DR. KATIE MATHIS D.D.S.
After three years in private practice, Dr. Katie Mathis is excited to be serving the community she calls home. She is a skilled dentist who is motivated to build strong relationships with her patients to help them maintain or achieve a healthy smile. She recognizes the importance our oral health plays in maintaining overall health with an emphasis on preventative care.
Dr. Mathis graduated from Xavier High School in 2008. She then attended the University of Northern Iowa for her undergraduate degree. In 2016, Katie graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. While in dental school Dr. Mathis volunteered with the Iowa Mission of Mercy and the Iowa Chapter of the American Student Dental Association.
Dr. Mathis and her husband, Grant, were married in June of 2018. They enjoy calling Cedar Rapids home and spending as much time as they can with friends and family. While out of the office they are often traveling, biking, skiing and enjoying time outdoors.
DR. IAN K. SHAW D.D.S.
Ian Shaw was born in the artists' colony of Laguna Beach, California. It was a magical place to grow up, with the beach as his back yard, exploring tidepools and the ocean with his Golden Retriever as his faithful by his side.
He moved to the Midwest when his mom returned to her hometown, Davenport. After graduating from Assumption High School, he attended The University of Iowa as an undergraduate. It was at UI that he met his wife, Ashley.
Ian showed an interest in surgery & anatomy at a young age, wielding an exacto-knife with adult like precision to sculpt teeth and intricate bones in his creations. His artistic abilities have translated into his passion for esthetics. Whether you need a simple filling, bonding, crown, or a more complicated procedure, creating the most realistic, proportioned, and anatomically correct smile.
Ian graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2005. While in dental school, he held summer positions in Oral Surgery and Family Dentistry. Upon graduation, he was a resident in Pediatric Dentistry for one year.
In 2006, he started practicing Family Dentistry in Cedar Rapids. In private practice, he was able to combine his love of esthetics with his training to treat even the youngest of patients and those with special needs. Ian is very passionate about what he does because he cares so deeply for his patients. He was recruited by faculty at UI College of Dentistry to teach and held an adjunct position in Family Dentistry until 2014.
In his free time, Ian still creates art. While his passion for photography is most evident in the office, he also enjoys sculpting and drawing and helping to teach his young daughters how to paint with oils.
Hanging out with his family and friends is his favorite way to spend the weekend. Whether it's skateboarding or frisbee golf or swimming or exploring outdoors, he makes it an adventure for the whole family.