Staff

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 E. Hartman – Registered Dental Hygienist

Katelyn graduated from Belmond-Klemme High School, Marshalltown Community College, 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 three daughters: MaKayla , Meya , and Halle. When she’s away from the office, Katelyn likes snowmobiling, boating, hunting, and most of all, spending time with her family and friends.


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 daughters − Elizabeth and Ahnalise −both of whom are currently attending ISU.


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 three children − Isaiah, Jon, and Grace. Away from the office, her hobbies include: attending her boys’ sporting activities, baking, and spending time with family.


Deb Flaugh – Certified Dental Assistant

Deb earned her Dental Assisting certification at Western Iowa Tech in Sioux City. She is up-to-date on her continuing education, and herrecent courses include:

  • Dental Implants
  • LANAP training

Deb is married to Arlan. They have a son, Aaron, a daughter-in-law, Dannielle, a daughter, Kristin, a son-in-law, Drew, and two grandsons: Gage and Luke.


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 Winter – 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

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


Kara Schulz – Certified Dental Assistant

Kara is one of the newest members of the Tesene, Maurer, and Maurer Dental team. She is a graduate of North Iowa Area Community College, and regularly adds to her training with continuing education courses.

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.


Bailee Cole – Certified Dental Assistant

Another newer addition to the team, Bailee graduated from Newman Catholic High School and North Iowa Area Community College before coming to Tesene, Maurer, and Maurer as a trainee. She is CPR and First Aid certified.

When Bailee is not assisting the dentists, she can be found spending time outdoors and going for walks with her dogs, Duke and Dakota. Other favorite hobbies include hunting, fishing, spending time at the lake, camping, ATV riding, taking photographs, and spending time with family.


Chris Cantu – Certified Dental Assistant

Chris is new to the Tesene, Maurer, and Maurer Dental team, but has many years of experience as a dental assistant. She is a graduate of Forest City High School and North Iowa Area Community College. Her certifications and trainings include:

  • CPR
  • Expand Functions
  • OHSA
  • Implants

Chris and her husband Ruben have two sons, Jordan and Brady. When she’s away from the office, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, taking her dog for a walk, scrapbooking, reading, and camping.


Kylie Steele – Certified Dental Assistant Trainee

Kylie is a graduate of Forest City High School and she is a dental assistant trainee. Her certifications and trainings include:

  • CPR
  • First Aid

Kylie was recently married. 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.


Denise Sankey – Co-Office Manager

Denise is a graduate of Garner-Hayfield High School and Hamilton Business College, earning her certification in the Medical Secretary program. She has been married to her husband, Rick, for 28 years. They have two grown children, Colton and Amber. Away from the office, Denise enjoys pontooning, bicycle and trail riding, exercising, and spending time with family.


Melinda Clark – Co-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.


Erin Eisenman– Business Team

Erin is a graduate of West Hancock High School and the University of Northern Iowa. She is currently engaged to be married to her fiancé, Justin, in April of 2015. When she’s not helping the office run smoothly at Tesene, Maurer, and Maurer Dental, she enjoys spending time at the lake, hanging out with family and friends, attending her siblings’ sporting events, and going for walks.


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 two children, Layton and Merrick. She also enjoys volleyball, scrapbooking, 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 Tesene, Maurer, and Maurer 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.


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