A Holistic Approach to Dentistry Located in River Falls, WI

A Holistic Approach to Dentistry
Located in River Falls, WI

Our dedicated and talented HCD staff.

Meet the Team

Dr. John D. Laughlin III, DDS

After graduating in 1972 from Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, Dr. Laughlin joined the U.S. Air Force. He served as a captain in the dental division of Scott Air Force base, moving with his wife and newborn son near St. Louis, Missouri. After serving in the Air Force his family of four, soon to be five, moved to Pierce County in Wisconsin, where he still resides. Shortly after moving to the area, Dr. Laughlin’s dental practice gradually evolved from traditional dentistry into a more holistic philosophy. During his first five years of private practice in Ellsworth, WI, he came to believe that there was more to dentistry than what he had been taught. Dr. Laughlin began a path of continuing education that has taken him through advanced training in TMJ therapy, orthopedic orthodontics, cranial sacral therapy, bodywork / massage, nutrition, pain management, safe amalgam removal, biological / environmental dentistry, and more. He is still on that path of continuing education and learns more all the time, spending 200 – 300 hours in class every year. Dr. Laughlin has published original material in article and textbook formats, as well as created education materials for doctors and patients. Caring for his patients and helping them reach their health goals is what drives Dr. Laughlin every day.

Dr. Louis Musser, DDS

Dr. Louie Musser joined the team at Health Centered Dentistry in June 2021. When he was a teenager, he was one of Dr. Laughlin’s patients. Before attending dental school at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Louie shadowed the doctors at Health Centered Dentistry and worked as a dental assistant at HCD. He has been enjoying working in a holistic dental setting and implementing the knowledge he has gained. Dr. Louie is a member of the Holistic Dental Association and the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT). He has taken part in many continuing education courses including Ozone therapy, ALF approach for Orthodontics and the Holistic Dental Association’s annual conference. Continuing education opportunities have fueled his desire to continue learning so he can provide the highest quality of care possible.

Crystal Halverson, Hygenist

From early on growing up in rural SW Minnesota, Crystal’s goal was a career in the dental field. It all started with becoming a dental assistant shortly after high school and then continuing on with her education to pursue a degree in dental hygiene. She currently has over 17 years of dental field experience and she still has a passion to learn more! She is accredited through the IAOMT in Biological Dental Hygiene which specializes in learning the essential connections between oral health and overall health and taking the practice of dental hygiene to another level! Crystal lives in the country near River Falls with her husband and their two active boys. They spend lots of time being outdoors: hiking, biking, boating, swimming and playing sports to name a few. Some of Crystal’s favorite things are reading books, traveling, organizing, and learning about gardening. Crystal looks forward to meeting you! Not only will you leave with your teeth squeaky clean, but also with tips and recommendations to improve your oral health which is correlated with your overall whole body wellness.

Our entire team welcomes you in and we look forward to helping you find whole body health.