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Sandy, Assistant Coordinator

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 7-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 crazy pups!”

“I have been working at The Dental Center for over 15 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.

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.

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

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.”

Callan

Callan is a dental hygienist and assistant here at the Dental Center. She continued her education and is now an expanded functions 2 restorative hygienist. Callan works alongside our doctors, predominantly, Dr. Jenna Haganman to help all your dental needs.

Callan is very passionate about the dental field and strives to help patients feel comfortable, informed about the procedures, and have a good experience.

When Callan is not working she loves spending time with her family and riding horses.

Katie

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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

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.

Alexa

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.”

Lexi

Bio coming soon..

Chelsey

“I’ve had an obsession with ever since I had braces as a kid” As a patient at The Dental Center, I decided at a young age I wanted to be in dentistry.

In December 2013 I graduated from Kirkwood Community College with my degree in Dental Assisting.  My dentistry career began at Cedar Rapids Endodontics, where I worked for 7 years.  I loved that our doctors dedicated themselves to relieving patients’ pain and showing them that root canals aren’t horror stories.

I married my high school sweetheart in 2021, and moved to Texas to follow his dream of becoming a D1 Volleyball Assistant Coach. After two years away, we decided there’s no place like home, and I started my journey as a Dental Assistant/Hygiene Assistant with The Dental Center in March 2023.

I love the variety of services that we offer here at The Dental Center. I’m truly proud of our doctors’ passion for helping their patients and our lab’s seamless work to provide the highest quality dental care.

When I’m not at the office, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, walking our two Goldendoodles (Molly and Ellie), and helping my husband’s youth volleyball recruiting business grow.

Ericka

“I’ve been a dental assistant since 2016 and have done a little bit of everything.  I have more oral surgery knowledge and worked in a private practice for 4.5 years.   I’m advanced Cardiovascular Life Support certified and currently working on my Level 1 certification.

Patient comfort, care & education are my priority. The dentist’s office is not everyone’s favorite place to be, so I hope I can make it a little more enjoyable. I enjoy educating patients about their oral health and treatment options, so they’re informed.

My role here at The Dental Center is being part of the administrative and assisting team. I enjoy continuing to learn all that dentistry has to offer from both sides, greeting patients from a phone call to in-office, and seeing their treatment completed.

Outside of work I like to spend time with my currently 5-month-old daughter, husband, and our corgi. I’m a huge born-and-raised hockey fan, so you’ll probably see me at local games. I’m a Marine Corps military brat and have lived all over the South East U.S. I spent 9 years in Okinawa, Japan, and moved to Iowa from Northern Virginia in 2018.”

Kiley

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.

Sandy, Assistant Coordinator

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Based on 245 reviews
Aimee Foster
Aimee Foster
2023-09-25
The Dental Center is always professional, kind, and caring. Special kudos to Melissa who treats me like family every time I’m in her chair.
Cally Moore
Cally Moore
2023-09-16
Dr Stovie and his hygienist are the best!
Deb Hoy
Deb Hoy
2023-09-16
So friendly and dedicated staff.
Susan Christensen
Susan Christensen
2023-09-15
Best Dentist office in Cedar Rapids/Hiawatha! The office is beautiful and comfortable and all the staff from front desk to hygienist and of course the dentist. I have gone to Dr Chris and Dr Jenna H , (they are both are great! ) I trust and recommend the whole office. I love my hygienist Amy M, she is caring and pays attention to details. They truly care about the health of your mouth, teeth and overall wellness. Highly Recommend!
Erika Albrecht
Erika Albrecht
2023-09-13
The Dental Center is amazing! Rhiannon, my hygienist, and Dr. Jenna Haganman were very thorough and personable. Will be going back!

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🎓 Congratulations to our rockstar dental assistant Emily on graduating with her dental hygiene degree!
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We are so excited to have you join our hygiene team!
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Congratulations Emily!!! So proud of you!!

Congrats Emily!!!

Congratulations!🎉🎈🎊

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Next up Dental School!! 🦷🪥
Congratulations Luke on graduating with his Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry with distinction!

We are all proud of you & can’t wait to see what your future holds!
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Congratulations Luke!!

Congratulations Luke! Can’t wait to watch you rock dental school!!

Congratulations Luke!!!

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We are so excited to introduce our newest team members Kendra & Arianna!

Kendra & Arianna will graduate this weekend from Kirkwood Community College with their degree in Dental Hygiene!! 🪥

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We are so excited to introduce our newest team members Kendra & Arianna!

Kendra & Arianna will graduate this weekend from Kirkwood Community College with their degree in Dental Hygiene!! 🪥 

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Congratulations! So happy you two are part of our team!

Congratulations!! Welcome to our Amazing Team 🦷❤️

Well, you’re joining a great family!

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Cedar Rapids

815 38th St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

PH: 319.365.0534

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Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday Closed

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The Dental Center
Hiawatha

1090 Sherman Rd, Hiawatha, IA 52233

PH: 319.362.0043

Hours

Monday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday Closed

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