Dr. Georgie Vargas
Dr. Vargas has owned River Birch Dental for two years. She purchased the practice from Dr. Paul Hauge in 2016. She attended University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire, and she received a Bachelors of Science in biology with a chemistry minor. After her undergraduate education, she attended Creighton University Dental School in Omaha Nebraska. She moved back to the area following graduation. She has been married to her husband Uriah since 2013. She has two children and one very fluffy Goldendoodle named Ragnar. She enjoys watching the Minnesota Vikings and cooking. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Wisconsin Dental Association, and the Northwest District Dental Society. Following graduation, Dr. Vargas has taken extensive extra coursework to provide the most comprehensive care for the people of this community. Clinical excellence in a warm and inviting atmosphere is her ultimate goal.
Dr. Paul Hauge
Dr. Hauge graduated from the University of Minnesota 1974 and then became a family dentist in private practice shortly thereafter. He has been at the same Centuria location for more than 40 years. Besides serving on the staff at Osceola Medical Center, Dr. Hauge takes many continuing education courses to hone his skills and learn new techniques. He is a member of the Wisconsin Dental Association, American Dental Association, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and American Academy of Orthodontics for the General Practitioner. A philanthropist at heart, Dr. Hauge has donated his dental services to help underprivileged patients in the Centuria, St. Croix Falls, and Polk County areas. Dr. Hauge and his wife, Norma, have five grown children and 15 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. In his free time, Dr. Hauge enjoys hunting, raising hunting dogs, fishing, and golf.
Dr. Deborah Kuntz
Dr. Kuntz grew up in Cushing, Wisconsin with parents, Jim and Julie Anderson, and older sister, Britt Sager. She graduated from St. Croix Falls High School in 1999 and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Creighton University in 2011. Dr. Kuntz joined the River Birch Dental Clinic in November of 2012 and is currently a member of the American Dental Association, the Minnesota Dental Association and the St. Paul District Dental Society. Her hobbies include cross-country skiing, running and shooting on a local trap league with her family. She also enjoys hunting, fishing and raising pheasants with her husband, Jake Kuntz. Debi and her husband have two children. Dr. Kuntz is excited to be practicing in the community where she grew up, and she looks forward to providing care for old and new patients at River Birch Dental.
Carol, Jan, and Alysia have been with our clinic for a combined 74 years! For many patients, they are part of their family. They are knowledgeable, caring, and here to help you maintain and improve your oral health.