Black River Falls, Bloomer, Chippewa Falls
Eau Claire, Menomonie, Rice Lake
Stanley, Amery, Baldwin, New Richmond
La Crosse
West Salem
Black River Falls, Bloomer, Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Menomonie, Rice Lake, Stanley, Amery, Baldwin, New Richmond
Great River
Holmen, La Crosse, West Salem
Merrill, Wausau

Dr. Doug Podoll

Dr. Doug Podoll

A smile is your introduction to the rest of the world. As an orthodontist, it is my goal to help make your smile the best it can be. For the past 32 years, I have come to work every day knowing that I’ll have the chance to do something that truly improves people’s lives. The rewards of that knowledge, and the appreciation my patients have shown me, have made this a remarkably fulfilling career.


I attended Creighton University for my Doctorate of Dental Surgery, and continued on to attain my Specialty Certification in Orthodontics from the University of Minnesota.

The field of orthodontics is always interesting; just when you think you’ve seen it all, there is a new challenge to solve. To keep up with these changes, I attend continuing education in all aspects of orthodontics, as well as general dentistry, which comes in handy when a multi-disciplinary approach is needed.


  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Wisconsin Dental Association


I am originally from South Dakota but spent most of my time living on Lake Wapogasset. My wife, Kim, and I have four married daughters, seven wonderful grandchildren, and a five-pound dog named Vinnie. Life on the lake was just about as idyllic as possible; Kim and I spent most of our free time on it and in it.

At the end of 2017, I officially retired and my wife and I moved to Rosemary Beach, Florida. Since retiring, I’m also been known to play a round or two of golf in the hot Florida sun.

Although retirement is treating me well, I do enjoy coming back to practice at Kristo Orthodontics to cover when needed. You never know just when you’ll catch me back in the clinic!