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. 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 and would love to talk with you about your vision for your smile! Dr. Kortje and her husband, Shervin, have two young daughters. The girls and their chocolate lab keep her on the move. In her spare time, Dr. Kortje loves to cook, travel, and cheer on the Huskers!
Dr. Christopher Heye was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas and attended Missouri State University. At MSU he was a four-year member of the swim team and was a conference champion and captain his senior year. In 2016 Dr. Heye competed in the U.S. Olympic swimming trials. He then went on to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry to earn his Doctorate of Dental Surgery where he graduated top of his class in the Restorative and Oral Surgery clinics.Read More
Dr. Heye is excited to join the practice this summer. He loves all aspects of general dentistry especially helping patients maintain or regain function and esthetics. He is very excited to meet everyone and says his favorite part of this profession is getting to know and help his patients. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with his girlfriend Taylor, going to the gym, traveling, and watching sports. While his favorite sports league is the NBA and can talk your ear off about it, he loves rooting for the Chiefs and Royals.
I was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon and moved to the US in 2009. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Creighton University and my Dental Degree from Case Western Reserve University. I then pursed a one-year residency in general dentistry at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.Read More
My goal as a dentist is to give my patients the best care they deserve to attain optimal oral health – everybody deserves a healthy smile. It is also very important for me to build a good, long-lasting relationship with each one of my patients.
During my free time, I enjoy hiking, traveling, cooking and baking, and definitely spending time with family and friends.