Dr. Eugene Shoemaker and Dr. Kate Gilson are Waukesha's family dentistry team. From cleanings and bridges to whitening and veneers they have the experience you want while treating you like family.

Dr. Gilson

Dr. Kate Gilson

Hi! I'm Dr. Kate Gilson. I graduated from Marquette School of Dentistry in 1999. After graduation. I completed a General Practice Residency at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, NJ. Since the completion of my residency. I have been in private practice in Waukesha, Wisconsin since 2003. I feel it's extremely important to stay current with the changes in the world of dentistry, which is why I attend several continuing education courses each year focusing on both general and cosmetic dentistry. l have also completed two mini-residencies in the area of dental implants. and an extensive course on lasers in dentistry. I am a member of the American Dental Association, Wisconsin Dental Association and the Waukesha County Dental Society. I have been chosen as one of the "Top Milwaukee-area Dentists" every year since 2015. The part of family dentistry that I enjoy most is having the opportunity to see patients of all ages, from toddler to adult. I enjoy getting to know each and every one of my patients, and consider myself very fortunate that they chose me to be their dentist.

I am originally from Oshkosh, and currently reside in Pewaukee with my husband. daughter. and twin boys. When I am not working or chauffeuring my kids to their various lessons, I enjoy reading, yoga, painting. and hanging out with my family.

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Dr. Gene Shoemaker

My name is Dr. Gene Shoemaker.  I graduated from Marquette University School of Dentistry in 1989. After an associate ship in the Fox Valley, I purchased my practice in Waukesha in 1993. I have taken numerous continuing education courses, including dental implant mini-residencies as well as courses in cosmetic and general dentistry. I am a fellow in the Pierre Fauchard Academy, American College of Dentists and International College of Dentists.

I believe in service to my profession and community. I currently treat patients throught the Wisconsin Dental Association (WDA) Foundation's Mission of Mercy (MOM) program. Since 2009, the MOM program has provided over $7.1 million in charitable dental care to over 13,000 children and adults residents in Wisconsin. At present I am chair of the American Dental Association's MOM organizational team. I am a past president of the Waukesha County Dental Society and the Wisconsin Dental Association. I have served on several committees and councils of the American Dental Association and have been recognized for my service to dentistry through the ADA’s Golden Apple Award and three Pyramid of Pride awards from the Wisconsin Dental Association. I am a board member for the Waukesha Kiwanis Club and the Waukesha Education Foundation.

I reside in Waukesha with my wife and two daughters. My interests outside of dentistry include spending time with my family, traveling, and model railroading. Our patients tell us they appreciate our professionalism. They especially appreciate the time we spend discussing their dental health.


Dr. Gilson

Monday: 8AM - 5PM
Tuesday: 8AM - 5PM
Wednesday: OFF
Thursday: 8AM - 5PM
Friday:  7AM - 12PM

Dr. Shoemaker

Monday: 8AM - 5PM
Tuesday: 8AM - 5PM
Wednesday: 8AM - 12PM*
Thursday: OFF
Friday:  7AM - 12PM

*by appointment

Conveniently located off I-94 in Waukesha!

1600 Summit Ave, Waukesha, WI 53188

Phone: (262) 542-0431
Fax: (262) 542-0326
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  • "Knowledgeable professionals who do quality dental work"

    Darlene - Waukesha, WI
    "If you're in search of a good dentist, look no further. Dr. Shoemaker and his team are knowledgeable professionals who do quality dental work. Their main objective is keeping me happy and healthy. I am always greeted with a smile and treated as a friend rather than a patient."
  • "Thank you! Thank you!"

    Jim - Waukesha, WI
    Dr. Gene, Thank you for fixing my teeth. It is nice to be able to chew my dinner now! Thank you! Thank you!
  • "Most caring group of professional people"

    Lynette - Waukesha, WI
    "If anyone is looking for the best dental practice around this area, I can help you with that choice. Dr. Shoemaker and his staff are the most professional, caring group of people I have ever dealt with. Always smiling and efficient, they have given me twenty years of wonderful care."
  • "Everyone in the office is like family"

    Marie - Oconomowoc, WI
    "I love being a patient of Dr. Gilson because everyone in the office is like family. They are very professional and understanding about things that come up, if I have to cancel my appointment. She is truly a wonderful dentist. She is very thorough and makes sure you leave the office happy and not in pain. I would highly recommend her dental office to everyone I know! They are all the best!!"
  • "We look forward to dentist appointments"

    Allie & Jim - Wauwatosa, WI
    I have three children; ages 8 and younger and they also love Dr. Gilson. We look forward to Dentist appointments, which is no small feat for the children. Most recently, she extracted my oldest son's two stubborn teeth and dealing with a tooth extraction on a 7 year old boy, he left with a smile on his face and a mother at ease from Dr. Gilson's gentle approach and kindness towards my son. We are thankful beyond belief to have found her as our family dentist and can not imagine dentistry any other way!