East Side Milwaukee Adoration: 4th of July and Every Day

Celeste Horvath has been visiting Mike or one of his predecessors for dental care since she was five.

Keep an eye out for Celeste Horvath and her husband, Steve, at the Lake Park 4th of July Celebration. They’ve volunteered with Mike for years to help run this major neighborhood event.

Born and raised on Hackett Avenue, Celeste has lived on the East Side for all but four years. Her commitment to this neighborhood is made up of quiet but powerful moments of walking our tree-lined streets, supporting local businesses and even how she cares for her dental health.

“What can’t you walk to on the East Side?” Celeste said. “You can walk to see a movie, pick up groceries and hardware, get your teeth cleaned and, of course, talk with neighbors. Invariably, you set a certain amount of time for a walk and then you bump into someone you know and the walk is twice as long. And I can’t imagine not seeing Lake Michigan nearly every day.”

She has been going to some iteration of DeWan Dental Wellness for her entire life.

“When I was five years old, I first saw Dr. Grant on Downer Avenue,” Celeste said. “He was way ahead of his time because he had TVs mounted in the treatment rooms. Then Dr. Schelkun bought Dr. Grant’s practice. He did my first root canal. And then when Mike took over we were hooked for life. I might be one of his biggest referral sources.”

As a real estate agent, Celeste actually shepherded our purchase of the Farwell Avenue properties 10 years ago. She credits her parents with her staunch commitment to dental health.

“Ninety percent of what happens above your neck contributes to everything that happens from the neck down,” Celeste said. “Even if we didn’t have dental insurance, we would make dental health a priority.”


If you’re looking to take control of your dental health, download our free ebook 10 Secrets to Dental Health. To schedule an appointment with dentists who are as committed to Milwaukee’s Eastside as Celeste, make an appointment today.

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