Dr. Derek Rognlien

I find great joy in my profession as a dentist by creating beautiful and healthy smiles for my patients. My practice philosophy is to provide an exceptional level of care to my patients. This begins with spending time to build relationships and listening to the desires and concerns of my patients. I have clear and honest conversations about the dental conditions that are present and the options for treatment. I respect the fact that dental treatment may require an investment of time and finances, and I ensure that careful planning is completed.

During treatment, comfort is an important concern, and I make every effort possible to make certain that a patient’s time spent with me is as enjoyable as possible. I stay abreast of the latest technology and techniques to ensure high-quality treatment is delivered. I understand the importance of oral health and will work as a team with my patients to keep them happy, healthy, and smiling!


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in biology – University of Wisconsin, Platteville, 2004
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery – Marquette University School of Dentistry, 2009

I have taken many hours of additional continuing education in advanced topics such as oral surgery, endodontics, pediatrics, and advanced restorative treatment. I believe that I have an obligation to my profession and patients to stay current with the latest advancements in dentistry.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • Wisconsin Dental Association
  • Northwest Wisconsin Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Chippewa Valley Dental Society
  • Seattle Study Club
  • Spear Education Study Club

Outside the Office

I was born in Eau Claire, but grew up in southern Wisconsin. I am happily married to my wife Katie, and we have three beautiful children, Elise, Evan, and Aiden. We love being active and stay busy running after our three young children. We enjoy traveling, skiing, exercising, camping, and spending time with family and friends. I am an avid hunter and when fall rolls around, I enjoy spending time outdoors. We love living in Eau Claire and enjoy being part of a wonderful community.

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