Accepting New Patients of All Ages

Serving Rice Lake, Cameron, Barron, Spooner, Haugen, and other Neighboring Areas

At Pathway Dental of Rice Lake, our dedicated dental team strives to bring compassionate care to each patient. Dr Heringer and his team bring decades of experience in treating patients from all different backgrounds. We are accepting new patients and would appreciate the opportunity to be a part of your complete dental care team.

Meet Our Team

Jacob Heringer


Dr. Heringer began his career as a surgical technician in MN, and discovered his passion for dentistry after exploring various career paths. At the age of 26 he started his 8 year journey in pursuing dentistry. He received his biology and philosophy degrees from the University of Mary (Bismark, ND) in 2006, and his Dental Degree from Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health in 2010.

After completing Dental School, he relocated to Rice Lake, WI and has provided services with Family Health Center, Rice Lake Dental Center since 2010. Dr. Heringer was able to pursue his dream of opening Pathway Dental in 2022, and is dedicated to serving the community’s dental needs with the highest quality of care.

Dr. Heringer enjoys building life-long relationships with patients inside and outside the dental office. Transparency with clients, establishing solid patient understanding, and precision in dental care are what patients point out as Dr. Heringer’s unique qualities, and why they continue to select him as their dentist in Rice Lake WI. His passion for making Pathway Dental a welcoming, relaxing atmosphere, puts patients at ease from the moment they step inside. Staying at the forefront of cutting edge technology and dental advancements has been a priority of Dr. Heringer which he continuously pursues.

Dr Heringer loves spending time with his amazing wife, Erin, and their 3 wonderful kids. Skiing, boating, traveling, and exploring NW Wisconsin with friends and family are among his favorite things to do outside the office. Faith and gratitude are at the core of all Dr. Heringer’s accomplishments, services, and compassion for serving the community’s dental needs.


Dental Assistant

Amy and her husband live in Rice Lake, and have been married for 6 years. She loves spending time outdoors and traveling to new places. Amy has many years of experience as a dental assistant, and is committed to ensuring a relaxed, enjoyable experience for every patient.


Dental Assistant


Front Office Assistant

Savannah grew up in the area and currently lives in Cameron with her husband. They have been married 10 years and have 2 dogs and a cat. In her free time she enjoys time with family and her fur babies. Savannah brings many years of dental experience to Pathway Dental, and is dedicated to making sure your experience is smooth from check in to check out.


Dental Hygienist

Cara comes with 22 years of dental hygiene experience. She began her career as a Dental Hygienist graduating from Lake Superior college in 1999 and worked in private practice in the Rice Lake area for 10 years. Cara then went to work in a community health center for 10 years, during which time she completed her bachelors in dental hygiene at Mankato University. The last 2 years she was able to get experience in Implant Sedation dentistry. Cara has passion for our aging population and has recently started providing care in nursing homes. She loves making a difference. She is gentle, compassionate, and wants to make anyone's day brighter.

Cara is extremely excited to be back in the Rice Lake area and join the Pathway Dental Team. She wants to be able to build lasting relationships again here in Rice Lake. She wants to be able to have patients feel comfortable and know she will accommodate their needs, so they have a great experience.

Cara enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She has a supportive and caring husband, Dave, of 23 years and three amazing children Alivia, Gretta and Jarrett. She loves to Curl, spend time at the cabin, go hiking, boating, and sitting by campfires. Most of all, making someone smile brightens her day.


Dental Hygienist

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Payment and Insurance

Pathway Dental is a “fee for service” dental office. At the most basic level, that means we have set fees for the procedures we complete and those fees are the same whether or not a patient has insurance. Working outside of dental benefit (insurance) networks allows Pathway Dental to charge a fair and fixed rate for specific procedures that we offer, rather than have our fees managed and dictated by a third-party insurance provider. The fair pricing allows Pathway Dental to select the best procedures and methodologies, rather than the ones that will only fit into the plan’s “package.”

That being said, many of the services and procedures we provide are covered by dental benefit. If you have dental benefit, we would be happy to help you maximize your benefits by filing your paperwork and assisting with any billing questions.

It is our policy to have the patient pay for their services at the time of treatment. As a courtesy, we will contact your dental insurance provider to check your coverage and benefits. Our office will submit claims on your behalf with reimbursement to be sent directly to you after the claims have been processed.

Most insurance companies prefer to reimburse the patient directly, making it more cost-effective and efficient for all parties involved to pay for the dental treatment at the time of the appointment.

If you do not have dental insurance or if your dental insurance carrier will not cover your treatment, we do offer a range of payment options including: cash, check, credit card, or financing with CareCredit for qualified patients.

Patient Testimonials

At Pathway Dental, we provide Comprehensive Dental Care, excelling patient expectations with more than what a regular exam offers. Our philosophy encompasses evaluating the entire oral system structure together, not only teeth and gums.

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Corporate Address

1701 Knapp St, Suite C
Rice Lake, WI, 54868

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