Learn About Our Dentistry Services And Our Family Dentist in Iowa
Dr. Richard C. Apodaca has a gentle touch when performing any procedure. From routine cleanings to more complex dental work, we maintain a calm and easy going attitude to make you and your family feel comfortable.
Dr. Apodaca graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1984. He is a member of ADA, Iowa Dental Association and the Des Moines Dental Society.
Dr. Sass graduated from the university of Iowa school of dentistry in 2015 and also is a member of IDA & ADA
Our dental office is a bright and welcoming place to come for your next appointment. We have a reputation for friendly smiles and quality dental work and it’s our mission to ensure that all of our patients are comfortable while we give their smile that lustrous shine.
If you have any questions we encourage you to contact us. One of our staff members will be happy to help you.
Our West Des Moines office was established in 1994 and we are very proud to announce that we have opened a satellite office in Earlham. Our doctors and staff provide a family atmosphere where your visit will be welcoming and comfortable. We establish a friendship with our patients with trust and compassion treating everyone as an individual. Our philosophy is education and prevention.
We begin seeing young patients at the age of 1. Teaching and educating parents on their child’s teeth, i.e. brushing techniques, eruption and sealants to prevent decay. Our goal is to never place a filling in your child’s teeth. Our dental hygienists Cindy and Anj have been with us since 1994 and 2002 respectively. New to our hygiene staff is Amanda who just graduated from college in 2015. They are tops in their fields and will educate you on prevention and maintaining your beautiful smile. Amy has been with Dr. Apodaca since 1997 she is an expanded function dental assistant. Jessica was hired in 2012 as Dr. Apodaca’s second expanded function dental assistant as his previous assistant had retired. We have also rehired Tracy as another expanded function dental assistant to Dr. Sass who were both hired this year. Sheri will greet you with her smiling face and pleasant personality. Sheri has been with our office since 2004. Joining our front desk is Danielle who we also hired this year. They are able to answer all your insurance questions. We believe in treating our employees like family. We work as a team. Our doctor’s believe in continuing the education of their employees and themselves. We attend dental society meetings, work study groups, local and national dental conventions. This allows us to keep up on the latest technology and procedures.
Our office offers comprehensive dental care such as cleanings and exams, restorations, cosmetic dentistry, implants, crowns, bridges, partials, dentures, bleaching, root canal therapy. We are your complete dental office to maintain your beautiful smile. Please check out our website for patient comments.
We file all insurance and offer Care Credit financing along with all major credit cards.