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
John Busby DDS – Managing Partner
John Busby DDS 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 Nuremberg Germany. Following five years of active duty service, Dr. Busby returned to Madison and joined the group that became Affiliated Dentists. Dr. Busby is a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. 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 and several grandchildren.
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.
JoAnn Miller DDS – East Clinic
She put herself through undergrad earning various academic scholarships, providing tutoring services and also working in the college cafeteria feeding the Iowa Hawkeye football team.
While working as a dental assistant and finishing undergrad, JoAnn applied to the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and was accepted. After graduating in 2003 and marrying in 2007 newlyweds JoAnn and husband Sam moved to Madison, Wisconsin. In 2009 she joined Affiliated Dentists as well as the the newly-formed Madison chapter of the Seattle Study Club, a nationwide study group for dental professionals.
When away from work, JoAnn and her husband Sam enjoy living in Madison with their 2 pointer dogs, Amber Ale and Magnum. They love watching Badger football, especially when the Hawkeyes come to town. Outside of football season they all love heading back to Iowa to go 4-wheeling on the dirt roads and boating on the Mississippi River.
Mark Gustavson DDS – East and West Clinic
Mark Gustavson DDS 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. He continues to enjoy full-mouth reconstructions on his patients! 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.
Laura Peles DDS – East and West Clinic
Laura Peles DDS is originally from Washington State. She moved to Milwaukee to earn her undergraduate in Dental Hygiene from Marquette University.
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.
Dr. Peles, her husband Shachar and children 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.
Maggie Budde DDS – East and West Clinic
Maggie Budde DDS (formerly 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. Budde is a member of the American Dental Association and Madison Seattle Study Club.
In her spare time, Dr. Budde enjoys running and playing sand volleyball on the Affiliated Dentists Madison sponsored team in East Madison. Dr. Budde is married to an avid basketball fan and statistician. When not hanging with her husband watching the Huskers or Badgers, you may find her outside, reading a great book or playing trivia with her friends at a local tavern. Dr. Budde’s sister is Dr. Susie Dendinger.
Dr. Budde is also an avid sports fan. During football season, she’s rooting 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.
Brian Porter DDS – West Clinic
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 (Formerly, Walter Reed). 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!
When not working Dr. Porter is an avid outdoor runner and has trained for several half marathons and one full marathon.
Susie Dendinger DDS – East and West Clinic
Like her sister, Dr. Maggie Budde, Susie Dendinger DDS 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.