Meet the Team

Team 2020-5

Jill Haugen

Registered Dental Hygienist

Jill graduated from the Hawkeye Community College, earning her Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene. Every year she adds to her training with continuing education courses. Some recent topics include:

  • Dependent Adult Abuse
  • Child Abuse
  • CPR
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Periodontal Disease (several courses)
  • Dental Implants

Jill has been married to Jeff for over 20 years. They have two kids, Jacob and Jenna. When she’s away from the office, she enjoys camping, sewing (making quilts), reading, and leading her Forest Everreadies 4-H Club.

Katelyn Hartman

Registered Dental Hygienist

Katelyn graduated from Belmond-Klemme High School and Hawkeye Community College. Her training and certifications include:

  • RDH
  • CDA
  • Class of 2010’s “Most Outstanding Student”(nominated by IDHA)
  • CPR
  • Local anesthesia

Katelyn and her husband, Adam, have four children; MaKayla, Meya, Halle and Kruz. Katelyn enjoys snowmobiling, boating, camping and traveling.

Shelly Frein

Registered Dental Hygienist

Shelly graduated from Hawkeye Community College. She is up-to-date on her continuing education courses, and her recent training and certifications include:

  • CPR
  • Local Anesthesia
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Periolase®
  • Dental Implants

Shelly is married with two grown children. In her time away from the office, she enjoys gardening, boating, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Terri Mumm

Registered Dental Hygienist

Terri attended the University of Northern Iowa as well as Hawkeye Community College. She stays current in her education by taking continuing education courses. Her recent training and certifications include:

  • CPR
  • Local Anesthesia
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Periolase®
  • Dental Implants

Away from the office, Terri enjoys exercising, reading, and spending time with her husband and three children.

Ellen Bruns

Registered Dental Hygienist

Ellen graduated from Des Moines Area Community College. She is up-to-date on her continuing education, and her recent courses include:

  • CPR
  • Local Anesthesia
  • Treating the diabetic patient
  • Sleep Apnea

She and her husband, Eric, have two grown daughters − Elizabeth and Ahnalise.

Pat Loeschen

Registered Dental Hygienist

Pat graduated from Rochester Technical and Community College. She is up-to-date on her continuing education, and recent courses include:

  • CPR
  • Periolase®
  • Infection Control
  • Jameson Management
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Local Anethesia
  • Dental Implants

Pat and her husband, Gary, have four children − Isaiah, Jon, Grace and Nina. Away from the office, her hobbies include: attending her boys’ sporting activities, baking, and spending time with family.

Erin Cox

Certified Dental Assistant

Erin graduated from the University of Northern Iowa. She also studied dental assisting at Kirkwood. She stays current on her continuing education, and recent courses include:

  • CPR
  • Radiography
  • Infection Control
  • Hipaa
  • OSHA

In her spare time, Erin enjoys reading, canning, and boating.

Emily Dodd

Certified Dental Assistant

Emily earned her Dental Assisting certification at Kirkwood Community College.
She is up-to-date on her continuing education, and her trainings and certifications include:

  • CPR
  • Radiography
  • Infection Control
  • Hipaa
  • OSHA

In her spare time, Emily enjoys hunting, boating, and snowmobiling. She also loves to spend time with her family.

Kara Roisen

Certified Dental Assistant

Kara is a graduate of North Iowa Area Community College, and regularly adds to her training with continuing education courses.

  • CPR
  • Radiography
  • Infection Control
  • Hipaa
  • OSHA

Away from the office, Kara enjoys music, baking, eating, working out, running road races, and napping. She also loves hanging out with family and friends in her spare time.

Kylie Steele

Certified Dental Assistant

Kylie started in our office as a dental assistant trainee. Her certifications and training now include.

  • CPR
  • Radiography
  • Infection Control
  • Hipaa
  • OSHA

Kylie and her husband, Drew, have a son – Drake. In her spare time, Kylie enjoys reading, running, hunting, and most of all spending time with family.

Emily Jones

Certified Dental Assistant

Emily came to us from a Periodontist office. Her degree is from University of Northern Iowa. Her certifications and trainings now include.

  • CPR
  • Radiography
  • Infection Control
  • HIPPA
  • OSHA

Emily and her husband live in Garner. They share a son, Bronson with another little boy on the way. When Emily is not working at the office she enjoys watching sports, boating and spending time with her family.

Renae Quandt

Certified Dental Assistant Trainee

Renae is a Garner native. She and her husband, Damon have two children together, a son Grayson and daughter Nora. Renae has a passion for fine arts which is what her college degree is in. She enjoys spending time with family, music with her siblings, doing photography, and traveling.

Betsy Hunt

Certified Dental Assistant Trainee

Betsy is one of our newest team members. She has an Associates of Arts & Science degree from Southwestern Community College, a Bachelor of Science with a minor in Health Science from Iowa State University. She lives in Britt with her husband Andrew and together they have 2 adult sons and 2 dogs. Betsy enjoys biking, reading, camping and spending time with family and friends.

Melinda Clark

Office Manager

Melinda graduated from West Hancock High School, and then attended the American Institute of Business, where she earned her General Accounting diploma. She has been married to Chris for over 20 years, and they have a son, Zach, and a daughter, Nora.

Melinda’s interests outside the office include: home improvement, gardening, reading, bible study, and spending time with family.

Sarah Freesemann

Business Team

Sarah graduated from Waldorf College where she earned B.A. in Psychology. In her spare time, Sarah loves spending time with her husband, Kyle, and their three children, Layton, Merrick and Graham. She also enjoys volleyball and spending time at Clear Lake with her family.

Kayli Ytzen

Business Team

Kayli graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Human Resources Management. She helps the office run smoothly as a member of the Garner Dental Group business team. She and her husband, Ryan, have two daughters, Amelia and Remi, and one son, Miles. When she’s not at the office, she likes golfing, boating, and spending time with family.

Jennifer Hanson

Business Team

Jennifer is the smiling face you see when you first enter our office. She is a graduate of Clear Lake High School. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her significant other Josh & his 3 children. She also enjoys gardening, camping, running, cooking, music but most of all spending with family.

Hannah Lau

Business Team

Hannah is a Garner native and graduate of Iowa State University. She majored in Child, Adult & Family Services. Hannah will assume the role of our New Patient Coordinator. In her spare time she enjoys reading, being outdoors, and spending time with family.

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