Meet Our Staff
Galen K. Haas, DDS
Dr. Galen K. Haas grew up in the wide, open country of the great state of Wyoming in a family of ranchers and farmers. He spent his early years helping his family with the farm and cattle they raised. A 4-H, basketball and track member he passed his high school years competing and learning the valuable skills of hard work and determination. After high school he attended the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming where he received a bachelor of science and decided to become a dentist. After graduating he went to dental school for four years in the city of Seattle, WA at the prestigious University of Washington where he met the love of his life, Maryann, a fellow student at the University getting her undergraduate degree. They married and started a dental practice, along with a family in Lewiston, ID in 1975 where they've been ever since.
Proud to have been serving the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley and surrounding area for 39 years, Dr. Galen K. Haas has been a leader in his field bringing new dental technology to the Valley. He was one of the first dentists to start using digital x-rays and in 2002 he also introduced the Valley to Cerec technology with its ground-breaking one-visit, in-house crowns, inlays and onlays. Dr. Haas prides himself on running a state of the art dental practice, but in the community he's known for his painless injections and dentistry.
He recently achieved a milestone he's been looking forward to, having his son join his practice as a dentist and prosthodontic specialist. It's been one of the highlights of his career, and together they've continued to bring new technology, ideas and better dentistry to the Valley, including the newest in x-ray technology. In 2011, the doctors had a cone-beam scanner put in the office. It scans and recreates in 3-D the entire jaw and facial structure of patients allowing for better, earlier diagnosis and treatment. He looks forward to new adventures and new technology to bring to his practice.
When he's not busy attending to patients, Galen spends his time on his favorite cause helping animals get the treatment and find the homes they need. He is a regular contributor to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Bestfriends Organization for animal welfare, and the local Humane Society. He also enjoys spending time with his dog, Ellie, a rescue he adopted last thanksgiving from a local shelter, reading westerns, perfecting his barbeque skills, and camping in McCall ID or relaxing on the Oregon Coast.
Cody K. Haas DDS
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Cody K. Haas to Fairview Dental. Dr. Haas received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2005 from New York University and his certificate in Advanced Prosthodontics in 2008 from New York University. Dr. Cody Haas is trained in Smile Makeovers, full dentures, over-dentures, partial dentures, implant crown and bridges, veneers, and maxillofacial prosthetics. Dr. Haas attended school in Lewiston and received his undergraduate degree in microbiology from the University of Idaho. He is a member of The American Dental association, Idaho State Dental Association, American College of Prosthodontics, Intermountain Odontology Study Club and Lewis-Clark Study Club. Having grown up in this area he is familiar with the community and is looking forward to serving your dental needs.
About Your Dental Team
Front Desk Team
Desirée is our patient care coordinator. She is also the friendly expert in charge of all your appointment needs. From the moment you step foot in our office you can rest assured that all your concerns and questions will be answered. She loves making sure your office visit was fun, friendly and smooth sailing. Putting new patients at ease is her specialty. Outside the office, Desiree enjoys travelling, trying new types of food, and relaxing in the great outdoors.
Terry is our insurance specialist. She has more than 10 years experience in dental insurance and can put your insurance concerns to rest. She is excellent at translating complex insurance terms and plans into everyday language you can understand and she works closely with our financial advisor to make sure you maximize all your insurance benefits. She loves helping people get the most out of their insurance. Her outside interests include cruising the river with her husband, camping in our beautiful wilderness areas, and being an avid reader.
Christy is our resident financial advisor and guru. She loves helping people find ways to get the dental treatment they need and want. She is excellent at helping you make financial arrangements that you feel comfortable with so that you can make it to the finish line of your dental work. She works closely with our insurance specialist and our team of dentists and assistants to make sure you understand your treatment and have options for financing it. Christy enjoys quilting, traveling all over the northwest, and going tent camping when the weather permits.
Maryann is our office manager, all around problem solver, and fun ambassador for our office. She helps keep us all motivated and inspired to do our very best as a team for our patients. She leads and organizes all our meetings so that we work together as a team more effectively and stay focused on providing the excellent service you rely on. On her days off she enjoys knitting, spending time with her rescue dog, Ellie and soaking up the serene sun and waves of the Oregon coast.
Our Clinical Staff
Margaret has 10 years as our Clinic Coordinator. She keeps our clinical office running smoothly by directing the traffic of our many assistants, doctors and hygienists so that you can have the very best in coordinated care. She also keeps our high tech lab running neat, orderly and on time by ensuring all your lab work comes in and is sent off promptly, as well as managing our hygiene schedule. Outside of the office Margaret enjoys spending time at her cabin with family and friends, snowmobiling and four-wheeling.
Stevi is one of our professionally qualified hygienists at Fairview Dental. She started out as a certified dental assistant before graduating from Carrington College as a registered hygienist with top honors, and was one of few in her class to attain a 100% on her local anesthetic board exam. She also has CPR and Basic Life Support certification. Stevi has the skills to help you maintain your oral health, and make your visit fun and comfortable. She loves meeting new people and helping them attain their best smile. When not working, Stevi enjoys spending her time outdoors with her loved ones, doing anything and everything including, hunting, boating, and snowmobiling.
Melanie is a professionally qualified hygienist at our office. She graduated from Apollo College in 2009 with a degree in Dental Hygiene and joined Fairview Dental shortly after. Along with her degree, Melanie also has certification in CPR and Basic Life Support. Melanie has the skills and attention to detail to help you maintain your healthy gums and bone support. She is an expert at putting even the most anxious patient at ease with her gentleness. She can turn all your dental fears around in no time. Outside the office, Melanie spends her time with her awesome husband and two kids, searching for whatever adventure is to be had.
Chelcee, is also a professionally qualified dental hygienist on our team. She finished her prerequisites for her hygiene program at LCSC before going on to graduate as from Carrington College. Chelcee also has her Basic Life Support, CPR and First Aid certification. Her goal as your hygienist is to make sure you maintain your healthy gums and bone support for a lifetime of dental health. Her specialties are oral cancer prevention and screening, and periodontal and gingival assessment. Chelcee’s upbeat personality and sense of humor make your dental visit fly by. Other than her job, Chelcee enjoys spending time with her husband on their farm, playing with her dogs, Jocee and Dobbee, hunting, fishing, and camping with family and friends.
Amanda is a certified dental assistant who’s been with our office since 2011. She completed her Fundamentals of Dental Assisting through LCSC and then went on to complete her Expanded Duties Certification. She also has her CPR and Basic Life Support Certification and continues to expand her skills and knowledge through yearly continuing education courses. Amanda will guide you through your dental care from start to finish and can answer all your questions and concerns. She excels at helping you understand your treatment options. When Amanda isn’t at work you can find her with her husband planning new trips to take, hiking or just soaking up the sun.
Rachel is a certified dental assistant here at Fairview Dental. She received her Fundamentals of Dental Assisting from LCSC and also holds her Expanded Duties Certification, as well as, CPR and Basic Life Support Certification. Rachel continues to take the time to expand her dental knowledge each year by attending continuing education courses in seminars all over the Northwest. She’s also our Zoom Bleaching Specialist, who can make your smile whiter and brighter. Rachel’s favorite part of the job is taking the time to connect to patients, put their fears at ease, and really listen to their needs. Her outside interests include traveling and trying new foods.
Alexis is our newest certified dental assistant here at Fairview Dental. She received her certificate of Fundamentals of Dental Assisting through LCSC, along with CPR certification and is excited to be continuing on towards her Expanded Functions in dental assisting and Basic Life Support Certification. Dental assisting is something Alexis has always wanted to do, so she is excited to be joining the team here at Fairview Dental. She loves being a part of your dental team and helping you transform your smile. Alexis loves to be outdoors enjoying nature and she often spends her free time hunting or camping.
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