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.

Blake Kuiper, DDS 

Dr. Blake Kuiper, DDS

I am originally from Emmetsburg, Iowa. I completed my undergraduate studies at Morningside College, where I earned a degree in Biology. During my time at Morningside College, I  competed in Cross Country and Track & Field. I completed my dental training at The University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics, where I earned a Distinction in Dental Public Health. Upon graduating dental school, I practiced dentistry in Columbus, Ohio and Mankato, Minnesota. I love the transformative power of dentistry. Outside of dentistry, I enjoy being outdoors, running, and spending time with my husband, Justin, and three children. I am excited to join Sergeant Bluff Smiles and I am looking forward to serving the community!

Heather Morales, Hygienist

My name is Heather Morales and I am happy to be on staff at Sergeant Bluff Smiles!
I was a dental assisting 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 lucky enough to spend the majority of my career at Sergeant Bluff Smiles, since graduating from the dental hygiene program at USD. I love what I do and am passionate about providing the best care- while creating a comfortable and trusting environment. When I'm not helping patients care for their smiles, I spend my time chasing after my twins, Dax and Charlie. 

Cassie Andersen, Front Desk Coordinator

Hi, my name is Cassie. I have been in the dental field since graduating from WITCC in 2013 with my Dental Assisting Diploma and Health Office Coordinator degree. I love everything about my job, but my favorite part is getting to know our patients and their families.
My husband Andy and I have three kids- Madilyn, Makenna, and Hayden. When we're not busy with their extra curricular activities, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, being outside, reading, and traveling. 

Emily Huffman, Expanded Function 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! I am originally from Oklahoma but grew up in Sioux City and I have been a dental assistant since 2016.
I love being a part of an office that shares my passion for providing exceptional dental care.
My husband Mitchell and I have three children, Arianna, Mason, and Andrew. Our family enjoys being outdoors, watching sports, attending our kids' many sports and activities, 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