About Us:


At Great River Orthodontics, we are dedicated to offering the highest-quality orthodontic care to create beautiful smiles that enhance self-esteem, self-confidence, and overall dental health. Our energetic, creative team is committed to superior customer service and individualized care in a family-friendly atmosphere that is enjoyable, caring, and fun.

Meet Our Doctor

Dr. Brandon Knapp completed his undergraduate training in his home state, at the University of Michigan where he earned his bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering. He continued his education at UofM in biomedical engineering by attaining a master's degree before attending dental school. As a Master's student, Dr. Knapp was instrumental in designing an orthopedic bolt for knee reconstruction.

Dr. Knapp then moved to New York City where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, graduating with highest honors. After dental school Dr. Knapp continued his education by attending the 2.5 year orthodontic residency program through Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. As an orthodontic resident Dr. Knapp researched different retainer materials while earning his Master's degree in Orthodontics. After living on the east & west coasts, Dr. Knapp and his wife and daughter found their way back home to the Midwest, and close to family. Notably, Dr. Knapp's twin brother is also an Orthodontic Specialist... it is safe to say, "smiles" are inherited! Dr. Knapp is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, and the Wisconsin Dental Association. Dr. Knapp is in the process of becoming a diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics.

Meet Our Staff

My goal as the Financial Coordinator is to create a payment option that works for both the patient and the organization.

My name is Kristin Gilbertson. I have been a dental assistant since 1996 and joined Great River Orthodontics in March of 2016. I live in Sparta with my husband and two daughters. In my free time I like to snowboard with my family in the winter and take our kids wake boarding on the Mississippi river in the summer. We have a Weimeraner named Shelby and a Morki named Guinness. We live in the country and have a "hobby" beef farm with 22 Black Angus cows. A busy life is a happy life!!

Hello, my name is Ashlyn. I have been working for Great River Orthodontics since April of 2015. Outside of work, I enjoy being outside as much as I can. In the winter I look forward to going snow boarding, and in the summer I enjoy going on walks and being on the river.

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Denise has been assisting in Orthodontics since 1977. She lives on a hobby farm and in her free time enjoys introducing her 5 grandchildren to all the fun experiences of farm life.

Hi my name is Shannon and I am a treatment coordinator with Great River Orthodontics. I have been with the company since 9/12/16. I have 9 years of previous orthodontic experience. I love what I do and I love being a part of Great River Orthodontics! In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, husband, our son Sawyer, and our 2 pups Louie and Lola.

I have been a part of the Great River Orthodontics family since March 2014 as a Scheduling Coordinator.

I have 2 beautiful kids, Nicole & Noah. In my free time I love spending time with my kids and friends. I also love doing anything crafty, especially scrap booking.

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My name is Laurie Lubinsky. I have been working at Great River Orthodontics as a Dental Assistant since the year of 2001.
I have two kids, a son and a daughter, and I'm happily married.
My hobbies are walking, biking, vacationing, boating, golfing, and spending time with my lovely family.
I have a pet cockatiel and a pet dog, which is a white west highland terrier.

My name is Mel, I have been working in the La Crosse area dental field for 12 years and with Great River Orthodontics for 3 years. When I am not at Great River I enjoy spending time with my family Husband Rick and Daughter Emma. I also enjoy spending time outside, fishing and hiking.

Beth has worked in Orthodontics for the past 38 years. She enjoys fishing, hiking, camping and spending time with her grand kids. She also enjoys crafting and sewing in her spare time.

I have been working at Great River Orthodontics since September of 2016

I am a Scheduling Coordinator

I have 2 adult children



Hi, my name is Julie Olson. I have worked in Orthodontics for 5 years now and love to see the progress patients make during treatment! In my spare time I love being outside hiking/biking and spending time with my daughter, Maci.

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