The BKS Dental Difference

Get the healthy, confident smile you deserve in Fort Atkinson, WI.

Your Health, Your Life, Your Smile

Discover gentle family dentistry with dentists who truly care!

At BKS Dental, we’re on a mission to create a healthier you and better communities in Jefferson County. Through more conveniences and services under one roof, we make it easier than ever to access the care you need.

In addition to providing advanced dental care, our team stays involved in the community we love, and our doctors volunteer their time at the local community dental clinic.

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Here are other ways we like to stay involved:
  • Teacher Treat Bowl Award: Each month, any child who visits us for a dental cleaning and exam can submit the name of a teacher of their choice in a drawing to win $100 to go toward classroom supplies.

  • Dr. Bender serves on the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation, is highly involved in the Fort Atkinson Chamber of Commerce, and belongs to the Fort Atkinson Optimist and Rotary clubs.

  • Dr. Kind is involved with the Fort Atkinson High School athletic boosters and farming organizations such as agribusiness and Jefferson County Fair Park beef superintendent.

  • Dr. Stafford developed and leads a science club for 1st-4th grade students. She also belongs to the Fort Atkinson Science Fair Board and is an ambassador for the Fort Atkinson Chamber of Commerce.

Our Treatment Philosophy

Uncompromised patient care, personalized to you.

As a patient at BKS Dental, your health is our primary focus. We educate you on all of your options so that you and your doctor can decide on a course of treatment tailored to your specific needs.

Because we are out-of-network with insurance companies, decisions about which services and treatments you choose are not impacted by a third party such as an insurance company. You are in control.

We are here to help you navigate your dental insurance. Please call us at 920-563-7323 if you have any questions.

  • Common misconception: “You don’t take my insurance”

    We accept most insurance companies and will file those claims for you as normal. There are a few insurance networks that we cannot file insurance with; you are always welcome to call and confirm your particular insurance company with us.

  • What does “Out-of-Network” mean versus In-Network?

    In-Network. The dentist signs a contract with the insurance company. This contract not only dictates reimbursement for treatment but also treatment policies that may restrict the care the dentist is able to provide.

    Out-of-Network. The dentist opts out of signing any insurance company contracts. This allows the doctor and patient to decide on the best services/treatment for their care. Most patients have policies that give them the option to see the provider of their choice. Many of these plans pay the same percentage of benefits whether you are in or out of the network.

  • What do I do with the insurance payment check that’s mailed to me?

    Go ahead and deposit that payment into your account and then you can use those funds toward your balance due.

  • How does this change affect me?

    You will now be utilizing the out-of-network benefits your insurance provides. These benefits may be the same, less, or more based on the employer-selected plan. You may or may not notice a small increase in patient balance.

  • When does this change start?

    This will be effective for Delta Dental on Feb 1, 2024, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield on Oct 26, 2023 and Dec 26, 2023 based on your plan, and United Concordia on Nov 19, 2023.

  • Where do I verify my benefit coverage?

    Every insurance company provides a patient portal for you to utilize to check the status of your benefits at any time. (On the back of your card (if available) there is a toll free number to call for assistance).

  • Why did you decide to make this change to Out-of-Network?

    We want to continue to serve our patients with the excellent care we’ve always provided. To maintain this best practice, we chose to opt out of signing any insurance contracts, making us an out-of-network provider. We feel it’s very important that you and your doctor decide your care and course of treatment and not have this decision impacted by a third party such as an insurance company.

Putting You in the Driver’s Seat

Take control of your oral health at BKS Dental.

Feel Prepared

Before you even walk through our doors, we’re here to make your life easier with online forms and personal assistance. Once you arrive, we’ll greet you with a friendly hello and explain what to expect from each part of your visit.

Feel Informed

You’ll receive a gentle, personalized exam by our trained dentists who’ll explain our findings. There’s never a rush and we’ll make time for questions so you truly understand your oral health.

Feel Confident

We team up for your best smile. We’ll explain any recommended next steps and customized treatment options, along with costs if applicable, so you can make an informed decision that works for you and your family.

Patient Testimonials

Read about BKS Dental patients' experiences.

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One Team, Superior Family Care

Take control of your dental health with BKS Dental.

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Access a full suite of services for kids and adults with dental cleanings, exams, tooth restorations, and more.

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Release a tongue or lip tie with a modern laser frenectomy at our specialty practice, The Wisconsin Tongue Tie Center.

Discover a Welcoming Dental Home for Your Family

Comfortable Fort Atkinson dentistry, scenic views, and a team who truly cares, all under one roof.

Welcome to BKS Dental, where you’re more than a patient – you’re family! Our dental practice is made with your comfort in mind. Here’s what to expect:

  • The whole team is caring, empathetic, and supportive.
  • We invest in the latest technology to create faster, more effective procedures.
  • Our educational approach helps you stay informed and take control of your dental health. (You’ll never feel pressured or rushed.)
  • More services under one roof help you save time and money, plus we use digital x-rays and scanners for painless exams.
  • A coffee bar, warm blankets, cozy neck pillows, and sedation options help you relax from start to finish.
  • Affordable payment options, financing, and in-house savings plan make dental care affordable for the whole family.
  • Easy online scheduling, forms, payments, and virtual consultations simplify visits.

Access everything you need with comprehensive dentistry in Fort Atkinson, WI.

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