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Peter E. Rydell, DDS


Our friendly dentist, Dr. Rydell, was born and raised in Rice Lake. He went to St. Olaf College and graduated with a double major in biology and psychology. Following graduation, he attended dental school at Marquette University in Milwaukee and graduated in 1987.

Dr. Rydell worked in Grantsburg and Webster before buying the Hayward practice from Dr. Bentley in the fall of 1994. He enjoys getting to know each patient he treats and is dedicated to working at the highest standard of excellence. Outside of the office, Dr. Rydell enjoys spending time outdoors, fishing, hunting, skiing, dog training, riding his snow mobile and playing with his Labrador.

Meet Our Team

Our dentist and team are devoted to providing you a remarkable level of care during your visit with us. We take great care in providing you gentle treatment that accomplishes all your oral health goals! At Rydell Family Dental, we are happy to work with people who have dental fears or phobias, and we do our best to help you feel more relaxed during your stay. If you would like to schedule a visit for dental care in Hayward, Wisconsin, we encourage you to contact us today at 715-634-4864 and ask for Dr. Peter E. Rydell.


Certified Dental Assistant

Mackenzie is one of our wonderful dental assistants, and she joined the practice in February 2021 after graduating from the WITC Dental Assistant Program in 2016. She loves the welcoming and friendly atmosphere of Rydell Family Dental and has a strong passion for dentistry and dental assisting. Mackenzie and her husband, Lester, have a daughter, Aiyana, and a son, River. When she’s not at the office, she enjoys hunting, fishing, spending time with her family and being outdoors!


Dental Assistant

Michele is new to Rydell Family Dental, but she already fits in! Since joining in March 2021, Michele has grown to love helping patients feel comfortable and getting to them along with our amazing team. She lives in Gordon with her husband, Travis, and her three children. When she isn’t working, Michelle is spending time on the lake boating, swimming and fishing with her family and friends. She also enjoys trail rides and reading.


Office Co-Manager

Amanda joined us in March 2020 and enjoys getting to know our patients personally and learning how she can best assist them throughout their treatment. In addition to her background in the field of dentistry, Amanda received a Bachelor of Science in accounting and international finance from Louisiana State University, as well as an associate degree in culinary arts from the University of Hawaii and Maui.

Around the office, Amanda performs a range of work, from maintaining our patient schedule all the way to implementing important COVID-19 protocols to keep our patients safe. During her spare time, she enjoys traveling, running, kayaking, knitting, quilting and reading. Amanda and her fiancé are both proud parents of a French Bulldog.


Office Co-Manager

In January 2019, Dori became our office co-manager! She performs her role at our practice with full attention to detail, helping sort out insurance policies and billing options for our patients. She also works closely with the VA to help take care of our local veterans. Dori enjoys the opportunity to be a part of our office and feels at home in the friendly atmosphere that our team and patients create together. At home, Dori and her children love outdoor activities in the Northwoods that they call home. Fall is their favorite season for apple picking and trips to the pumpkin patch!


Registered Dental Hygienist

Jamie is our kind and caring hygienist. Jamie graduated from Chippewa Valley Technical College with a degree in dental hygiene and has been practicing with Dr. Rydell for over 10 years. She enjoys people and making a healthy impact on their lives. Jamie is happily married to her husband, Bart, and they have three beautiful children.

In her spare time, you will find Jamie spending time with family, cooking, gardening, fishing and reading.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Paula joined our practice in September 2020 as our dental hygienist after graduating from the University of Minnesota, Duluth, in 1996. She deeply enjoys being a part of the practice, where she can help each patient have a healthy mouth and, in turn, achieve better overall health. She currently works in the Northwoods area along with her husband, Chuck. They love to spend time on Long Lake fishing and boating with their family. They currently have two sons and six grandchildren.