Dr. Austin Wessell is passionate about providing cutting edge dentistry to patients of all ages in a warm and relaxed atmosphere. By integrating two of his passions, art and science, he aims to help his patients achieve and maintain smiles that are both beautiful and healthy.
“I chose dentistry because I have always had a natural artistic ability and an interest in the sciences. Growing up with a father who is a dentist, I gained exposure to the dental profession. The more I learned about dentistry the more I realized it was the right career choice for me as it allows me to use my artistic abilities to help people. Whether it is restoring form and function, improving one’s health, or enhancing the cosmetics of one’s smile, dentistry is about helping our patients reach their own goals, and making them feel better about themselves.”
Dr. Wessell was raised in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. After high school, he received his Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was an active member on campus and volunteered his time as the school’s mascot, Bucky Badger. Upon graduation, he continued his education at the Marquette University School of Dentistry, where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree.
In order to provide his patients with the most up-to-date treatment options, Dr. Wessell routinely works to advance his expertise in dentistry by completing over 100 continuing education hours every year. He is a frequent student at the renowned Kois Center for Advanced Dental Education in Seattle. Dr. Wessell is a certified provider of Invisalign clear orthodontics, and has completed hundreds of hours of postgraduate training in Dental Implants, Cosmetics, and Minimally Invasive Dentistry.
His professional affiliations include the:
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Academy of General Dentistry
- SPEAR Study Club
- Wisconsin Dental Association
- American Dental Association
- Madison Dental Progress Forum
Outside the office, Dr. Wessell enjoys the many outdoor activities that the Madison area has to offer. He likes running, golfing, cycling, UW sports, and loves spending time with friends, his wife, MacKenzie, and their golden retriever, Finley.