Linda Cabalka, RDH
Linda has over 30 years of experience in dentistry. She earned her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from the University of Iowa. With her extensive skills, Linda is a great asset to our experienced and highly trained dental team. She is dedicated to educating patients about their dental health so they can make informed decisions.
Linda and her husband, Dave, have three children: Greg, Jordan, and Jay. Her hobbies include boating, running, and photography.
Tanya Nurre, RDH
Tanya graduated from Hawkeye Community College’s hygiene program in 2000 and has been helping patients at our practice since. She is the recipient of the Outstanding Clinician Award. Tanya takes pride in helping each patient maintain a healthy smile for a lifetime.
Tanya and her husband, Luke, have two dogs named Lily and Lacy. Tanya love camping and spending time with her family and friends.
Jennifer Tegeler, RDH
Jennifer has 19 years of experience in dental hygiene. She started out as a dental assistant and then studied dental hygiene, graduated from Hawkeye Community College in 1999. With her extensive background in the dental field, she brings a high level of skill and knowledge to our practice. Jennifer loves being here each day and educating and caring for our patients.
Jennifer and her special friend, Jim, have a yellow lab named Brinkley. In her free time, she enjoys being with family and friends, reading, biking and being outdoors.
Kristy Meese, RDH
Kristy graduated from Hawkeye Community College’s dental hygiene program in May 2012, where she was the recipient of the “Outstanding Clinician Award.” She has been providing care to patients at Dental Associates of Manchester since. Kristy takes pride in providing quality care and helping her patients maintain a healthy smile for life.
Kristy is married to Andy Meese and they have 2 sons, Myles and Ryker. She enjoys hunting, going on walks, going to sporting events, and spending time with friends and family.
Katie Kruse, RDH
Katie graduated in 2007 from Madison Area Technical College with an Associate in Science in dental hygiene. She enjoys staying up to date on the latest technology and research to help give her patients the highest quality of care they deserve. She is dedicated to educating her patients so they can play an active role in their own dental hygiene to help ensure a lifetime of dental health.
It is very important to create an individualized relationship with each patient. Katie strives to make every appointment comfortable by placing your dental anxiety at ease by providing a relaxing and positive experience.
Katie and her husband, Dave, have two grown children, Taylor and Brody, and a granddaughter Jordyn. They enjoy cooking homemade meals for their family and friends. They run farm outside of Greeley, Iowa. They stay active by managing Powertrain Tug-of-War Club, playing volleyball, and traveling as much as possible.
Kaitlyn Stecklein, RDH
Kaitlyn graduated from Hawkeye Community College’s dental hygiene program in the spring of 2020. She is very passionate about providing the highest quality of care for her patients. She strives to build long-lasting relationships with patients and is dedicated to helping them achieve and maintain a healthy smile for life.
Kaitlyn lives on a farm north of Edgewood with her fiancé, Mitch. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, boating and spending time with family and friends.
Jenni Gideon, RDH
Jenni started out as a dental assistant and then graduated from Hawkeye Community College’s dental hygiene program in 2012. She was the president of the Student American Dental Hygienists’ Association. Jenni strives to assist patients to achieve a lifetime of dental health.
Jenni lives in Manchester with her husband, Justin. They have two daughters, Letti and Erin, and one son, Huxley. She enjoys reading, walking, being outdoors and spending time with family and friends.