Meet Our Team

Dr Clint Rau

Dr. Clint Rau

Pediatric Dentist

I am a Board Certified pediatric dentist. I graduated from Marquette University with my doctorate in dental science and completed a pediatric dental residency at Baylor College of Dentistry (now part of Texas A&M University). I have been practicing dentistry for over 20 years. I truly enjoy working with children and helping them to achieve dental stability and health. My practice philosophy is to treat every child as if they were my own. My goal is to provide the best possible care to the children and special needs patients in the Manitowoc area.

My wife and three boys keep me very busy. I enjoy spending free time with my boys, on the water and in the woods. I grew up near here on a dairy farm and have family in much of the surrounding area. After spending many years on the road for school and with the military, it is time to grow our family’s roots and stay for a while. The Rau family has made Denmark, Wisconsin, our home.

I like any animated movie I can watch with my family.
My favorite food is anything that tastes good!

Dr. Thao T. Nguyen

General Dentist

I have been practicing dentistry since 2013, and my passion is working with children. After knowing Dr. Rau for a few years, I started at Young Smiles part time in early 2019. I love coming to work every day because the team at Young Smiles is so great and the kids have such great personalities. I am originally from Houston, Texas, but I have made Wisconsin my home. In my free time, I enjoy traveling and reading!

My favorite animated movie is “Mulan.”
My favorite food is fried chicken.

Meet Our Team

Our team members love meeting kids and taking care of their smiles! We are warm, friendly and gentle and will go out of our way to explain treatments in a way your child will be sure to understand. Each team member is skilled at helping your child overcome any concerns and feel good about their visit. You can get to know each of the Young Smiles team members below. To plan your child’s appointment in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, with our dentists, call our office today at 920-652-1100.

Angela

Payroll Coordinator & Owner

I’m Angela, Dr. Rau’s wife. After much coercion, I made Wisconsin my home. It’s really cold here, but my husband promised a warm house. He has made good on his promise and I am acclimating!
I like watching football and soccer. I enjoy my herb and butterfly gardens although my boys don’t love the weeding. I enjoy traveling and outdoor recreational activities with my boys and love the opportunity to canoe, hike, kayak and climb.

In my extra time, I enjoy cooking. Dr. Rau and I have three boys and two boxer dogs. I spend most of my time with my boys. By profession, I am a teacher, and my favorite subjects are math and science. I love reading children’s books, picture books or chapter books to my boys, my classes or anyone who will listen. I often substitute teach when I am not working at Young Smiles or taking care of my boys.

My favorite animated movie is “Hotel Transylvania.”
My favorite food is anything that tastes good. I’m kind of a foodie!

Bruce

Financial Officer & Front Desk Guy

After spending most of my career in sales, I have been with Young Smiles since the first day we opened in 2014. When I’m not working, you will probably find me with my family watching a silly movie or preparing and eating yummy food. I have a smart, beautiful wife, three amazing children (a son and two daughters) and a French bulldog named Clancy. In my youth, I won a break-dancing contest, and even though I am old, I can still do the worm. My greatest desire in life is to be known as a fun grandpa with a very comfortable lap. If I ever retire, I want to spend my time rocking babies to sleep.

My favorite animated movie is “Tangled” or “Meet the Robinsons.”
My favorite food is chicken tikka masala or chocolate chip cookies.

Cheryl

Dental Hygienist

I have been working as a dental hygienist since 2000, and I have been with Young Smiles since 2016. I enjoy spending time with family and anything that has to do with the outdoors in my free time.

My favorite animated movie is “The Incredibles.”
My favorite food is salmon.

Daren

Dental Assistant & Hospital Coordinator

I have been a dental assistant since 2012 and with Young Smiles since 2015. I enjoy working at Young Smiles because of the wonderful kids and families that I get to see every day. I also love working with all of the Young Smiles team. My favorite thing about being a dental assistant is being able to make each appointment a fun and great experience for the kids.

When I am not working, I am spending time with my family and cheering on the Packers or any Wisconsin sports team! I also love spending time with my dog, Max, and my cat, Jackson.

My favorite animated movie is “The Secret Life of Pets.”
My favorite food is venison steaks.

Halie

Dental Assistant & Referral Coordinator

I started my career as a dental assistant in 2016 right here at Young Smiles. I am married to Brandon and we have three cats: Toby, Henry and Nala. I love working at Young Smiles because I enjoy all the funny things kids say, and I love helping them feel comfortable and confident at the dentist’s office!

My favorite animated movie is “Rio.”
My favorite food is tacos.

Martha

Dental Assistant

I started as a dental assistant with Young Smiles in 2018. I enjoy my job because of all the great kids I get to spend time with every day. I am married to my husband, Jim, and we have one son named C.J. and a dog named Ryder. I enjoy traveling and spending time with my family.

My favorite animated movie is “Coco.”
My favorite food is crab legs.

Michelle

Office Manager

I have had the privilege to work with Dr. Rau since he opened his practice in 2014. I enjoy helping and teaching children about oral hygiene. I also love hearing the funny stories children share with me. I have been married to my husband since 2007. We have four children and one grandchild, as well as two dogs and one cat. In our free time, we enjoy four-wheeling up north at our cabin. We also spend a lot of time on our boat, and we enjoy fishing and swimming.

My favorite animated movie is “Shrek.”
My favorite food is mac and cheese.

Molly

Dental Assistant

I started as a dental assistant at Young Smiles in 2018. I enjoy seeing all of the new smiling faces each and every day. My favorite thing about being a dental assistant is helping and making a difference in children’s lives. I have a beautiful baby boy, and I enjoy adventures with my son and being outside as much as possible.

My favorite animated movie is “Sing.”
My favorite food is lasagna.

Dr Clint Rau