Meet the Dentists
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Dr. Troy L. Keyes
Dr. Troy L. Keyes is originally from Watertown, South Dakota. He excelled at his studies during his time at Watertown Senior High, and participated in football, tennis, and band. After graduating, Dr. Keyes went on to study biology and chemistry at the University of South Dakota. During his undergraduate education, Dr. Keyes made the Dean’s List every semester, managed the computer lab, and served as a student coach for the women’s volleyball team. He earned spots in many academic honor societies, including the National Society for Guidon Honor Society, and the Alpha Lambda Delta Freshman Honor Society.
Dr. Keyes received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Nebraska Medical Center-College of Dentistry, where he graduated in the top third of his class. In 2002, Dr. Keyes served as Chief Dental Resident at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in Portsmouth, Virginia. From 2003-2005, he was the dentist and Dental Department Head onboard the amphibious ship, USS Tortuga (LSD 46) stationed out of Virginia Beach, Virginia.
After his time in the Navy, he worked at a couple different dental practices in the Sioux Falls area before moving to Madison, SD where he purchased the dental practice of Dr. Bernard Schuurmans, and renamed it Madison Family Dental. He has used his dental talents to improve the oral health of his patients in the area ever since! He strives to stay abreast of the latest dental technologies and has logged more than 700 hours of dental continuing education.
When asked why he’s so passionate about his career, Dr. Keyes responded, “I love dentistry in Madison, SD because every day I get to help honest, hard-working people feel better about themselves by giving them a healthy, nice-looking smile.”
Dr. Keyes is a member of the following associations and organizations:
- American Dental Association
- South Dakota Dental Association
- President for Madison Rotary Club
- Member of Lake County Search and Rescue Team
- Drummer for church praise team
In his spare time, Dr. Keyes enjoys spending time with his family, playing guitar and drums, hunting, fishing, kayaking, biking, camping, and participating in triathlons. He is happily married to his beautiful wife, Stephanie, and loves being a father to his three wonderful daughters.
Dr. Cassondra Braun
Dr. Cassondra Braun is excited to be joining Madison Family Dental and the Madison community! She grew up in Breckenridge, MN, with her parents and one younger brother. She became interested in dentistry at a young age by visiting her mother, a dental hygienist, at work. After high school, Dr. Braun attended the University of Minnesota for her undergraduate education where she graduated magna cum laude with a major in Biology. During her time there, she completed research in the Department of Genetics through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program and volunteered weekly at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Braun received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. She is a member of the American Dental Association and the South Dakota Dental Association volunteers for Give Kids a Smile. Dr. Braun enjoys all aspects of dentistry but is particularly interested in pediatrics, oral surgery, fixed prosthodontics, and cosmetic cases.
“Dentistry is a wonderful profession that allows me to provide care for others while using my technical and artistic abilities to fulfill patients’ dental needs and desires. In addition, the field is constantly changing which makes every day very exciting. While I enjoy the clinical aspects of dentistry, I receive the most joy when I am able to make a patient's time in the dental office a positive light in their day. I am thrilled to join the talented team at Madison Family Dental!”
In her spare time, Dr. Braun enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, playing the piano, fishing, snowmobiling, camping, traveling, and being walked by her English Bulldog, Henry.