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Our Team

Nancy - Registered Hygienist

Nancy

Registered Hygienist

Dental Touch Associates has been my dental home since 1991! I love the connection I have developed with my patients over the years. There is nothing better than watching children grow, get married, and bring their own children into our office because they remember the great dental experience they had as a child at Dental Touch. I also love the relationships I have developed over the decades with my other patients as we have walked together through the milestones of life, loss of loved ones, and various health issues. Sometimes I just provide a listening ear and always a guiding voice to help my patients establish their best oral health.

I started in dentistry as a graduate from the Dental Assistant Program at Kirkwood in 1978. Then, I graduated in 1982 from the University of Iowa with a Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene. I have expanded my education through many continuing education courses throughout the years, always striving to provide my patients with the most cutting edge technology, treatment, and information available.

My husband, Ron, and I have been married for over 30 years. We have two young adult daughters, Anna and Emma. Watching my girls grow up to be who God is calling them to be has been by greatest joy in life. In my free time, I volunteer at Treasures, a resale shop that supports Bridgehaven’s pregnancy support team. I also enjoy traveling and camping.

Molly Registered Dental Hygienist

Molly

Registered Dental Hygienist

I started at Dental Touch Associates in February of 1998. I received my dental hygiene degree from Hawkeye Community College. As a dental hygienist, I love getting to know my patients and working together to achieve good oral hygiene.

I have been married to my husband, Bret, since 2001. We have two boys, Parker (2004) and Carson (2006). When I’m not watching their activities, I love to work out, read fiction, and enjoy the summertime!

Jeff Certified Registered Dental Assistant

Jeff

Expanded Functions Certified Registered Dental Assistant

I have been very fortunate to be a team member at Dental Touch Associates since August of 1999. I received my education from Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo in 1999, and after graduating, I continued to further my education by attending the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies.

The most enjoyable part of working at Dental Touch is not only to help our patients feel comfortable while coming to see us for their dental needs but for them to have a fun, relaxed experience that will change their view on dentistry. I love calling Dental Touch Associates my “JOB” because it’s a fun place to come and be with great people that feel just like family.

When I am not at work, I enjoy coaching my kids in sports and helping them grow to be great individuals. I have two amazing, fun, energetic boys that kick my butt in today’s video games. I have a wonderful wife, Karrie. When I am not with them, I enjoy golfing, competing in triathlons, and brewing beer.

Lori Registered Dental Hygienist

Lori

Registered Dental Hygienist

I have been with Dental Touch Associates since May of 2001. I obtained my dental hygiene degree from Hawkeye Community College back in 1996. My favorite part of my job is helping patients be more comfortable with dental care and getting them to look forward to their time spent with us! I love that I am part of an extremely caring and hardworking team that focuses on the person as a whole, not just their mouth.

I am the proud mother of three wonderful kids. We enjoy spending our time together playing disc golf, going for walks, and attending school activities.

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Susan

Registered Dental Hygienist

I joined the Dental Touch team in 2002 fresh out of Kirkwood Community College’s Dental Hygiene program. I was fortunate to be hired by such a great patient-centered office. Over the years, I have gained a broad range of experience and expanded my education beyond expectations. Dr. McLaughlin believes in the healing power of the Dental Hygienist. He has invested countless hours of intensive training in our staff for diode lasers, local anesthesia, micro-ultrasonic scalers, 3D cone beam scans, and digital x-rays. Working at this office has allowed us to provide some of the most advanced science-based patient care in the area. I love being able to provide this level of care to all of my patients on a daily basis.

I was born and raised with my four sisters in the Cedar Rapids area. My husband and I feel fortunate to be able to stay in a community where we can be close to both of our families. I attended the University of Iowa before starting their Dental Hygiene program. My husband and I have two adorable boys that love to do it all, and chronically keep us busy on our nights and weekends. We also have the cutest Cavapoo dog named Flash, named after our favorite superhero. Flash rarely gets left out and gets to join us for many of our kids’ sports activities as well as weekend adventures. During our free weekends, we enjoy spending time at Lake Delhi, tending to our acreage, hiking, traveling, and watching sporting events.

Erica Certified Dental Assistant

Erica

Office Manager/Certified Dental Assistant

I am a certified dental assistant and have been a part of Dental Touch Associates since 2006. I earned my degree at Kirkwood Community College and graduated in 2006. Over the years, I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know our patients on a personal level and helping to give them an awesome dental experience every time they are in our office. What I love so much about working at Dental Touch is that the practice is completely geared toward patient comfort, and all of the technology and education the team has earned to keep that as a primary focus. Patients are like family, and so is the entire Dental Touch team!

I have been married to my husband Eric (yes, everyone jokes at the similarity in our names) since 2009. Together we have two girls – Chloe and Braylee – that keep us very busy with their activities. I love being a mom, and when I am not busy with kids’ activities, I enjoy shopping, running, talking, and spending time with family.

Anna Certified Registered Dental Assistant

Anna

Expanded Functions Certified Registered Dental Assistant

I have been a part of the Dental Touch team since November 2017, and I love it here! I graduated from Kirkwood Community College’s Dental Assisting program in 2013 and am certified in expanded functions as well, all with the goal of giving patients top-notch care!

I enjoy building long-lasting, personal relationships with patients and hope to make their dental visits an enjoyable experience. I am proud to say that I work at Dental Touch!

In my free time my husband, Eyasu, and I love spending time with our girls, Asia and Zendaya. In February 2019, another baby will be joining our family. I also enjoy hanging out with friends, traveling, running, and catching up on shows on Hulu or Netflix.

Donna Registered Dental Assistant

Donna

Patient Coordinator/Registered Dental Assistant

I am a registered dental assistant and have been the patient coordinator for Dental Touch Associates since April of 2018. I have always been interested in dentistry and graduated from the dental assisting program at Kirkwood Community College.

It is great to be a part of a positive, friendly environment that really makes dentistry fun! I enjoy getting to know our patients and watching them leave happy and with more confidence than when they walked in. I truly believe that a beautiful smile can make a positive difference in a person’s life.

My husband and I have three daughters, four chickens, and a dog that keep us busy. In my free time, I love spending time with friends and family, camping when weather permits, and going to the movies.

Brittany Certified Registered Dental Assistant

Brittany

Expanded Functions Certified Registered Dental Assistant

I am an expanded functions Registered Dental Assistant. I have been fortunate to be a part of the Dental Touch team since October 2018. I received my education from Kirkwood Community College and graduated in 2013.

Working at Dental Touch allows me to work side by side my teammates who are highly trained and educated with everyone’s main focus being patient comfort, all while using some of the most advanced technology. This all leads to the best patient care possible.

I have been married to my husband, Jacob, since 2014. We have two little boys, Coy and Ace, who are the center of our world. We love spending time with our family and friends, along with anything outdoors.

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