Our Staff

Doctors

Dr. Gary Van Hofwegen
Dr. Gary Van Hofwegen is a native of northwest Iowa and graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1978 and has been in private practice in Spencer, Ia. since then. He enjoys all aspects of family dentistry including cosmetics, restorative, endodontics and some oral surgery. Dr. Gary has two grown sons, Jonathan and Michael and a third son, Charlie at home. In his spare time, he enjoys boating, biking, hiking, reading, and traveling with his wife, Daniele.
Dr. Doug Van Hofwegen
Dr. Doug Van Hofwegen grew up in Northwest Iowa having lived in Hartley, Hospers, and Orange City. He graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1983. He spent five years in the United States Air Force as a general dentist and joined Dr. Gary in 1988. Doug enjoys all facets of general dentistry including restorative, endodontics (root canals), oral surgery and cosmetics. He is married to Julie and has 5 children and 7 grandchildren. In his spare time he enjoys running, mountaineering, and flying. He is a member of Hope Reformed Church and a member of the Luke Society – a Christian medical mission organization.
Dr. Josh Munter
Hi! I am Dr. Josh Munter. I moved to northwest Iowa to join Van Hofwegen Family Dentistry in July of 2002 after graduating from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. I became a partner in the practice in July of 2005. I enjoy all aspects of dentistry including restorative, endodontics, cosmetics, and some oral surgery. I am married to Alison and we have three children, Max, Cate and Reese. When I’m not working I enjoy cycling, golfing and boating. We are members of First Congregational Church of Spencer.

Dental Hygienists

Left - Right: Denise, Mindy, Nancy, Beth and Lisa

Denise
Denise graduated from the University of Minnesota-Mankato in 2002 and has been employed as a dental hygienist in our office since November 2002. She is married to Doug and has 2 children, Brandon & Kiana. In her spare time she enjoys sports, walking, and spending time with family and friends.

Mindy
Mindy graduated from Iowa Central in May of 2012, with her degree in Dental Hygiene. She joined Van Hofwegen & Munter Family Dentistry in June of 2012. She has one child, Keaton. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Nancy
Nancy graduated from the University of Minnesota-Mankato in 1977 and has worked in our office as a dental hygienist since 1983. She is married to Charley and has 2 daughters.

Beth
Beth Graduated from DMACC in 1980 from the Dental Hygiene program. She practiced in Des Moines for 18 years before moving to Alta in 1998. Employed then four days per week in Storm Lake and one day at Van Hofwegen and Munter Family Dentistry. Beth has a husband Ron and a stepdaughter Kaite. In her spare time she enjoys golfing, biking, walking and traveling.

Lisa
Lisa graduated from Des Moines Area Community College in 2001 and has been employed as a dental hygienist in our office since June of 2002. She is married to Tyson and has 2 children, Miles & Jolie.

Dental Assistants

Left - Right: Kris, Carol, Lindy, Jamie, Leslie and Heather

Kris
Kris has been a dental assistant since 2001 and has worked for Van Hofwegen & Munter Family Dentistry since 2003. She has been married for 23 years and has 2 daughters and one granddaughter.

Carol
Carol graduated from Iowa Central Community college and has been a part of our dental team for 11 years. She and her husband, Doug, have 3 children, Kyle, Eric, and Caitlin.

Lindy
Lindy has been a dental assistant since 1992. She has been with Van Hofwegen & Munter Family Dentistry for all but 3 years of her 18 years experience. She is married and has 2 daughters, Hilary and Hannah. In her free time she likes riding the Harley with her husband, Mark, and spending time with her family. She is a member of First English Lutheran Church.

Jamie
Jamie has been a dental assistant with Van Hofwegen & Munter Family Dentistry since 2003. She is married to Sean and has 2 boys, Jaxon and Schafer and a stepdaugher, Chloe. She is a member of Hope Reformed Church.

Leslie
Leslie graduated from Western Iowa Tech in 2011 from the Dental Assisting program. She enjoys hunting, fishing, volleyball and being outdoors.

Heather
Heather has been a certified dental assistant since 2002, and works alongside Dr. Munter. Although she started as a dental assistant, she has also completed her degree in 2006 and is a registered nurse. Heather knows that patient comfort, knowledge, and understanding of treatment and delivery of dental care is of the utmost importance. She and her husband, Mark, have three children Noah, Chloe and Saddie. In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors-biking, boating, gardening, NFL, and spending time with her family.

Office Staff

Left - Right: Angela, Pam, Jan and Jamie

Angela
My name is Angela Milbath. I joined Van Hofwegen and Munter Family Dentistry in June 2010. I have been in the dental field for 9 years. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with friends and family, reading, and being outdoors.

Pam
Pam…I joined Van Hofwegen & Munter Family Dentistry in 2008. It’s very rewarding working for people who really care. I have four children and two granddaughters. I enjoy reading and being with my family.

Jan
Hi, I’m Jan. I have been in the dental field for 10 years. I work in our Hartley office where I look forward to helping you with your appointments, filing insurance, payment planning for your treatment and hoping to answer any questions you might have. I have a great husband, Jim, and two fun kids, Brock and Brooke… and of course, Jenn, my new daughter-in-law. Out of the office I enjoy biking, going on walks, flowers and gardening, reading, boating, and traveling.

Jamie
My name is Jamie Hansen. I started working at Van Hofwegen and Munter Family Dentistry in 2008 and became the office manager that winter. My husband Jeff and I enjoy spending time with our family and friends and being outdoors.

I want to thank everyone at your office! My family and I have always been treated wonderfully by the doctors and staff. The doctors are very friendly, especially with those in the family who are nervous when visiting the dentist! I recommend your dental office whenever I get the chance!
- Grey G. - Spencer, IA -