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About Schieck Dental
Schieck Dental is locally owned and operated by Dr. Joel Schieck. Dr. Schieck has been in practice since 1981. He relocated to Austin in 1990 and in 2010 he moved the practice to a brand new, contemporary building. The office is designed to enhance patient comfort and provide you and your loved ones with state-of-the-art care.
Meet Our Doctor
Dr. Schieck began his career practicing in the ‘Valley of the Sun’, in both Phoenix and Scottsdale from 1981-1990. In September of 1990, he opened his office in Austin, formerly the office of Dr. Dale Mlinar. Throughout the years he has welcomed new patients, while adding the offices of Dr. Donovan Clausen (1994) and Dr. Charles Schindler (1996) upon their retirement from private practice.
An Austin native, Dr. Schieck graduated from Austin H.S. in 1973. In 1977, he received his B.A. from Luther College and his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Minnesota in 1980. Dr. Schieck makes every effort to remain current in his field and annually takes continuing education courses. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Austin Dental Society, and has provided care for the Donated Dental Services program for years.
Dr. Schieck is active in the Austin community. He is a graduate of the Blandin Community Leadership program and has served on the Boards of the Chamber of Commerce, Austin Public Education Foundation, Austin Athletic Hall of Fame, Austin Rotary Club, Mower County Health, and both Austin Youth Basketball and Austin Youth Football. Dr. Schieck was recognized by the Austin School District for his efforts and participation in the successful renovations of the Wescott Athletic Complex, a project which benefits the entire community. He and his wife, Pearl, have three sons, two daughters-in-law, two grandsons and three granddaughters.
Meet Our Staff
Carol Thomas- Dental Hygienist
Carol has been our office hygienist since 1996. Carol’s genuine interest in our patient’s oral health and her concern for their comfort creates an atmosphere of trust. She uses the latest in treatment from digital x-rays and fluoride varnish to site-specific antibiotics. Carol looks forward to meeting new people and helping them in achieving the smile they desire. We describe Carol’s effect on her patients as, “care beyond the chair.”
Carol is married and has a son and daughter, both of whom live in Austin. She also has three grandsons. Carol has called Austin her home for most of her life. Before becoming a hygienist, she served the Austin area for 10 years as a respiratory therapist.
Jenny Bumgarner – Dental Assistant
Jenny has been Dr. Schieck’s chairside assistant since 2003. Jenny does a fabulous job of making your visit as comfortable as possible. Her kindness and gentleness are always on display. Jenny’s previous 12 years of experience as a cosmetologist is evident in her personal service and attention to detail.
Jenny has two sons, a daughter, and is an Austin native.
Cindy Martin – Office Patient & Financial Coordinator
Cindy is our office patient and financial coordinator and has been with us since 2010. Cindy is probably the first person you will see, or talk to when you call or visit the office. Should you have any questions about your account, appointment, or insurance, Cindy will be able to answer them or will find the answer for you. Cindy’s background in retail business and banking brings an additional valued perspective to her job as our office multi-tasker.
Cindy is an Austin native, is married, and has two married daughters, two granddaughters, and two grandsons.
Julia Drake-Tobiasen – Dental Hygienist
Julia joined our staff as a hygienist in 2010. Julia was born in England and lived there until her family moved to Albert Lea in her early teens. That early background and having traveled across the U.S. with her husband’s work, gives Julia a refreshing perspective. Her energy, enthusiasm, hygiene knowledge, and outstanding skills are a wonderful connect and comfort to her patients.
Julia is married and lives outside of Austin.
Alicia Weatherly – Financial Coordinator
Alicia, our newest employee, joined us full time in 2017. She is a graduate of the Ultimate Medical Academy and has a diploma in Medical Administrative Assisting. She will primarily assist with front desk duties but will help out wherever she is needed.
Alicia is engaged to be married. She and her fiance sponsor a little girl named Amanita who is in The Gambia, West Africa. Alicia has a Bullmastiff named Tyson. She lives in Austin.
To serve our patients in a professional, courteous and kind manner.
To let our patients know that they are the most important part of our practice, and while we will make every effort to provide the best dental care for them, we also hope to develop long-term relationships built on trust.
To deliver state-of-the-art care in the most comfortable manner possible.
To promote regular preventive care in our office and at home, so our patients can enjoy a lifetime of good oral health.
To have a highly motivated and trained staff who will provide the best care possible in a positive, informative and enjoyable atmosphere.
We will listen to your concerns and questions and address them.
We will plan together a course of action based on all the options.
Your comfort is a top priority.
We will respect your time.
You will always be treated with courtesy and respect.
Fees will be openly discussed and payment options offered.
All dental instruments will be completely sterilized, and we will follow all OSHA requirements.
We will use the best dental materials for your chosen procedure.