Joel P. Crane, DDS, grew up in Delavan, WI, graduating from Delavan-Darien High School in 1996. He then achieved his personal goal of becoming a dentist to serve the community with the latest dentistry advances. He has a deep dedication to remaining at the forefront of the latest dental techniques and technologies to better treat his patients.

Education and background

Education and background

Dr. Crane attended the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, achieving a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2001. In 2005, he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Indiana University School of Dentistry. Dr. Crane has advanced his skills and knowledge by completing many CE courses and gaining certification in orthodontics in a one-and-a-half-year program offered by the Academy of Straightwire and Functional Orthodontics.

Once he achieved his professional certification, Dr. Crane joined Dr. Gene R. Sorensen’s private practice, serving as an associate dentist in 2005. After working closely with Dr. Sorensen for two years, they formed a professional partnership, updating the practice to be named Lodi Valley Dental LLP, in Lodi, Wisconsin. 


During his years of education in dental school, Dr. Crane was the recipient of several honors and awards: The Indiana University School of Dentistry Alumni Scholarship, Perry Dental Study Group Scholarship for Academic Achievement, Harvey G. Levinson Memorial Scholarship Recipient, The American Equilibration Society Award, and The Organization of Teachers Diagnosis Award.

On a personal note…

Dr. Crane enjoys spending time with his wife, Katie, and his three children. In his time off, he enjoys playing several sports, including volleyball, softball, golfing, along with hunting and fishing.

Affiliations and memberships

Dr. Crane has affiliations and memberships in several professional associations, including:

  • American Dental Association
  • Wisconsin Dental Association
  • Columbia, Dodge, and Marquette Dental Society
  • Chicago Dental Society
  • Wisconsin Dental Study Club
  • Current President of Madison Dental Progress Forum
  • The Academy of Straightwire and Functional Orthodontics
  • Midstate Implant Study Club
  • Lodi Chamber of Commerce Member

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