Our Staff

All of our professionals at Sergeant Bluff Smiles maintain the highest levels of accreditation, and pursue ongoing education to stay current with the latest trends in dentistry. They are courteous, compassionate individuals working with one goal in mind - your oral health.

Laura Giese, DDS

Welcome to Sergeant Bluff Smiles!

My name is Laura Giese and I am excited to introduce you to Sergeant Bluff Smiles. I was born and raised in Sioux City, graduated from Creighton University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and again in 2008 with my Doctorate in Dental Surgery. My husband, Bob, and I have four children- Cal, Hazel, William, and Lou. They keep us busy and we wouldn’t have it any other way!

I am passionate about what I do. I sincerely care about each and every person that walks through my door. I’m here to serve the community. My goal is YOUR optimal oral health. A healthy smile is a happy smile.

I would love to help you.

Heather Morales, Hygienist

My name is Heather Morales and I am happy to be on staff at Sergeant Bluff Smiles!

I practiced dental assistanting for seven years and went back to school for hygiene, graduating in 2011 from the University of South Dakota. I am passionate about dental health and strive to establish trusting relationships with patients by providing great care. My husband and I have three children that keep us very busy. I absolutely love my job and love practicing in this great community!

Brittany Miller, Hygienist

Hello, my name is Brittany Miller. I have been a hygienist for over five years and am thrilled to be back in the Sergeant Bluff community. I love what I do and am passionate about providing the best care while creating a comfortable and trusting environment. My husband and I are excited about our growing family and enjoy spending our time with family and friends.

Marlene Murphy, Front Desk Coordinator

Hi! My name is Marlene Murphy and I am a lifelong resident of Sioux City, IA. After working in retail management for 30 years, I decided it was time for a change and have been working as a dental receptionist since 2015.
I am excited to be a part of the Sergeant Bluff Smiles team and I look forward to helping the community achieve healthy and happy smiles.
I have two grown children - Amber and Brad, one grandson Kaison, and three granddaughters Laney, Lexi and Kambree. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, reading and sewing.

Emily Huffman, Registered Dental Assistant

Hi, My name is Emily! I love living and working in Sergeant Bluff! I graduated from Western Iowa Tech in 2014 and have been a dental assistant since.

My husband Justin and I have two children, Braydan and Mason. We enjoy traveling, being outdoors, and watching our kids play sports.

Jessie Miller, Expanded Function Dental Assistant

Hello, my name is Jessie! I am a Sioux City native and have been a dental assistant since graduating from Western Iowa Tech in 2016.
I love working in the Sergeant Bluff community and being a part of an office that shares my passion for providing exceptional dental care.
My husband Mitchell and I have two children, Arianna and Mason. Our family enjoys being outdoors, spending time together, watching movies, attending concerts, and helping our community through outreach and volunteering.

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Office Hours


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm