Meet Your Team
About Our Practice
Our philosophy is to provide optimum dentistry for our patients in a loving and caring way with emphasis on function esthetics and prevention. We know that your smile affects all areas of your life. Your smile affects your self-confidence and greatly affects your appearance. Let us help you achieve and maintain your oral health for a life time.

Our Services


Meet Your Doctor

Kevin M. Donlin
D.M.D.
Kevin M. Donlin, D.M.D. is the doctor and owner of We Care Dental in Madison, SD. He is originally from Miller, SD where he was born and raised. Dr. Donlin received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from South Dakota State University in May of 2008, and then went on to receive his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry degree at Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ in May of 2012. Kevin is also currently a dentist in the South Dakota Army National Guard. He has been in the Army since February of 2000, is a combat veteran, and is now a Major.

Dr. Donlin started with We Care Dental in August of 2013 when he purchased the practice from Dr. Gerald Elpert. Kevin and his family have enjoyed settling into the community of Madison. He has been married to his wife Angela since 2006. They have two children, Derrick, who was born in 2010, and Nadine, who was born in 2012. Kevin is involved in Madison Area Chamber of Commerce, Madison Rotary Club, VFW Post 2638 of Madison, SD, Twin Lakes Shrine Club, American Dental Association, South Dakota Dental Association, Southern District Dental Society, and the South Dakota Academy of General Dentistry.

In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, camping, reading, trapshooting, and various construction projects with his father.


Meet Your Dental Hygienists

Andrea Thorn
R.D.H.
I grew up in Sisseton, SD.  I attended South Dakota State University from 1994-1996, and then upon realizing my interest in the field of Dental Hygiene, I transferred to the University of South Dakota to pursue my education.  I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of South Dakota in 1998.  I love animals, traveling, and playing Scrabble.  I enjoy getting to know my patients and helping them maintain a beautiful, healthy smile!  I was working at Dr. Hanson's dental office until he retired, and then I came over to We Care Dental in July of 2017.
Becca Griebel
R.D.H.
I grew up in Pipestone, MN.  I graduated with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene in May of 2017.  I have been with We Care Dental since June of 2019.

Meet Your Dental Assistants

Kathy Erickson
R.D.A.
I am a native of Winfred, SD and attended Madison High School.  I graduated from the School of Dental Assisting at Lake Area Vo-Tech in Watertown.  My husband, Doug, and I live in Madison.  We enjoy bowling, bike riding, and camping.  I have been with We Care Dental since March of 1980.
Janelle Dinges
L.P.N.
I graduated from De Smet High School, and then went on to graduate from the Pierre School of Nursing.  I worked with Dr. Hanson for 30 years, and when he retired, I started working with Dr. Donlin at We Care Dental in July of 2017.  My husband, John, and I have 3 daughters and 5 grandchildren.  I enjoy watching the Minnesota Twins and Vikings, traveling, and attending my grandchildren's activities.  I am a member of St. John Lutheran in Madison, Secretary of the church council, and sing with the New Beginnings group at church.
Ashley Peterson
Dental Assistant
I grew up in Madison, SD.  I graduated from Black Hills Beauty College in March of 2016.  I started working at We Care Dental in November of 2019.

Meet Your Office Staff

Teresa Neises
Front Desk / Insurance & Software Coordinator
I am originally from Pipestone, MN and my husband Zach, is originally from Howard, SD.  I graduated from Southeast Tech with an Associates in Business Administration.  We have two little girls, Kenley and Parker.  We enjoy camping, going for motorcycle rides, golfing, and spending time with our families.  I have been with We Care Dental since March of 2013.
Angela Donlin
Office Manager
I grew up in Dell Rapids, SD.  I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Consumer Affairs from South Dakota State University.  Dr. Donlin and I have been married since 2006, and we have two children, Derrick and Nadine.  We moved to Madison in the Summer of 2013 when we purchased We Care Dental.  I am involved in P.E.O. Chapter BN here in Madison and am also a member of SHRM.  I enjoy camping, traveling, photography, playing board games, and spending time with family and friends.
Contact Us

Madison, SD

We are conveniently located three blocks north of the intersection of Highways 81 and 34.

622 N Highland Ave
Madison, SD 57042
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Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday - Appointment Only
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
605-256-6668

After office hours or emergencies:
605-870-0297