Dr. Karl and Dr. Sara Koelling are just as excited and happy as the community for getting this type of service in the Marcus area. For several years. community leaders have reached out to Koellings to see if they would be interested in such a business adventure. Surveys were sent out to check out the sentiments of the community. The new building adds in a positive manner to the Marcus business park.
Both doctors graduated with dental degrees from Lincoln, Neb. Dr. Karl was asked to come to Kingsley in 1999 to work with Dr. Larry Harmon who was planning on retiring. The next year, his wife Dr. Sara joined him and Harmon did retire Since that time, the duo has kept very busy there.
After the blueprints were drawn out, Schmillen Construction began the dirt work and Ebert Construction erected the building. Much of the building materials were purchased from Marcus Lumber. Kuchel Plumbing and Heating of Kingsley did all of the plumbing, heat and air conditioning, plus the dental air lines. All of the electric work was done by Notebloom Electric of Orange City.
The building will be set up with four dental procedure chairs with the the option to add two more as the business grows. With both Dr. Koellings, they will bring a couple of their present staff with them, Kathy Hill and Donna Hagan. They have hired Brianne Radcliffe of Marcus to serve as an assistant/receptionist, and will add more help as the business grows.
With a new building, the Koellings wanted new equipment such as digital x-ray which is quick and efficient on a computer. There is 70 percent less radiation with their procedures and less paper is used in the business. One of the newest products used in their dental practice is cerec which is a computer image of one's tooth as it makes a three dimensional design. The crown for your tooth will be made right there with a milling machine saving everyone's time and it is comforting. A day may be scheduled just to do crowns all day for patients.
The Marcus Dental Clinic will provide a complete dentistry such as: white fillings, dentures and partials, implants, sealants, root canals, preventive care, porcelain crowns, cerec crowns, teeth whitening, extractions and of course, cleaning of teeth.
New patients will be able to get a free exam and x-ray of your teeth, cancer screening and consultation with the purchase of a cleaning. There is a free exam for children age two and under and offer $40 off on a new Cerec crown.
They will be open from 2 to 6 p.m on Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. One may call 712-378-2061 or 712-870-1096 for an emergency. Their fees are right in line with all dentists in the area and they are looking forward to working in the Marcus area.