Dental Staff

All professionals at Iola Dental Clinic, SC maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.


Christa Patten:

I have worked at Iola Dental since 1992 and I am proud to be a part of our dental team. I graduated from NTC Dental Hygiene program in 1991. I am compassionate about my career and my patients and look forward to helping our patients learn great oral health.

I live in rural Scandinavia with my husband and our adorable rescue dogs. I enjoy gardening, camping, creating great food, and spending time with family and friends.

Shaun Thoe:

I started working for Iola Dental clinic in 1990. I graduated in 1982 from NWTC in Green Bay and married Dave Thoe in 1984. I had always worked full time but when my daughter was born in 1989 I started working part-time. I love the option of working part-time for a perfect blend of work and family. My son was born in 1993 and that cemented the idea of working part-time. I have time for family, kayaking, biking, and now playing with my grandkids. I work Tuesdays and Wednesdays as a general rule.

Several of you are nervous about dental visits. I know that it is hard to make that 1st appointment but remember that it will never get better by itself so let us help you to have a healthy mouth. With a healthy mouth you will feel better about your whole health. 

Laura Karolus:

I was born and raised her in Iola. I have been a Dental Hygienist since I graduated in 1996. I have worked for Dr. Maus since 2001.

I get personal fulfillment establishing a trusting relationship with our patients and giving them valuable health care services. It is important to me to make all our patients feel relaxed and comfortable at all times and to make it a fun and enjoyable experience. 

Dental Assistants

Stacy Peterson

I have been at Iola Dental Clinic since 2002. I am married and have two daughters. I love working in a small community. I enjoy camping, fishing and hunting.

Kris Heimbruch

I have been in the dental profession since 1989. I have worked at Iola Dental Clinic since 2003.

I like working in a small town because it enables me to get to know our patients.

Christine Beier

My name tag reads “Christine” but because I grew up here, you’ll hear most people call me “Chrissy”. I enjoy living here and am proud of our community.

I became part of this team in 2007. As a dental assistant it is very rewarding to see our patients reach their goals of a healthy mouth. We are here for every individual and each smile is important.

Front Office

Patty Lashua

I have lived in Iola my whole life. I am married with four children and we enjoy spending family time camping, fishing, boating, and antiquing. I have worked at Iola Dental Clinic since 1987. It feels like a family working here. I love our patients.

Jayne M Wolf

I started in dentistry in the Twin Cities in 1982. I came back to Wisconsin in the late nineties where I continued on in the dental field first in Wausau, Stevens Point and now in Iola.

I have been married to a wonderful man since 2008. He has three grown sons and we have two grandsons, the youngest is a busy toddler. My hobbies including gardening, riding Harley, day trips to small quaint towns. I especially enjoy shopping mostly for antiques and old salvage or repurposed items.