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Matthew Hawn DDS was born and raised in Eau Claire, WI. He received his bachelor’s degree in Biology from Saint John’s University in Collegeville, MN, where he played four years of varsity football and competed in track and field. He received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery and graduated with honors from the University of Minnesota Dental School. He then continued his education at the VA in Salt Lake City at an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency. Through his experiences, he gained added expertise enabling him to offer treatment in all areas of dentistry: routine restorative, implants, crowns, bridges, root canals, dentures, tooth whitening, full-mouth reconstructions, smile makeovers, veneers, splint therapy, bone grafts, wisdom teeth extractions, periodontal surgeries, and other oral surgeries. Dr. Hawn is also trained to offer intravenous and oral sedation for anxious patients, invasive treatment, and/or lengthy procedures.
Dr. Hawn loves spending time with his close-knit family and friends. He loves the outdoors and enjoys fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, downhill skiing, water-skiing, mountain biking, and many other athletic activities. Dr. Hawn is continually drawn back to the Vail Valley and also practices dentistry in Stillwater, MN. He has always dreamed of making the Vail Valley his home, and he is very excited to join dentist in Edwards, CO Dr. Haerter and the team at Vail Dentistry.
Office Manager and Registered Dental Hygienist
Bethany Haerter was born and raised in San Clemente, California. After playing college volleyball for Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Bethany transferred to the University of Minnesota and graduated in 1999 with a Bachelors of Science Degree. Bethany attended the University of Minnesota Dental Hygiene Program and was honored with the 1998 Procter and Gamble CREST Oral Hygiene Excellence Award and was the recipient of the 1999 University of Minnesota Alumni Association Outstanding Student Award. It was during dental hygiene school that Bethany met her future husband, Dr. Jonathan Haerter. In 2000, Dr. Haerter and Bethany pursued their dream of living in the mountains and began practicing dentistry in the Vail Valley. Bethany has been both the office manager and a dental hygienist at Vail Dentistry since 2000, and has completed hundreds of hours of advanced training in both dental practice management and clinical hygiene practice.
In her time away from the office, Bethany enjoys snow skiing, water skiing, hiking, mountain biking, stand up paddle boarding, golfing, and spending time with her two ski racing daughters.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Denise is originally from Massachusetts where she attended Forsyth School for Dental Hygiene in Boston. She received her Bachelor’s Degree and proceeded on to teach clinical Dental Hygiene at Forsyth until 2000. She has since worked primarily in private practice. Denise is an active member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and has served as a local trustee for many years. She was awarded the Massachusetts Dental Hygienist of the year in 2001 for her outstanding commitment to the Dental Hygiene profession. Denise also volunteers and coordinates walks to raise awareness about Oral Cancer through the Oral Cancer Foundation. Denise is a certified Cavity Free Kids Trainer for the National Head Start Program and has also dedicated time to providing school-based dental care. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. Together they enjoy skiing, hiking, and biking.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Andrea is originally from Kansas City, Missouri. She went to school at Missouri State University where she received a degree in Marketing and Computer Information Systems. She continued her education in Overland Park, Kansas where she received her degree in Dental Hygiene. In 2010 she moved to Colorado to start her new career. Andrea has furthered her education through training in practice management, obstructive sleep apnea, neuromuscular dentistry, and advanced dental technology.
In her free time, Andrea enjoys snowboarding, yoga, running, hiking with her dog, and trying new food concepts with her husband, Weston, who is a chef. They love to be able to call the Vail Valley their home.
Registered Dental Assistant
Colleen was born and raised in the Vail Valley and graduated from Battle Mountain High School in 1994. She pursued dentistry in 2001 and has worked with Dr. Haerter as a chairside dental assistant since 2006. Outside of work, Colleen is very active with her husband and three sons.
Registered Dental Assistant
Bobbi Jo Laskey joined our team in August of 2012. Bobbi Jo grew up in Maine and moved to Vail, Colorado in 1996. After working in the hospitality and customer service industry for several years, Bobbi Jo pursued a career in healthcare and worked as a medical and dental assistant. Bobbi Jo brings great energy and a positive attitude to our team and assists both Dr. Haerter and Dr. Hawn in providing exceptional service to our patients. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and working out.
Front Desk Manager
Jennifer was born in Texas and moved to Nebraska where she went to school at Hastings College. She obtained her Bachelors of Arts in Music with an emphasis in Performance. She has been playing the bassoon for 13 years, and picked up saxophone and piano along the way. She moved to the valley with her husband, who grew up in Dillon, and their son. On the weekends they love to go hiking, biking, and exploring- anything to be outdoors. They love all that they Vail Valley has to offer, and couldn’t imagine a more perfect home.
“All of the staff members were great and helpful. My overall experiences so far were close to painless and quite comfortable. Thanks everyone!”
An Anonymous Vail Dentistry Patient