GETTING TO KNOW
DR. MINDY STEVENS
Dr. Mindy Stevens is a Sioux City native, graduating from East High School in 1994. In 1998, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska., and her Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2002, also from Creighton. After graduate school, Stevens returned to Sioux City to be near her family and pursue a career in dentistry.
Dr. Stevens is a member of the American Dental Association, Iowa Dental Association, Northwest Iowa District Dental Society, Sioux City Dental Society, and the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce. She's a member of Women United and has served on various boards in Siouxland such as the Art Center and Launch PaD. Dr. Stevens loves being a part of the Siouxland community and participating in the betterment of the community through various fundraisers.
In the fall of 2013, she was awarded as one of Sioux City’s 10 Under 40, which honors young professionals making a difference in the community.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, John, and their children, Jack, Gus and Hazel. Dr. Stevens and her husband have become self-proclaimed foodies and relish trying different cuisines, farm-to-table restaurants, and exotic foods. They enjoy going to Creighton basketball games, traveling, gardening, and spending time with friends.
DR. KARLA BECHTOLD
Dr. Karla Bechtold grew up in Northwest Iowa and earned her undergraduate degree from Briar Cliff University. Dr. Bechtold attended the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and graduated in 2010. While in dental school, she was involved in dental research and had her work published in the Journal of Special Care in Dentistry and presented at the International Association of Dental Research meeting in Barcelona, Spain in 2010.
Dr. Bechtold is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), American Dental Association, Iowa Dental Association and Sioux City Dental Society. In June 2018, Dr. Bechtold received the Mastership Award from the AGD. To earn the Mastership Award she completed over 1,100 hours of continuing education, passed a comprehensive exam and completed case presentations in over 16 disciplines. Less than 2% of dentists in the US have achieved this Award. Dr. Bechtold is dedicated to staying up to date with the most current dental procedures to provide her patients with the highest quality of care.
Dr. Bechtold has a strong commitment to the community and participates in Big Brothers Big Sisters, 100+ Women Who Care, Briar Cliff Ambassador Program and several other organizations thru out the year. In fall 2018, Dr. Bechtold was recognized as one of Sioux City’s 10 under 40.
Outside of dentistry, she enjoys spending time with her husband Nick and 2 children, Grayson and Levi. They enjoy gardening, traveling and spending their time outdoors.