Meet Our Team

Our Doctors

Dr. Anderson
Dr. Anderson
Dr. L. Eric 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. Rachel 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. Vonnahme
Dr. Vonnahme
Dr. Amanda 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.

Dr. Krois
Dr. Krois
Dr. Nicole Krois loves creating a comfortable and inviting environment for patients. She enjoys getting to know patients while creating a personalized treatment plan because everyone is unique. Creating these relationships is one of the many reasons why Dr. Krois loves dentistry!

Dr. Krois grew up in West Des Moines.  While attending the University of Iowa she earned a B.A. in biology in 2013, a master’s in secondary science education in 2015, and in 2020 graduated from the UI College of Dentistry.   While in dental school, Dr. Krois conducted dental education research with Dr. Leonardo Marchini, working on making the clinical aspect of learning more effective and efficient for students. She served as the president of the student research group at the dental college and was involved in several clubs.

After dental school, Dr. Krois lived and practiced dentistry in Fort Collins, CO and later moved back to Iowa to be closer to family. She loves hiking, skiing, camping, biking, cooking, and running with her dog. She is very excited to be back in Iowa!

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, who keep them on the move with their many activities! In their down time, they love laughing with the boys, playing games, sitting around a campfire and enjoying a relaxing day on the lake.

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 children, Holden and Maren; and their golden retriever, Asher. Paige and her family love spending time outdoors with friends and family and cheering on the Hawkeyes.

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 pugs, Hazel & Vivian, cheering on the Hawks and Chicago Cubs, and planning their next sunny vacation!

Brittaney
Brittaney
Brittaney has been in the dental field since 2016 with experience as a dental assistant and at the front desk. She graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Indian Hills Community College in 2021 and was excited to joined ADG shortly after.

In her free time, Brittaney enjoys cheering on the Dallas Cowboys and spending time with her fiancé, Dalton, and their golden retriever, Moose.

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 and spend time with family.  She and her husband, Dino, are enjoying every moment with their boys, Gianni & Giulian.

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!

Kristi
Kristi
Kristi joined Anderson Dental group in 2020 and has been an expanded functions dental assistant for more than 20 years. She enjoys building relationships with her patients and getting to meet new people.

Kristi is an animal lover who likes the outdoors, gardening, reading, and spending time with family and friends!

Ashton
Ashton
Ashton graduated from the Dental Assisting program through Des Moines Area Community College in 2021. She quickly joined ADG and can be found both chairside and at the front desk. She has always been a conversationalist and loved being a hair stylist before transitioning into the dental field.

Ashton grew up on a farm in southern Iowa and loves going back to visit family, especially her nieces and nephews! As an adventure enthusiast, she enjoys traveling, country concerts, and spoiling her Bernese Mountain Dog fur babies.

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.

Hilary
Hilary
Hilary enjoys greeting each patient walking through the doors and loves to see you smile! Although Hilary is newer to the dental field, she has many years of experience with customer service and is happy to help you!

Hilary grew up in Ankeny and now lives there with her husband, Drew.  They love family time with their son, Daxin.  She enjoys baking and cooking and time spent outdoors.

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