Meet Our Team

The Team at Jones County Family Dentistry

Dentists

Dr. Chong Shao
Dr. Chong Shao

Dr. Chong Shao was born and raised in Beijing, China and immigrated to the United States with his parents in 1998. He grew up in Iowa City, Iowa supporting the Iowa Hawkeyes and eventually completed his undergraduate and graduate education at the University of Iowa. Read more >

Dr. Katie Nagel
Dr. Katie Nagel

Dr. Katie Nagel was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She graduated from Xavier High School and went on to Mount Mercy College, where she graduated with a degree in Biology. Read more >

Front Office Administrators

Tasha
Tasha

Tasha was born and raised in Anamosa and it’s where she and her husband, Ross, are raising their two daughters: Lexah and Olivia. She attended Kirkwood Community College in 1997 where she received her Associate degree in dental assisting. She later attended NICC where she received her dental assisting expanded function certificate.
Tasha began working for Shao Family Dental as a dental assistant in 1999 (then called Warner Family Dentistry) before applying her knowledge and skills and transitioning to the front office.
When not working Tasha enjoys cheering on the Anamosa Raiders and Iowa Hawkeyes. She and her family can often be found golfing at Fawn Creek Country Club. Tasha enjoys being able to form long lasting relationships with patients and helping them have excellent dental experiences.

Beth
Beth

Beth graduated from Kirkwood Community College in 1998 with an associate degree in dental assisting and received her dental assisting expanded function certificate from NICC in 2005. She enjoys helping patients understand and utilize their dental insurance. Her main goal is to make sure our patients receive a positive dental experience.

Beth has lived in Monticello her entire life. She and her husband, Dean, have 3 kids: Kelsey, Reese and Kyle. Dean and Beth co-own two local businesses: Kardes and The Jitney. She enjoys kayaking on the Maquoketa River, hiking on all the local trails and spending time with her family.

Lauren
Lauren

Lauren was born and raised in Monticello. She graduated from Kirkwood Community College in May of 2022 with a major in marketing management and business professionalism. She has a passion for meeting new people, helping patients with questions they may have, and putting a smile on others faces. Her favorite part about work is getting to know patients and working with the best team. She wants to make sure all patients feel comfortable coming to their appointments and have the best possible dental experience.

Lauren enjoys spending her free time running races with her dad, trying new coffee shops, spending time with her friends/ family, and is always shopping. She is very much a home body and enjoys to be at home with her two cats but also likes to adventure and travel the world.

Hygienists

Wendy
Wendy

Wendy is a Monticello native and has been a dental hygienist for over 30 years. She graduated from the University of Iowa and has a bachelor of science degree in dental hygiene. Taking care of her patients, who are now like family, has been a joy in her life.

The other joys in her life are her husband, Matt and her two sons, Ben and Zach. When she isn’t at work, you can find her riding around in their Jeep Wrangler, cooking and spending time with friends and family often at local Monticello restaurants.

Heather
Heather

Heather was born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa. She graduated from Kirkwood Community College with an associate degree in dental hygiene and has been a Registered Dental Hygienist since 2016. Heather enjoys educating her patients in the importance of oral hygiene and loves getting to know her patients on a personal level.

Heather lives in Cascade, Iowa with her husband, Curt, their daughter Savannah and their puppy, Moo Moo. She enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Lynsey
Lynsey

Lynsey grew up on a farm north of Mechanicsville, Iowa. She graduated from Kirkwood Community College with associate of applied science degrees in dental assisting and dental hygiene. She has been a registered dental hygienist since 2015. She loves helping our patients improve their oral health and enjoys making a personal connection with patients.

Lynsey lives in Amber, Iowa with her husband, Tony, and their three boys: Donovan, Colt and AJ. She enjoys spending time with family, friends and her two Boston Terriers, Scout and Jersey.

Assistants

Colleen
Colleen

Colleen was born and raised in Anamosa. She graduated from Kirkwood Community College with her associate degree in dental assisting in 2001 and her expanded function certificate in 2016. Colleen enjoys working alongside the doctors to provide education and great dental care to all our patients.

Colleen and her husband, Kyle, raise their two children, Ashtyn and Ryker, along with their two dogs, Copper and Lacy, in Anamosa, Iowa. In her free time Colleen enjoys watching her daughter dance with KM Dance Company, golfing and doing home improvement projects.

Emily
Emily

Emily graduated from Kirkwood Community College with her associates degree in dental assisting in 2014 and her dental assisting expanded function certificate in 2020. She loves dentistry because it is a profession which helps people stay healthy and feel good about themselves.

Her free time is spent with her husband, Tyler, their three children, Adriana, Kellan and Elaina and their two dogs. In the summertime she enjoys taking her children to the park, swimming and boating.

Emmi
Emmi

Emmi was born and raised in Monticello, Iowa.  She is currently attending Kirkwood Community College to receive a degree in dental assisting.  She has a passion for helping people and has felt right at home at the front desk.

Emmi loves to see new places through traveling.  You can always find her with a cup of Starbucks coffee and a delectable from Chic-Fil-A.  She bleeds black and gold for the Hawkeyes.

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