(608) 372-3298 • 214 Larkin St. Tomah, WI 54660

Meet the Doctors

Dentists: Dr. Ali Mathews, Dr. Jim Chitwood, and Dr. Lucas Schwartz


Dr. Jim Chitwood

Dr. James Chitwood

Dr. James Chitwood, a third-generation dentist, was born and raised in Tomah, WI.

He graduated from Tomah Senior High School in 1982.

He then went on to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire to complete his undergraduate education.

From there he attended the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree in 1989.

Dr. Chitwood returned to Tomah and joined Chitwood Nicol and Matthews in the summer of 1989.

He and his wife reside in the Warrens area and have a son in college.

In his spare time, Dr. Chitwood enjoys helping his wife raise her horses, fishing, skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, and ATV riding.

Dentists: Dr. Ali Matthews, Dr. Jim Chitwood, and Dr. Lucas Schwartz

Dr. Ali Matthews

For Dr. Ali Matthews, dentistry runs in the family.

She started out assisting for her father, Dr. Mark Matthews, in high school and decided to pursue dentistry herself while attending UW-Madison.

She graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2011 and continued her education with a dental residency at Meriter Hospital in Madison, where she received additional training in endodontics, oral surgery, dental emergencies, and hospital dentistry.

She practiced in the Madison area for a few years before joining Chitwood Nicol Matthews in the summer of 2014 when her father retired.

Dr. Matthews enjoys working with people while getting to work with her hands and feels dentistry is a true marriage of art and science.

She appreciates getting to know her patients and working with them to achieve their best possible smile.

She strives to create a calm, positive environment for her patients and to create a partnership with them in maintaining their oral health.

While not in the office, Dr. Matthews enjoys spending time with friends and family, various creative hobbies, reading, and travelling.

Dr. Lucas Schwartz

Dr. Lucas Schwartz

Dr. Lucas J. Schwartz grew up in the countryside of Wilton, Wisconsin.

He participated in the 4H Club and various school activities around the Wilton, Ontario, and Norwalk communities.

He graduated from Brookwood High School in 2014.

He went on to the University of Wisconsin – Platteville, earning his degree in biology with a minor in chemistry, with an emphasis in health and physiology.

He graduated in 2018.

Pursuing his lifelong passion for dentistry, Lucas attended the University of Marquette School of Dentistry.

After graduation, he decided to return home to practice dentistry in the community he grew up in.

Dr. Schwartz’s goal is to perform patient-oriented, quality dentistry.

He enjoys working with patients to improve their oral health.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Schwartz enjoys fishing, hunting, and watching football.

He’s a big Packers fan and enjoys all sports in general.

He also enjoys traveling as much as possible, especially overseas.

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