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Blake E. Barnes, D.D.S.

BBARNESDr. Blake Barnes has been providing exceptional dental care for over 35 years! Dr. Barnes graduated with honors from Cornell College in 1976 and earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1980. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Seattle Study Club and is a Past President of the North Iowa District of the Iowa Dental Association.

He is very active in the community and has volunteered for many causes, including Francis Lauer Youth Services, the Donated Dental Services program and the Hawk-i Healthy & Well Kids in Iowa. He is past president of the Noon Lions Club and the Mason City Country Club, and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Praise Community Church. He also has served on many boards including the United Way, YMCA, Head Start and the Jaycees. He currently is on the governing board of the Cerro Gordo Community Foundation.

Dr. Barnes and his wife, Nancy, have three grown children. Cory is living and working in Minneapolis. Their daughter, Melissa and her husband, Matt, live in the Cedar Rapids area and have three beautiful children, Alexander, Victoria and Joshua. Eric practices dentistry at the Dental Center of North Iowa and is married and gave Dr. Barnes yet another grandson, Jack. In his leisure time, Blake enjoys running marathons, golf and is an avid Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears, and Iowa Hawkeye fan.


Michael W. Louscher, D.D.S.

LOUSCHERFor Dr. Michael Louscher, becoming a dentist was a natural fit. After all, it runs in his family. His father, uncle, cousin, nephew and sister are all part of the dental profession. Coincidentally, he has also passed his love for dentistry down to his children and we hope that one day they may join us all under the same DCNI roof as their father.  Dr. Louscher earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Iowa in 1989 and a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1996. He has been in practice for over 20 years.

To stay updated on the latest advancements in dentistry, Dr. Louscher maintains memberships in the American Dental Association, the North Iowa District of the Iowa Dental Association (past president) and the Seattle Study Club. He gives back to the community by volunteering with United Way’s Give Kids a Smile program, the Donated Dental Services program and the Hawk-i Healthy & Well Kids in Iowa.

He and his wife, Angi, have been married for more than 20 years and have three children: Blake, Kane, and Mary Katherine. Dr. Louscher is an avid Hawkeye fan and loves to play golf.


Eric C. Barnes, D.D.S.


EBARNESDr. Eric Barnes earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2014. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the Seattle Study Club.

Dr. Barnes moved back to his hometown after dental school to become active in the North Iowa community and help the residents with their dental needs. He volunteers with the Humane Society and Habitat for Humanity, and is an active member of Praise Community Church. Dr. Barnes loves animals – especially his dog, Lou a very large and lovable Bernese Mountain dog! He is also an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan and enjoys playing golf.

He is married to Katie, who you may recognize as a past dental hygienist of DCNI, they welcomed their first son, Jack (perhaps, a future DCNI dentist), into the world in 2017.

Dental Center of North Iowa

  • Main Office - 2800 4th St. S.W., Suite 1, Mason City, IA 50401 Phone: 641-424-8062
  • Belmond Office - 311 E. Main St., Belmond, IA 50421 Phone: 641-444-4477
  • Britt Office - 311 S. Main Ave., Britt, IA 50423 Phone: 641-843-3827

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