Meet the Team
Vincent E. Bearjar, DMD
Dr. Bearjar began practicing dentistry in Wausau, Wisconsin in 1979, where he purchased a long-established practice that became Dental Options. Dr. Bearjar is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. He graduated as a member of Omicron Delta Upsilon Honorary Dental Society and received the International College of Dentists Award.
Dr. Bearjar and his wife, Lois have three adult children and two grandchildren who all reside in Wisconsin. The Bearjars are animal lovers and share their home with two dogs. In his free time, Dr. Bearjar enjoys curling, skiing, boating, bicycling, tennis, home improvement projects, and walking the dogs.
Tessa Laber, DDS
Dr. Laber was raised in northwest Wisconsin. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2008. She then attended the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2012. After graduating from dental school, Dr. Laber practiced in the Wausau area for eight years. Dr. Laber is a member of the American Dental Association, the Wisconsin Dental Association, and the Portage County Dental Association.
Her favorite part of dentistry is making a difference not only in someone’s smile but also in their overall health and well-being. She prioritizes quality, personalized care at each visit.
When she is not at the office, Dr. Laber likes to spend time at the lake with her husband, Tyler, and daughter, Lucy. She also enjoys traveling, cooking and trying new recipes, staying active outdoors, and gardening.
Jerdie Ale-Salvo, DDS
Dr. Ale graduated from Southern Adventist University with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry-Biochemistry and later a post-baccalaureate study at Georgia Institute of Technology. He then went on to attend Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, where he received the ‘Prince Award’ in recognition of scholarship, leadership, and stewardship.
Dr. Ale was born in Chile and moved to Atlanta, Georgia United States as a child. He enjoyed being involved in musical groups and leadership roles throughout his education. In his spare time, Dr. Ale likes to work on cars, computers, hike, ski, and spend time with friends and family.
Betty, Office Manager
Betty’s many years of experience in the field of dentistry have taught her a lot about how to manage a dental practice, and she’s looking forward to putting those skills to use at the brand new IDH office. Betty has tremendous respect and admiration for the entire IDH staff, and she enjoys all the wonderful people she meets while working in the practice.
Betty and her husband Larry have four adult children and one granddaughter. Outside of work, she has many interests and hobbies such as reading, scrapbooking, golfing, traveling, and playing games. Betty also enjoys being involved in the community.
Michelle, Office Manager
For the past 15 years, Michelle has worked for Kohl Dental. She enjoys getting to know patients and their families, and doing everything she can to make patients’ visits a pleasant and comfortable experience.
Michelle resides in Weston, where she enjoys walking, gardening, kayaking, and reading.
Lynn, Business Staff
Lynn was born and raised in Wausau where she also married her husband, Jerry, in 1990. They have two boys; Nickolas and Nathan.
In the summer, she enjoys camping, golfing, reading, and biking. Her family spends a great deal of time at the baseball diamonds. She is close to her family and has enjoyed watching her siblings’ families grow. Lynn says it’s been wonderful having her parents close by as her children have grown.
Lynn began her dental career working at Dental Options in 1991. Throughout the years, Lynn has worked as a receptionist and dental assistant, gaining knowledge of many areas of the practice. For the past few years, her primary role has been working with patients by helping them obtain the best benefits from their insurance company. She also shares the office administration duties with friend and coworker Betty.
Lynn says her job is enjoyable because of the friendships that she has formed through the years. She takes pleasure in getting to know patients personally.
Pam, Business Staff
Pam grew up in Wausau and has been in the dental field for 13 years – first as a Dental Assistant, and now as a front desk appointment coordinator. She enjoys working in healthcare and developing relationships with her wonderful patients.
Pam and her husband are celebrating 34 years of marriage and are blessed to have four beautiful children. She enjoys the outdoors, boating, and taking in the beauty of wildlife and nature.
Audra, Business Staff
Audra has been in the dental field since 2008. In 2013, she went back to school for a degree in business administration.
Audra has been married for 16 years and has three sons and one granddaughter. She loves watching the Packers, Brewers, and Wisconsin Badgers.
Amanda, Dental Hygienist
Amanda was interested in Dentistry from an early age; she found teeth fascinating and enjoyed her experience with her childhood Dentist, Dr. Kohl. She worked as a Dental Assistant while simultaneously attending North Technical College in Wausau for a degree in Dental Hygiene. Amanda is passionate about helping patients learn about and improve their oral health.
Amanda lives in the Weston area with her husband, twin girls, and two stepsons. She enjoys traveling, concerts, and spending time with family.
Brenda, Dental Hygienist
Brenda was born and raised in Wausau. She graduated from the Northcentral Technical College Dental Hygiene Program in 1987 and has been working with Dr. Bearjar for over 25 years. Brenda enjoys working with people and educating patients about the link between oral health and overall health. She feels passionately about treating every patient as an individual and putting patients’ needs above all else.
Brenda and her husband Mark have two children, three granddaughters, and one grandson. She loves to quilt, fish, camp, garden, and cook in her spare time. More than anything, she loves spending time with her grandkids.
Carrie, Dental Hygienist
Carrie has been working in various roles in the dental field for over 20 years. In addition to her job as a Dental Hygienist at the Inspired Dental Health office, Carrie is also a clinical instructor in the Dental Hygiene program at her alma mater, Northcentral Technical College. Teaching allows her to stay current on her hygiene skills while guiding students on their journey to becoming professionals in the field.
Carrie works hard to ensure patients have a safe and pleasant experience while at the dental office. When she’s not working, Carrie enjoys spending time with family, participating in the Marathon Area Swim Association, and serving on the Marathon High School Human Growth and Development committee.
Kim, Dental Hygienist
Kim grew up in the Rothschild-Schofield area and obtained a degree in Dental Hygiene from Northcentral Technical College in Wausau. She is very passionate about oral health and especially loves working with children. She strives to be a part of improving patients’ health by educating them about proper home care.
Kim and her husband Paul have two daughters, Brianna and Taylor. Her hobbies include anything outdoors like walking, biking, and water skiing. She also enjoys yard work; it is very relaxing for her. Kim and her husband enjoy traveling and experiencing new tastes of good food.
Vicki, Dental Hygienist
Bio coming soon!
Adam, Dental Assistant
Adam attended Northcentral Technical college in Wausau. His passion for healthcare came from other dental professionals who were role models and who inspired his career in dentistry in the first place.
Outside of the office, Adam enjoys reading and outdoor activities such as hiking, sailing, swimming, and camping.
Anita, Dental Assistant
Anita graduated from Bryman College in Seattle, Washington, where she studied to become a Dental Assistant. She’s worked in various dental settings and specialties and prides herself on providing exceptional patient care. She strongly believes in treating every patient the way she would want to be treated and strives to always improve her patients’ experience in the dental chair.
Anita enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. She is also a certified Zumba instructor and enjoys bringing fun and fitness to local communities.
Christina, Dental Assistant
Christina enjoys assisting patients with creating and maintaining a healthy smile. She says the best part of her day is seeing patients happy and confident teeth and smile.
Kali, Dental Assistant
Kali graduated from the Dental Assisting program at the National Dental Academy in November 2016. In February 2017, she the Dental Options team as a Dental Assistant. She was born and raised in Wausau, where she is now raising her daughter, Lila. She enjoys taking pictures, coloring, playing Sudoku, and being outdoors with her daughter.
In the time she worked at Dental Options, she says she has met so many wonderful people. Lynn says she looks forward to meeting and working with patients and assisting the team for years to come.
Letty, Dental Assistant
Letty has been a Dental Assistant since 2004. She enjoys helping patients feel relaxed and comfortable while treating them like family. She values her patients and takes pride in providing them with high-quality, individualized dental care.
Letty was born and raised in Weston but now resides in Rothschild with her husband Tim. Together they have two adult children, Braden and Brinly. In her free time, she loves sending greeting cards to anyone who crosses her mind. Whether it is a road trip, going up north to the lake, a quiet evening around the campfire, or a simple game night, spending time with family is ultimately her greatest joy.