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Where Patients Become Family

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Our goal is to improve the lives of those we serve.  We accomplish this as we deliver high-quality care in a relaxed and welcoming environment.  We will treat our patients as individuals, providing treatment that is customized to their unique needs.  Additionally, we will be honest, empathetic and caring in everything we do.  The end result will be a growing and respected practice that doctors, staff and patients love to be apart of.

Our Front Office 

Emily – Office Manager

emilyOur Office Manager, Emily, has been employed with Dental Center of North Iowa since 2014.  She received her Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Iowa and has worked several years in administrative management, which has brought her to her current role.  Emily and her husband, Paul, have come back to the  North Iowa area where they both grew up and now reside in Mason City with their 2 sons.  In her spare time, Emily enjoys spending time with her family and friends, being outdoors and is an avid Hawkeye fan (and Chicago Cubs, but admits, they are constantly breaking her heart).

 

Stephanie - Asst. Office Manager

MOONEY_web.jpgPlease help us in welcoming Stephanie to our dental family!  Stephanie has just recently joined DCNI in 2015.  She graduated from NIACC with degrees as a Medical Office Specialist and Medical Billing and Coding.  Stephanie and her husband, Thomas reside in Clear Lake with their daughter and son.  in her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and walking their Vizsla puppy, Sadie.

 

Misty – Office Coordinator

GOMEZ_web.jpgMeet Misty.  Misty is the smiling face in our front office in Belmond and Britt, We are lucky to have had her join the Dental Center of North Iowa in 2010. Misty and her husband, Fred, reside in Kensett with their two Bischon Frise, Jelly and Mandy. Misty and Fred are volunteers at the Humane Society. Misty spends her spare time Crossfit training and cooking.

 

Tammy – Patient Coordinator

BEAVERS_web.jpgTammy, yet another helpful smile in our front office!  Tammy has been employed with Dental Center of North Iowa since 2014.  She has worked in the dental field for many years.  Tammy is married and has 3 daughters, 1 son and several animals including horses, dogs and rabbits.  She graduated from NIACC and enjoys the outdoors and spending time with grandchildren.

 

Our Hygienists

Sarah - Registered Dental Hygienist

SARAHSarah has just joined the Dental Center of North Iowa team in 2017, but has been practicing hygiene for several years.  She earned her Associates of Science degree in dental hygiene from Hawkeye Community College in 2008.  Sarah lives in Clear Lake with her husband, Scott and their three children.  They have two daughters and one son, all under the age of 5 years old, making life anything but dull!  They love playing outside, biking, walks and time with family.  She waited until now to tell us that she is an Iowa State Cyclones fan!

 

Sue – Registered Dental Hygienist 

CIRA_web.jpgSue has been employed by the Dental Center of North Iowa since 1989.  She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Iowa in 1977. She is actively involved in her professional organization, the Iowa Dental Hygienists' Association. Sue has served as past president as well as other officer positions.

Sue is married to quite the guy, together, they have four grown daughters and enjoy spending time with family. She also devotes her time in church activities and the American Cancer Society.

 

 

Stephanie - Registered Dental Hygienist 

HEJNA_web.jpgStephanie earned an Associate of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from DMACC in 2000. She has been employed by the Dental Center of North Iowa since 1993 and is a member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and the Iowa Dental Hygienists’ Association.  She and her husband reside in Clear Lake with their daughter and son. Stephanie enjoys attending sporting activities her children are involved in, running, boating on the Mississippi and watching football with family.

 

Devan – Registered Dental Hygienist

HELGESON_web.jpgDevan has been employed by Drs. Barnes and Louscher since 2003. She received her dental hygiene degree from Rochester Community & Technical College in 2002 and is a member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. Devan is married and has two daughters and a black Lab. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, boating and golfing.

 

Lisa – Registered Dental Hygienist

WANGSNESS_web.jpgLisa graduated from the Mankato State University Dental Hygiene program in 1995 and began working at the Dental Center of North Iowa in 2003. She is currently a member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, Iowa Dental Hygienists’ Association and the North Central Dental Hygiene Component.

Lisa and her husband, Barry, were married in 2009 and have one daughter, Erika. She enjoys golf, travel, riding motorcycles, scuba diving, and spending time with family and friends.

 

Our Dental Assistants

Kim – Registered Dental Assistant

SOMA_web.jpgKim received her dental assisting degree from Des Moines Area Community College in 1985 and has been working as a dental assistant for over 25 years. She joined the team at the Dental Center of North Iowa in 2003. Kim is married with two daughters and one son. She enjoys living on a farm, gardening, camping, canoeing and going to the kids’ sports and school activities.

 

Mona – Registered Dental Assistant

HOY_web.jpgMona has worked with Drs. Barnes and Louscher since 2001. She is married with three grown children, two grandchildren and four stepchildren.  In her spare time, Mona enjoys walking, yoga, camping, fishing and watching her grandsons play hockey.

 

Michelle – Registered Dental Assistant

DEVERELL_web.jpgMichelle has 24 years of experience in the dental field with 14 of those years as an orthodontic assistant.  She has been employed by the Dental Center of North Iowa since 2003 and is a member of the American Dental Assistant Association.

Michelle has three children and two very energetic twin grandbabies. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, running and biking.

 

Stacey - Registered Dental Assistant

FOX_web.jpgStacey received her dental assisting degree from Des Moines Area Community College and has 13 years of experience as a dental assistant with 10 of those years as an orthodontic assistant. She joined the The Dental Center of North Iowa in 2011. Stacey and her husband, Dave, reside in Britt and with their twin sons and dog, Oscar. In her spare time, Stacey likes to shop, golf and spend time with friends and family.

 

Avery - Registered Dental Assistant

BROWN_web.jpgAvery has been in the dental field for two years, as she worked at a pediatric clinic.  She attended Newman Catholic Schools K-12.  Avery is a big Hawkeye fan and enjoys golf, working out, boating and anything that has to do with being outdoors.  The team here at The Dental Center of North Iowa love working with her and her fun personality!