• • To provide the highest quality dental care that is tailored to each patient’s needs
  • • To maintain a positive and professional work environment with friendly staff that is patient focused. We respect the value of your time.
  • • To continually advance staff and Doctor education to provide patients with the latest and proven methods for the highest standard of dental care
  • • To always remain thankful to our Creator who has given us the ability and allowed us to serve patients in the field of dentistry
Shields DDS


Dr. Shields grew up in Milford, NE. She earned a B.S. in Biology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She then attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry and received her DDS degree in 2009.

Dr. Shields and her husband Brett moved to Harlan in June 2009 and have been enjoying small town life with their 5 children. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and kids activities. Her husband Brett Shields is employed by the Harlan Community School District working in Information Technology.

Dr. Shields is committed to providing the best patient care possible. She enjoys treating patients of all ages and wants to help people reach their best health.

Hoch DDS


Dr. Hoch, a Harlan native and daughter of Lee and Julie Kaufmann, graduated valedictorian from HCHS in 2010. She completed her undergraduate degree in three years at The University of Missouri where she graduated summa cum laude before attending the University of Iowa College of Dentistry.

The Iowa Dental Association awarded her with one of just two merit-based scholarships based on her academic achievements, volunteerism, and commitment to the state of Iowa. While in dental school, she started her own business as a wedding and event videographer. She graduated in the top of her class in 2017.

She is married to Matt Hoch, a former HCHS athletic standout who played football at the University of Missouri. Matt is currently teaching science and coaching football and wrestling at HCHS.

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