Meet the Dental Team at The Dental Practice

Discuss your dental care
and financial options in our
treatment plan conference room

When you arrive for your appointment, you will feel relaxed and at home immediately. With a friendly staff, caring dentist, and inviting facility, you will know you’re in good hands. Our experienced staff will use their knowledge and skills to make your dental treatment as easy and painless as possible. Each member of our staff at The Dental Practice goes above and beyond to make sure you have a comfortable dental experience and leave our office smiling!

Meet Our Doctor

The Dental Practice

Dr. Steven G. Rabedeaux, DDS, MAGD

Dr. Rabedeaux was born and raised in Iowa. His father was a dentist who started this practice in 1957. He received his undergraduate BS from the University of Iowa. He went on to earn his DDS from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1984. He practiced with his father until 1991. Dr. Rabedeaux and his wife, Cindy, have been married for 30 years and have three children. Jen, their oldest, is a teacher in Minneapolis and was married to Gabe Greener in 2013. Michelle graduated from Bethel University and is now attending the physical therapy program at Des Moines University. She will graduate with her doctorate in May 2017. Brad graduated from the University of Iowa in the spring of 2016. He formed his own construction business, “Rab Works” right after graduating.

Our Hygienists

Jeri Graham


Jeri Graham has been with The Dental Practice team since 2000. She is a University of Iowa Dental Hygiene graduate and has been practicing for 33 years. She’s been caring for patients in the Newton area for over 25 years. Jeri and her husband Tom, live on a farm near Grinnell. They have twins, Catelyn and Christian. Catelyn is attending UNI in her pursuit to become a Child Life Specialist and Christian is at ISU studying Ag Business. Jeri enjoys her flower gardens, antiques, scrapbooking and creating memories with family and friends.

Maria Maharry


Maria Maharry has been with The Dental Practice team since 2007. She is a University of Iowa Graduate and has been a dental hygienist for 22 years. Maria and her husband Doug have five children. Olivia, Paul, twins Adam and Luke and Sophia. Maria’s husband Doug works at Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance and their family has lived in Newton for 13 years. Free time is rare for Maria, but she enjoys golfing, walking and spending time with her family.

Paige Gee


Paige Gee recently joined The Dental Practice team in 2016. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdepartmental Studies – Health Science in 2014. She continued her studies at DMACC, where she graduated from the Dental Hygiene program in 2016. She was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. She currently lives in Pleasant Hill, Iowa with her Fiancé Kase Heuermann, who works for Nationwide Insurance. Kase and Paige are planning a Sept. 2016 wedding. They enjoy spending time outdoors and being with their family and friends.

Our Dental Assistants

McKenzie Cogley

Dental Assistant

Kenzie has been with The Dental Practice team since 2015. She graduated from TeachTech Newton. Dr. Rabedeaux’s dental assisting school. She is now a registered dental assistant. Kenzie is currently on the waiting list to begin the Dental Hygiene Program at DMACC. Kenzie enjoys working on her farm in Colfax and spending time with friends and family.

Ashley Korte

Dental Assistant

Ashley has been with The Dental Practice team since 2007. She completed her education at Kirkwood College in 2006. Ashley is a certified and expanded function dental assistant, which allows her to provide a variety of additional patient services. She enjoys many outdoor activities including hunting, running, working out and her miniature dachshund, Tobi.

Chris Heck

Dental Assistant

Chris Heck has been with The Dental Practice since 2001. For the first several years she worked in the business office. In 2003 she became a registered dental assistant. Chris and her husband John spend most of their free time riding their motorcycle with family & friends. John is a bus driver for the Newton Community School district. They have four children; Josh, Sara, Shelly & Todd. They also have several grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Erin Doonan

Dental Assistant

Erin has been with The Dental Practice since 2015. She graduated from TeachTech Newton, Dr. Rabedeaux’s school for dental assisting and is now a registered dental assistant. Erin and her boyfriend Jake have a son Lane and the three of them spend most of their summer nights at racetracks. In her free time, Erin enjoys scrapbooking, sewing, and gardening.

Our Office Staff

Dana Anderson

Business Office

Dana Anderson has been with The Dental Practice team since 2012. She is an office assistant. Dana and her husband Andy live in Kellogg with their two daughters Makatlyn and Khryssa. Both girls and Dana are very active at the InMotion Dance Studio, as well as competition dance. Andy works for Skokan Construction in Newton. When not attending dance competitions their family enjoys camping.

Shelly Vos

Business Office

Shelly has been with The Dental Practice team since 2014 and is an office assistant. Shelly and her husband Cole have three children, Bentley, Paisley and Rowyn and a pampered miniature dachshund name Georgia. Cole works at Vermeer Mfg. in Pella. Shelly is a skilled cosmetologist and enjoys cutting hair in her free time. Cole and Shelly enjoy spending time outdoors doing activities with their their children and spending time with family & friends.