Meet Our Dental Team
At the dental practice of Dr. John McGrane, our friendly, dedicated, and energetic dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a positive dental experience every time you visit our practice.
We welcome you with warm smiles to our practice!
Welcome to our practice! Finding ways to help people smile is my priority. Building your confidence so that you can share your smile is my goal! My role is to help resolve concerns and make your visits positive. I am happy to answer your questions and plan for appointments. It is important to me that each of you enjoy a feeling of ease and confidence in our office. I bring over 15 years of experience in the dental field and am thrilled to be a part of the Spring Valley Dental Care team. I appreciate how positive the environment is here. We all work extremely well together to provide the best service for you. Our staff is very warm and inviting. I love the positive energy felt by everyone and I really appreciate the attentive care our doctors and team strive to provide, as individuals and collectively, to each patient.
My husband and I have 2 children. I love doing all things outdoorsy with my family. You will often find me out enjoying our boat on the lake and traveling. I also enjoy doing crafts and watching movies with my children. Thank you for the opportunity to serve your oral health care needs.
Patient Care Coordinator
I began my dental career over 30 years ago as a Dental Assistant. I am the Patient Care Coordinator here at Spring Valley Dental Care and I am happy to answer any questions you may have to help resolve your concerns, and make your visits pleasant and positive! I love the attentive care Dr. McGrane, and our team strives to provide our patients.
In my free time, I love “treasure hunting.” You can also find me running, playing tennis and spending time with my daughter and son. I also have my furry children, Willy and Sylvester.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Hello, I am a Dental Hygienist at Spring Valley Dental Care. I received my Associates of Applied Science Certificate with Dental Hygiene from Des Moines Community College. I grew up around the Quad City area, but have planted my roots in the Cedar Rapids area since 1991. I have been practicing hygiene for 30 years. I love that the Spring Valley Dental Care team has a high level of care and professionalism When I am not at work you can find me outside enjoying time with my family.
Registered Dental Assistant with Expanded Functions Certification
Hello, and welcome! My name is Nikki, and I have been working with Dr. McGrane for over 20 years. I enjoy working with our patients, and I always make an extra effort to make each patient feel welcome when visiting our practice. I understand that some of our patients experience anxiety. One of my goals is to listen to their concerns and do everything I can to ease their nervousness and ensure that they have a positive experience. Making my patients feel cared for is important to me. One of my favorite things about working in dentistry is talking to our patients about their own lives and getting to hear about their experiences and accomplishments. Working chairside with Dr. McGrane is great. He encourages our entire team to continue growing and learning, and is always bringing new technology into the practice.
Outside of the practice, I am a busy mother of two girls, Cora and Grace and we have one dog named Montana. When I have leisure time, I enjoy biking, taking care of our yard, scrapbooking, and driving my kids from one activity to the next. I also enjoy taking trips with my family.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Hi there, my name's Shona and I am one of Dr. McGrane's dental hygienists. Working in dentistry is so much fun! I truly enjoy working in this profession. My favorite thing about working in dentistry is getting to know all of our patients and educating them on their oral health. Dr. McGrane is patient, understanding, and has a great sense of humor. He makes each visit a wonderful experience for patients of all ages, as well as making Spring Valley Dental Care a fun place to work. I'm proud to welcome you and your family to our practice, I look forward to working with you!
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, bicycling, boating, and attending Iowa Hawkeyes football games. I am a member of the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA), and regularly participate in continuing education opportunities. My husband, Toby, and I have a daughter Leela, three cats and currently live in Solon. I have been fortunate enough to have traveled to many places around the world and have been on safari in South Africa, visited Machu Picchu, and have seen the pyramids in Egypt.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Hello, my name is Dana and I am one of Dr. McGrane's dental hygienists. I grew up in Edgewood, Iowa and settled in Cedar Rapids after college. I have been in the dental field for 22 years after receiving my dental assisting degree in 1991 from Kirkwood Community College. I worked in the field for a few years before going on to receive my dental hygiene degree from Hawkeye Community College in 1998. My favorite part of working in dentistry is getting to know all sorts of people and building relationships with them.
In my free time, I enjoy getting out and trying new things! I enjoy spending time with my two awesome sons. We enjoy doing all water activities such as boating, fishing and swimming. I also enjoy reading, walking and watching the Hawkeyes!
Registered Dental Assistant
Hi, my name is Elgean. I am a dental assistant here at Spring Valley