Catherine Brumm, DDS

Dr. Cate Brumm is a general dentist at DHA’s University location. Dr. Brumm was a long time DHA patient and was very happy to join the practice as a dentist. She is excited to bring a positive attitude and high energy to building relationships with patients, and getting to know their goals and concerns. As an anxious patient herself, she understands fear at the dentist and strives to make patients feel at home in her chair. She brings a conservative aim to dental treatment, and likes to work with patients’ big picture goals. She also has a passion for treating children and adults with special needs in the office.

Dr. Brumm is the current president of the Greater Dane Dental Society, and works behind the scenes at the Wisconsin Dental Association as a regional editor for the professional journal. She did her undergraduate education at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky, then completed her DDS at Minnesota. After dental school, she returned to Madison to complete her residency at Meriter Hospital, where she worked extensively with oral surgery and operating room dentistry.

When she’s not working, Cate, her partner Ian, and pitbull Monster call Fitchburg home, and love exploring Wisconsin’s outdoors. She is a passionate rock climber and can often be found at Boulders, out on her motorcycle, or at the local skateparks. She loves Madison for its great music scene, laidback culture and many trails. If you see her out running be sure to say hello!

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Specialty: General Dentistry

University Clinic, General & Family Dentist in Madison

2713 Marshall Ct.
Madison, WI 53705
Phone: 608-442-4400


  • General Practice Residency, Max Pohle Clinic at Meriter Hospital, Madison
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry
  • B.A., Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY, with honors

Advanced Training

  • Pain Control in the Age of Opiate Abuse
  • Assessing Pre-Apnea in the Child Dental Patient
  • Differential Diagnosis of Soft Tissue Lesions and Oral Pathology

Memberships and Associations

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Delta Sigma Delta International Dental Fraternity
  • Special Care Dentistry Association


Patient Reviews

Dr. Brumm is PHENOMENAL. She has changed my mind on going to the dentist. She is so sweet and never gives you a guilt trip. I recently needed to get a root canal (my first) and I was really nervous about it. Dr. Brumm kept me calm and I felt no pain whatsoever. I cannot recommend her enough. - Bailey S.

This was my first visit to this Dental Health Associates clinic, and it was a great experience. My dental hygienist, was thorough, polite, professional and pleasant. Dr. Brumm was so upbeat and complimentary that I won't even mind visiting the dentist again. - William M. 

I have just gone through a long process of getting implants joined by partial dentures - and have to say my experience with Dr. Brumm was marvelous - as well as being very skilled she takes the time to make sure that your visit is upbeat and personal and even fun!!! Also her assistants are a wonderful part of her team. This team are my go-to for life so they had better not leave. Lastly, the reception team are very welcoming and helpful. Five-star team definitely. - Sheia R.  

In addition to being top level professionals, Dr. Brumm and her staff/team are collectively the most caring and fun folks that have ever worked on my teeth. Its hard not to smile/laugh all the way home from an appointment. I recommend seeing this group in the morning as it's such a great way to start the day. - David B. 

Dr. Brumm and her staff are amazing. They always go the extra mile to make sure patients get the care and treatment that they need! - Heather L.

Dr. Brumm and dental hygienist Rachel are both so incredibly kind and personable, I love seeing both of them for my dental care! After my first appointment with Dr. Brumm a few years ago she even sent me a hand written thank you note for becoming a new patient. The care that is put into making patients feel comfortable and supported is really impressive. I would recommend this clinic to anyone! - Claire A.

I have not been to the dentist in awhile and was very nervous. Dental Health Associates was amazing!!! The receptionist was very polite and helpful. The waiting area was comfortable and nice. The dental hygienist, Rachel was fantastic!!! She quickly put me at ease. I explained that one of my concerns was having things done insurance didn’t cover. She immediately looked at what was covered and referred back to it. She gave helpful suggestions, always let me know ahead of time what to expect and talked me through everything. Dr. Brumm was also great! Very kind and helpful. I was extremely impressed and look forward to going back. - Sierra V.

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