Our Dentists at Affiliated Dentists Madison
While our roots trace back to the 1970’s Affiliated Dentists Madison opened its doors in Madison in 1997. Since then our team has grown to better serve the families of Madison. Read all about our dental practice History. Learn more about our Community Outreach.
Meet Our Team
Dr. John Busby – Owner/Business Manager
Dr. Busby began his career in dentistry more than three decades ago and is a 1978 graduate of Marquette University School of Dentistry. After graduating, he completed a Family Practice Residency in the U.S. Army. As an Army officer, Dr. Busby served in numerous locations, including Nuremburg Germany. Following five years of active duty service, Dr. Busby returned to Madison and joined the group that became Affiliated Dentists. In 2006, Dr. Busby earned a M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern. Today he serves as the Managing Partner of Affiliated Dentists.
Since 1983, he has been providing dental health care to Madison area families. His emphasis is providing cosmetic services and restoring people’s smile.
Dr. Busby is married to Terry Busby and they have 3 adult daughters: Katherine, Laura and Jenifer.
In his spare time Dr. Busby volunteers as the head of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Capital Campaign and various Veterans groups. On weekends Dr. Busby is often found in Door County, Wisconsin either golfing or kayaking. In spite of years of lessons, his golf game continues to struggle.
Dr. JoAnn Miller – East Clinic
Dr. Miller started her dental career as a dental assistant while attending the University of Iowa in Iowa City. She received her B.A. in Biology and then entered the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. While there she learned the latest techniques and materials from the front runners in each specialty.
Dr. Miller graduated in the spring of 2003 and is a member of the American Dental Association.
Dr. Mark Gustavson – East and West Clinic
Dr. Gustavson earned his B.A. in Chemistry at Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, Minnesota. He continued his education at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and was the recipient of the J. Raymond Gill Award for Excellence in Clinical Prosthodontics.
After dental school he completed a general practice residency at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The residency focused on full mouth reconstructions in fixed and removable prosthodontics. Dr. Gustavson lives in Madison with his wife, Katie and his children, Tyra, Cullen and Evelyn. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the Madison Seattle Study Club which focuses on comprehensive treatment in collaboration with the specialists in the area.
In his free time Mark is an avid cyclist. He annually completes the Horribly Hilly Hundreds bike event out of Blue Mound State Park, but gets more enjoyment out of riding their tandem bicycle with his children. Along with cycling he is on the Affiliated Dentists basketball team, with three patients, that plays in the Verona Men’s League. When not chasing the kids around and exercising he enjoys Badger basketball and football.
Dr. Laura Peles – East and West Clinic
Later she decided to further her professional career by pursuing a dental degree at Marquette University School of Dentistry. Dr. Peles continues her dental education as an active member of the Seattle Study Club of Madison, meeting monthly with other specialist and general dentists to discuss complex treatments with nationally renowned speakers. She is interested in general restorative and cosmetic dentistry.
Laura, her husband Shachar and the recent addition to her family, Michael, enjoy the outdoors and love to explore Madison. Her hobbies include cycling, swimming and hiking. Dr. Peles works to be an approachable, personable, family-oriented dentist whose goal is to provide family-friendly quality dentistry.
Dr. Maggie Smith – East and West Clinic
Dr. Smith earned her B.A. in Exercise Science at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She continued her education at Creighton and received her M.S. in Clinical Anatomy. Through that program, she decided to pursue a career in dentistry.
Ultimately, she graduated from the Marquette University School of Dentistry and was the recipient of the Eleanor J. Bushee Senior Student Award for Academic Excellence and Outstanding leadership from the American Association of Women Dentists. Dr. Smith is a member of the American Dental Association and Madison Seattle Study Club.
In her spare time, Dr. Smith enjoys running and playing sand volleyball on the Affiliated Dentists Madison sponsored team in East Madison. When not outside, she is reading a great book or playing trivia with her friends at a local bar.
Dr. Smith is also an avid sports fan. During football season, she’s cheering on the Nebraska Huskers while she cheers for the Creighton Bluejays during basketball season. She also tries to attend an Indycar race every year, which is her favorite sport to watch.
Dr. Brian Porter – West Clinic
Dr. Brian Porter D.D.S. graduated with a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences from Marquette University and went on to graduate from Marquette School of Dentistry.
Dr. Porter then joined the US Navy to complete a one year residency at National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD. Later he was assigned to a Naval warship as Director of Dental Services. He also served as a General Dentist at Naval Station Great Lakes, Chicago.
Today Dr. Porter specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Porter joins Dr. Laura Peles as Affiliated Dentist’s first brother and sister team!
Dr. Susie Dendinger – East and West Clinic
Like her sister, Dr. Maggie Smith, Dr. Dendinger attended Creighton University for her dentistry degree. But that wasn’t her first career choice. She worked as a nurse for five years before she realized she wanted a profession in healthcare that also allowed her to use her creative side. So she switched to dentistry and hasn’t looked back since.
Skilled in creative hobbies such as baking, art, and music, Dr. Dendinger spends her free time with her two sons and her husband while they discover new and fun things to do around Madison. On the weekends they like to play outside, go for runs, or just sit back and catch up on their favorite TV shows.
Dr. Dendinger is a passionate, talented dentist who enjoys the artistic side of dentistry, and strives to take care of each patient and develop a long lasting relationship with them.