Chris Freed, DDS
Dr. Chris Freed earned his dental degree from the University of Iowa in 2006. Prior to dental school, he completed his undergraduate education with honors, achieving a Bachelor of Science in microbiology. He continues to undergo extensive continuing education to remain on the cutting edge of dentistry, including courses through Spears Education, and has received advanced training in IV sedation and dental implants. He is a member of the ADA and SDDA.
Following dental school, he served as a Navy dentist for 4 years, and has been practicing dentistry in Southeastern South Dakota, for 5 years. On January 1, 2017, he became owner of Canton Dental Clinic. He is proud to offer all aspects of dentistry and help families develop and maintain healthy dentition. Dr. Freed strives to provide the most advanced, state-of-the-art dentistry and best possible craftsmanship in the world.
Dentistry is among Dr. Freed’s greatest passions, alongside travelling and spending time with his family. He and his wife, Megan, have two daughters, Charli (5) and Ellie (3), who keep him on his toes.
Lucas Wiebe, DDS
Lucas Wiebe, DDS grew up in Canton, South Dakota where he completed high school. He is excited to come back to the small community where he grew up because most of his friends and family are very close by. In his free time, he likes to hunt and fish so SE South Dakota is perfect for him. Recently, he started to golf as you may see him at Hiawatha Golf Club with his friends working on his swing. He also enjoys bowling, snow-skiing, trapping, kayaking on the Big Sioux, camping, and watching football.
He is excited to do all aspects of dentistry, develop relationships with families and help them achieve and maintain a healthy dentition. His goal is to perform excellent dentistry in a gentle and caring way.
Dr. Wiebe is a member of the American Dental Association and completed his undergraduate degree at USD in Vermillion, where he earned his Bachelor’s in Biology. In 2012, he started his dental education at UNMC College of Dentistry in Lincoln, NE and graduated in May 2016. While at school, he did special mission clinics and also enjoyed watching the Cornhuskers play football. He had two rotations at the Canton Dental Clinic where he learned invaluable experience working with Drs. Schulte, Olson, and Pranke. He likes to do all dental procedures such as but not limited to root canals, extractions, cosmetic dentistry, and caring for children. Dr. Wiebe is happy to be back home and to start his career at the Canton Dental Clinic.
Laura Pranke, DDS
Dr. Pranke was raised in the rural community of Newman Grove, Nebraska, and completed undergraduate studies at Wayne State College. She earned her dental degree at the UNMC College of Dentistry. As a student at UNMC’s College of Dentistry, she was actively involved as a Nebraska Student Dental Association (NSDA) officer, allowing her to represent UNMC at many national conferences. She volunteered her clinical dental skills at People City’s Mission Medical Clinic in Lincoln and the Nebraska Mission of Mercy clinics. She also participated in a dental mission trip in Panahuara, Peru. In March of 2015, she completed an externship at Canton Dental Clinic and enjoyed getting acquainted with the clinic, patients, and community.
She and her husband Steven met in Lincoln, Nebraska, and are recently married. They are both outdoor enthusiasts and love to ice fish, spend time at his family lake cabin, and travel. They enjoy cooking together, being active outdoors, and spending time with their families. Dr. Pranke enjoys living in the Canton community and practicing dentistry at Canton Dental Clinic.
Gordon Schulte, DDS
In January 2017, Dr. Gordon Schulte sold Canton Dental Clinic to Dr. Chris Freed, and in April 2017, he retired from practice. We thank him for his expertise and many years of service in Canton, and wish him well as he moves into the next phase of his life–which should include a lot of fishing!
Our staff at Canton Dental is caring, compassionate and dedicated to doing everything possible to help make your visit a great experience.