Meet our team

With a combined 32 years of experience in pediatric dentistry, our team is incredibly skilled at providing personalized dental care for children!


Alyssa graduated from Vatterott College in 2017 with an Associate’s Degree in Health and Human Sciences, followed by her Expanded Function Dental Assistant certification. She enjoys working with children and wants to ensure that going to the dentist is a lifelong joy for them!  Alyssa’s free time is spent with her fiancé and their two dogs.  You can also find her cheering at her younger brothers’ school activities.   


Ashley graduated from DMACC in 2009 with an AA in Dental Assisting. She worked for two Pediatric Dentists before deciding to go back to school.  She graduated from Iowa Central Community College in 2018 with her AA in Dental Hygiene.  Ashley lives outside of Chariton with her husband Adam, and three kids, Hadley, Jack, and Bodie.  She keeps busy spending time with her kids, taking care of her chickens, and going for walks.


Ever since Danielle was a young girl, she wanted to work in the dental field.  She never lost sight of that goal and received the “Leaders for Tomorrow” Scholarship from Indianola High School. Danielle attended Kirkwood Community College, graduating with her AA as a Qualified Dental Assistant in 2007.  Since entering the dental field, Danielle has found her niche working as an Administrative Assistant. She is delighted to be working in the community where she grew up.  She lives with her husband Jerry, their three children Luke, Tate and Tinley, as well as their two dogs, Marley and Veda.  Danielle loves spending time with family and friends out on the lake. 


Estefani graduated from Vatterott College in 2016 with an Associate’s degree in Health and Human Sciences, then completed her nitrous oxide certification the following year.  She lives on a small farm outside of Truro with her family. Outside of work, you will find her tending to her chickens and taking walks in the country. She is fluent in Spanish and enjoys teaching her children Spanish as well.  As the oldest of seven children, Estefani enjoys working with children and has a goal to make every child’s dental experience enjoyable.


Jamie graduated from Vatterott College in 2006 with an AA in Dental Assisting. She has been in the dental field for over 12 years and has worked with pediatric dentists in both Des Moines and Ankeny prior to joining our team at Indianola Pediatric Dentistry! Jamie lives on an acreage outside of Saint Charles with her husband, Doug and has two boys Jesse and Wyatt. She enjoys spending time with family, camping, fishing, gardening and reading.


Mackenzie graduated from Melcher-Dallas High School in 2018. She completed her dental assistant training with Career Step in 2021 and joined our office shortly thereafter. She enjoys working with children, especially during their treatment appointments. She loves spending time with her boyfriend at the lake camping, fishing and boating. She also loves hunting during deer season!


Taryn graduated from DMACC in 2009 with an AA in Dental Assisting.  She spent nine years working at a pediatric dental office in Ankeny and is now happily working closer to home. She uses her years of clinical experience to help guide families through treatment, including dental care that is being provided at a hospital. Taryn lives on an acreage south of Indianola with her husband, Matt, and two children, Everly and Kase.   She enjoys spending time with family and friends, taking the kids on four-wheeler rides and occasionally joining her husband while hunting.