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Kim S.

I became Certified and Registered Dental Assistant in 1995. I have worked exclusively with Dr. Haganman since 1998 and have attended many continuing education classes on esthetic dentistry and denture implants.  I really enjoy working with patients and getting to know them.  It is so interesting to follow their case from beginning to end to see the great final result. We have terrific doctors and a state-of-the-art practice with the latest technology.

I have 3 children and spend my free time chasing them around.  I like spending time with family and friends and doing anything outdoors.


Sandy is a dental hygienist and an assistant here at The Dental Center. She completed her studies in both hygiene and assisting at Kirkwood. She has also completed level 1 and level 2 expanded functions in Dental Hygiene.

“When I’m not working, I love to hang out with my family. I have a 6-year-old daughter that keeps me busy! I’m also known as the ‘crazy dog lady’. I volunteer with a local animal shelter fostering and taking care of dogs. If I have had the pleasure to work with you, there is a good chance you have heard about my two crazy pups!”

“I have been working at The Dental Center for over 11 years and I work with some pretty amazing people. All of the doctors are amazing and provide the best care to our patients. We all make a pretty awesome team!”

There’s always a reason to smile.

Melissa B.

Melissa has been an assistant with The Dental Center since May 2008. She completed the Dental Assisting program at Kirkwood in 2001. Melissa has also completed Expanded Functions in 2010 and a Bridge Course in 2016.

“I enjoy spending time with my daughter and cheering her on in all her many activities. Our family enjoys being outside and spending time with friends and family. We like watching Iowa Hawkeye football and all activities at our hometown school.”

“The care for patients at The Dental Center is outstanding. Everyone here takes pride in how things are handled for our patients; from the time they call in to schedule until the time they walk out the door.”

Be who you are and say what you feel, for those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” – Bernard M. Baruch

Devin W.

Devin is Dr. Stovie’s orthodontic assistant. She graduated from the Dental Assisting program in 2010 and continued her training in expanded functions. Devin joined The Dental Center in 2016.

“I have two amazing children that keep me busy! In my free time, I love spending time with my family and friends, doing anything outdoors and going to watch live music.”

“I love working with such a great team of doctors and staff. It’s so great to have such a variety of specialists in one office so we can give our patients such excellent care!”

Remember to smile, it’s contagious!

Kim T.

Kim is a dental assistant and originally worked as a member of our administration team.

“I love being with family, friends, and animals. Currently, I have three dogs, two cats, and chickens. I also love binge watching Netflix and Hulu!”

“I enjoy our patients, my co-workers, and the overall atmosphere at The Dental Center. Everyone feels like family.”


Bio coming soon….


Bio coming soon..

Taylor A.

Taylor graduated with her Dental Hygiene degree from Kirkwood in 2018, and began with The Dental Center in 2019. She has continued her education in expanded functions which has allowed her to switch between roles in hygiene and assisting, you now see Taylor along side our doctors, predominantly, Dr. Kyle Haganman to help make your restorative visits run smoothly.
Taylor has a passion for ensuring patients feel comfortable and well cared for as well as understanding procedures and recommendations.
When Taylor is not working she is keeping up with her daughter, Cambria. They enjoy arts, outdoors, animals and family time.
“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”


Emily graduated from the Dental Assisting program at Kirkwood in 2016. For 3.5 years she worked in Oral Surgery and during that time she decided to go back to school for Dental Hygiene. Emily was very hesitant to make a change, but she states The Dental Center has exceeded her expectations. She enjoys working at The Dental Center because of the positive atmosphere. Everyone works together to provide the best care for our patients. She loves working with cases where patients begin hiding their smile to having fully confidence at the end. 

In her free time she is usually spending time with her dog Floyd. And also likes attending animal shelter events and being with family.


Sammi gained her dental assisting license in 2018 at Pima Medical Institute in Denver CO. She went through Kirkwood to get her Level 1 expanded functions. Sammi joined our team in January 2022 and is happy to learn the services that our office has to offer.


” I was born in Texas, grew up in New Mexico, and moved to Cedar Rapids from Denver Colorado. When I am not working, I love to listen to music and travel to music festivals. I am really into fashion and love to help my friends pick outfits or help them shop.

My boyfriend, Blake, and I recently bought a house in Cedar Rapids to be close to his family. We miss the big city life in Denver, but are happy to slow down here in Iowa. I have a 3-legged cat named Alpha who is my world. I am super friendly and will talk your ear off if you let me. “


Alexa is a Dental Assistant here at The Dental Center, she joined us in 2022. She graduated from the assisting program at Kirkwood in 2018.
“When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and two crazy dogs. I love being outdoors, especially in the water with my daughter! I have been interested in the dental field since I was a little girl and have enjoyed every minute since graduating. Seeing the excitement and happiness in a patient is such an amazing benefit of the job. Being at The Dental Center really makes you feel like part of a family, whether you are a patient or coworker.”


Bio coming soon..

Whether you are here for fillings, tooth replacement or whitening your smile, our assisting team is here to make sure your visit is as enjoyable and pain free as possible.