Hygienist Kiana Case grew up in Lake City, Iowa. She graduated in 2011 from Southern Cal High School in Lake City, and then went on to play volleyball at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2015. Kiana is the oldest of three, she has two younger brothers Kyler and Kody. Spending time with family and friends is one of Kiana’s favorite things to do. She also loves being active, going to Adventureland, and finding new things to do around Des Moines. Kiana chose a career in dentistry because she always liked going to the dentist, and she wanted to work in the health field. She believes smiles are important, and she enjoys helping people improve their oral health to achieve their best possible smile. A Fun Fact about Kiana, she played flag football and wrestled when she was younger!
Hygienist Jennifer Engle grew up in Colfax and graduated from Colfax-Mingo High School in 2004. She then went on to attend Des Moines Area Community College and earn her degree and receive her license in Dental Hygiene in 2011. Jennifer is married to her wonderful husband Doug, and they have a son named Tucker. Outside of the office, Jennifer loves to spend time with her family and friends. She enjoys reading, cooking, traveling, gardening, and working on the farm. Jennifer is also an avid Iowa State Cyclone Athletics fan. Jennifer chose a career in dentistry because she she wanted to provide service to others, and help her patients lead healthier lives. A Fun Fact about Jennifer: She loves going to concerts!
Hygienist Brenda Johnston grew up in Prairie City, Iowa and attended Prairie City-Monroe High School, and then went on to Des Moines Area Community College to earn her degree and receive her license in Dental Hygiene in 1995. Brenda’s family includes her husband, Gary, and her two boys Hayden and Justin. She also loves her two dogs Duke and Dixie. Her hobbies and personal interests include her dogs, attending church, reading, attending her kid’s activities, and traveling as much as she can. Brenda chose a career in dentistry because she always liked going to the dentist, and she wanted to work in the health field. A Fun Fact about Brenda: She has never had a cavity!
Dental Assistant Brenna Bagley grew up in Runnells, Iowa and currently lives in Colfax, Iowa. She attended Southeast Polk High School and went on to attend Des Moines Area Community College where she earned her Registered Dental Assistant Degree in 2011. Brenna and her husband Derek have a dog Gracie, and a cat Han. Some of Brenna’s favorite things to do outside of being a dental assistant are crocheting, knitting, hand-lettering, attending football games, running, and spending time with her family. Brenna also loves traveling. She has traveled all over the United States and also to Spain and Ireland. Brenna chose a career in dentistry because she knew she wanted to do something in the health field. She always enjoyed going to the dentist growing up, so she decided that being a dental assistant would be a good fit for her. A Fun Fact about Brenna is that while running, she enjoys listening to podcasts.
Dental Assistant Mariah Terlouw grew up in Sully, Iowa and attended Lynnville-Sully High School. She then went on to Kirkwood Community College. She earned her Registered Dental Assistant Degree in 2015. Mariah has an older sister Emily and a younger brother Kyle. Her parents are Lori and Doug. In her free time, spending time with family, friends, and her dog Wren are at the top of her list of things to do. She also enjoys running, fishing, and helping out with her church youth group. Mariah originally went to school for a completely different degree than dental assisting, so when the opportunity fell in her lap to become a dental assistant, she was surprised to say the least. She thoroughly enjoyed learning about dentistry. Mariah enjoys meeting new people, hearing their stories, and making their visit to the dentist as positive as possible. A Fun Fact about Mariah, she is also a Veterinary Technician!
Dental Assistant Missy Veasman grew up in Norwalk, Iowa, but has lived in Colfax, Iowa the last 11 years. She graduated from Norwalk High School and went on to Des Moines Area Community College. She became a Registered Dental Assistant in 2004. In 2007, she received an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant License from the Iowa Board of Dental Examiners. Missy has been working as an assistant for 13 years. Missy loves spending time with her husband Adam, and two girls Sydney (7) and Sophie (4). In her free time, Missy enjoys being outdoors gardening and mowing her grass. She also likes to bake and decorate cakes. Missy chose a career in dentistry because her whole life, she has enjoyed helping people. She loves seeing the patients faces light up after an appointment where their smiles and confidence have been restored. A Fun Fact about Missy is that she has ridden in a hot air balloon.
Front Desk Secretary Deb Baldwin grew up in Mingo, Iowa and attended Mingo Community High School. Deb and her husband Mark are very proud parents and grandparents. She has a daughter Angela and two sons Jake and James. Her grandchildren are Noah, Carson, Jonas, Jaida, and Sydney. In her free time, Deb enjoys reading, gardening, mowing, swimming, and attending her grandchildren’s athletic events. She also likes to watch NASCAR. She also really enjoys her annual visit to Mexico. Deb was just looking for a job, applied and started working at Colfax Dental December 6th, 1988. She just fell into it. She loved learning about dentistry and working with the patients. She was a dental assistant for 25 years. After Dr. Tim retired, Deb has been working at the front desk. A Fun Fact about Deb is that she likes to go thrift shopping with her group of Divas.
Front Desk Secretary and Dental Assistant Courtney Buchman was born and raised in Colfax, Iowa. She attended Colfax-Mingo High School and then received her license in dental assisting from DMACC. Courtney continued her educational career at Buena Vista University and graduated with a BA in Human Services. She and her husband Brian have three children together Emmalyn (9) Lucas (5) and Coraline (2). Courtney's hobbies include reading, going to the movies with her children, and chasing around her toddler! When she is not at the dental office, Courtney volunteers on the Colfax-Mingo Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association and also on the Colfax-Mingo Youth Soccer Club board. Courtney chose a career in dentistry because she loves helping people and she was interested in learning about dentistry. A Fun Fact about Courtney is that she was on the IPTV quiz show Student Voices when she was younger and she won!
Front desk secretary and dental assistant Brittany Pierce was born and raised in Prairie City, Iowa. She attended Prairie City-Monroe High School and then went on to attend Des Moines Area Community College where she obtained her dental assistant degree in 2014. Brittany enjoys spending time with friends and family, especially her twin nephews Jason and Pierce. A fun fact about Brittany is that she loves going to the Iowa State Fair.
Office Manager Terrie Tomlonovic has been a secretary here at Colfax Dental for 22 years. Terrie was born and raised here in Colfax. She attended Colfax High School and then went on to graduate from the Dental Assisting Program at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny. Terrie is married to her fantastic husband Patrick and has four kids Brent (Jen) Tomlonovic, Molly (Casey) Tomlonvic-Norton, Nicholas (Jeanette VanderMey), and Michael (Ali) Tomlonovic. Terrie has two dogs, Sadie and Patches, and a cat named Ms. Kitty. In her free time, Terrie likes traveling, gardening and canning, watching the Food Network, reading, and doing needlework. Terrie chose a career in dentistry, because after she graduated from the dental assisting program, she realized she preferred the office/administrative side over being chairside with the doctors. A Fun Fact about Terrie is that her favorite places to shop are garage sales and thrift stores!