Meet Our Team

Dedicated to your brightest & healthiest smile

Many of us have worked at The Dental Practice for nearly 20 years, and we’ve grown close to the great community of Newton, IA. Our doctors, hygienists, and dental assistants perform a variety of general dentistry services and cosmetic dental procedures. We’re here to answer any of your questions and help you carry out the best dental treatment plan. Whether you need a routine cleaning, a cavity filling, teeth whitening, or wisdom teeth removal, we can help.

Our Doctors

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Dr. Steven G. Rabedeaux, DDS, MAGD

Dr. Steven Rabedeaux is an Iowa native who has practiced dentistry for more than 30 years. He received his BS from the University of Iowa. In 1984, he completed his DDS at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. His father began The Dental Practice in 1957, and he practiced with him until 1991.

Dr. Rabedeaux and his wife, Cindy, have been married for 33 years. They have three grown children and two grandchildren.

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Dr. Jacob Parsons, DDS

Dr. Jacob Parsons is a Colorado native. Feeling drawn to his Midwestern roots, he studied Biology at Northwestern College in Iowa. He returned to Colorado to complete his DDS at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, which he received in 2014.

After earning his DDS, Dr. Parsons completed the University of New Mexico’s Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency. There he studied dental implant surgery, wisdom teeth removal, denture fabrication, root canal treatment, hospital dentistry, pediatric care, and special needs dentistry.

After completing his residency, Dr. Parsons worked at a clinic in the city of Albuquerque, NM. He is currently pursuing a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, and he is also active in both local and national dental associations. Dr. Parsons and his wife, Jennifer, have two sons and a daughter.

Our Staff

Dana Anderson

Dana Anderson

Business Office

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Dana Anderson has been with The Dental Practice since 2012. Dana and her husband Andy, who works for Skokan Construction, have two daughters, Makatlyn and Khyrssa. When not at a dance class for the girls, the family enjoys spending time outdoors and with family and friends.
Ashley Hartgers

Ashley Hartgers

Business Office

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Ashley has been with The Dental Practice since 2018. Ashley grew up in Texas. She moved to Newton in 2008 and graduated from Newton High School in 2011. She has experience in medical insurance, scheduling, and reception. Ashley and her husband, Justin, enjoy being outdoors with their black lab, Drake, and spending time with family and friends.
Jeri Graham

Jeri Graham

Hygienist

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Jeri has been with The Dental Practice since 2000. She graduated from the University of Iowa Dental Hygiene program. She has practiced dental hygiene since 1983, and has been caring for patients in the Newton area for over 30 years. Jeri and her husband, Tom, live on a farm near Grinnell, IA. They have twins, Catelyn and Christian. Jeri enjoys her flower gardens, antiques, scrapbooking, and tending to the critters on the farm. She treasures her time spent with family and friends.
Elizabeth Huddleston

Elizabeth Huddleston

Hygienist

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Maria Maharry

Maria Maharry

Hygienist

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Maria has been with The Dental Practice since 2007. She graduated from the University of Iowa and has practiced dental hygiene since 1994. Maria and her husband, Doug, have five children. Maria’s husband, Doug, works at Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance, and their family resides in Newton. Free time is rare for Maria, but she enjoys golfing, walking, and spending time with her family.
Ashley Schnienders

Ashley Schnienders

Hygienist

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Erin Doonan

Erin Doonan

Dental Assistant

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Erin has been with The Dental Practice since 2015. She studied dental assisting and graduated from TeachTech Newton, Dr. Rabedeaux’s dental assistant school. Erin is a registered and expanded function dental assistant, which allows her to provide a variety of patient services. Erin has a son, Lane, and the two of them enjoy four-wheeler rides, playing outside, and tending to their goats. In her free time, Erin enjoys going for walks with her dog, Ellie, and volunteering at the Animal Rescue League.

Joy Gonzalez

Joy Gonzalez

Dental Assistant

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Joy joined The Dental Practice in 2017. She graduated from TeachTech Newton, Dr. Rabedeaux’s school for dental assisting. She is now a registered dental assistant. Joy moved to Newton from South Dakota. She and her husband, Rafa, enjoy biking, boating, skiing, and spending time with friends and family.

Kennedy Gulling

Kennedy Gulling

Dental Assistant

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Kennedy joined The Dental Practice in 2018 and graduated from Vatterott College in Des Moines, IA. She completed her final clinical rotation at our office. Today, she is a certified and expanded function dental assistant, which allows her to provide a variety of patient services. Kennedy enjoys kayaking, rollerblading, and spending time with her friends and family.

Chris Heck

Chris Heck

Dental Assistant

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Chris has been with The Dental Practice since 2001. She worked in the office until 2003, and later 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, 11 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Ashley Smith

Ashley Smith

Dental Assistant

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Ashley has been with The Dental Practice 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. Ashley and her husband, Nathan, married in January 2018. They enjoy working out, hunting, spending time with family, and volunteering. They have a miniature dachshund named Tobi.

Riley Van Gilst

Riley Van Gilst

Dental Assistant

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Riley has been with The Dental Practice since 2017. She completed her education at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, IA. Riley is a certified and expanded function dental assistant, which allows her to provide a variety of patient services. Riley and her husband, Daniel, live on a farm in Newton with cows, pigs, their dog, Maizy, and cat, Jasper. Daniel and Riley enjoy spending time with their friends and family, motorcycling, and being on the farm.

Call 641-792-2780 to schedule an appointment!

The Dental Practice
1919 1st Ave E
Newton, Iowa 50208

Hours
Monday – Thursday: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM