Meet Our Team

Welcoming Patients from Dubuque, Davenport, Dyersville, IA, Nearby Wisconsin and Galena, IL

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.

Treatment Coordinators

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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 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!

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Bethany is a Registered Dental Assistant and has worked as a dental assistant and office coordinator for over 16 years in a pediatric dental office. She loves a challenge, learning new things, working in healthcare and making people smile. Bethany is excited to start a new chapter at Exceptional Dentistry.

Bethany has been married for 18 years and has three handsome sons, who keep her on her toes! She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and shopping. She also enjoys gardening and canning tomatoes. Bethany makes excellent salsa!

Dental Assistants



Larae graduated from Northeast Iowa Community College with her degree in Dental Assisting in 2009. Working in dentistry for the last 11+ 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.



Maureen began her dental career as a Registered Expanded Functions Dental Assistant ~30 yrs ago. She originally began working at Exceptional Dentistry in 2001, and after a brief career break, she has recently rejoined the dental team. Maureen is excited to be back interacting with patients and working alongside a team of dental professionals that value and deliver the highest level of dental technology and care.

Outside the office, Maureen values quality time with her husband Rob and 2 children, Gage and Paige. She enjoys traveling, kayaking, hiking, gardening, and summer nights on her deck.

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Amy has been a dental assistant for 20 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.

Dental Hygienists



Heidi began working at Exceptional Dentistry in 2019. When she joined the team, she had over ten years of previous experience as a dental hygienist. She has an outgoing personality and enjoys getting to know her patients. She also delivers thorough cleanings with an emphasis on how oral health connects with overall health. Heidi believes in educating her patients so they can achieve a healthy smile.

She grew up in Dubuque. Heidi has two daughters, Isabel and Vivian. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time at her family cottage, bike riding and hiking with her children. Heidi takes great pride in working with a dental team that is truly exceptional.



Stephanee began her career as a dental hygienist in 2004 in Illinois after graduating from the Parkland College Dental Hygiene Program. She has worked in many areas of dentistry, including assisting, giving her 20+ 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 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.

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Carrie began her career as a Dental Hygienist in 2009, graduating from San Joaquin Valley College Dental Hygiene with Honors earning the Clinician Award and CDHA Student Leadership Award. Prior to becoming a dental hygienist, Carrie started her dental career as a Front Desk Receptionist and an In Office Lab Technician giving her 25+ years experience in the dental field. Carrie is excited to be a Dental Hygienist with Exceptional Dentistry and joined the team in 2020. “I am honored to be part of a group of dental professionals that value patient care to the fullest.

I believe in delivering the highest level of care and educating patients with the latest knowledge available to achieve their best health. It is so rewarding to have our patients become very active in their care and love their results.” A native Californian, Carrie has enjoyed making the Midwest her home over the last 12 years. She enjoys gardening, cooking and taking care of her family’s 6-acre farm in Jackson County with her husband Robert and daughter Amber.

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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.

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Cassandra is a Registered Dental Hygienist who received her degree from Hawkeye Community College in 2015. Cassandra and her husband, Jake, live in Maquoketa with their son, Cason, and a puppy named Ace. She enjoys getting to build trust and a relationship with her patients. Cassandra is passionate about educating her patients about the correlation between oral and systemic health and loves to help them achieve the smile they have always desired.

In her free time, Cassandra enjoys spending time with her family and friends, being outdoors, camping, and boating. She also loves watching the Cubs and the Iowa Hawkeyes!

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