Meet Team - Timothy J. McNamara, DDS

Dr. Timothy McNamara completed his periodontal residency training in 1984 and joined his former, now retired partner, Dr. James Herman, to form Herman/McNamara Periodontics, S. C. Dr. McNamara brought implant dentistry into the periodontal practice shortly afterward. He opened a satellite office in West Bend, WI, in 1985. Over the years, this satellite office has developed into a full time practice.

The Milwaukee city practice of Herman/McNamara Periodontics, S. C., moved and expanded from its location at 66th & Oklahoma to its present Greenfield suburban location at 84th & Forest Home in 1987. In 2006, Dr. Herman retired, and Dr. McNamara renamed the practice Progressive Periodontics and Dental Implants, S. C. to reflect the practice's style and addition of implant dentistry, yet still retain the practice's periodontal focus. The West Bend office was modernized, remodeled and expanded to over twice its original size in 2008.

Dr. McNamara has always held a strong belief in giving back to the patient and dental communities. He participates in Donated Dental Services, a program which provides comprehensive care at no cost to patients that have no other resources. He has taught clinical periodontics to dental students at Marquette University School of Dentistry.

As his Curriculum Vita indicates below, he has been accepted into multiple distinctive professional dental societies. He is a past President of the Wisconsin Dental Association and the Midwest Society of Periodontology. He has been an active member and leader on innumerable committees on the local, state and national level. He has held the office of Editor of the Journal of the Wisconsin Dental Association. As a result of this activity, he placed second in receiving the most distinctive award of the American College of Dentists for his editorial on ethics in personal and professional life. To the benefit of his patients, it was in these activities that Dr. McNamara enhanced his communication skills.


Marquette University School of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Surgery, 1981 The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, General Practice Residency, 1982 Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Fellowship, Surgery-General Dentistry, 1982 Veterans Administration Medical Center, Certificate in Periodontics, 1984


Progressive Periodontics and Dental Implants, S. C., Private Practice Limited to Periodontics, Milwaukee and West Bend, Wisconsin



  • Standards Committee on Dental Informatics, American Academy of Periodontology Representative, 2002-2004
  • House of Delegates, Wisconsin Delegation Chair, 1999
  • House of Delegates, Delegate, 1995-2000
  • House of Delegates, Reference Committee, Member, 1995, 1998
  • House of Delegates, Alternate Delegate, 1994
  • State Education Liaison Dentists Network, Wisconsin Representative, 1993


  • Editor, 2002-2006
  • Immediate Past President, 2000-2001
  • President, 1999-2000
  • Dental Workforce Group, Consultant, 1999-2001
  • President-Elect, 1998-1999
  • Vice President, 1997-1998
  • Finance Committee, Member, 1997-1998, Co-Chair, 1999
  • Legislative Committee, Chair, 1996-1997
  • Governance Review Committee, Member, 1996
  • Board Restructuring Task Force, Member, 1996
  • Region 3 Trustee, 1994-1997
  • Executive Committee, Member, 1994-present, Chair 1999-2000
  • MATC Dental Hygiene Site Committee, WDA Representative, 1993
  • Long Range Planning Committee, Member, 1991, 1993, 1997
  • Dental Auxiliary Manpower Committee, Chair, 1992-1993
  • New Member Benefits Committee, Member, 1992-1993
  • House of Delegates, Delegate, 1992-1993
  • Wisconsin VTAE Multi-District Dental Hygiene Project Steering Committee, Representative, 1992-1993
  • Member Benefits Committee, Member, 1991-1993
  • House of Delegates, Alternate Delegate, 1991
  • WIDPAC & Direct Giver Board of Directors, Director, 1991-2002
  • Young Dentist Committee, Member, 1990
  • MATC Dental Hygiene Advisory Committee, Liaison, 1989-1993
  • Recruitment & Retention Committee, Member, 1988-1990, Chair, 1990-1991

American Association of Dental Editors

  • Member, 2002-2006 Greater Milwaukee Dental Association
  • Secretary/Treasurer, 1993
  • Board of Directors, Director, 1989-93
  • Membership Committee, Member, 1985-89, Chair, 1988-89

American Academy of Periodontology

  • Committee on State and Regional Periodontal Matters, 2004-2006
  • Task Force on State and Regional Periodontal Matters, 2002-2004
  • Committee on Patient Benefits and Advocacy, 2001-2005
  • ADA Delegate/Alternate Task Force, 2000
  • Committee on the New Practitioner, 1997-2001
  • Consultant, 2001
  • Vice Chair, 1998-1999, Chair, 1999-2000
  • Committee on Clinical Periodontal Practice, 1997-2000
  • Ex Officio, 1997-1998, Special Consultant, 1998-2000

Midwest Society of Periodontists

  • Immediate Past President, 2004-2005
  • President, 2003-2004
  • President Elect, 2002-2003
  • Vice President, 2001-2002
  • Treasurer, 1999-2001
  • Executive Council, 1994-1997

Wisconsin Society of Periodontists

  • All offices, including President, 1993-1995

Marquette University School of Dentistry

  • Development Committee, 2000-2003
  • Get It All Done Committee, 1999-2003
  • Program Committee, 1999-2003
  • Dean John Goggins Scholarship Committee, 1997-2001
  • Mentor Program, 1996-present
  • Dean's Associates, 1995-present
  • Accreditation Site Visit Preparation Team, 1991-1992
  • President's Advisory Council, 1989-1995
  • Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor, Periodontics, 1984-1988
  • Delta Sigma Delta

The Dental Forum of Milwaukee

  • All offices, including President, 2010-2011


  • American Dental Association
  • Wisconsin Dental Association
  • Greater Milwaukee Dental Association
  • Washington/Ozaukee County Dental Society
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • Midwest Society of Periodontists
  • Wisconsin Society of Periodontists
  • The Dental Forum of Milwaukee
  • Pierre Fauchard Academy