Dental Staff

Dentist in Wisconsin Rapids, WI

All our professionals at New Horizons Dental maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.

Dr. William S Akey

I am a 1992 graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. I completed a general practice residency at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis before returning to my hometown and entering private practice in 1993. I maintain a fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry and memberships in the American Dental Association, Wisconsin Dental Association, and Chicago Dental Society.

I presently serve on a Test Construction Committee for National Board Dental Examinations. In addition, I am an adjunct faculty member at Northcentral Technical College's Dental Hygiene Program. My spare time is spent with my wife, son, and two daughters.


Our Staff


Deb - Dental Hygiene

Deb has an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene from Northcentral Technical College. She has practiced with me since 1993. Deb is certified in local anesthesia and was formerly an adjunct instructor at Northcentral Technical College for pain management.

She is married with two sons. She enjoys walking, snowshoeing, reading, swimming, and singing in her church choir.

Sally - Dental Hygiene

Sally is a Wisconsin Rapids native, having been a hygienist since 1987. Sally worked in Winona, MN before returning to her hometown. She has been a hygienist in Wisconsin Rapids for 27 years working clinically, in dental education presentations, and throughout the area from grade schools to high school, nursing homes to hospital work. Sally taught for the American Red Cross as a CPR advisor for 20 years. 

You may also recognize Sally from the South Wood County Recreation Center Ice Rink. She is very active driving the Zamboni, working as an ice skating instructor, and volunteering at the concession stand. Sally has been married to her husband for 22 years and is the mother of two children. Sally loves spending time with her family in her free time.

Renee - Office Manager

Renee started at my office in 2008 as an Office Assistant and Sterilization Technician. She is now the Office Manager and manages accounts for my practice.

Renee is a native of Wisconsin Rapids and resides here with her husband. She has three sons. Her free time is spent refurbishing furniture, knitting, reading a good book, walking and most importantly spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Bev - Office Assistant 

Bev comes to my office as an Office Assistant. She started in 2015 and enjoys working as a team member in our office. 

She is the mother of a son and two daughters, all of whom are married. Her grandchildren are her greatest pride and joy. Together with her husband they enjoy camping and the peacefulness of the outdoors. Her hobbies include creating stain glass works of art, quilting, tending her flowers and spending time with family.

Tanya - Dental Assistant

Tanya is a recent graduate from Dental Assisting School. Tanya has attended the National Dental Academy in Appleton, WI and received her certification in Spring 2016. 

Tanya is a native of Spooner, WI and resides in Wisconsin Rapids with her husband along with her dog Reese and cats Maggie and Cooper. Tanya enjoys working with people of all ages and making them feel as comfortable as possible. Tanya's interests include scrapbooking, painting, biking, walking, gardening and enjoys spending time with family and friends.



During the day you may see Kylen assisting with office sterilization and other office duties. Kylen, like all staff members, is trained in HIPAA compliance policies. Kylen is a Lincoln High School graduate of 2016 and a Project Search graduate of 2017. During his spare time he enjoys video gaming and spending time with family. Kylen is an avid animal lover, especially his cat Angel.