Lisa, Practice Manager

Welcome to The Dental Center.  I have been with The Dental Center as Office Manager since 2003 when I was fortunate to assume the position my sister, Cindi, held here for nearly 20 years.

Having been a patient of The Dental Center for 30 years, I appreciate the personalized care we offer.  It’s terrific to be able to say with pride that you work at an office that offers patients top dental skills and amazing customer service.  Every day, I see our staff strive to provide exceptional care to our patients.

My husband Jeff and I enjoy watching our two children, Amanda and Garrett, transition from high school to college. We also have fun keeping our home landscaping under control, traveling, and golfing (although I usually have a better time driving the cart).  Our two other kids, Ragdoll cats Givanni and Alice, keep our home lively.

Kim M., Practice Manager Assistant

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Melissa D., Administration Manager/Treatment Coordinator

Melissa is our treatment/financial/insurance coordinator. She is also our administration manager! She studied dental assisting and graduated from Kirkwood in 1988.

“I love to spend time with my husband, son, and dogs. We love sports and really enjoy watching our Kansas City Chiefs, Cleveland Indians, and our soccer teams. I enjoy being organized in all aspects of life.

One thing that is very important to me is always to feel complete. A little fun fact about myself is I have a passion for jewelry and love to collect beautiful pieces!”

I enjoy working with the doctors and staff at The Dental Center. Every day I challenge myself to make sure the patients are taken care of when it comes to dealing with their insurance, that they understand their treatment plans and payment options. I enjoy talking to patients not only on a business level but also on a personal one.”

Enjoy every moment.

Nadia, Office Manager Hiawatha

Even as a small child, I knew I would either be a teacher or work in a health field some day. I believe I’ve found the best of both worlds with dental hygiene! I truly enjoy every opportunity I am given to educate my patients about oral health. I feel fortunate to be here at The Dental Center where I can spend so much one-on-one time with my patients. It really gives me the chance to get to know every person individually and help them achieve the best oral-health possible.

I graduated with a degree in Dental Hygiene from Kirkwood in 2015 and with a degree in Health and Human Physiology from The University of Iowa in 2016. My studies have led me to have a strong interest in the association between oral and overall health. I love when I am able to help our patients see and appreciate the connections between the two!

In my spare time, I enjoy cheering my kids on at their sporting events, traveling, and simply spending time with family.

Chris H. Office Manager Cedar Rapids

Marcia, Lab Manager

I have been a member of The Dental Center team since August 2000.  I have worked in the dental healthcare field for 36 years.  I am a graduate of the Kirkwood Community College dental assisting program.  As a Registered Dental Assistant, I assisted chairside for 16 years and am now using my experience and knowledge in an administrative capacity to insure our patients receive maximum dental insurance benefits. I am glad to help all our patients with their dental insurance needs including processing and any questions they may have.

My time away from the office is spent reading and participating in activities with family and friends. I enjoy music, traveling, and the outdoors.

Anna, Scheduling Coordinator

While many of you have been familiar with seeing Anna at the front desk over the years, she has recently transitioned to a new position, as the Scheduling Coordinator for both the Cedar Rapids and Hiawatha locations. She is happy to help facilitate coordinating your dental needs and looks forward to working with you!

“While away from the office, I enjoy following my son’s activities, being outdoors, gardening, cooking, and spending time with our friends and family.”

“I feel very blessed to have called The Dental Center my employer since 1994. I am extremely grateful for the relationships I have been able to build with our patients and staff over the years. We are so fortunate to be surrounded by so many wonderful people!”

Wherever life plants you, bloom with grace

Jan

Jan is a part of our administration team at The Dental Center. She has a background in customer service prior to becoming a part of our team.

“In my free time, I like traveling and spending time with family.”

“Here at The Dental Center I enjoy helping patients and am thankful for a great group of co-workers.”

Be kind and patient, enjoy every day, and smile.”

Kim S.

Nancy

Nancy is part of our administration team at The Dental Center. In the past, she worked at LaSalle Middle School as a librarian.

“I love to travel and I enjoy reading.”

“I enjoy helping patients here at The Dental Center receive the dental care they need and I enjoy meeting new people.”

Live life to the fullest.

Chris U.

Chris is a part of our administration team at The Dental Center. Chris has always worked in customer service, which she says is something she loves.

“I love spending time with my husband, Jim and our son, Noah. Our favorite activities are watching movies, family game night, and hanging out in our backyard watching the days go by. I also enjoy reading and yoga.”

“I enjoy working at The Dental Center because it is a fun and friendly environment!”

Your life is an occasion, rise to it.” -Dustin Hoffman as Mr. Magorium in ‘Mr. Magorium’s Wonoder Emporium’

Jenna

Jenna is part of our administration team at The Dental Center. Her background includes being a certified medical assistant and clinical supervisor at Unity Point (5 years) and a patient care technician at St. Luke’s (7 years).

“I enjoy playing volleyball, cooking, watching movies/Netflix, working out, spending time outdoors, fishing, and spending time with my daughter, Ayla, and my fiancé, Tyler.”

“I love the positive atmosphere and teamwork of The Dental Center employees. I like that patients trust in The Dental Center and know they will receive great care every time.”

Everything happens for a reason.” -My mom

Sandy J.

Sandy works at the front desk at The Dental Center. She worked for Dr. Schuller for 30 years both at the front desk and assisting. She has watched some of her patients grow up and is now seeing their children!

“I love to read and spend time with family. My grandkids are my life. I love hearing ‘Grandma Sandy.’”

“I enjoy seeing the caring interaction between the doctors and their patients. Our patients are like extended family and I love hearing their stories.”

Live your best life and don’t worry about the little things.” “Be happy and thankful!

Traci

Justin, Facilities Manager

Administrative Team

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When you evaluate a dental office, there is much to consider. We believe part of what sets us apart from other dental offices is the quality of our support team. 

We know there is much more to our patients than their teeth! Over the combined 70 years our front desk staff has had working at The Dental Center, we have grown to consider the people we care for as our patients AND our friends.

Lisa, Practice Manager

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Kim M., Practice Manager Assistant

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Melissa D., Administration Manager/Treatment Coordinator

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Nadia, Office Manager Hiawatha

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Chris H. Office Manager Cedar Rapids

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Marcia, Lab Manager

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Anna, Scheduling Coordinator

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Kim S.

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Nancy

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Chris U.

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Jenna

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Sandy J.

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Traci

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Justin, Facilities Manager

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