I'm not sure exactly where in Milwaukee you live but I have Badgercare as well (united hc hmo if it matters) and we go to Bradley Family Dental on Brown Deer Rd. It's definitely not the nicest place in the world, but it's the closest to us (we live in Grafton). Some of the girls who work there are kinda cranky it seems but I know they probably also deal with a lot of jerky people there so I just kill 'em with kindness. Also the dentist is kind of hard to understand sometimes with his accent but he's not too bad. I'm scared of the dentist as well and while it's not the most comforting place in the world, it gets the job done. I don't think anywhere is going to be as nice as when I had regular insurance so I just deal with it. :/ If you find somewhere better though, please let me know!