Dr. Stephen Haake was born and raised in the Overland Park area. After graduating from Rockhurst High School in 1993, he went on to receive his B.S. degree in Biology in May, 1997, from Creighton University in Omaha, NE. In 2001 he graduated from the Creighton University Boyne School of Dental Science, where he received the 2001 American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry Award for Excellence.Read More
Dr. Haake enthusiastically attends continuing education courses to provide the most up-to-date, health-based dentistry available.
In January 2009, Dr. Haake graduated from the OBI Foundation for Bioesthetic Dentistry. This is an intense three-year course educating dentists to successfully treat patients exhibiting signs and symptoms of TMJ disorder. Dr. Haake has also been active with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry since 2009.
When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Haake spends his time with his wife, Jeni, and their three children, Charlie, Jack, and Alaina.
What makes you smile?: It may sound cliche, but my family makes me smile. Every year my children get older, it brings something new and fun.
What superpower would you have and why?: It would be time travel. I love history and enjoy learning about it. I would want to able to go back in time to live history’s important moments rather than just reading about them!
What is the most rewarding thing about being a dentist?: I love helping my patients and making their lives better. Taking the extra step to help people who really need it and seeing how it impacts them is the best part of my work.
If you only had one food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?: A steak. I love a good filet!
Dr. Ryan Dahlquist has practiced dentistry for several years. He received his DDS from UMKC School of Dentistry. He completed a residency in general practice dentistry at Truman Medical Hospital. During this time he advanced his skills in implants, sedation, oral surgery, cosmetics, and pediatrics. He is a member of the American Prosthodontic Association, Chicago Dental Society, Missouri Dental Association, and the American Dental Association.Read More
Dr. Dahlquist loves spending time with his wife, Ashley and their daughters, Jozlynn and Emery. He is an avid sports fan who loves to support the Chiefs and Royals.
Dr. Ellie Altomare was born and raised in Leawood, Kansas and is a graduate of Notre Dame de Sion High School. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and went on to receive her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Creighton University School of Dentistry.Read More
She is also a member of the American Dental Association and the Kansas Dental Association. Dr. Altomare is dedicated to helping the underserved populations of the community and volunteers with Kansas Mission of Mercy and Team Smile. She believes in providing comprehensive patient care with treatment plans that are tailored to patient’s individual needs. Dr. Altomare is excited to be practicing in her hometown. Outside of the office, she is an avid KU basketball fan, enjoys cooking, skiing, traveling, and staying active.
Dr. Jana Kortje was born and raised in Norfolk, Nebraska and is a graduate of the University of Nebraska where she received her bachelor’s degree in 2005. She received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2009, and continued to practice in Nebraska until moving to the Kansas City area in 2011.Read More
Dr. Kortje is excited to be a part of BlueStem Dental, as she loves practicing general dentistry where she can assist patients in achieving and maintaining excellent oral health and a beautiful smile. She is a member of the American Dental Association and the Kansas Dental Association. Dr. Kortje completed the Esthetic Alliance continuing education program on implants in 2014 and would love to talk with you about your vision for your smile! Dr. Kortje and her husband, Shervin, welcomed a baby girl in 2018; she and their chocolate lab keep her on the move! In her spare time, Dr. Kortje loves to cook, travel, and cheer on the Huskers!