Our Team

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Here at Holt Family Dental Care, our front desk team, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and dentists are CPR and AED certified. All dental assistants are members of the ADAA and IDAA.

  • Michael E. Holt, D.D.S.

    Dr. Michael is from Galesburg, Illinois, the seventh child in a family of nine children. Six of his siblings, including Dr. Michael, attended Creighton University in Omaha Nebraska. He graduated from the Creighton University School of Dentistry in 1987. By the luck of the alphabet, he and Dr. Theresa sat right next to each other in dental school. Dr. Michael and Dr. Theresa have been in practice together in Fairfield for over 35 years.

    Dr. Michael is currently a member of the American Dental Association, a lifetime member of the Iowa Dental Association, and a member of the Southeast Iowa District Dental Society. Dr. Michael is a past president of the Southeast District Dental Society. He has served as chairman of the Membership Benefits Committee of the Iowa Dental Association, and also as an adjunct Instructor at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry.

    Dr. Michael’s community memberships include the Libertyville Savings Bank Board of Directors (1995- present); Fairfield Airport Commission; Xavier University Parent/Family Advisory Board (past president); St. Mary Catholic Church Parish Council; Knights of Columbus; Rotary International, and the Elks Club. He is a past member of the Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Fairfield Golf and Country Club Board of Directors, and the St. Mary Catholic Church Parish Council. He presently serves on the Finance Committee at St. Mary Church and is the Fairfield High School Boys Head Tennis Coach(2019-present).

    Fun Fact!

    Dr. Michael is an instrument-rated pilot with over 2000 hours of total logged flight time. He is also a lifetime member of the USTA (United States Tennis Association).

  • Theresa I. Holt, D.D.S.

    Dr. Theresa Holt graduated from the Creighton University School of Dentistry in 1987. She followed in the footsteps of two of her siblings who are also dentists and married her fellow classmate, Dr. Michael Holt. Dr. Theresa and Dr. Michael have been practicing dentistry in Fairfield for over 35 years. They have two children. Lauren is a violin educator at Punahou School in Honolulu where she resides with her husband, Dr. Austin Ako (a dentist); Michael is a student at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Dr. Theresa is a member of the American Dental Association, a lifetime member of the Iowa Dental Association, and a member of the Southeast Iowa District Dental Society. Within the community Dr. Theresa has served on the St. Mary Catholic Church Parish Council, Fairfield Community School District Vertical Team, St. Mary Preschool Board (past president), Xavier University Parent/Family Advisory Board (past president), Jefferson County Medical Dental Auxiliary, and is a member of PEO Chapter C. She currently serves on a committee through the Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation.

    Fun Fact!

    In Dr. Theresa’s free time she enjoys biking, hiking, playing tennis, cooking, and traveling to visit her family in Hawaii and Cincinnati.

  • Kelli Hissem

    Kelli began working at Holt Family Dental Care in early 2014. She is committed to providing her patients of all ages with the highest quality care.

    Kelli lives in rural Iowa with her husband, Jeremy, and two daughters, Kinsey and Kaylin.

    Fun Fact!

    Kelli spends most of her time attending sporting events that her children are involved in. She also enjoys running, gardening, and being outdoors.

  • Gina Wells

    Gina joined Holt Family Dental Care in 2015. She graduated in 2001 from Kirkwood Community College with an AAS Degree in Dental Hygene. She is licensed to administer local anesthesia and certified to administer nitrous oxide sedation.

    Gina resides in Fairfield with her husband and has two sons and a daughter. She is also a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

    Fun Fact!

    An avid sports fan, Gina loves to follow the Hawkeyes. In her spare time, she enjoys cross training, trail running, and traveling.

  • Cathy Lathrop

    Cathy Lathrop is a lifelong resident of Fairfield and a 1989 graduate of Fairfield High School. She has been with Holt Family Dental Care since 2007 and brings 30 years of experience to our dental team. She received her AA degree at Indian Hills Community College in 1992. In 1993 she received her AAS degree in Dental Assisting from Kirkwood Community College and is a certified dental assistant (CDA). She is also a registered dental assistant (RDA) in the state of Iowa. Cathy and her husband Bob reside in Fairfield and are proud parents of 2 children, Madison and Chase.

    Fun Fact!

    In her spare time, Cathy enjoys spending time with her family and friends, bowling, and golf. She loves vacationing in Arizona & Florida and loves her Iowa Hawkeyes!

  • Judy Hardin

    Judy Hardin is a Registered Dental Assistant and has been assisting our dental team chairside for thirty-one years. Judy and her husband Clint reside just outside Birmingham. They are parents of two children and are blessed with four grandchildren.

    Fun Fact!

    In her spare time, Judy enjoys gardening, planting flowers, beekeeping, sewing, and spending time with her family, friends, and her many pets!

  • Connie Hersh

    Connie Hersh has been a Registered Dental Assistant at Holt Family Dental Care for thirty years. Connie is part of our chair side dental team, and helps to ensure that each patient receives the best possible care. She and her husband Greg reside near Ollie, Iowa. Connie has three grown children and three grandsons.

    Fun Fact!

    Connie enjoys traveling, quilting, and being with her family, friends, and most of all, her three grandsons.

  • Dawn has worked at the front desk since March of 2015. She helps with managing patient accounts, greeting patients, and scheduling. Dawn lives south of Richland with her husband Chad, where they farm and raise cattle. They have two sons, Keegan and Connor, and two daughters, Samantha and Mallory.

    Fun Fact!

    Dawn keeps busy after work taking care of their new home and attending their youngest son's sporting events.

  • Mary Boatright

    Mary grew up on a farm south of Brighton and attended Fairfield Community Schools. She is the fifth of eight children, four brothers and three sisters. My husband, Joel and I live in Fairfield. I have two grown children and two grown step-children. We also have six grandchildren.

    I enjoy gardening and working in the yard on my flowers.

    I like to go on motorcycle rides and go hiking. I am a sports fan, following the Iowa Hawkeyes and Atlanta Braves.

    Spending time with family and friends is one of my favorite things to do.

    Fun Fact!

    I collect frog things.

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From A to Z, our staff are thrilled to take care of your entire family!

Sit back and relax! We’ll take care of the rest.

We use state-of-the-art instruments and equipment…

...because your dental care is important.

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