Meet Our Team

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

ADAMSOur Office Manager, Emily, has been employed with Dental Center of North Iowa since 2014. She received her 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 returned 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, is an avid Hawkeye fan, and Chicago Cubs fan, but admits, they are constantly breaking her heart (with the exception of the 2016 season!).

Stephanie – Asst. Office Manager

MOONEYStephanie 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

GOMEZMeet 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 Bischon Frise, Jelly and Goldendoodle, Honey. Misty and Fred are volunteers at the Humane Society. Misty spends her spare time Crossfit training and cooking.

Tammy – Patient Coordinator

BEAVERSTammy is 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

LESTERSarah joined the Dental Center of North Iowa team in 2017, but has been practicing hygiene for several years. She earned her Associate of Science degree in dental hygiene from Hawkeye Community College in 2008 and an active member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. 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 well after she was onboard the team to tell us that she is an Iowa State Cyclones fan!

Stephanie – Registered Dental Hygienist 

HEJNAStephanie earned her 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

HELGESONDevan 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

WANGSNESSLisa 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.

Mandy – Registered Dental Hygienist

MARTINSONOct0217We were lucky enough to have Mandy join our team in 2017. Mandy is a member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and has been a hygienist for several years. She graduated from Hawkeye Community College in 2001 with her Associate of Science degree in dental hygiene. Fun fact on Mandy: she is a certified search and rescue/recovery diver! When not in the office, Mandy enjoys spending time with family and friends. She loves running, boating, gardening and basically anything to do outdoors!

 

Our Dental Assistants


Kim – Registered Dental Assistant

SOMAKim 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

HOYMona has worked with Drs. Barnes and Louscher since 2001 and is a member of the American Dental Assistant Association. She is married with three grown children, four grandchildren (and another on the way!) and four stepchildren. In her spare time, Mona enjoys walking, yoga, camping, fishing and watching her grandsons play hockey.

Michelle – Registered Dental Assistant

DEVERELLMichelle has over 25 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

FOXStacey 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 Dental Center of North Iowa in 2011 and is a member of the American Dental Assistant Association. 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

BROWNAvery has been in the dental field for several years and previously worked at a pediatric clinic, although all ages love her! An active member of the American Dental Assistant Association, she is a Mason City native and 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!

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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