Appointments: (319) 266-3545

Our Team

I am truly blessed to be able to work every day with an amazingly talented group of individuals. Each one is a long time team member in our office with many years of experience providing quality care to our friends. They are all exceptionally trained and love making a difference in our patient’s lives. They truly are there to serve you.

Our friendly business and administrative team makes you feel like family when you call us on the phone. They also handle scheduling for all your dental care in a timely manner that is efficient and effective for you. They are experts in dealing with dental insurance plans and flexible spending accounts. They will make sure your claims are filed in a manner that will maximize your overall benefits. They will be happy to address your financial concerns and answer any questions you have about the financing options that are available to you. Lastly, they will look forward to finding the answers to any treatment questions that you might have.

Our experienced clinical team will guide you thru your dental appointments, answering any questions that you may have about your care. They are very skilled at insuring that you have a comfortable experience in our office. Their attention to detail will help your dental visits run smoothly and “on schedule”. Your well-being is their highest priority. They pay very close attention to infection control in our office to maintain your safety and protection.

Karen Ehmen – Business Administrator

Karen has been with our office for 15 years making our patients feel welcome and appreciated in the dental practice. She is one of the two smiling faces you have encountered over the phone or at our front desk. She is married to Rick and has two sons, Rhett and Reid. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

 Lisa Scharff – Registered Dental Hygienist

Lisa has been practicing dental hygiene for 21 years and has been with our office for 19 years. She grew up in Cedar Falls where she met her husband, Alton. They have two children, Mason and Brooklyn. She enjoys traveling, boating and spending time with family and friends.

Sarah MacLearn – Registered Dental Hygienist

SarahSarah has been practicing dental hygiene for over 10 years in the Cedar Valley. She is happily married to Rory for over 5 years. Sarah spends a lot of her time chasing her amazing sons Nolan and Kellen. She enjoys spending time outdoors, playing volleyball, watching sports and most of all spending time with her family.


Lory Hulstein – Registered Dental Hygienist

loriLory has been practicing dental hygiene for more than 21 years.  She and her husband, Rick, have two children,Dara and Jake.  When not spending time with her family, she enjoys reading, running, and spending time with friends.

Jennifer Garcia – Registered Dental Assistant

jenJen has been a registered dental assistant for over 7 years. She grew up in the Cedar Valley where she met her husband, Bryon. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, working out, playing with her dog Sky, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Stephanie Pinter – Registered Dental Hygienist

Steph has 17 years of combined dental experience in both Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene. She and her husband Don and three boys, Neal, Logan, and Donald III, moved to the Cedar Valley area in the summer of 2015.  She enjoys everything outdoors, gardening, crocheting, and traveling with her family.

Shannon Schrage – Registered Dental Assistant

Shannon is new to the office and graduated from Hawkeye Community College Dental Assisting Program in 2016.  She grew up in Sumner, IA.  In her spare time she enjoys hunting, fishing, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Contact Dr. Thomas J. Strub for More Information

Please contact Dr. Thomas J. Strub for more information, or to schedule an appointment. We will be happy to speak with you and answer any questions you may have.