• 2333 McKinley Ave Des Moines, IA 50321
  • Mon 8 am - 5pm | Thurs, Fri 12 pm - 5pm

  • 8515 Douglas Ave #21 Urbandale, IA 50322
  • Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 8 am - 5pm | Tues 11 am - 7pm

  • 708 1st Ave S Altoona, IA 50009
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Home » About Our Des Moines Dentists

Des Moines Dental Group has been in the business of creating smiles since 1975. Our mission to provide exemplary dental care to each of our patients and their families has never changed and it never will. Our staff is deeply committed to this mission and we use the latest dentistry techniques and technology to accomplish it.

We also pride ourselves on building lasting relationships with our patients. It is our goal to be your dental care providers from your first visit on throughout your entire lifetime. Our experienced staff also strives to educate patients on good dental care as well as on the various treatments that we provide you. As partners in your health, we believe in empowering you with all of the information you need to take excellent care of your mouth, which includes making the best lifestyle choices in order to keep your teeth and gums at their best.

Full-Service Dentistry

We offer preventative, general and cosmetic dentistry. This means that we can provide you with everything from routine checkups and cleanings to treatments for gum disease and we can even restore missing teeth. See our services page for a full menu of the procedures and treatments that we offer.

Meet Our Doctors

In addition to using the latest techniques and state-of-the-art equipment, our doctors are among the best Des Moines has to offer. Expertly trained and educated, you won’t find a better team of professionals anywhere else.

Dr. Robert Cram, DDS

For several decades, Dr. Robert Cram has been a valued member of the Des Moines community. After completing undergraduate studies at Grand View University in 1974, Dr. Cram attended the University of Iowa’s College of Dentistry before becoming an associate of Dr. Thomas Squire and working on Des Moines’ south side. In just two short years, he purchased the practice and renamed it the Des Moines Dental group. Within the first seven years of his new ownership, Dr. Cram was able to expand the practice to serve Urbandale, Altoona and another south side location.

Dr. Andris Kirsis, DDS

Upon graduating from the University Of Iowa College Of Dentistry in 2005, Dr Kirsis provided dental care for the underserved population at the Des Moines Health Center for 2 years and currently sits on the Story County Dental Clinic public health advisory board. He joined Des Moines Dental Group part time in 2008 and transitioned to full-time in 2001. He is a member of the prestigious G.V. Black Dental Society, the oldest dental study group in Iowa, as well as the ADA, the Iowa Dental Association, and the Des Moines District Dental Society. In addition to English, Dr. Kirsis is proficient in the Latvian language, and speaks German as well. His emphasis is contemporary family dentistry, including conservative cosmetic dentistry, implant planning and restoration, as well as crowns, bridges, extractions, root canals, and dentures.

He has been married for over 20 years, and has a son, and a lifelong Iowa Hawkeye fan.

We Are Here For You

Having three locations means that we are never far away when you need us. By providing day and evening hours, we can offer you the most convenient appointment time to fit your busy schedule. For everything from routine examinations to treating unforeseen injuries and infections, we exist solely to provide you with the care that you need whenever you need it. Call us today at  to schedule your next appointment and discover for yourself why so many trust Des Moines Dental Group for the entire family’s care.

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