We are taking the spread of COVID-19 very seriously and are diligently following the recommendations of the CDC, ADA and our local health departments in order to continue to ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff. Because of this, we will be closed to all non-emergency appointments until further notice.

We will be taking calls 8am to 12pm Monday through Friday and returning calls to any voice messages left.

There is also an emergency message option if you do get our voicemail when calling. We will call you back in a timely manner and rest assured we are committed to continuing the care of our patients within the guidelines set by the CDC, ADA and local health departments.

Thank you for your patience and understanding, Dr. Charles A. Sowieja and Staff

Charles A. Sowieja D.D.S., S.C. | Dentist Merrill WI

A Gentle Approach to Complete Family Dental Care. Dentist Merrill

Charles A. Sowieja

Charles A. Sowieja

Dentist / Owner

Dr. Sowieja (pronounced SUH-WHY-YA), with his wife, Ginny, moved to Merrill in 1979 to open his dental practice after he graduated from dental school. Since its modest beginnings in a small rental space on Hwy 51 just north of Merrill, the family dental care practice of Charles A. Sowieja, D.D.S, S.C. has been dedicated to friendly, professional dental services in Merrill’s ONLY locally owned and operated solo dental practice. For over 30 years, Dr. Sowieja and his dedicated staff have helped patients achieve and maintain optimal dental health through compassionate care and up-to-date treatment plans.

When you choose our dental office, you can trust we will always keep your best interests at heart. Not only do we want to help you achieve a bright, beautiful smile, we take time to listen to and address your concerns, explain options available to you and come up with solutions. We will never sell you unnecessary, expensive treatment plans as you may sometimes experience in a large multi-dentist corporate practice. In this way, we build strong and trusting professional and personal relationships with our patients. Our goal is to not only help you achieve a healthy smile, but to maintain optimal oral health for life in as conservative a manner as possible.

We serve patients of all ages. Whether you are an existing or new patient, we are happy to answer any questions you have about oral health. Our services include: routine cleanings, diagnostic x-rays as necessary, fillings, crowns, veneers, bridges/dentures, orthodontics, same day emergency care; FREE consultations and second opinions and more.

Although our practice primarily serves patients from the greater Merrill/Wausau area and surrounding communities, we also have patients from other parts of the country who still come to us for their dental care!

Our Dentist Office Staff

Our Dentist Office Staff

The Team

Dr. Sowieja grew up in the small town of Greenwood, WI (southwest of Merrill) and completed his undergrad at UW-Madison. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Marquette University School of Dentistry in May 1979. He is married; his wife Ginny works in the practice as his Business Manager. Together, they have two college age children: Alex and Emma. Outside of the office, Dr. Sowieja can be found outdoors, hunting, fishing, golfing, playing sports or spending time with his family. He is an avid Merrill Blue Jay, Wisconsin Badger and Green Bay Packer fan. Dr. Sowieja’s professional memberships include the Wisconsin Dental Association and the American Dental Association.

(From left to right)
Karen is our full time dedicated and experienced Dental Hygienist.
Patti is Dr. Sowieja’s full-time Chair Assistant committed to your care and comfort while receiving dental treatment.
Ginny Sowieja is our Business Manager.
Billie Jo is our Front Desk Specialist and handles a variety of duties including: reception and all aspects of insurance claims such as: policy research, submittal and claims follow-up. In addition, she handles in-office technology issues and other tasks as they come along.
Paula is our part-time committed and experienced Dental Hygienist, as well as Front Desk Assistant and Insurance Policy Researcher.

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Charles A. Sowieja, D.D.S., S.C.
201 N. Center Ave.
Merrill, WI 54452

Phone: (715) 536-7104
Fax: (715) 536-3759


Office Hours
Monday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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