Our Philosophy of Care
At Waterloo Heights Dental, we believe everyone deserves to be healthy. Our mission is to help you achieve and maintain optimum health and wellness through comprehensive, preventive dental care. Our philosophy of care is founded upon the fact that the mouth is an integrated part of your entire body, and that oral health and overall health go hand in hand. We promise to meet you wherever you are in your oral health and wellness journey and to build a relationship with you founded on trust and respect. This is what sets us apart. Our team has been together for over 20 years, providing great care for our friends and neighbors in West Salem. We look forward to smiling with you!
Meet Our Doctor
Treyce Sanderson, DDS
I joined the Waterloo Heights Dental team in June of 2021. I’m originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. After graduating from Sault Area High School, I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, Honors College from Michigan State University. I then went on to earn my DDS from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.
What first drew me to the dental field was a bicycle accident I experienced at the age of 15: After having two of my teeth avulsed, I had to undergo endodontic treatments, and this was a very impactful for me and wound up being a very cool experience. Some of the things that I enjoy most about dentistry are the ability to work with my hands and the opportunity to help people, which I’m very passionate about.
Since joining our practice, I’ve contributed in a number of meaningful ways. I’ve brought a great deal of knowledge about new technology and techniques in dentistry. Additionally, I’m a team player and a hard worker who always works to ensure that our office is providing top-notch care for our patients. Having grown up in a small rural community, I appreciate the strong sense of community that West Salem has, and I look forward to providing our area with high-quality dental care in an enjoyable and welcoming setting.
Outside of the office, I like to hunt, fish, hike, and enjoy any outdoor activity. I always have my truck loaded down with gear for any opportunity for an adventure. I also enjoy cooking: I recently got a pellet grill and am always looking for new recipes to try. I’m very excited to be here and to be part of the team at Waterloo Heights. I look forward to meeting you in the office soon!
Tim Matthews, DDS
I am originally from Whitehall, Wisconsin, though I now call La Crosse home. After graduating from Whitehall Memorial High, I attended BYU and later graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy Dental with my DDS. I was drawn to dentistry in large part because my father is a dentist: I grew up around dentistry and always enjoyed it.
I love the fact that this profession allows me to work with my hands and interact with people. I’m also very interested in the science behind dentistry. I joined the Waterloo Heights team after moving from Detroit, and I’ve enjoyed the transition tremendously. I believe my skills with dental implants and endodontics are a significant asset to our patients and community. I always strive to bring to the office a personable attitude, focus on teamwork, and eagerness and enthusiasm for learning. What I’ve enjoyed most about working in this office is meeting people from the community and working alongside Dr. Treyce and our team.
Outside of the office, I love spending time with my wife, Lindy, and our two boys, Theo and Asher. Some of my favorite activities include mountain biking, fishing, DIY projects, camping, waterskiing, snow skiing, and card games. Some interesting facts about me: I always wanted to be a competitive waterskier; I’ve lived in Santiago, Chile, for two years; and I’m fluent in Spanish.
I’m excited to be a part of the Waterloo Heights team, which is an amazing collection of dental professionals with tremendous experience who truly care about our patients.
Meet Our Team
Registered Dental Hygienist
I have been a dental hygienist for almost 40 years and have been a member of the team at Waterloo Heights Dental for over 30. I was born and raised in La Crosse and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1976. I’ve received advanced training and certifications in laser dentistry as well as the BaleDoneen Preceptorship.
The best part of this job for me is helping people. I love getting to know my patients of all ages and helping them achieve health and wellness. I have witnessed many changes in the dental industry over the last 30 years and I love to see the advancements in treatments and technologies that allow us to provide even better patient care. I truly love helping people.
My husband, Mike, and I have three grown children – Joan who is also a dental hygienist, Maggie who is a medical transcriptionist, and Dan who is a mountain enthusiast for Yetti, Inc. I have enjoyed watching my children grow and become parents themselves, and I now have five beautiful grandchildren whom I love spending time with.
In my free time, I enjoy reading, gardening, traveling, practicing yoga, and working on my singing career with my band Studebaker 7. I thoroughly enjoy working for Waterloo Heights and embracing new challenges every day!
Registered Dental Hygienist
I have been a dental hygienist for many years and have been with the team at Waterloo Heights Dental since 2000. I grew up in Holmen, moved to West Salem in high school, and currently live in Bangor. I received my associate’s degree in dental hygiene from Riverland Technical College in 1995, and my bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from Minnesota State in 2010. I am certified in local anesthesia, laser dentistry, and have achieved BaleDoneen Preceptorship relating to preventive dentistry and cardiology.
The best part of this job for me is helping people overcome their dental obstacles, fears, and concerns. I love being able to help patients achieve healthy smiles and overall health. I truly value working with such an exceptional team and feel that continuing education and getting to personally know the patients are key to providing the best overall care.
My husband, Kevin, and I have three children – Lindsey, Travis, and Kelsey – and three grandchildren – Declan, Ryleigh, and Norah. When I’m not helping patients in the office, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, gardening, canning, reading, and traveling.
Registered Dental Hygienist
I have been with Waterloo Heights Dental since the year 2012. I started with the team as a Dental Assistant. After 4 years working as a Dental Assistant, I decided to advance and further my career. In 2018, I graduated from Chippewa Valley Technical College with my Dental Hygiene degree. During my schooling I received valuable education and advanced training in local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, and laser bacterial reduction. My favorite part of this job is providing valuable care and education while establishing trusting relationships with patients.
I am originally from Rockland and now reside in Bangor with my husband, Andrew; my step daughter, Niya; and our dog, Ruger. When not caring for patients, I love to travel, hike, and spend time with family and friends.
I have over 20 years of experience in dentistry and have been a dental assistant at Waterloo Heights Dental for over a decade. I am a hometown girl, born and raised right here in West Salem! I received my dental assisting education from Western Technical College (WWTC) in 1990, and have additional training in CPR and basic life support.
For me, the best part of this job is meeting new people and changing lives, whether it’s helping with a simple filling or a whole new smile. When someone smiles for the first time in a long time because of our care, it is truly a priceless feeling that brings tears to my eyes. I strive to make every dental experience a good one. I thoroughly explain what to expect and what your dental needs are, and help you have a relaxed and comfortable experience.
My husband, Paul, and I have been married for over 20 years, and we have three children – Justin, Jayden and Jarron. I have loved watching them in all their activities including baseball, choir, band, and theatre. When I’m not at the office helping patients, I enjoy walking my dog, Harley, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
I joined the Waterloo Heights Dental team in the spring of 2019, shortly after graduating from my dental assisting program with the National Dental Academy of Wisconsin. I have additional medical training in Basic Life Support, and I am CPR/AED Certified. I was initially interested in dentistry because I have always had a love for teeth and making people smile! In my opinion, everyone deserves a beautiful smile. Here at Waterloo Heights Dental, I am extremely lucky that I get to work with other professionals in the dental industry and continue to learn more and more about dentistry everyday. The team here has been more than welcoming to me, helping me to grow in my skills both personally and professionally. I also really enjoy interacting with patients and helping them through their appointments.
I grew up just outside of Sparta on a hobby farm and went to Sparta High School. I currently live in Mindoro with my boyfriend, Derek, our two golden retrievers, Maverick and Bugs, and our cat, Oakley. When I’m not at the office, I enjoy coaching figure skating with the Tri-State Toe Picks, and I work with skaters during private figure skating lessons as well. I also am very passionate about being outdoors, so you may find me outside hunting, fishing, hiking and enjoying time with family in my spare time.
I look forward to meeting you in the office — if you see me in the hallway be sure to say hi!
I joined the Waterloo Heights Dental team in the fall of 2021. I graduated from Southwest Technical College in Fennimore for the Dental Assisting program in 2018. I’m CPR certified. I’m also working on becoming a dental hygienist. Something that has made me enjoy working in the dental field is knowing that I help bring back the confidence to smile again in some of the patients I’ve seen, after they haven’t truly smiled in months. Plus, teeth are unique and are the first things I notice in people. One thing I like about Waterloo Heights Dental is the variety of services we offer.
I’m originally from Westby. I grew up on a small hobby farm where we had calves, chickens, turkeys, and pheasants. I am currently still located in the Westby area where I live with my boyfriend, Lukas; my yellow lab, Keno; and my kitten, Asher. When I’m not at work, I love to do various types of hunting with Keno, ski, adventure in the outdoors, and sometimes travel.
I’ve been in the dental field for over eight years. I joined the Waterloo Heights team in the fall of 2021. I received my Dental Assisting education from Madison Area Technical College in 2012. I have additional training in CPR and Basic Dental Support.
For me, the best part of dental assisting is watching patients smile after a procedure. A healthy smile is for everyone, and helping patients achieve their goal is an awesome feeling. Teeth are an important part of your overall health, and helping patients understand that is very rewarding.
I am originally from DeForest, Wisconsin, which is a suburb of Madison. I moved to the La Crosse area five years ago and haven’t looked back. I grew up dancing, and I was able to take my career with that all the way to the NBA. It was a rewarding portion of my life, and I am so grateful for my opportunities. When I’m not dancing down the aisles of the grocery store or working in the office, I like to focus on exercise and my pup. I have a German Shepherd/Border Collie mix named Luka. We love hiking, playing ball, camping, swimming, and all the couch snuggles possible.