Meet the Staff
At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.
Our Dental Hygiene team is excited to work with patients to help them achieve optimum oral health! Our highly qualified staff is trained for routine oral care, specialized deep cleanings, dental radiology, oral cancer detection, and educating patients to help them better understand their individual healthcare needs.
Ariana graduated from Iowa Central Community College in 2008. She has been practicing with Urbandale Family Dentistry since graduating and is our lead hygienist. Ariana spends her free-time cheering on her active children, in their many activities, with her husband. She also enjoys yoga and reading.
Becky is a graduate from Iowa Central Community College and joined Urbandale Family Dentistry in September 2018. She resides in West Des Moines with her husband and two young children, Luke and Maylin. Outside of work, Becky enjoys supporting the Iowa Hawkeyes and spending time with family and friends.
Marissa grew up in Urbandale and graduated from Kirkwood Community College for hygiene school. She joined Urbandale Family Dentistry in May 2019. She resides in Urbandale with her 4 year old son, Parker, and her 2 year old Vizsla, Kaiser. Outside of the office she enjoys going to Trivia Nights, watching Netflix, spending time with Parker and Kaiser, board games, and cooking.
Our dental assistants have gone above and beyond to receive extra training in expanded functions to help make your visit as comfortable and efficient as possible. Our assistants help our dentists during procedures to make your time in our office comfortable and welcoming.
Kristin graduated from Vatterott College and has been practicing dental assisting since 2006 at Urbandale Family Dentistry. She is our lead dental assistant and is certified in expanded functions 1 and 2. Away from the practice Kristin enjoys the outdoors, cheering on the Hawkeyes and most of all spending time with her husband and 3 children.
Gloria has been working as a dental assistant in the Des Moines area since 1987. She received her dental training at the College of Dentistry in Panama. She loves working with patients and makes sure that her years of experience are used to make patients feel welcome, comfortable and confident in the care we provide. In her free time Gloria enjoys spending time with her friends and family and loves to take trips to Panama with her husband of 29 years.
Our veteran office staff is the gateway to our office and determined to assist you in scheduling appointments, filing insurance, designing a payment schedule and helping you understand your treatment plan.
Jean has been employed at Urbandale Family Dentistry since 2018, as the office manager. She has been in the dental field for over 37 years. She loves her two dogs, Pete and Pippa, loves reading on her freetime and is an avid Iowa State Cyclones fan! GO STATE!
Susan has been employed at Urbandale Family Dentistry since 2017. In her spare time she enjoys watching the Green Bay Packers and spending time with her family.