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Appleton Family Dentistry

Appleton Family Dentistry is committed to providing exemplary care for the dental needs of the entire family. Our patient’s well-being and happiness is how we measure success. We achieve this by promoting the highest standard of dentistry, and utilizing the latest and most comfortable techniques.

The caring staff of Appleton Family Dentistry strives to provide dental treatment for our patients that enable them to keep their teeth for a lifetime with maximum health, function, comfort and aesthetics. We are Delta Premier and WEA providers.


The story of our practice begins prior to the nineteen seventies, but the practice as we currently know it began when Dr. Richard Gosse (Dick) purchased the business from Dr. A.W. Zwerg (Al) in 1970. Dr. Gosse worked as a solo practitioner for two years before discovering that he was too busy to carry on alone. At this time Dr. Gosse called upon his friend Dr. Charles Edwards (Bill) to help out. The two had met previously in Portland, Maine while working for the United States Public Health Service.

In 1972 Drs. Gosse and Edwards began working together in the Zuelke Building in downtown Appleton. Together they built upon their success. Eventually the two expanded their practice by constructing our existing building in 1980. There was very little to be seen in this neighborhood at the time as it was primarily farmland. Over time, Northland Mall and Cub Foods developed and provided an excellent location for our business. As the practice grew, Dr. Edwards and Dr. Gosse realized the need for an additional doctor. The practice welcomed Dr. Darrell Yunk in the fall of 2001. He had previously practiced in Sturgeon Bay, WI for 2 years and was looking to come back to his hometown of Appleton. The practice changed names at this point from Gosse and Edwards to Appleton Family Dentistry. In 2008, Drs. Gosse and Edwards announced their intention to retire. In response to this decision, Dr. Yunk sought out Dr. Matt Kappelman to come in as a partner.

The office as we see it today was remodeled in 2010- 2011 to accomodate current dental technology, maximize comfort and to exceed current infection control standards. To this day, we regularly meet with past employees and owners for get togethers or lunches. Even in a newly remodeled office, there are constant reminders of where this practice came from and its proud history.

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