Larae graduated from Northeast Iowa Community College with her degree in Dental Assisting in 2009. Working in dentistry for the last 10 years has been such a rewarding job for her. She takes pride in making patients feel comfortable and giving them the best experience. "You can give patients their confidence back when it comes to their smile! I am so lucky to being working along side such a wonderful team and dentists." During Larae's free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Josh, family and friends. Working in her yard, being outdoors, home decor and traveling are also some of her hobbies.
The professional dental team at Exceptional Dentistry in Dubuque, Iowa can be described in just two words: Top Quality. The dictionary defines quality as a "superior degree of excellence"and we are proud to say our dental team easily meets that standard.
From our gentle chairside manner and the best technology to innovative cosmetic dentistry procedures and continuing education courses, our team is committed to taking an active role in meeting your needs and exceeding your standards for quality dental care.
From the moment you walk through the doors of our beautiful, new building, you will sense the nurturing atmosphere and our commitment to providing you with an exceptional dental experience. We understand that each patient’s dreams, needs and experiences are unique. That is why we do our utmost to ensure a friendly, comforting, stress-free dental visit each time you visit our office. We want to help you to effortlessly achieve your general and cosmetic dentistry goals and enjoy a lifetime of dental health and beauty.
Our priorities are your comfort, satisfaction, and safety, so we work hard to remain fully acquainted with the most effective procedures, using only the best equipment and cosmetic dentistry techniques and strictly adhering to treatment guidelines. Each team member’s participation in ongoing education ensures you receive the most effective treatments, delivered via the most efficient methods.
Whether you need general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, or neuromuscular dentistry, Exceptional Dentistry delivers quality in every way.
You can see for yourself how the right skill, experience and training can make all the difference in your comfort and your results. To learn more, please call or email our cosmetic dentistry office, serving Dubuque, Cedar Rapids, and Davenport, Iowa as well as Galena, Illinois.
Amy has been a dental assistant for 15 years. She loves being a part of the life-changing experiences that our fabulous patients go through under the care of the best dentists in the tri-state region. She is married to Jeff and cherishes the special moments with her 2 daughters, Olivia and Ella.
Amanda was born and raised in Dubuque. She graduated from Northeast Iowa Community College in July 2008 and has been working as a dental assistant since graduation. She “enjoys every minute of the work day and helping patients achieve healthy smiles.” In her spare time she enjoys running, fishing, playing softball, and spending time with her friends and family.
Stephanee began her career as a dental hygienist in 2004 in Illinois after graduating from Parkland College. She has worked in many areas of dentistry, including assisting, giving her 15 years of experience in the field. She brings a lot of knowledge from working in many different offices over the years and holds dental hygiene licenses in the states of Illinois, Wyoming, and now Iowa. She is so excited to join the Exceptional Dentistry team permanently and help provide “the best patient care possible with the latest technology and highest treatment standards. One of my favorite parts of dental hygiene is getting to know all the wonderful patients.” She is pleased to return home after living in Wyoming for 5 years, where she met her husband, Nate. They have two children, Kendall and Kody, who keep them very busy. When she is not busy with work or being a mom, Stephanee enjoys spending time outdoors and with her family in Illinois.
Brittany worked her first four years in the dental community as a dental assistant. During this time, she took great pride in helping patients with their dental care. Those first years led her to branch out and find her true passion in dental hygiene. Brittany graduated from Hawkeye Community College in May 2014 with an associate of applied science degree in dental hygiene. She feels extremely fortunate to join such an “exceptional” team that truly cares about their patient’s needs. “I sincerely believe there is no better place for me to utilize my skills and work with the latest technology than Exceptional Dentistry.” In her spare time, Brittany enjoys cheering on the New York Yankees and the Iowa Hawkeyes, being active, completing crafts, and spending time with family and friends.
Traci began her career as a dental hygienist in 2008 after graduating from Madison Area Technical College. Prior to becoming a dental hygienist she graduated from the dental assisting program at Western Technical College. Traci joined our team in 2015 with over 7 years of experience working in the dental field. “My favorite part about being a dental hygienist is building a patient’s confidence. It is very gratifying to see patients sparkle with confidence after leaving the dental office knowing they achieved their desired smile. I’m very excited to be part of the Exceptional Dentistry team, working beside great dentists, and using leading edge technology.” In her spare time she enjoys traveling, cooking, spending time with family and friends, and being active.
Terra is excited to be part of the Exceptional Dentistry team. She enjoys meeting new people and gaining more knowledge about the dental profession and dental care. She has had an interest in health care for several years. Terra started in the dental field in 2014 and is currently a registered dental assistant. She is most often seen at the front desk, but she also helps the clinical team as a chair side assistant or taking digital photos. Terra loves working with people and seeing patients gain confidence and comfort within our office. She has a friendly and outgoing personality. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, volleyball, working out, and spending time traveling. One of her favorite trips was to the beautiful island of St. Thomas!
Jennifer is originally from Dubuque and received her Dental Assisting degree in 2003. She worked in the field of Orthodontics for 4 years. In August 2016, she graduated from Northeast Iowa Community College with an Associates of Arts degree. She believes that one of the greatest things about working in the dental field is being part of the patients' confidence booster when they walk out of our office. "It's a great feeling knowing that we had a part in that." In her free time she enjoys working out, playing volleyball and heading to Chicago for Cubs games.