Our Staff

Doctors

Dr. Gary Van Hofwegen

Dr. Gary Van Hofwegen is a native of northwest Iowa and graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1978. Since that time, he has been in private practice in Spencer, IA. He enjoys all aspects of family dentistry including cosmetics, restorative, endodontics and some oral surgery. Dr. Gary has two grown sons, Jonathan and Michael and a third son, Charlie at home. In his spare time, he enjoys boating, biking, hiking, reading, and traveling with his wife, Daniele.

Dr. Doug Van Hofwegen

Dr. Doug Van Hofwegen grew up in northwest Iowa. He graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1983. He spent five years in the United States Air Force as a general dentist and joined Dr. Gary in 1988. Doug enjoys all facets of general dentistry including restorative, endodontics (root canals), oral surgery and cosmetics.


He is married to Julie and has 5 children and 9 grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his kids and grandkids, flying, and traveling. He is a member of Hope Reformed Church and a member of the Luke Society – a Christian medical mission organization.

Dr. Josh Munter

Dr. Josh Munter moved to northwest Iowa to join Van Hofwegen Family Dentistry in July 2002 after graduating from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry.  He became a partner in the practice in July of 2005.  He enjoys all aspects of dentistry including restorative, implant restorations, and dentures.  He is married to Alison and has three children, Max, Cate and Reese.  When he’s not working, he enjoys golfing, boating and exercising at CrossFit Spencer.

Dental Hygienists

Denise

Denise graduated from the University of Minnesota – Mankato in 2002 and has been employed as a dental hygienist in our office since November 2002. She is married to Doug and has 2 children, Brandon and Kiana. In her spare time, she enjoys sports, walking, boating and spending time with family and friends.

Kaitlynn

Kaitlynn graduated from Hawkeye Community College in 2012. She joined our office in 2016. She is married to Cole and has two daughters, Fiona and Stella. In her free time, she enjoys watching sports, especially the Hawkeyes and the Vikings, many outdoor activities and spending time with her family.

Kate

Kate graduated from Iowa Central in 2017 with her degree in Dental Hygiene, and started working at our office upon completion. She and her husband have three sons, Brycen, Rylee, and Ryker. In her spare time she enjoys being outside with her family.

Lisa
Lisa graduated from Des Moines Area Community College in 2001 & has been employed as a dental hygienist in our office since June of 2002. She has 2 children, Miles & Jolie. In her spare time, she enjoys walks, golfing, sports & spending time with friends and family.

Dental Assistants

Heather

Heather has been a certified, expanded function dental assistant since 2002. She also graduated with her RN Degree in 2006. She has been working alongside Dr. Munter for the past 17 years. Heather is married to her husband Mark, they have 3 children Noah, Chloe and Saddie.

Kori
Kori graduated from DMACC in August 2004 with her dental assisting degree. She and her husband David have 3 kids, Davin, Dakoda & Dixon. In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors-gardening, camping & spending time with her family.
Kris
Kris has been a dental assistant with Van Hofwegen & Munter Family Dentistry since 2003. She has been married to her husband, Frank for 32 years. She has 2 daughters, 2 sons-in-law and 2 grandchildren. In her spare time, she likes playing board games with her grandchildren, spending time with family, watching football and taking road trips with her husband.
Leslie

Leslie graduated from Western Iowa Tech in 2011 from the dental assisting program. She is a board certified and registered dental assistant and also has her expanded function certification. Leslie and her husband Scott, have one son Hudson. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends & family and gardening.

Lindy

Lindy has been at Van Hofwegen & Munter Family Dentistry over 20 years.  She is married, has 2 grown daughters & 1 granddaughter.  She and her husband Mark love to travel!

Paige

Paige is a certified and registered dental assistant. She graduated from Western Iowa tech in 2019. She enjoys being outside and spending time with friends and family.

Office Staff

Angela

Angela joined Van Hofwegen & Munter Family Dentistry in 2010. She has been in the dental field for over 20 years. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading, and being outdoors.

Jamie

Jamie joined Van Hofwegen & Munter Family Dentistry in 2008 and became the office manager that winter. Jamie and her husband Jeff enjoy spending time with family and friends, reading, walks and being outdoors.

Jan

Jan has had the pleasure of working in dentistry for 19 years and 11 of those with Van Hofwegen & Munter Family Dentistry. She enjoys working in the front office in Hartley and helping patients with appointments, insurance, and dental questions. In her spare time, she enjoys helping in a mentoring program thru the local school, reading, boating, golfing, fishing, and of course spending time with family, especially her four grandchildren.

Maggie
Maggie joined Van Hofwegen & Munter Family Dentistry in May of 2020. She has been in the dentistry field for over 3 years. Maggie enjoys spending time with her children, family, and friends and being outdoors in her free time.
I want to thank everyone at your office! My family and I have always been treated wonderfully by the doctors and staff. The doctors are very friendly, especially with those in the family who are nervous when visiting the dentist! I recommend your dental office whenever I get the chance!
- Grey G. - Spencer, IA -