Dr. Chuck Bauer
Dr. Chuck Bauer 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 and together they established, “Howard, Bauer and Howard Dental Practice.” Dr. Jeff Howard retired at the end of 2018.
Dr. Bauer has always been 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.
In the early 1990’s, he was one of the first dentists in Nebraska to computerize his office and 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 sits on the Nebraska Board of Dentistry and is currently affiliated with the University of NE Dental College mentoring program, Hastings Community Hygiene, and Dental Assisting Program.
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. Mary Rock
Dr. Mary Rock, who grew up on a farm near Avoca, Iowa, is one of our interim dentists. She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1996 and she’s practiced dentistry in Lincoln and Albuquerque, New Mexico.
To stay connected with her professional community and to continually educate herself about new techniques and practices in dentistry, Dr. Rock is an active member of the American Dental Association, Nebraska Dental Association, Lincoln District Association, and the American Academy of Dental Practitioners.
Dr. Rock brings her passion for dentistry into our office in a very cheerful and optimistic way. Although she resides in Lincoln with her husband Tom, she works in our Hastings office 2 days a week. She’s a mother of 4 and grandmother of 7. In her time away from delivering stunning smiles to our patients, she loves sewing, quilting, biking, exercising, music, and any outdoor activities that involve her grandchildren. She also loves to cook, entertain, and hang out with her miniature dachshund Otie.
Meet Dr. John Neuhaus
Our second interim dentist who has joined us at Bauer and Howard 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