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Meet The Dental Experts: Chris Haganman, Brad Stovie, Shannon Hingst, DDS

Chris Haganman, DDS, MS

Dr. Chris Haganman was born in Burlington, Iowa. After graduating from Wapello High School in 1982, he attended The University of Iowa, where he received his higher education:

  • D.D.S. in 1990
  • AEGD Certificate in 1991 (AdvancedEducation in General Dentistry Residency)
  • Certificate in Prosthodontics in 1993
  • M.S. (Masters in Science) in Prosthodontics in 1994
  • Diplomate of The American Board of Prosthodontics in 1997

From 1993 until 1997, he served at The University of Iowa College of Dentistry as a full-time Assistant Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics. During that time, he completed research and published articles relating to dental implants and biomechanics of natural teeth. In 1994, he was presented with the “Instructor of the Year” award.

In April 1997, Dr. Haganman joined The Dental Center as co-owner with Dr. Brad Stovie.

Chris has four children – Jenna, Jordan, Kirk, and Luke. They enjoy free time together fishing, boating, hunting, and cheering on the Hawks.

Brad Stovie, DDS

Born right here in Cedar Rapids, Dr. Brad Stovie was a 1984 Regis graduate who went on to Loras College-graduating with a biology major and a chemistry minor. He finished up his formal education at The University of Iowa Dental College in 1992. While in Dental School, he received a research scholarship all four years, was vice president of his class, and his senior year was awarded the Dean’s Leadership Award. He joined The Dental Center in 1992 where he enjoys a successful family practice that includes a large number of adult and adolescent orthodontic patients.

Shannon Hingst, DDS

I have been with The Dental Center since 2000 and it is my passion to provide an empathy-centered approach to the practice of dentistry.  I am here to provide caring, personal care of high quality that takes the whole patient into consideration.

Dental anxiety can be a pretty large concern for people of all ages.  To help ease fears I am specially trained in the use of oral anti-anxiety medications, nitrous oxide (laughing gas), and even intravenous conscious sedation.  With these aids, as well as a little TLC, I am able to comfortably treat a group of patients that never thought that to be possible.  Along with a DDS degree from The University of Iowa, I maintain ACLS (advanced cardiac life support) certification and am a member of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.

I take advantage of annual anesthesiology seminars to ensure I have the latest information regarding sedative agents, pain relievers, and anxiety reducing agents.  Assuring safe, comfortable dental care to patients who have before only known fear and discomfort at the dentist is one of my passions as a dentist.

I offer family dental services for patients of all ages including fillings, crowns, root canals, whitening, removal of teeth, and other advanced surgical procedures.

Outside the office I keep very busy with my husband Phil and our four children.  Aside from attending school and sporting events for Andrew, Jackson, Russell and Heather, I enjoy gardening, landscaping, camping, golfing, and a canoe trip with Phil (whenever we can steal the time away together). We try to make it to a county fair or two in the summer to relax with friends, eat corndogs (my favorite), and listen to some live music.  There’s never a dull moment with the Hingst family!

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