Following graduation, Dr. Polzin returned to Menominee to work for her mentor, Dr. Samuel LaValley. She purchased the dental practice from Dr. LaValley in 2009 and has been enjoying the challenge of owning her own business ever since.
She and her dental team are very proud to have been voted the best dental office by our community people choice award since the contest began.
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Dr. Andrea Polzin grew up in the twin cities of Marinette and Menominee. After graduating from Marinette High School, she earned an Associate's degree from UW-Marinette. From there, she went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2003, she began her journey at the Marquette University School of Dentistry and graduated in 2007.
In her free time, Dr. Polzin enjoys spending time with her husband, Bryan and their two boys. She enjoys traveling and also going to Packer games. To relax after a busy day, she enjoys goIng to the YMCA and running. She recently completed her first half-marathon and intends to sign up for more in the future.
Being a mother of two young boys, Dr. Polzin especially enjoys working with children. She has also taken multiple continuing education courses in the field of implant placement and is very proud to have been able to add this service to her patients.
She is a member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society and the Academy of Laser Dentistry.
Dr. Samuel LaValley was born and raised in Menominee, MI. After graduating from Marinette Catholic Central High School, he attended Michigan Tech University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in medical technology in 1974. He then obtained his D.D.S. degree from The University of Michigan Dental School in 1978. In order to gain additional experience, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served as a lieutenant in the Dental Corp for 3 years.
Dr. LaValley returned to Menominee in 1981 where he opened a private dental practice. He and his wife Judy raised their children there.
He is currently working part-time for Dr. Andrea Polzin who purchased his practice in 2009. From senior patients to young children, he strives to provide each patient with an exceptional dental experience.
Continuing dental education has always been, and will remain an integral part of his practice. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, and the Chicago Dental Society. Dr. LaValley holds a current dental license in Michigan, Wisconsin and California.