Community High School and assisting at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in anatomy and physiology courses. After retirement, he hopes to expand his teaching focus to include courses on physics and chemistry.Doc and his wife, Holly, both raised in Shawano, were high school sweethearts. They have two children and four grandchildren that they love spending time with. Doc’s hobbies include building model railroads, reading (mostly science and history) and playing chess. Doc is an avid downhill skier, with almost 60 winters of experience behind him. In the summer months, Doc likes to flatwater kayak and has navigated many of the small rivers in northeastern Wisconsin as well as the Wolf River from Shawano to Lake Winnebago in Oshkosh.Another very important part of Doc's life is the Presbyterian church. He is an ordained Elder in the church and serves as a member of the choir, Worship Commission and as a fill-in worship leader when the pastor is away. He is also a past president of the Shawano Area United Way and the Shawano Optimist Club, a past board member of the Shawano Country Chamber of Commerce and a Life Member of Optimist International, the University of Wisconsin Alumni Association, the Navarino Nature Center and the Shawano County Historical Society.

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