About Us

Consistent, Compassionate Dentistry

The Manitowoc Family Dental Mission

A stable, long-term relationship with your dentist is crucial for consistent care. You shouldn’t have to reintroduce yourself to a new dentist every few years. You deserve a doctor who knows you and understands your needs. You deserve a dental professional who treats you like a person, not just another number. That dentist is Dr. Jacob Briese.

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“Call Me Dr. Jake”

Dr. Jacob Briese was born and raised in Iowa. His appreciation of dentistry started early, as he spent a good deal of time in the dentist’s chair growing up. After studying sculpture and human physiology at the University of Iowa, he decided to dive into the world of dental care, and went on to graduate from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry.

Dr. Jake spent time in several offices, where he formed his own personal philosophy of dentistry. He was tired of seeing doctors come and go, leaving their patients to the care of others. He believes that consistency and continuity of care is crucial to the long-term dental health of his patients. That’s why he’s committed to the longevity of his practice, so he can provide you with quality dental care for years to come.

When he’s not in the office, he loves spending time outdoors with his daughter, and attending community events. He also enjoys live music, traveling, and golfing, as well as 4-wheeling and rock-crawling with his Jeep.


“Call Me Dr. Jon”

Dr. Jon Criter was born and raised in Plymouth, Wisconsin and attended college at University Wisconsin-Madison earning a Biochemistry and History double major. Afterwards, he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Marquette University. Dr. Jon started his career as an active duty United States Navy dentist at Great Lakes Recruiting Station in Chicago, Illinois ensuring the new naval recruits were dentally ready for training. He then was stationed with the Marines at Camp LeJeune on the Atlantic coast in North Carolina. He returns back to Wisconsin with a goal of offering comprehensive dental care under one roof with the latest technology in an environment that is safe and comfortable for you, the patient.


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McKenzie Scheurell
Dental Assistant

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Cindy Fabian
Dental Assistant

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Lana Stradal
Office Manager

Our Office

When you walk into Manitowoc Family Dental, you’ll be greeted by the friendly, familiar faces of our knowledgeable team. Enjoy a beverage from our coffee station in our comfortable, modern office while your children play in the kids area. The practice is also equipped with state-of-the-art dental technology, including an intraoral scanner to create an accurate visual representation of your oral health. Dr. Jake is a lifelong learner dedicated to continued education, so you can rest assured that you will always receive the most advanced treatments that dentistry has to offer. You deserve the best, so give yourself the best, and visit Manitowoc Family Dental today!

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I have anxiety with dental care and Dr jake and his assistant McKenzie always make me feel comfortable! I love the music, and they talk me through everything!

Erica Tedesco

I just went for my first visit and was extremely impressed.. Dr Jacob really cares about his patients and takes the time to address concerns.

Maxfield Docter Maurer

Best dental experience I had my whole adult life!!! Before I went it to get my root canal done, my coworkers kept telling me all this horror story about getting a root canal done. Came back to work right after the procedure, all of them where suprised.Both Dr.Briese and assistant McKenzie went above and beyond.

Luarmarie Rosado

If you're looking for a family dentist, Dr. Jacob Briese at Manitowoc Family Dental, LLC is a great place to start with your family and the place you need to be. Dr. Briese has provided me with some of the best dental care that I have experienced, I wish I had been introduced to him sooner. He and his entire staff are caring, professional, friendly, and very attentive.   I highly recommend to anyone!

Wayne Greenwood

Dr. Jacob Briese at Manitowoc Family Dental, LLC is a great addition to the community of Manitowoc.  I am so happy that he has decided to establish his practice in town.  After  numerous changes over the past few years, it is great to have him as my dentist.  He does an excellent job, is very personable, and it is obvious the staff is very happy to be working with him.  If you are looking for an excellent dentist, I would highly recommend Dr. Briese.

Stanley Diedrich

Everyone is super friendly here. The doctor is gentle and honest. He gave me options that worked best for me. Also great music playing!

Jacquelyn Cantu

Dr. Jake is here to stay and if you want a dentist that treats you like a friend, one who truly cares for your welfare and is exceptionally talented, both personally and professionally, THIS IS YOUR GUY!!!!

William Becker