I enjoy working with my hands and blending the art and science of orthodontics to improve a person’s quality of life. It is very rewarding to feel I might have played a small part helping younger patients develop into healthy, successful individuals. Continuing education and creativity has always been a passion that I can pursue even more now that my own children are grown and independent. Early intervention and newer treatment protocols with guided growth and development are improving systemic health and facial esthetics, most of the time without removing any permanent teeth, I am also treating many more adult patients and recognize their unique needs and desires, not to mention the technical challenges of working with a mature face and dentition. Oftentimes this includes working with a team of other professionals with our shared knowledge enhancing the outcome. I look forward to applying my many years of experience and passion to create your beautiful smile!
Education and Experience
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – Marquette University School of Dentistry, 1983
- Master of Science – Marquette University School of Dentistry, 1985
- Orthodontic certificate – Marquette University School of Dentistry, 1985
- Selected in every Milwaukee Magazine poll of dentists as one of the area’s Top Orthodontists since the survey began in 1993.
- Also selected by a vote of peers to the Milwaukee Magazine list of Top Orthodontists
I attend the annual American Association of Orthodontists meeting and many of the state and local meetings as well as other more focused educational opportunities. It’s amazing how techniques improve over the years to make treatment more comprehensive, efficient, comfortable and cost effective
- American Dental Association
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Wisconsin Dental Association
- Wisconsin Society of Orthodontists
- Local dental societies (Milwaukee, Waukesha and Washington Counties)
- Serving in various organized dentistry roles to improve my profession including President of the Greater Milwaukee Dental Association and President of the Waukesha County Dental Society
In the Office
Since joining my father’s practice in 1985 I have had the pleasure of working with a fantastic team, including Dr. Hewett, Dr. Barta and Dr. Schneider. My father retired in 1992 and has since passed away but he instilled a strong work ethic and commitment to excellence and appreciation for the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives. None of this would be possible without a team of dedicated employees, many of whom have been with us for a long time and developed the skills needed to make each patient’s treatment smooth and comfortable. I appreciate their long hours and time away from family. From reception to chairside assistants to billing and lab, our entire staff works toward making a great patient experience.
Being a suburban Milwaukee-area native I appreciate the fact that I can serve many friends, families and neighbors. I currently live in the Lake Country area with my wife Nancy of over 34 years. We are fortunate to be able to spend time with our adult daughters Kristin and Lindsey and their husbands. Together, we enjoy golfing, boating, skiing, camping/hiking, power sports, anything outdoors and of course great food and wine!
What My Patients Say
“Dr. Holzhauer outstanding specialist- more than five stars !!! Excellent knowledge, experience, as well as an intuition and talent in the field he works. As a satisfied client, I recommend this doctor to anyone looking for a good orthodontist.”
“Dr Dan is always very good at explaining how things are going and his thoughts as to upcoming appointments. The ortho assistant has been very good as well. She is kind and friendly.”
“It was great to see the receptionist cleaning the doors while I was waiting in my car. My daughter said that the waiting room was organized so the kids were separated. I appreciate this, since I wasn’t there to monito”
“Dr. Dan was excellent. We appreciated the time he spent with us in talking over options. There was no push to act on services now, he left it to us to decide. We look forward to working with the practice when our daughter is ready for her braces.”
“I've seen Dr. Dan's work come thru our dental office for the past 21 yrs and he's always done an outstanding job! ”