At Boeding, Speltz, & Wernimont Family Dentistry, we’re proud to have been providing New Hampton and the surrounding communities with professional dental care since 1990. We are not a one-size-fits-all dental office. Our staff will take the time to get to know you personally, so that we may provide you with individualized care. We understand life is busy. Our office is open late during the week to accommodate your schedule. When you enter our office, you will see dedication and exceptional care are our passion.
Dr. Speltz grew up in Lawler, Iowa. In 1996 she was a member of the Turkey Valley graduating class. From there, she went to receive her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Iowa in 2001. Dr. Speltz received her DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) degree at the University of Iowa in 2005.
Dr. Speltz enjoys performing a variety of dentistry on people of all ages. In the ever changing world of dentistry she enjoys keeping up with the latest techniques and technology. Dr. Speltz's professional memberships include: The American Dental Association and the Iowa Dental Association.
Dr. Speltz married her high school sweetheart, Nick. They have two children, Brady and Josie. After growing up in Lawler, it was an easy decision to move back to the area. They feel this is a great place to raise a family and be close to their parents. In her spare time, she enjoys running, reading, Hawkeye sports, Colt's football. During the summer, you will find their family at Prairie du Chien spending time on the Mississippi River.
My name is Dr. Sara Wernimont, and I grew up in Monona, IA. I graduated early from MFLMarMac and went to Basic Military Training for the Iowa Air National Guard, where I served for 6 years. I continued my education at the University of Northern Iowa, where I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry.
I decided to become a dentist because throughout my life, I’ve experienced numerous dental appointments and treatments, and I’ve spent a significant amount of time in the dental chair to help correct my two missing front teeth. Towards the end of my treatment, I felt a calling toward dentistry. I know how important and how vulnerable it can feel when your smile isn’t great. I know what it feels like to be missing a front tooth and to be embarrassed to smile. I wanted to join this profession to help educate other people, to help them understand the importance of oral health, and to help them with their smiles. I earned my DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) degree from the University of Iowa and joined this practice in New Hampton in 2017. It has been an honor helping this community and the surrounding area with their dental care. I am a lifelong learner and will continue to provide the best possible care for you and your family.
When I’m not thinking about teeth, I am either chasing 3 young children around (Noraa, Scarlett, and Tristen), trying to enjoy a date night with my husband, Chris, or relaxing with a nice long run or a captivating book.
Dr. Boeding grew up in New Hampton, Iowa, and graduated from New Hampton High School in 1980. Upon graduation from Luther College in 1984 with B.A. in Biology, she went on to attend the University of Iowa Dental College and then graduated from there in 1988 with her degree in DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery).
Dr. Boeding established her New Hampton practice in 1990, specializing in family and cosmetic dentistry. She enjoys providing comprehensive dental care to both children and adults. She enjoys attending numerous continuing education programs to keep up with the ever changing technology in the dental field. Dr Barb practices part-time.
Dr. Boeding's professional memberships include: the American Dental Association, the Iowa Dental Association and the Waterloo District Study Club. Dr. Boeding is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Holy Family parish and co-chair of Dollars for Scholars for New Hampton High School. She also enjoys volunteering for organizations in which her children participate.
Away from the office, Dr. Boeding and her husband, Dave, enjoy outdoor activities, sporting events, and spending time with their three children: Cara, Kiley and Drew. They are also avid Iowa Hawkeye fans.
Amanda graduated from Sheldon High School and obtained her degree as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2012 from Des Moines Area Community College. She is also cross trained as a Certified Dental Assistant. Away from the office you will find Amanda working along-side her husband Scott on the farm. They enjoy hunting, four-wheeling and spending time with family.
Katie graduated from Hawkeye Community College in 2009 with a degree in Dental Hygiene and joined our office that same year. Katie and her husband Colin are both natives of New Hampton. In her free time Katie stays busy with their daughter Kendall. They also enjoy being outside and golfing. The Larsen’s are Hawkeye fans and big Packer fans.
Shelly originates from New Hampton and has been a Dental Hygienist in the office since 1995. Shelly is married to Chris and they have two daughters-Victoria and Callie. In her spare time she enjoys helping out in the community, shopping, golfing, sitting around a bonfire and relaxing. The family is fans of the Vikings, Steelers, Hawkeyes and of course, the Chickasaws!
Tara graduated from Sumner-Fredericksburg High School in 2014 and obtained her degree as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2018 from Hawkeye Community College. Tara went on to obtain her Bachelors Degree in Public Health at Allen College. In her spare time, she coaches for Iowa Elite Volleyball Club, enjoys playing slow pitch, kayaking, boating, fishing, and spending time with family, friends, and her dog, Thor. She is also an adamant Chicago Bears and Cubs fan.
Sally grew up in Fredericksburg was a graduate of Sumner-Fredericksburg High School. Sally furthered her education at Iowa Central and joined our office in 2021 as a Registered Dental Hygienist. Sally and her husband, Bob, have three children-Abel (6), Clara (4) and Callan (1). Sally and Bob don't have much free time as they stay busy chasing kids around!
Abby comes to our office from Lime Springs and is a graduate of Riceville High School. Abby earned her Registered Dental Assistant degree in 2003 from Rochester Community and Technical College. In 2005 she joined our office and completed her expanded duty functions for dental assisting. Abby and her husband, Randy enjoy spending time with their families & enjoy farming.
Becca is a 2012 graduate from Sumner-Fredericksburg High School. She furthered her education at Hawkeye Community College, receiving her degree as a Registered Dental Assistant in 2014. She has also completed her Expanded Duty Functions for Dental Assisting. Becca & her husband Scott enjoy spending time with their two kids, Brynn and Conrad, and their three dogs. The family likes going on car cruises with their friends, and spending time with family.
Lisa is a graduate of New Hampton High School. Lisa joined our office as a Dental Assistant and has been in the dental profession for over 25 years. Lisa and her husband Gene, live near Spillville, have two children-Jarett and Nichole (Jess Ellingson) and four granddaughters. Lisa enjoys golfing, reading and spending time outdoors. Some of Lisa’s favorite times are spent with family, her granddaughters and friends.
Sara originates from New Hampton and is a graduate of New Hampton High School. Sara furthered her education at Kirkwood Community College, receiving her Registered Dental Assisting degree in 2005. Sara joined our office in 2006 and then successfully completed the Expanded Functions for Dental Assisting. Sara and her husband, Tyler have three children -Brenna, Lauren and Elliott. Their family enjoys four-wheeling and snowmobiling, along with cheering for the Iowa State Cyclones.
Amanda is a 2007 graduate from Florence High School in Texas. She furthered her education at University of Mary-Hardin Baylor where she played volleyball & studied kinesiology. Amanda then changed her degree and graduated in 2012 from Austin Dental Assisting School in Cedar Park, Tx. Amanda and her husband have two children-River Nash and Rorie. The McFarland family is completed with their dogs and two cats. Amanda enjoys hunting, fishing, watching River ride his dirt bike, relaxing outside and spending quality time with family.
Val graduated from Starmont Highschool. Val continued her education and received her degree as a Registered Dental Assistant from Kirkwood Community College. Val worked in Iowa City and Marion for 8 years before moving to New Hampton. Val and her husband, Jason, have 3 children- Aubrey, Maya, and James. In their free time, the Kuehner family can be found cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes and Kansas City Chiefs!
Alexis Wertz is a Registered Dental Assistant. Alexis graduated high school from New Hampton High School and then attended Hawkeye Community College for her Dental Assisting Degree. Alexis lives near New Hampton. In her free time, Alexis loves to work with her horses- Red and Whiskey.
Raeann has been with the office since 1991 and serves as the Office Manager. She is a Certified Dental Assistant. Has also, completed her Expanded Duty Functions for Dental Assisting. She and her husband, Jim live near New Hampton and enjoy spending time with their daughter Katie her husband, Colin and granddaughter, Kendall. Raeann and her family are loyal Green Bay Packer fans.
Andrea has served as an Office Manager since February of 2021. Andrea is a Registered Dental Assistant and prior to joining our team as Office Manager, Andrea worked as an RN for 24 years. Andrea and her husband, John, have 2 daughters- Alexa and Emma. In her free time, Andrea likes to spend time with family, hike and travel to anywhere with a beach!
Karla Schmidt graduated from Turkey Valley High School. After graduation Karla attended Carlson College of Massage Therapy and had her own practice for 13 years. Karla stayed home with her 3 kids Karissa, Kourtney, and Kaden when they were young. Karla also helps with her husband, Aaron’s, construction business. In their free time, the Schmidts enjoy time at the Mississippi River and going to sporting events.
Jessie was born and raised in Ionia, Iowa. After graduating from New Hampton High School in 2016, Jessie pursued a degree in Dental Assisting at Hawkeye Community College. When Jessie isn't caring for patients in the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Cole, her dog, Simba and her family. Jessie's hobbies include going fishing and attending the local dirt track races.
Patty grew up on a farm near Lourdes and is a graduate from Crestwood High School. Patty has a degree in Business Management from NICC. Patty and her husband, Ron, live on a farm near North Washington. The couple stay busy with their three sons- Will, Devin & Daniel. Patty and her family enjoy hunting, fishing, four-wheeling and spending time outdoors.
Meagan grew up on a cattle farm near Luxenberg, Ia. Meagan graduated from Western Dubuque High School and then went on to graduate from NIACC with her degree in Dental Assisting. Meagan joined our team as a Registered Dental Assistant in 2021. Meagan and her fiancé, James Peshak, have a puppy-Millie, and a kitty-Zira. In her free time, Meagan enjoys horseback riding, reading, fishing and gardening.
Rebecca is a 1998 graduate of Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Ia. Rebecca has worked as a Registered Dental Assistant for 21 years prior to joining our team in August of 2021. Rebecca and her husband, Mark, have 2 children, a daughter- Hannah (Leichtman) Benhart and a son- Luke. The Leichtman family hobby farm north of Fredricksburg. Rebecca enjoys baking, playing volleyball, and trout fishing in her spare time.