Prepare For Your Next Dentist Appointment

Toboggan Run Dental in Rice Lake, WI, is a family dentist that provides services for patients of all ages. Whether you’re scheduling your routine cleaning, exploring cosmetic dental procedures, receiving care for your gums, or considering dentures—you’ll receive the highest-quality treatment from Dr. Crisler and Dr Engel! Their years of experience, combined with their excellent, friendly service, make them the best choice for your next dentist’s appointment!


“The staff was simply wonderful. Very clean environment. I was also a new patient so it was going to take a few months to get in and within a week they called me and said they had a cancellation and got me in the next day! Highly recommend this place.”


“I arrived on time and was immediately greeted by the hygienist and taken to the treatment room. My hygienist was professional, gentle, meticulous and extremely competent. The dentist was through and efficient. The staff was helpful and friendly. The entire experience was terrific. I was very pleased with the care I received at Toboggan Run Dental and highly recommend this practice.”

– Lemuel


“Toboggan Run Dental has the greatest staff and fantastic ambiance. If you can ever say it is a pleasure to go to the dentist, it certainly is here.”



“My experience was very good. I felt very little discomfort. Dr. Cristler was very professional. His dental work is excellent.”



“Love the staff! I am so happy I found Tobaggan Run. Receptionist always welcomes me when I arrive. Joe, the hygienist is great. He never lectures me. He knows that I know what I should be doing. Dr. Engel is always warm and caring.”



“It started off with the Hygienist , he had a very soft touch and did a great job, Never new I was sitting in the dentist office. Then came Dr. Charlie, what can I say, He is the Best.”


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Call 715-234-6846 and to get scheduled ASAP.

Making Appointments

To schedule an appointment, please call our office at 715-234-6846, or fill out our contact form, and someone from our team will be in touch with you shortly. We are available on weekends for dental emergencies.


Arriving At Your Appointment

To make your appointment as smooth and prompt as possible, please come prepared with:

  • Your Insurance Information/Card
  • Photo Identification
  • Any Medical Records Related to Your Visit

Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment and print and fill out the following forms before arriving to our office.

Medical History Forms

Patient Forms

Dental chair

Payment Options

We will gladly file any insurance claims and necessary forms to determine what will be covered by your insurance policy, prior to treatment. We accept cash, personal checks, Discover, Visa, and Mastercard. We also offer Care Credit o provide you with interest-free payment plans! Out-of-town emergency services must be paid the day of treatment.


Q: Do baby teeth really matter? Aren't they just going to fall out anyway?

A: Yes. Primary, or baby teeth, play a very important role in a child’s early physical, social, and emotional development. Primary teeth aid essential nutrition through proper chewing, help in early speech development, support self-esteem with a beautiful smile, allow a child to focus and learn in school without the distraction of tooth pain, and also hold space in the mouth that is necessary for proper eruption and development of permanent, adult teeth.

Q: Is teeth whitening safe?

A: Teeth whitening is not a harmful procedure however it can lead to some sensitivity. In order for the bleach to whiten the tooth, it opens up the internal channels of the tooth, which causes sensitivity. This is not a long-term side effect but is fairly common.  Teeth whitening does not cause harm to the enamel of the tooth.  There is no literature suggesting that teeth whitening has any long-term health implications.

Q: I recently bit on something hard and now it hurts to chew on my tooth. What should I do?

A: Trauma to a tooth from biting on a foreign object can cause reversible or irreversible damage. You may have simply bruised the periodontal ligament which connects your tooth to the bone. This, like any other bruise, will resolve over a matter of days. You may have introduced a crack into the tooth that extends into the dentin under the enamel.

Q: What are dental sealants?

A: Dental sealants are a preventative tool used to keep teeth (especially children’s) free from cavities. When permanent teeth are newly erupted, the chewing surfaces are very susceptible to cavities. Dental sealants can protect these areas of the teeth from cavities before they start.

Q: My dentist commented that I have receding gums. What causes this and what are the risks?

A: The gum tissue normally attaches to the tooth where the enamel ends and the root begins. Receding gums result in the migration of this attachment level away from the enamel exposing the root surface to the oral environment. This subjects the root surface, which is more susceptible to tooth decay and more likely to retain plaque and tartar, to the potentially injurious effects of acids that cause decay and bacteria that cause periodontal disease. Causes of gum recession include aggressive brushing, clenching or grinding your teeth, tobacco products, genetics, periodontal disease, insufficient dental care, piercing of the lip or tongue and hormone changes predominantly in females.

Q: My hygienist said I have tartar build up. Does that mean I should be brushing harder?

A: Effective brushing does not mean hard brushing. Tartar (also called calculus) is hardened plaque. Plaque is a natural film of bacteria that is constantly forming on our teeth. Proper brushing and flossing removes plaque. When it sits long enough on the teeth and along the gum line, it can form into hardened tartar. Once tartar is present on the teeth, the only way for it to be removed is by a dental professional through a process called scaling with special instruments. To prevent tartar formation, daily brushing and flossing, as well as limiting sticky, sugary, starchy foods and snacks is important.

For further information on appointments and more, contact us today at 715-234-6846!

Phone: 715-234-6846
Fax: 715-234-0014

Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday & Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Available Weekends for Emergencies