Dr. Chuck Bauer
Charles Bauer, DDS is a Hastings native and life-long Nebraska resident. He is a graduate of The University of Nebraska at Lincoln and earned his Doctor of Dentistry from the University of Nebraska, College of Dentistry in 1977. Following Dental College, he moved back to Hastings, purchased Dr. Loren Becks dental practice, and became partners with Dr. Robert Howard. Dr. Jeff Howard joined the practice in 1982, to establish, “Howard, Bauer and Howard Dental Practice.”
Dr. Bauer has always been very diligent in staying current with cutting edge dental technology and procedures. In fact, Dr. Bauer is often the first dental professional in the state to introduce the most advanced dental technologies. For example, he was one of the first dentists in Nebraska to computerize his office in the early 1990’s, he also brought in Laser Dentistry, CAD CAM Crown and Bridge, minimal oral conscious sedation for anxious patients and more recently 3-D Cone-Beam X-rays and digital full mouth scanning. Dr. Bauer not only provides General Dentistry but also offers Orthodontics, Wisdom Teeth Extractions, Root Canals and Invisalign Clear Aligners.
Dr. Bauer is currently affiliated with the University of NE Dental College mentoring program, Hastings Community Hygiene and Dental Assisting Programs and sits on the Nebraska Board of Dentistry.
Dr. Allison Kern
Dr. Allison Kern grew up in Hastings and completed her undergraduate degree at Hastings College. She earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree at University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Since graduating, Dr. Kern has been practicing dentistry in Wichita, KS. Her husband, Dr. Raul Franco, is also a dentist and is stationed at McConnell Air Force base in Wichita.
Dr. Kern is very excited to come back to her hometown and join a relationship based practice that prides itself on understanding patient needs and exceeding expectations. She is committed to providing comprehensive dental care in a safe and reassuring environment. She is a member of the American Dental Association and Nebraska Dental Association.
Dr. Kern enjoys spending her free time traveling and being outdoors. She and Raul have hobbies that include camping, golfing, attending concerts and sporting events.
Dr. Stephanie Svoboda
Dr. Stephanie Cobb Svoboda is our Dentist at our Doniphan location. She grew up in Ainsworth, NE, earned her undergraduate degree at Chadron State College and her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Lincoln. Following graduation she moved to Lawrence, NE where her husband’s family ranches. She opened a dental practice in Superior, NE in 2013 called Peak Dentistry. She is a member of the ADA, NDA and AOS. She enjoys being a small town dentist and learning to be a rancher’s wife.
Stephanie is married to Chance and they have a daughter, Leah and a son, Hayes. She enjoys photography, painting and traveling, however most of her time is spent with her children, husband and their chocolate lab. They love their life on their ranch and are busy taking care of cattle and trying not to fall off of the horses that her daughter has no problem with riding! She’s finding that becoming a dentist was much easier than learning to ride a horse!
Dr. Svoboda provides the latest in comprehensive dental services for the entire family. She takes appointments at Doniphan Dental Services on Tuesdays and sometimes Fridays.
Meet Dr. John Neuhaus
Our interim dentist who has joined us at Hastings Family Dental is Dr. John Neuhaus. He grew up in Bloomfield, NE and now lives in Grand Island with his wife of thirteen years and their 4 children.
Dr. Neuhaus earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2004. Each year, he continues to study the latest advances in cosmetic and family dentistry. His use of state-of-the-art technology — digital smile design, professional smile-whitening, and tooth-colored restorations — will help you and your family maintain beautiful, healthy smiles for a lifetime.
When John isn’t hanging out with his family, he enjoys a competitive game of basketball with his buddies. Dr. Neuhaus is also a certified member of the American Dental Association, the Nebraska Dental Association, and is a mentor at the Kois Center. He also enjoys being involved with his community and is an active member in Rotary, Knights of Columbus, and Digital Smile Design