Meet Our Dentists and Team in Centuria, WI

Dr. Georgie Vargas dentist at River Birch Dental in Centuria, Wisconsin

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. Deborah Kuntz dentist at River Birch Dental in Centuria, Wisconsin

Dr. Deborah Kuntz

We are so lucky to have Dr. Debi with us for over 5 years! Dr. Debi went to the North Dakota State University for her undergraduate degree. She then attended Creighton University for her dental education. She loves to do many aspects of dentistry, but she especially enjoys cosmetic dentistry. Rehabilitating your smile is Dr. Debi’s specialty!

When Dr. Debi is not practicing dentistry, she enjoys spending time with her family, hunting, and learning about holistic wellness.

Dr. Morgan Clemenson dentist at River Birch Dental in Centuria, Wisconsin

Dr. Morgan Clemenson

Dr. Morgan is the our most recent addition, and we are thrilled to have her back in the area! She was born and raised in Luck, where many of you will recognize her from her many athletic successes at Luck High School. Following her graduation, she attended the University of Wisconsin at Stout for her undergraduate degree. She attended The University of Minnesota Dental School to complete her dental education.

When she is not practicing dentistry, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Bryson, and her two dogs, Thor and Thea.

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

Dr. Christian 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. Tchida

Dr. 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. 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.

Our Dental Team

Our dental hygienists at river birch dental


Katie, Carol, 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.


These dental assistants are the doctor’s right hands!  These ladies 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

Our dental assistants at river birch dental
Our desk staff at river birch dental

Desk Staff

Diana, Ashley, Cynthia, 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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