Meet The Staff

Learn More About the Staff at Max Menacher Jr., DDS

Dr. Max Menacher Jr., DDS

Kay Schumacher
Dr. Menacher Jr. is originally from Chicago, IL. He spent the last two decades living and practicing dentistry in the Eau Claire area. He completed his under graduation from the Loyola University in Chicago and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He spent the first six years of his dental carrier serving in the United States Navy, Dental Corps. 

Dr. Menacher Jr. is married and has four grown children. Biking, gardening, boundary waters canoeing, and cross-country skiing are some of his favorite sports. He has competed in 16 Birkebeiner cross-country ski races. In his free time, you can find him enjoying the company of one or more of his four grandchildren.

Kay, RDH

Kay Schumacher
Kay is a dental hygienist at Dr. Menacher's Clinic. She received her degree from the University of Minnesota. She has been practicing for over 30 years and enjoys seeing patients of all ages. While cleaning her patients' teeth, she enjoys learning more about them, their family, and their interests. Seeing patients on a regular basis has created a bond of trust within her. 

Kay takes interest in asking them about their oral hygiene habits and dental concerns. If necessary, she takes dental x-rays and provides them with education regarding their individual oral needs.

Kay and her husband have three adult sons. She enjoys horseback riding and trail riding.

Sandy, Assistant

Sandy Karpe
Being a dental assistant is both very rewarding and fulfilling for Sandy. It gives her an opportunity to meet new patients as well as catch with patients she has known for years. Her job entails assisting Dr. Menacher, taking x-rays, impressions, charting, and sterilization of instruments and rooms. She also enjoys working alongside Dr. Menacher as he is a very caring and thorough dentist.

Outside of the office, Sandy likes to try and keep fit. She enjoys yard work and spending time with her family and friends.

Marilee, Office Manager 

For nearly nine years, Marilee has been the Office Manager for Dr. Menacher. She takes care of the day-to-day business at the office. Her duties include patient scheduling, dental records, specialist referrals, insurance, and much more. 

In nine years, she has seen children grow quickly into adults and has enjoyed helping families continue their quest for a healthy smile. She enjoys the personal and individual interaction with her patients. 

Outside the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband as well as connecting with their three kids and "FaceTime". Visiting their two-year-old grandson who they adore is what she always looks forward to. In her spare time, she enjoys coffee, gardening, reading historical novels, and traveling.

Kathy, Office Coordinator

Originally from Chicago, Dr. Menacher and Kathy Menacher moved to Eau Claire to start this dental practice over 23 years ago. In the office, Kathy enjoys and take pride in providing excellent customer service to the patients they serve. She loves working with people and helping them with their dental care needs. Together with Dr. Menacher, and the wonderful caring staff, she has created a quality, family-oriented dental practice that she takes great pride in.

Dr. Menacher and Kathy have four adult children and have been blessed with four wonderful grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family (possibly with a glass of wine), making cupcakes with my grandchildren, scrapbooking, traveling, and gardening.
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