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Watertown Dental Team
The dental team serving you in Watertown, Wisconsin
Dr. Jarrod Thomas
Dr. Jarrod Thomas
Dr. Jarrod Thomas enjoys practicing amongst his family and friends in the Watertown area. He thoroughly enjoys using his education and experience in many areas of dentistry to serve his patients and provide comfortable, esthetic and long-lasting dental treatment.

Dr. Thomas received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and also completed an honors thesis there in the Department of Biochemistry. He then received his dental degree from Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee. He completed a general practice residency at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Denver, CO. Dr. Thomas is passionate about taking continuing education to stay atop the advancements in dental technology and materials that can help improve your smile and oral health.

Dr. Thomas is active and supportive in the community he serves. He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and Watertown Rotary where he received a Paul Harris Fellow. He is a co-founder of The Run Turkey Run (, an annual Thanksgiving Day 5k event that donates all proceeds to Watertown Family Aid. He sits on the board for Watertown Rotary and also participates in the Watertown Cares Clinic. Dr. Thomas is a member of the American Dental Association, Wisconsin Dental Association, Jefferson County Dental Society and Academy of General Dentists..

Dr. Thomas is the Past President of the Watertown Rotary Club. He is also on the YMCA board and established the "Seal a Smile Program" for the Watertown School District.

When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Thomas enjoys being with his wife Kate, daughter Charlotte, son Peyton and their golden retrievers Milo and Wrigley. He also enjoys spending time on his farm, alpine skiing, bicycling and running. He is an avid supporter of the Badgers, Packers, and Brewers. He loves what he is doing all of the time which is why you will see him smiling both in and out of the office.

Dr. Gibson and Dr. Thomas welcome new patients of all ages at the Area Dental Clinic located at 1149 Boughton Street in Watertown. To schedule an appointment please call 920-261-0495.
Dr. Harry Gibson
Dr. Harry Gibson
Dr. Harry E. Gibson came to Watertown from Minnesota in 1981. Diverse experience has prepared Dr. Gibson well for his profession. Born in Glenwood, Minnesota, the Gibson family lived in the Minneapolis area for most of the doctor's youth.

Choosing Gustavus Adolphus College, in St. Peter, Minnesota, his Bachelor of Science degree was completed in 1971. Dr. Gibson received his doctor of dental surgery degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1975.

Dr. Gibson was an officer in the United States Air Force Dental Corps from 1975 to 1979, during which he was stationed in Okinawa, Japan, and northern California. After being discharged from the Air Force, he returned to private practice in Minnesota.

Being a member of the First Baptist Church is a key part of the Gibson family life, where Dr. Gibson is a member of the church choir and runs the bus ministry. Believing that to be part of the community you must be involved in it, Dr. Gibson belongs to the Watertown Chamber of Commerce and is a past member of the board of The American Cancer Society and The Watertown Rotary Club.

Biking and golf are his choice of sports for relaxation. Dr. Gibson is committed to international dental missions with Operation Renewed Hope, serving people around the world with dental services.

Dr. Gibson resides in Watertown with his wife Mary Susan and enjoys spending time with his 8 children and 8 grandchildren.
Dr. Bruce Thomas, Oral Surgeon
Dr. Bruce Thomas
Dr. Bruce Thomas is excited to join his son, Dr. Gibson and the rest of the Area Dental Clinic team. He attended Winona State University for his undergraduate degree. He graduated from Marquette University School of Dentistry in 1986. He went on to complete a General Practice Residency and earned his Oral and Maxillofacial certificate at the Navy hospital in San Diego, CA. Dr. Thomas is a Board Certified Oral Surgeon, maintain Advance Cardiac and Pediatric Life Support Certifications.

Dr. Thomas enjoyed a 23 year Navy career where he served assignments, throughout the continental United States and Puerto Rico. He also served on the USS Tripoli and USS Abraham Lincoln where deployments took him to the Western Pacific. He retired with the rank of Commander. Dr. Thomas then joined the Marshfield Clinic where he practiced for 17 years.

Dr. Thomas brings extensive experience and training in all phases of oral surgery to his patients. His services include IV sedation, removal of wisdom teeth, placement of dental implants, bone grafting, routine dental extractions, pre-prosthetic surgery and the treatment and management of infections and oral pathology.

Dr. Thomas and his wife Katie have three sons, Jarrod, Jordan and Jason and two grandchildren. He enjoys spending time outdoors with his family and dogs, especially in Minocqua, WI. He looks forward to meeting you.
Kate - Staff Development Manager
Kate - Staff Development Manager
Kate joined the Area Dental team in 2018 after over 15 years in pediatric nursing throughout the country. Kate is passionate about patient care and being part of a team who is dedicated to making each patient’s day through team work. She is enthused to ensure continued education/staff development and to maintain a positive and fun work environment for all Area Dental team members.

Kate enjoys a variety of activities, as well as occasional quiet time, with her husband, two children, and two golden retrievers. Her kitchen is used for cooking and dancing, occasionally at the same time, and she is often spotted singing in her car. She earned her BSN at the University of Illinois and, though a proud alum of her beloved alma mater and state, she shares her family’s enthusiasm when supporting the UW Badgers and other WI sports teams in their arenas.
Deborah - Operations/ Finance Manager

Deborah has enjoyed working in dentistry since 2003 and been the Operations Manager for Area Dental since 2010. She loves all aspects of her job, but most of all the relationships built with patients over the years. It is so nice to get to know them and catch up on life when they are in for a visit. In her free time, she enjoys photography, camping and exploring our beautiful state with her husband, son and daughter.
Cindy - Hygiene Coordinator
Cindy - Hygiene Coordinator
Cindy has been with Area Dental since 2008 and she enjoys the team work and comradery with her coworkers. She also enjoys getting to know and make friends with patients on a personal basis as they come and go. Cindy and her husband Jeff of 37 years have four children who live across the globe from Guam to Colorado to Wisconsin.
Doreen - Treatment Coordinator
Doreen - Treatment Coordinator
Doreen has been our treatment coordinator at Area Dental since 2010. She started as a long time patient of Dr. Gibson’s. In her spare time she enjoys spending time playing with her grandchildren, camping with her family and friends, working on craft projects and baking. The baked goods do get shared with her Area Dental family.
Sara - Oral Surgery Coordinator/Receptionist
Sara - Oral Surgery Coordinator/Receptionist
Sara began working with the Area Dental Clinic in 2015, but has been working in customer service for over 15 years. She enjoys cheerfully greeting each of our patients as they walk through the door and loves having the opportunity to make a positive difference in their day.

Outside of work, Sara spends her time doing various activities with her husband and two children, visiting with family and working on sewing projects. She loves time spent in the kitchen with her children, exploring new recipes and creating cherished memories.
dental hygienist team
Lynn - Dental Hygienist
Lynn dental hygienist
Lynn has been with the Area Dental Team since 1983. She lives in Watertown with her husband John. They have a daughter in Milwaukee and a son and daughter-in-law in Chicago. In her free time, she is a piano accompanist for various vocal groups at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lebanon and directs their hand bell choir.
Joan - Dental Hygienist
Joan - dental hygienist
Joan has worked at Area Dental Clinic since 1992. She and her husband Greg live in Lebanon. They have 2 daughters; one lives in Milwaukee and one is in college. Joan enjoys being outdoors and working with her husband. She also loves singing, decorating and working in her gardens.
Joanne - Dental Hygienist
Joanne - dental hygienist
Joanne has been a hygienist with Area dental since 1989. She values the personal relationships with coworkers and patients. Joanne is married and has three grown children. Joanne enjoys gardening, walking, baking and outings with her family.
Kay - Dental Hygienist
Kay - dental hygenist
Kay is a graduate of Ferris State University in Michigan and has been with our office since 1997, having worked in various offices prior to her work with Area Dental. She is passionate about learning, teaching, continuing education and staying up to date with her profession. She takes her job as a part of the health care profession seriously, knowing that a very thorough medical history and conversation with her patients can shed light on other health concerns. Her approach is practical and conservative. Kay lives with her husband on 200 acres in the country. She loves playing with her grandchildren. She also enjoys animals, gardening, identifying anything (she never goes anywhere without her ID books) and singing. You may find her humming in your ear as she works or whistling down the hallways.
Tanya - Dental Hygienist
Tanya -dental hygienist
As an experienced dental hygienist, Tanya has an enthusiastic and genuine love for people. She enjoys helping patients achieve ideal oral health through sincere and thorough communication. Tanya highly values education and takes pride in constantly learning and growing as an individual. She is passionate about enriching the lives of her patients.

Tanya lives in the Ixonia area with her three daughters. She loves to be near the lakes and enjoys various outdoor activities. She gains purpose though volunteering in her community, involvement in her church and nurturing her faith.
Stasia - Dental Hygienist
Stasia dental hygienist
Stasia has been in dentistry since 1996 and became a team member of Area Dental in 2012. When not taking care of patients, she is teaching dental hygiene at Waukesha County Technical College in Pewaukee. Stasia is passionate about educating her patients so that they can make choices to achieve and maintain their dental health. Stasia lives in Watertown with her husband and children and enjoys spending time with her family, outdoor activities, horses and crafts.
Pam - Dental Hygienist
Pam has been a dental hygienist with Area Dental since 2015. She lives in Clyman with her husband.
Dental Assistants
Joyce - Dental Assistant
Joyce dental assistant
Joyce has been a dental assistant at Area Dental since 1990. During her time here she has enjoyed the friendships that have formed with the patients. They are the reason she enjoys coming to work every day.

Along with her husband, she has 2 grown daughters and 2 grandchildren, who they adore! In her spare time she enjoys long walks, rides on their scooter, baking and watching her grandkids sporting events.
Deb - Dental Assistant
Deb dental assistant
Deb has been working in dentistry since 1985 and working at Area Dental with Dr. Gibson since 1992. She has also added oral surgery assistant to her resume since Dr. Bruce Thomas joined Area Dental. She is enjoying the new challenges. She enjoys biking, walking, show shoeing and running the family strawberry patch.
Sara - Dental Assistant
Sara dental assistant
Sara has been with Area Dental for 5 years and enjoys assisting both Dr. Gibson and Dr. Thomas. Along with assisting, Sara does much of the lab work in the office, making mouth guards, retainers and whitening trays. She started assisting while she was in high school and went on to get her certifications at Waukesha County Technical School. She has been assisting for 16 years.

In her free time she enjoys being with her husband and two boys. Her interests are spending time with her family and friends, traveling, photography and crafting.
Arely - Hygiene Assistant/Sterilization Coordinator
Arely - Hygiene Assistant/Sterilization Coordinator
Hygiene Assistant/Sterilization Coordinator/Oral Surgery Assistant
Arely has been with Area Dental since 2014. Arely is also fluent in Spanish and translates for our Spanish speaking patients. She has always been a people person and she feels this is where she belongs. Beyond work hours she loves shopping but mostly spending time with her husband, daughter and son.
Jefferson Dental Team
Dr. Thomas Pausma
Dr. Thomas Pausma
Dr. Thomas Pausma appreciates building a relationship with each patient so he can best perform dentistry that fits their individual needs.  He enjoys using the newest technology to supply patients with options in treatment, and to ensure the patient's comfort.  Dr. Tom's favorite part of dentistry is the patient's smile at the end of treatment that says their life has been changed.

Dr. Pausma attended University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he got a BS in Biology as well as an Honors Degree.  He then attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts.  Dr. Tom continues to take courses in many fields of dentistry including Implant Dentistry and Invisalign.  He is on track for a fellowship designation from the Academy of General Dentistry and wishes to pursue the title of Master afterwards.

While in Boston, Dr. Tom met his fiancé Gina, who agreed to move to Wisconsin under the condition that they start their family with a French Bulldog named Bernie.  Since moving back the three have enjoyed hiking the state parks of Wisconsin, cheering on our Packers and Badgers, and--when Gina allows a mess in the kitchen--the occasional home brew.

Dr. Pausma is excited to grow his roots in the Jefferson and Watertown area and to get involved in the community.  He looks forward to meeting the new and existing patients of Area Dental Clinic and continuing the legacy of great patient care for years to come. 
Dr. Alexa Keegan

Dr. Alexa Keegan is committed to providing patients with the highest quality dental care in the most gentle, efficient manner possible. She will take the time to listen to your needs and concerns, in order to develop a treatment plan that works for you. She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and can perform a wide array of procedures for patients of all ages.

Dr. Keegan earned her DDS degree from Northwestern University and went on to complete a General Practice Residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital in Chicago. She has achieved Fellow status with the California Implant Institute and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. She has always received the highest recommendations from her patients, and in 2019 was named one of America’s Best Dentists by the National Consumer Advisory Board.

Dr. Keegan has memberships in the American Dental Association, the Wisconsin Dental Association, the Jefferson County Dental Society and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. She plans to take every opportunity to become an involved member of the Jefferson community.

When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Keegan enjoys time with her husband Scott, daughters Tierney and Tristan, and their dogs Charlie, Millie, and Gretchen. She likes to spend time outdoors and is looking forward to exploring the local trails and lakes.

Dr. Keegan recently sold a practice she owned in a Chicago suburb in order to fulfill a long-time desire to move to rural Wisconsin. She is delighted to be able to serve Jefferson and the surrounding communities and pursue her goal of establishing lifelong patient-doctor relationships by treating patients like family.
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