About Our Doctors

Our Doctors
American Dental Association
Seattle Study Club

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.


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.


Dan R. Garman, D.D.S.

Dr GARMANMeet the newest provider to our team. A North Iowa native, Dr. Garman earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2014. Prior to dental school, Dr. Garman graduated with highest distinction from the University of Iowa with a Bachelors in Integrative Physiology and minored in Business Administration.<

Dr. Garman has been in the dental field for several years and recently made the decision to move back to the area in 2018 to join our DCNI team and raise his family. A member of the American Dental Association, Iowa Dental Association and Seattle Study Club, Dr. Garman, in addition, has completed several advanced training courses in clear aligner orthodontics and implant dentistry.

Dr. Garman enjoys spending time with his wife, Kara and their two kids, Amara and Jordyn and let us not forget about their dog, Zoey. When the family events allow for a little free time, you can find him golfing, swimming, spending time outdoors and in typical DCNI fashion of most of our team, cheering on those Hawkeyes!

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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