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. Will Putman dentist at River Birch Dental in Centuria, Wisconsin

Dr. Will Putman

Patients describe Dr. Putman as compassionate, attentive, and gentle. He attended Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska where he went to undergrad and dental school. After dental school, he completed a year-long General Practice Residency at University of Nebraska Medical Center where he treated patients that were at high risk for medical complications and special needs patients that were unable to be treated in a traditional dental setting. He also worked at 2 separate Veterans’ Dental Clinics. During his residency, he realized the joy of working with special needs patients while providing a comfortable and fun environment for both patients and their families. It can be stressful coming into a dental office; Dr. Putman understands the feeling and puts patients at ease. As a skilled professional, Dr. Putman is experienced in surgical procedures and general dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.

He recently got a black lab, Dakota. When he’s not at the dental office, Dr. Putman enjoys golf, working on the family farm in Virden, hunting, fishing, playing with Dakota, and following Creighton Basketball.

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.

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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