Meet Our Team

Our Doctors

Dr. Anderson
Dr. Anderson
Dr. Anderson is passionate about delivering an exceptional patient experience at Anderson Dental Group. He is committed to providing a relaxed atmosphere and quality care to each of his patients.
A Midwest native, Dr. Anderson attended Marquette University and University of Iowa College of Dentistry and studied advanced practice management through Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. With a strong passion for education, Dr. Anderson has also served as an adjunct associate professor at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry.

Dr. Anderson strives to make Anderson Dental Group a leader in providing the latest in diagnostic technology for our patients. In November of 2014, Anderson Dental Group installed 3-D cone beam radiography, an incredible tool for placing implants, diagnosing root canals, and examining all areas of the mouth with a 3-D view!

Dr. Anderson and his wife, Diana, have four children that keep them very busy. As a family, they enjoy motorcycles, travel, camping, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends!

Dr. Reis
Dr. Reis
Dr. Reis enjoys working with patients of all ages. Restoring smiles and healthy mouths is a passion for her. Dr. Reis’ grandfather, Benny Hawkins, was a dentist and mentor at the University of Iowa. His gentle touch and relationships with patients inspired her.
Dr. Reis grew up in Iowa City and in 2003 graduated from the University of Northern Iowa.  She then graduated from University of Iowa’s College of Dentistry in 2007 where she completed rotations at pediatric focused practices.  After graduation she moved to the Des Moines area.  Dr. Reis is a member of the American Dental Association and Iowa Dental Association and has volunteered with Iowa Mission of Mercy.  

Dr. Reis and her husband, Jim, moved to Adel in 2013. They have two young sons, Benton and Tyson. The boys are starting to get involved in sports and activities in the community which will keep them busy for years to come. Rachel enjoys golfing, running road races and cheering on Iowa collegiate sports in her free time.

Dr. Jensen
Dr. Jensen
Dr. Jensen creates a comfortable environment that patients desire. She offers a full spectrum of dental services while embracing patients’ wants and needs.

Dr. Erin Jensen was born and raised in West Des Moines and attended Valley High School. After graduating she continued her education at Iowa State University and graduated with a degree in Kinesiology and was also a member of the Iowa State softball team. 

Dr. Jensen went on to the University of Iowa College of Dentistry where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. While in dental school, Dr. Jensen was involved in various clubs and intramural sports and enjoyed volunteering at Iowa Mission of Mercy.  

Dr. Jensen and her husband, Brandon, live in West Des Moines and enjoy spending time with their families and friends, traveling, working out, and many outdoor activities. Dr. Jensen is very excited to be serving in her hometown.

Dr. Vonnahme
Dr. Vonnahme
Dr. Vonnahme cultivates a small town feel and trust to her practice. She establishes a relationship with her patients extending beyond their oral health. Meeting new people and learning from them are aspects she considers benefits of her profession.

She earned both her undergraduate and doctorate from the University of Iowa. While in dental school, she conducted research in Dr. David Drake’s lab on virulence factors related to the primary bacteria involved in dental decay.  She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Iowa Dental Association, and the Des Moines Dental District. She also serves on the DMACC Dental Hygiene Advisory Board. She enjoys volunteering with Iowa Mission of Mercy and Special Olympics.

Dr. Vonnahme and her husband have lived in the metro area for over 10 years. They have three young children who are involved in all kinds of youth activities keeping her very busy outside of the office.

Management

Diana
DianaPractice Manager
Diana’s passion for helping people shows in her infectious smile, as she makes sure each of our patients has a positive experience in our care. Whether a patient has questions about treatment, is confused about insurance benefits, or needs help scheduling an appointment, Diana is a valuable resource.
With 20+ years of experience in the dental field, Diana appreciates being part of a team that’s committed to continuously building its knowledge and skills and working together to create the best possible experience for our patients.

Diana and her husband, Eric, have four beautiful children who keep them very active! As a family, they enjoy traveling, golfing, boating, walking, and the company of friends and family.

Dawn
DawnBusiness Manager
While Dawn’s main focus is to keep the practice running smoothly, she especially enjoys the time she spends with patients. Dawn came to Anderson Dental Group in 2003, bringing with her valuable business-sector experience. She absolutely LOVES her job and working with the staff and patients here at Anderson Dental.
Dawn has been married to Jay for over 30 years and they have three wonderful children (Megan, Bryce, and Jaymie). Her free time is spent with family and friends and traveling to UNI to cheer on their Panthers!

Hygienists

Karla
Karla
Karla was a Dental Assistant for six years before going back to school to become a Dental Hygienist. She attended the Dental Hygiene program at DMACC and has been in the dental field for over 20 years.
Karla is married to Doug, and they have two children, Kendre and Kolby. In their leisure time, they enjoy being with their children and friends boating during the summer.
Alissa
Alissa
After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Dakota in 2004, Alissa stayed as a clinical instructor for USD’s Dental Hygiene program before moving to the Des Moines area. Alissa has been a proud member of the Anderson Dental Group team since 2006. She especially enjoys talking with her patients and educating them about how to improve their oral health.

Alissa grew up on a farm in northwest Iowa. She and her husband, Michael, have two boys, Reagan and Adrian. In their free time, they love playing and laughing with these two little blessings!

Paige
Paige
Paige received a bachelor’s degree from The University of Iowa in Interdepartmental Studies – Health Science in 2014. She continued her studies at DMACC, where she graduated from the Dental Hygiene program in 2016. Paige loves building relationships with her patients and helping them achieve a healthy smile.

Paige was born and raised in Des Moines where she currently lives with her husband, Kase, their son, Holden, and golden retriever, Asher. Paige and her family love spending time outdoors with friends and family and cheering on the Hawkeyes.

Amy
Amy
Amy has over 20 years experience in the dental field. She began as a dental assistant, graduating from DMACC in 1998 and went on to earn her Dental Hygiene degree in 2002. She finished with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Iowa and then was a clinical instructor at Iowa Central Community College for over 10 years. Amy is passionate about comprehensive patient care offering kind and gentle, personable experiences.

Amy’s hobbies include traveling, new adventures, cooking, spending time outdoors hiking and biking, as well as time with family and friends.

Krista
Krista
Krista received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Iowa in 1991. Her career has included family practice, pediatrics, community involvement and volunteering. She is excited to be back to a family-oriented general practice like ADG. Krista strives to have her patients look forward to each appointment and leave with a positive experience and a smile!

In Krista’s free time, she enjoys reading, riding her bike, baking, doing crossword puzzles, and entertaining.  She and her husband enjoy riding their Harley, playing with their spunky pug, Hazel, cheering on the Hawks and Chicago Cubs, and planning their next sunny vacation!

Assistants

Janae
Janae
Janae has enjoyed working as a Registered Dental Assistant with expanded functions for more than 30 years! She truly embraces the “patient comes first” approach here at Anderson Dental Group, and patients love her calming and caring nature.
Janae lives west of Des Moines with her husband Steve. Their daughter, Desi, and her husband, Matt, live just a few miles away. Their son, Sam, is attending UNI. Janae recently became a grandma and spends most of her free time spoiling her grandbabies!
Alyssa
Alyssa
Alyssa is a Registered Dental Assistant with expanded functions who has more than ten years of experience restoring smiles! Her passion for dental assisting has grown since the first day she stepped into a dental office! She considers getting to know her patients on a personal level and caring for their health to be a true joy and feels every day is rewarding.
In her spare time, Alyssa likes to go boating, teach dance, and is enjoying every moment with her husband, Dino, and their little boy, Gianni.
Ashlie
Ashlie
Ashlie was born and raised in California and moved to Iowa in 2014. She then attended the DMACC Dental Program and graduated with the class of 2016. She has since obtained her expanded functions license and joined our team here at Anderson Dental Group in 2020.

In her free time Ashlie enjoys baking and traveling any chance she gets!

Patient Services Coordinators

Pam
Pam
Pam is one the first people you will usually see or hear in our office—her smile and laughter are contagious. With more than twenty years of experience in the dental field, Pam is committed to making each experience with our office relaxed and comfortable and excels in her work every day.
Pam lives in Ankeny with Gene, her husband of 30 years. Their daughter, Morgan teaches in Ankeny schools, and their son, Taylor is a Des Moines police officer. In her spare time, Pam enjoys riding their Harley, cheering on their Cyclones (Go State!), gardening, shopping, Mexico, family, their cat, Richard, and traveling with friends.
Sharyl
Sharyl
Sharyl will be one of the first people to greet you when you come in the door. She has nearly 15 years of dental knowledge to help you with any questions that you might have!

She loves to travel and go to Oklahoma every chance she gets and loves to spend time with her 4 kids and her 12 grandbabies. In her spare time she likes to go walking, hiking, kayaking, and loves any sandy beach she can find!  She also enjoys learning and exploring new cultures.

Heather
Heather
As one of our front desk coordinators, Heather is here to greet you warmly whether on the phone or as you enter our office for your dental visit. Heather brings many years of experience in customer service and executive administration. Her goal is to help make your dental visit as enjoyable as possible!

Heather grew up in Ankeny, but now resides in Johnston with her husband, Jeff. Together they have 5 children: Noah, Mia, Miles, Taylor, Aidan, and the family cat named Grey.  She enjoys scenic rides on the Harley, traveling to warm locations, and doing home projects.  Among her favorite things are coffee, shoes, dark chocolate, the Cyclones, red wine and spending time with family and friends.

Fran and Norm
Fran and Norm
Fran & Norm are the friendly faces behind our confirmation calls.