Our amazing dental team works hard every day to ensure our patients feel relaxed and happy during their treatment. At our dental practice in Des Moines and Urbandale, Iowa, we are excited for the opportunity to come in to work and help better the lives of our patients. If you would like to get to know our team a little more or schedule a visit with our dentists, feel free to give Des Moines Dental Group a call today.
Alicia joined the senior citizens club three years ago, but in her opinion, age is a state of mind. She enjoys being engaged and active and leading a healthy lifestyle. She has been practicing dental hygiene since she first joined her profession in 1997. This is her second career and second college degree. She loves dental hygiene and enjoys the teaching aspect of it. Her experience in dental hygiene is varied. She was hired right out of college to work at Parkway Periodontal Group part time. She also worked part time at the Newton Correctional facility as a hygienist. She learned a lot from these two jobs and acquired great experience. She was taught and mentored by the best people in the business. She moved on to general practice, and it has also been very rewarding. She is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and attends educational meetings as often as she can. She believes our profession is continually changing and one should never stop learning and acquiring new knowledge to help our clients!
Alicia is married and has two grown sons. Her husband is an engineer but has been retired since 2012. When he retired, Alicia was not ready to join him in a life of leisure, so she has continued to work because she loves her profession. She joined Des Moines Dental Group in 2016 part time until a full-time position became available. She can honestly say that she truly enjoys working for this group — everyone has been amazing! She would love to work here forever!
Danna has been in the dental field since 2003. She enjoys dentistry and all its forms. She has had the privilege and opportunity to work with so many dental practices, and she has recently been welcomed to Des Moines Dental Group. She is so thankful to work for such a great group that gives her the confidence that she is part of a well-educated team that provides optimal dental care. She trusts in our dentists, hygienists, dental auxiliaries and front office to take care of people and their dental needs.
Danna enjoys providing a comfortable atmosphere for patients. She loves removable prosthetics, implants and oral surgeries.
Jeff grew up in a small, family-run business in northern Iowa, where keeping things local was a goal. As the general manager of Des Moines Dental Group, he strives to make our office a place people love to come to and enjoy their visit. His goal has always been making the work environment fun. He has always enjoyed working with team members who enjoy coming to work. When he is not working, he can usually be found spending time with his family, boating or biking.
Our dental assistant, Jennifer, is currently DANB certified, a registered dental assistant and a certified level one expanded function provider. She has been in the dental field since 2009. Jennifer is polite, knowledgeable and professional. She assists directly with patient care, working alongside our dentists during dental procedures.
Outside of the office, Jennifer loves spending time with friends and family and enjoys taking on home improvement projects.
Kathy grew up on Table Rock Lake down by Branson, Missouri, where her parents owned and operated a resort for 10 years. She enjoyed swimming, fishing, skiing and entertaining guests before moving to Altoona in 1976, where her parents purchased and operated a driving range and mini golf course for 26 years. She enjoyed playing sports and spending time with friends. Kathy graduated from Southeast Polk in 1979, and she is also a graduate of DMACC in Ankeny with a dental assisting degree in 1981. She has worked for Des Moines Dental Group since 1986. Kathy enjoys interacting with patients and her co-workers. In her spare time, she enjoys biking, fishing, attending her grandson’s activities and hanging out with her family. She has been married since 1983 and raised two daughters.
Kim joined our dental team in 2019 as a front office coordinator, and she has been a level one expanded functions dental assistant since 1999. Kim knows exactly what it takes to keep our office running smoothly so our clinical team can focus on the unique needs of our patients. She enjoys conversations with her patients and getting to know the families in this area.
Kim lives in Knoxville with her two sons, Mikey and Johnnie. In her spare time when she is not attending her children’s sporting events, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to races, and being outside.
Laurie has been with Des Moines Dental Group since 1991. She has been very fortunate to work with our amazing dentists and exceptional team members, who are not only her co-workers but also her second family. She is very proud of the high standards we set and high quality of dental care we provide.
Sarah is a full-time registered dental hygienist working at both locations. She graduated from DMACC in 2017. Sarah is a mom to four kids (one boy and three girls), two cats and one German Shepherd. In her spare time, she enjoys running, paddle boarding and hot yoga. Her favorite part of her job is converting dental-fearing people to dental lovers. She is fully committed to improving oral health.
Tina was a dental assistant for eight years before she went back to school to become a dental hygienist. She has been a dental hygienist since 1992. She enjoys spending time with family and doing home renovations in her spare time.