December Newsletter
January 13, 2017
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Drs. Haganman, Stovie, and Hingst would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday!

Don’t forget to take advantage of your 2016 dental health benefits and tax-free flexible spending dollars before December 30.  Appointments are filling quickly!

"Coach" Dr. Brad Stovie


It’s an inseparable part of him.  Just like his faith and his family, coaching is in Dr. Brad Stovie’s soul. He has coached youth and high school baseball, basketball, and football since 1989 at Regis and now at Xavier High School.  

It typically doesn’t take more than one or two conversations with Dr. Brad until a recent score, a historical moment in sports, or a life lesson from a game comes into play.  Like all good coaches, he can recall with pinpoint accuracy a foul that occurred in the 4th quarter of a big game in 1992.  He can also share with you the heartache of a State championship loss or the unbridled joy of a State championship victory.   However, you soon realize Dr. Brad’s adoration with coaching isn’t about the final score or the championships.  It’s about the ability to make a difference in the life of a young person.  Coach Stovie enjoys hearing from a student who graduated years ago that he had a positive influence on their development or character.  

Dr. Brad brings his coaching energy and skills to The Dental Center.  He can recall the slightest detail about his patients…not only stories they share of their personal lives but what procedure he did five years ago that relieved them of pain. He provides compassionate, quality care with a personalized touch. Dr. Stovie decided early in his career as a general dentist that he wanted to offer patients orthodontic care.  Like putting together a winning team, an orthodontic case is treatment that develops over time.  Dr. Stovie enjoys working with patients throughout the case, seeing the changes each month. The transformation of confidence with an improved smile is extremely rewarding.  Dr. Brad has found another way to make a difference that lasts a lifetime.


Continuing Education

AAOMS Dental Implant Conference

Dr. Haganman attended  the annual AAOMS (American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons) Dental Implant Conference with a local oral surgeon, Dr. Nick Morio. The meeting was held at The Sheraton Grand Chicago December 1-3. The conference offers an intensive educational program of innovative techniques and procedures for the entire implant team. We asked Dr. Haganman to outline the importance of attending this meeting with Dr. Morio:  

"Our main interest for attending the meeting was to gain better knowledge for our combined treatment for patients who are interested in having all of their teeth out , implants placed, and full arch restorations placed immediately.   The course title was “Full-arch, Immediate-load Fixed Implant Restorations: Team Approach From Work-up to Final Prosthesis.”  Other courses that we completed were:
*Treatment of the Most Common Implant Situations:  Single Molars, Incisors and Posterior 3 Tooth Testorations
*Treatment of the Patient With Failing Dental Restorations: The Drive for Fixed Restorations
*The Digital Solution (which was about CBCT technology and it’s use in treatment planning)
The meeting was a nice refresher course on things I taught 20 years ago.  Additionally, it gave us both insight to some of the complex cases that we are currently treating with new cutting-edge approaches. The trip has given me an even greater appreciation for Nick.  He is a leader in the Midwest, and strives to be the best.  The guy doesn’t stop learning and doesn’t cut corners.  He always has the best interest of the patient as his top priority."   
Dr. Haganman and Dr. Morio work together on many complex implant cases every year. Over the past 10 years, they have enjoyed learning together and challenging each others expertise. Many of our patients are refered to Morgan & Morio Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Center in Hiawatha for dental implant placement, as well as other surgical support.

2016 Fall Cancer Update

Members of our hygiene team, Shari, Marie, Amy M, and Nadia attended the 2016 Fall Cancer Care Update for Dental Health Professionals at Mercy Hospital. The purpose of this program was to offer dental health professionals the opportunity to learn about current issues involved in the care of patients who have a diagnosis of cancer. Our hygiene team found this course to be very pertinent to oral cancer diagnosis, referrals, and treatments after oral cancer. This always makes them appreciate the head and neck intraoral and extra-oral cancer exam that they do at each hygiene visit.

New Positions Within


We are excited to announce that Kim and Devin accepted new positions within our office. Kim will be assisting Dr. Haganman. She is excited and eager to expand her career in the dental field, working by Dr. Haganman's side restoring and creating beautiful smiles. 
Devin will be our full time orthodontic assistant, assisting Dr. Stovie. Devin has worked as a dental assistant at The Dental Center since March of 2016. She looks forward to the orthodontic treatment process of moving teeth and seeing the end result.


Holiday Special


We are still offering a 20% discount on the Oral B Electronic Toothbrushes and replacement heads through the end of December. There is also a $30 manufacture rebate that can be taken on top of our discount.  Take advantage of this great deal!

Oral B Pro Health Jr. Regularly $30, now $24
Oral B Pro 5000 & Genius Reguarly $110, now $88

*Adult Professional Kits Include a $30 mail-in rebate
**Not valid with any other offer.

On a Personal Note...


Dr. Hingst's three sons competed in the Iowa High School State Championship football games at the UNI Dome. Two played for Iowa City Regina and one for Iowa City West. Great job boys! 


The Xavier Saints made it to the State Semi-Finals game at the UNI Dome.  Dr. Stovie is an assistant coach. Dr. Brad's son Braden and Nolan (son of our Treatment Coordinator, Melissa Dostal), played for the Saints.  Congrats on a great 11-1 season!


Staff Birthdays

Happy Birthday to Ami on the 19th, Cassie on the 14th, and Marie on the 8th.


Staff Anniversaries

Our office manager, Lisa, is celebrating her 13th year at The Dental Center! Thank you Lisa, for all of your hard work and dedication over the years!


Patient Testimonials

Friendly and Professional...The Dental Center is always looking out for the patient
"Melissa always does a great job! After I told her about a tooth that needed attention, she took pictures so that Dr. Chris could just come in and know exactly what needed to be done. Melissa also recommended a sensitive toothpaste for my sensitive teeth. They really care about you and your teeth, long after you leave their office. Dr. Chris is very conscientious about what's feasible for my family, in regards to my insurance coverage and out of pocket costs. The entire staff is wonderful and I'd recommend The Dental Center over and over again."
-Sara B. 12/06/16
"I had a crown fall out over the weekend, I sent an email to the office as soon as it happened. I received a call from The Dental Center at 7:10 am Monday to schedule an appointment to get in to see Dr. Stovie, I got in at 8:30, had a seamless, easy, quick appointment! Great service, great personal care, great results!! Highly recommend The Dental Center!!"
-Jo F. 11/23/16