Duane A. Van Nieuwenhuyzen, DDS, MSDr. Van Nieuwenhuyzen was raised in Pipestone, Minnesota. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Saint Cloud State University. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota in 2006. It was during his time in dental school that he developed a keen interest in the specialty of endodontics and was accepted into the endodontic residency program. He obtained both his Master of Science degree and Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Minnesota in 2008.
Dr. Van Nieuwenhuyzen served in the United States Navy from 2008 to 2012, and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan. He served as the Endodontic Specialty Leader for the 3rd Dental Battalion. During this time he shared his expertise with new dentists during their credentialing tours both in Okinawa and mainland Japan. In 2012, he was awarded the Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medal for outstanding professional achievement. His superb clinical performance also led to his selection as the 2011 Clinician of the Year and the winner of the “Thomas P. Carroll” Award for Clinical Excellence.
Dr. Van Nieuwenhuyzen stays educated on the latest advancements in the specialty of endodontics by maintaining memberships in the American Association of Endodontists, Iowa Association of Endodontics, American Dental Association, Iowa Dental Association.
He is married and has two sons. His interests outside of work and family include fishing, hunting, cooking and travel.
Christopher C. Friedl, DDSDr. Chris Friedl was raised in a small town near Kalamazoo, Michigan. He attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in 2007. Dr. Friedl continued on to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Michigan in 2011. Following completion of his dental training, Dr. Friedl practiced as a general dentist for two years in Fort Collins, Colorado before deciding to pursue Endodontics. He completed his specialty training and received his certificate in Endodontics from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2015. During residency, Dr. Friedl received state and national awards for his research on endodontic materials. Dr. Friedl is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Association of Endodontists. He is currently pursuing board certification with the American Board of Endodontics and will return as a part-time faculty at the University of Iowa department of Endodontics. Away from the office, Chris enjoys spending time outdoors with his Golden Retriever, hiking, camping, photography and woodworking.
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