Dr. Kevin Wilke is a native of Gillett, Wisconsin, where he grew up on a small family dairy farm. The land was originally cleared by his great grandfather in the 1890’s, and although the cows are now no longer present, the homestead is currently being cared for by his youngest brother.
Background & Education
From early on in high school, Dr. Wilke had an interest in becoming an orthodontist. This arose from the fact that he had worn braces as an adolescent and was accordingly impressed by the changes made in his bite and appearance.
After graduating from Gillett High School in 1986, he entered Marquette University in Milwaukee for his undergraduate studies, where he was accepted into the Predental Scholars Program. This program allowed Dr. Wilke to begin dental school after his third year of undergrad, the first year of dental school serving double duty by also counting toward his undergraduate bachelor of science degree in biology.
Following four years of dental school at Marquette University’s School of Dentistry, he earned his doctorate of dental surgery and was accepted into the Marquette University Orthodontic Residency Program for two years of specialized training in orthodontics. In 1995 he obtained his master of science degree and graduated as a specialist in orthodontics, thereafter moving to Green Bay where he began his private practice.
Outside the Office
Dr. Wilke lives in the outskirts of Green Bay with his wife, Mary, and three children, Melissa, James, and Stephanie. His free time is spent with family and friends. When he gets a chance he also enjoys hunting, fishing, baseball, and classic cars.
He is a member of local, state, national, and international dental and orthodontic associations which include the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, World Federation of Orthodontists, and Spear Study Club, among others. He is also a provider for Smiles Change Lives, a nonprofit organization whereby donated orthodontic treatment is provided for certain segments of the underserved population.