Meet Our Dental Team

At the dental practice of Dr. John McGrane, our friendly, dedicated, and energetic dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a positive dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We welcome you with warm smiles to our practice!

Charity

Patient Coordinator, CR

Hi, my name is Charity, and I am excited to welcome you to our practice! I am the receptionist and most likely the first smile you'll see when you come to our practice. I enjoy being able to interact with our patients, and building strong friendships between our practice and our patients. Our practice is a great place to visit. We have a very high-tech office, and our entire team is dedicated to helping our patients achieve their dental health goals. I look forward to working with you and your family, and the many smiles we have yet to share!

Outside of the practice, I enjoy spending time with my family. My husband, Tony, and I have one son, Sawyer. We currently live in Marion.  In my free time, I love running, visiting with friends, attending Hawkeye football games GO HAWKS!!, vacationing with my family, and volunteering at my son's school.

 

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Nikki

Registered Dental Assistant with Expanded Functions Certification

Hello, and welcome! My name is Nikki, and I have been working with Dr. McGrane for over 20 years. I enjoy working with our patients, and I always make an extra effort to make each patient feel welcome when visiting our practice. I understand that some of our patients experience anxiety. One of my goals is to listen to their concerns and do everything I can to ease their nervousness and ensure that they have a positive experience. Making my patients feel cared for is important to me. One of my favorite things about working in dentistry is talking to our patients about their own lives and getting to hear about their experiences and accomplishments. Working chairside with Dr. McGrane is great. He encourages our entire team to continue growing and learning, and is always bringing new technology into the practice.

Outside of the practice, I am a busy mother of two girls, Cora and Grace and we have one dog named Montana. When I have leisure time, I enjoy biking, taking care of our yard, scrapbooking, and driving my kids from one activity to the next. I also enjoy taking trips with my family.

 

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Shona

Registered Dental Hygienist      

Hi there, my name's Shona and I am one of Dr. McGrane's dental hygienists. Working in dentistry is so much fun! I truly enjoy working in this profession. My favorite thing about working in dentistry is getting to know all of our patients and educating them on their oral health. Dr. McGrane is patient, understanding, and has a great sense of humor. He makes each visit a wonderful experience for patients of all ages, as well as making Spring Valley Dental Care a fun place to work. I'm proud to welcome you and your family to our practice, I look forward to working with you!

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, bicycling, boating, and attending Iowa Hawkeyes football games. I am a member of the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA), and regularly participate in continuing education opportunities. My husband, Toby, and I have a daughter Leela, three cats and currently live in Solon. I have been fortunate enough to have traveled to many places around the world and have been on safari in South Africa, visited Machu Picchu, and have seen the pyramids in Egypt.

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Janelle

Registered Dental Assistant 

Hi, my name is Janelle, welcome to our office! I am one of Dr. McGrane's dental assistants.  Dr. McGrane is always looking for new technology and improving our current technology, which is something very important to me. I look forward to meeting you!

Outside of the practice, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. My boyfriend Jake and I live in Brandon with our three dogs, Auto, Pippy and Dakota. I also enjoy going for road trips on our motorcycle, 4-wheeling, taking our dogs for walks in our neighborhood and taking trips.

 

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Dana

Registered Dental Hygienist

Hello, my name is Dana and I am one of Dr. McGrane's dental hygienists. I grew up in Edgewood, Iowa and settled in Cedar Rapids after college. I have been in the dental field for 22 years after receiving my dental assisting degree in 1991 from Kirkwood Community College. I worked in the field for a few years before going on to receive my dental hygiene degree from Hawkeye Community College in 1998. My favorite part of working in dentistry is getting to know all sorts of people and building relationships with them.

In my free time, I enjoy getting out and trying new things! I enjoy spending time with my two awesome sons. We enjoy doing all water activities such as boating, fishing and swimming. I also enjoy reading, walking and watching the Hawkeyes!

 

Elgean

Registered Dental Assistant

Hi, my name is Elgean. I am a dental assistant here at Spring Valley

Dental Care. I joined Dr. McGrane and his staff in the summer of 2017. I had
worked for my previous dentist for thirty years and was nervous
about this next chapter in my life. Everyone on the Spring Valley Dental Care team has been very welcoming to me and it has not taken me long to
feel at home. I know you will feel the same when you join our
practice as a patient. We strive to provide our patients with an
atmosphere where you will feel at ease and confident in the care
that you receive.
In my free time I enjoy running, biking, being outdoors and taking
road trips. My husband and I live in Hiawatha. We have four children
and two grandchildren, all who keep us very busy.

 

Hi, my name is Elgean. I am a dental assistant here at Spring Valley
Dental Care. I joined Dr. McGrane and his sta four months ago. I had
worked for my previous den$st for thirty years and was nervous
about this next chapter in my life. Everyone on the Spring Valley
team has been very welcoming to me and it has not taken me long to
feel at home. I know you will feel the same when you join our
prac$ce as a pa$ent. We strive to provide our pa$ents with an
atmosphere where you will feel at ease and con(dent in the care
that you receive.
In my free $me I enjoy running, biking, being outdoors and taking
road trips. My husband and I live in Hiawatha. We have four children
and two grandchildren, all who keep us very busy.
Hi, my name is Elgean. I am a dental assistant here at Spring Valley
Dental Care. I joined Dr. McGrane and his sta four months ago. I had
worked for my previous den$st for thirty years and was nervous
about this next chapter in my life. Everyone on the Spring Valley
team has been very welcoming to me and it has not taken me long to
feel at home. I know you will feel the same when you join our
prac$ce as a pa$ent. We strive to provide our pa$ents with an
atmosphere where you will feel at ease and con(dent in the care
that you receive.
In my free $me I enjoy running, biking, being outdoors and taking
road trips. My husband and I live in Hiawatha. We have four children
and two grandchildren, all who keep us very busy.
Hi, my name is Elgean. I am a dental assistant here at Spring Valley
Dental Care. I joined Dr. McGrane and his sta four months ago. I had
worked for my previous den$st for thirty years and was nervous
about this next chapter in my life. Everyone on the Spring Valley
team has been very welcoming to me and it has not taken me long to
feel at home. I know you will feel the same when you join our
prac$ce as a pa$ent. We strive to provide our pa$ents with an
atmosphere where you will feel at ease and con(dent in the care
that you receive.
In my free $me I enjoy running, biking, being outdoors and taking
road trips. My husband and I live in Hiawatha. We have four children
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prac$ce as a pa$ent. We strive to provide our pa$ents with an
atmosphere where you will feel at ease and con(dent in the care
that you receive.
In my free $me I enjoy running, biking, being outdoors and taking
road trips. My husband and I live in Hiawatha. We have four children
and two grandchildren, all who keep us very busy.
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