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Chuck Bauer, D.D.S.Dr. Chuck Bauer

Chuck Bauer, D.D.S. is a Hastings native and lifelong Nebraska resident. He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry in 1977. In 2010 Dr. Bauer was appointed to the Nebraska State Board of Dentistry, which licenses and regulates all dentists and dental hygienists in the state. He has a passion for delivering dentistry using the latest techniques and equipment. He has always been involved in continuing education and was one of the first dentists in the country to implement CAD/CAM Dentistry using E4D technology. Dr. Bauer is also one of a few dentists in Nebraska using Moderate Conscious Oral Sedation and non-surgical laser-assisted gum therapy for patients truly afraid of dental work.

Dr. Bauer is affiliated with the University of Nebraska, College of Dentistry and the Central Community College at Hastings. Students from both colleges do rotations with Dr. Bauer.

Dr. Bauer is well versed in practice administration and is very proud of the office facility and staff at Bauer and Howard Dental Care. He has served patients in the Hastings area for over 35 years and opened a satellite office in Doniphan, NE in March of 2005. Dr. Bauer and his wife Jane have two children: Ryan (1982) (wife Gwenyth) and Jessica (1985) (finance Justin).

Dr. Bauer loves a good, well-fought game of racquetball and frequently enjoys swinging a golf club. He plays an active role in his church and the YMCA.


Jeff Howard, D.D.S.Dr. Jeff Howard

Jeff Howard, D.D.S., is a third generation dentist, whom also hails from Hastings and (except for his year spent in Rochester, New York) is a lifelong Nebraska resident. He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry in 1982 and completed a general practice residency in 1986 from Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York. Dr. "SARGEANT" Howard, served as a medic with the Nebraska Air National Guard from 1978-1986, followed by time in the Inactive Ready Reserves.

Through the years, Dr. Howard has served on various boards and committees in his church and within the Hastings community.

Dr. Howard and his wife Vicki have four children: Dr. Ashley (1983), Austin (1986) (wife Cammie, grandsons Jett (2011) and Ace (2014), Courtney (1989) (husband Dan, granddaughter Evelyn (2016) and Sheldon (1992). Dr. Howard loves the time he spends with his children and grandchildren.

Dr. Howard is known to enjoy writing long letters, and is a recreational  backyard astronomer and birdwatcher. He enjoys getting outside as much as possible, occasionally for a game of golf, eagle watching, taking a walk with his wife, Vicki, or a quick bike ride around the lake. "It has been a blessing raising our family in the community we love."  Though his children have moved on, they all appreciate their hometown roots.

"Since the death of my father (Dr. Robert Howard), it has been a pleasure and inspiration working along side an innovator like Dr. Bauer.  Keeping pace with the ever-changing field of dentistry is challenging and exciting at the same time."

Dr. Howard is a member in good standing of the American Dental Association, Nebraska Dental Association and Adams County Dental Association and has held positions at both the state and local levels.