Meet Our Kalona Staff

When you come to Kalona Family Dental, you’re always in the best of hands. Our licensed and insured locally-owned dental practice will do everything we can to give you the winning smile you deserve. Call us today.

Dr. Erika Hahn—Dentist

Dr. Hahn was raised in Britt, Iowa and developed an interest in dentistry at an early age. As a child she had the opportunity to spend time in the dental clinic where her mother worked as a dental hygienist. She loved watching the dentists interact with patients and use their creativity on a variety of procedures. After earning her Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Iowa she attended The University of Iowa College of Dentistry where she received her doctoral degree. During her final year of dental school Dr. Hahn completed rotations focused on caring for pediatric, geriatric, and special needs populations. Dr. Hahn and her husband Todd live in Riverside with their son and cat Lacey. She enjoys baking, cooking, yoga and traveling with her husband.

Kari—Dental Hygienist

Kari grew up in small Lake Miller, Iowa and loves working in the small town setting at Riverside Family Dental. She has been working as a dental hygienist for more than 25 years. Kari enjoys outdoor activities such as walking, gardening, and watching her two sons participate in sporting events. If Kari were a dental super hero she would be the Wisdom Tooth Warrior and magically make all third molars disappear. Her guilty pleasure is homemade chocolate sauce and hearing her sons say I love you.

Martha—Dental Hygienist

Martha was born in Mexico and moved to Washington, IA in 2000. She also works for Washington County Public Health as the I-Smile Coordinator which provides her with lots of opportunities to work with people in the community. In her free time she enjoys volunteering, sewing, and spending time with her family. Martha sees patients on Mondays at Kalona Family Dental.

Amber—Dental Assistant

Amber has worked as a Dental Assistant for 12 years. Her background includes experience with pediatrics, endodontics, and general dentistry. Amber was born and raised in Kalona and enjoys working in her hometown and getting to know our patients and their family. Amber and her husband Travis live in Riverside with their two young sons and two cocker spaniels. Outside of work Amber enjoys crafting and spending time with her family.

Kellie—Dental Assistant

Before Kellie had braces she was able to fit two quarters and one dime in between her front teeth! Her beautiful straight teeth came from five years in braces! Now, she loves helping patients become comfortable with dentistry. Kellie is married with two kids and enjoys running and being outside gardening, boating and going to the park. If she were a dental super hero she would be Shot Stopper Shorty so she could make anesthetic be a pain free experience. Kellie’s guilty pleasure is eating sour patch kids.


Michelle was born and raised in Kalona. She spent four years in Los Angeles while attending college. Now, Michelle and her son are happy to call Kalona home again. Michelle has worked in customer service for many years and enjoys putting her talents to work at Kalona Family Dental. She enjoys the warm and welcoming atmosphere in the office and feels that it matches the warmth of the community. Outside of work Michelle enjoys cooking (but mostly eating delicious food), traveling, boating, live music and spending time with her friends and family.