About Our Team
At Third Coast Family Dental in West Allis our close-knit dental team works together to provide the best dental care for your needs. As a unified team, we work together to provide quality family dentistry to support all aspects of your dental health. Whether you need help finding a solution to dental anxiety or require significant restorative dentistry, our combined experience in the dental field plays a strong role in supporting your dental health and comfort. As your local family dentist we believe your dental health and comfort is our top priority!
Dr. Andrea Emmerich
After graduating from Marquette University School of Dentistry, Dr. Andrea practiced for four years in South Carolina. She feels honored to be back at home practicing dentistry near her family, and she strives to make the entire dental experience comfortable for every patient. She prides herself on staying current with the ever-changing landscape of dentistry. This month, she will graduate from the Dawson Academy’s Core Curriculum to become a Dawson Scholar. Dr. Andrea is a member of the American Dental Association and American Dental Political Action Committee. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time on the lake wake surfing, cheering on all of Wisconsin’s sports teams, and going to country music concerts!
Dr. Jake Jacomet
Dr. Jake graduated from the Marquette School of Dentistry in 2015. Since graduating, he has devoted himself to taking comprehensive courses in order to provide the highest level of complete dental care to his patients. He is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (FICOI), which requires over 100 hours of post-graduate implant training. Jake has also completed the Dawson Academy Mini-Residency where he gained extensive training for solving the most complex dental problems. With his long list of experience, accolades, and accomplishments, you’re in good hands with Dr. Jake no matter what your dental issues may be.
Dr. Nick Dwan
Dr. Nick graduated from the Marquette University School of Dentistry in 2015. Since graduating, he has dedicated hundreds of hours to post-graduate training in order to provide higher quality and a broader range of services for his patients. He has earned his accredited Fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantolotists (FICOI) for dental implants, and Scholarship in the Dawson Academy for comprehensive dentistry. From standard general dentistry to cosmetics, root canals, and implants, Dr. Nick can customize treatment for you. A fun fact about Dr. Nick is that he is a fourth-generation dentist, having family in dentistry dating back to 1926. When not treating patients, he enjoys fishing, snowmobiling, golfing, and spending time with his wife, Robyn.
Our Team Members
With over 13 years of Dental Assisting experience, Chanel is a mother of two adorable boys and loves to bring her magnetic personality to the office everyday.
Friendly, charismatic, and professional, Chanel will prepare patient rooms, maintain the office and order all of the necessary supplies to keep the office in great shape–all while getting to know your life story in a matter of minutes. A genius at connecting and making people feel comfortable, Chanel’s personality is inviting and she is happy to explain any questions you may have in simple and easy to understand ways.
Meet your new favorite dental care coach when you come in and see Tammy! Having worked with us for over 7 years, Tammy’s gentle and encouraging demeanor makes coming in to our office a blast.
Mother of a spirited young daughter and her just as spirited dog, Tammy understands what it means to get patients of all ages excited about dental care. Kind, thoughtful, and great with kids, she’s had decades of experience in dental care and supporting patients to reach and maintain their best levels of oral health. You’ll always feel like part of the team when Tammy is right there and happy to help.
A proud lover of music and the arts, Javier is always ready to spark up a new conversation and find out what interests you! With 9 years of experience as a Dental Assistant, he is capable and comfortable with serving all our patients.
A local food connoisseur, Javier is always interested in trying new things and meeting new people. He’s a great multitasker and can assist in readying the room for patients while simultaneously answering any questions you may have, in both English and Spanish. His passion for our patients is only matched by his passion for Diva, his schnauzer. Javier’s eye for detail and concern for others means you’ll have nothing to worry about during your time with us.
Jenelle may not be a native of West Allis, but no one is better at making our patients feel right at home! As one of our expert dental assistants, Jenelle is always looking out for our patients and trying to make their time in our office as comfortable as possible.
When she has some time to herself, nothing means more to Jenelle than a good cup of coffee. As a self-proclaimed coffee enthusiast, Jenelle is on the lookout for the best coffee shop in West Allis and is always open to suggestions. Her love for coffee is only matched by her love of dogs and nature. Skiing, hiking, and cycling are just a few of the ways she spends time exploring the outdoors around West Allis.
Elizabeth (Ely for short) is originally from Los Angeles, but has worked with other Third Coast team members at a previous practice. Known as a team-player and amazing co-worker, they were thrilled to bring her aboard as Treatment Coordinator in 2018.
She greets every patient with a big smile, a welcoming “hello!”, and most impressively, by name. And her positivity shines through most when she’s helping patients navigate their insurance coverage.
Her three children are her pride and joy, so spending lots of time on fun activities with the family is a priority. Along with her adventurous spirit, she plays on a local soccer team and loves tailgating at baseball games — especially when the Dodgers play the Brewers. Go, Brewers!
Joan has worked in the dental field for 47+ years and has enjoyed meeting many wonderful people along the way. She has nothing but good things to say about her employers and patients. It has given her great satisfaction to see her patients receive excellent dental care and become happier and healthier. Jean is so devoted to her patients that some have become like family. When she is not cultivating lasting relationships with her patients, she can be found cultivating her garden! She enjoys getting outside with her handsome chow-weiner, Scooter, to plant and garden to see her hard work blossom.
Meet our new Hygienist Barb, which has 20+ years of hygiene experience. She enjoys keeping up with the latest technology in dentistry to provide the best treatment for her patients. Overall, the first priority is to educate and make everyone comfortable as soon as they walk in the door.
She is married with 2 grown up children enjoys family time outdoors and gardening. Always believes exercise and eating healthy brings a positive day and a healthy mouth brings a beautiful smile.
“Your best care begins with compassion and understanding.”
We’ll help you feel comfortable and confident when it’s time to see the dentist. Our conservative approach means we will work with you to find a treatment that gives you your best level of oral health and helps preserve and maintain your healthy teeth for years to come.