Meet Our Dentists and Team in Centuria, WI

Dr. Georgie Vargas

Dr. Vargas has owned River Birch Dental for four 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 dentist at River Birch Dental in Centuria, Wisconsin

Dr. Paul Hauge

Dr. Hauge graduated from the University of Minnesota in 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. Christian Daniels

Dr. Christian Daniels grew up in Blaine, Minnesota. He developed a deep interest in exercise and how physical activity promotes a healthy and wholesome life. This influenced him to study Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota. After, he found his true passion for life when he discovered his love for dentistry. In pursuit of that passion, he attended the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and graduated in 2022.

Some of his hobbies include marathon running, cat fishing (ask him about the biggest catfish he has caught), hiking, boating, and swimming in a lake or riding waves in the ocean. He is married to his beautiful wife Victoria and has a quirky companion; a French bulldog named Ruby. At home, he loves to dream up ideas of exterior designs & landscaping with his wife and dog and simply enjoying time together with family. He is thrilled to be able to serve the people of Luck and Centuria Wisconsin as well as the surrounding communities!

Dr. Mike Tchida

Dr. Mike Tchida attended North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota. He received a Bachelors of Science degree in zoology with a chemistry minor. Before applying to dental school, he worked as a literacy tutor for grades K-3 and was a PCA for kids with special needs. He attended the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry for his dental education. After graduating, he was offered a position as an associate dentist at Dental Clinic of Marshfield in Marshfield, Wisconsin where he worked for 2 years. He is a current member of the American Dental Association, Wisconsin Dental Association as well as a delegate, and the Academy of General Dentistry. He started working for River Birch Dental in early May 2022 as an associate dentist. He’s dedicated to promoting excellent quality care to his patients and the surrounding community.

Dr. Mike Tchida has been married since 2020 to his wife Taylor. He likes to spend his time exploring the wilderness with his two dogs and wife. He is an avid Green Bay Packer fan at heart and enjoys fishing, golfing, and staying active.

Dr. Rachel Clark

Dr. Rachel Clark is new to the St. Croix Valley area. She moved here following her graduation from Creighton University Dental School. She did her undergraduate education at Winona State University where she majored in Molecular Biology and minored in Biochemistry and Spanish.

Dr. Clark has one younger brother and relishes in spending her free time with her family and friends. She loves spending time outside doing things like playing mini golf or going for a run. Dr. Clark is a big sports fan, her favorite to watch is Duke Basketball. She enjoys music, especially country music. The best concert she has ever been to was Luke Combs. She also has a passion for travel. Iceland with its beautiful icebergs is probably the front-runner for her favorite vacation destination. Although, the Swiss Alps in South France and riding camels in Morocco are hard to beat. She loves summer in Wisconsin because everyone is in a better mood when it’s sunny! Originally being from Winona, she is excited to be back in River Valley.

Our Dental Team

Dental Hygienists

Katie, Michelle, Abby, Mio, and Ashlyn are here to take care of your dental hygiene needs! For many patients, they are part of their family.  They are knowledgeable, caring, and here to help you maintain and improve your oral health.

Dental Assistants

These dental assistants are the doctor’s right hands!  Hannah, Kayla, Kris, Andrea, and Amber are here to make sure your visit to the dentist goes smoothly.  These women are a great resource for helping you navigate the “nuts and bolts” of your dental care.  They assist the doctors before, during, and after each step of your dental care

Front Desk/Clinic Admin

Sharon, Sarah, Ashley, Krystal, and Deborah are your best resource for helping navigate the complex world of dental insurance and financing options.  They have been in the dental industry for over 93 years, and they have an amazing amount of knowledge on how to maximize your dental benefits.

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