Meet The Staff:
Lori is our office manager. She was born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa, where she graduated from Hempstead High School. After high school, Lori attended Northern Iowa on a volleyball scholarship. Lori and her husband Mike have four children. Laura is the oldest sibling. She and her husband, Travis live in Chicago, Ilinois. Andrew is the next in line and he too lives in Chicago. Whitney is the third oldest and she lives in Trophy Club, Texas with her husband, Wagner. Christy is the baby of the family and lives in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Lori and Mike as of yet, do not have any grandchildren, although they do have two teddy bear dogs named Bubba and Boomer. Lori loves to spend time with family and friends and of course her puppies. Mike and Lori are anxiously waiting to behold the title of proud grandparents! Lori has 29 years of experience working with the Pipho Family Dentistry Family. Needless to say, there is something to be said about her employers, Donna Pipho, and Bob Pipho. Lori loves meeting new people and will go out of her way to make you feel comfortable and answer any questions you may have here at Pipho Family Dentistry.
Mary is one of our dental hygienists. She started out almost 30 years ago at Pipho Family Dentistry as a dental assistant. Mary decided to go back to school and become a hygienist and graduated in 2005. She and her husband, Brian have two children, Brad and Becca. Brad is married to Abby and together they have a daughter named Brielle, who is 4 years old. They reside in Dunkerton, Iowa. Rebecca is an RN at Unity Point in Cedar Falls, Iowa. In their free time, Mary and Brian enjoy spending time at their second home in Prarie Duchein, WI, right on the Mississippi, and of course, they love spending time with their granddaughter, Brielle. Mary loves being a hygienist because she is able to see so many different people every day. She loves to give her patients direction, encouragement and guidance. Her number one goal as a hygienist is to help her patients maintain great oral health. When a patient comes back after six months and their oral health has improved, she feels she has done her job! When they compliment her, then she feels she has done her job quite well. Mary is very much a people person and feels that listening and speaking with patients every day can often be a very inspiring experience.
Megan is our front desk receptionist. If you call to set up an appointment you will most likely speak with Megan. When you arrive for your appointment you will also be greeted by Megan. She has many roles here at Pipho Family Dentistry. Insurance, reception, scheduling, you name it Megan does it! She is the queen of multi-tasking and very valuable to our team. Megan grew up in La Porte City, Iowa, where she graduated from Union High School. She later attended Hawkeye Community College where she received her associate’s degree in Marketing Management. Megan resides in La Porte City. Iowa with her two young boys, Aedric and Gryffin, and their new puppy, Baker. In her free time, Megan enjoys running and working out, as well as being outdoors with her boys.
Karissa grew up in Sumner, Iowa where she graduated from Sumner High School in 2004. She continued her education and received her dental assisting degree at Kirkwood Community College, where she met her husband, Brice. Karissa and Brice keep busy with their four children, Linkyn (8), Kaenyn (5), Emeryck (4), and Krew (2). During her free time, Karissa enjoys golfing with Brice and looks forward to her family vacation to Minnesota every summer. Here they do a lot of fishing, boating, and swimming. Karissa chose dental assisting because she enjoys working with and meeting new people. She finds dental assisting can be both personally and professionally fulfilling. When you visit with Karissa for an appointment you will find that she will make you feel comfortable both before and during your procedure.
Cassie grew up in the small town of Belmond, Iowa. Where is Belmond? It is approximately 100 miles north west of La Porte City, Iowa. As far as the population of Belmond it is very comparable to La Porte City. Cassie knows all about small town living so Pipho Family Dentistry was a great fit for her. She attended Hawkeye Community College after High School graduation where she received her dental hygiene degree. Cassie now resides in La Porte City, with her dog named Dobby. During her free time, Cassie loves to be outside. Golfing, biking, and taking Dobby on walks, are just a few of the outdoor activities that she enjoys. When Cassie was younger her role model was her own dental hygienist. She hopes that she can become a role model for others like her hygienist was to her, by educating her patients about her passion. Cassie is passionate about oral health and the connection it has to your health in general. She is focused on helping patients modify their behaviors and educate them on preventative maintenance on their teeth and gums to avoid disease in the future.