Meet the Team

About the Dental Impressions Team

Meet Ashley

Ashley joined our practice as a dental hygienist in 2012. In 2011, she received her Dental Hygiene degree from Des Moines Area Community College. She is also certified in CPR and dental assisting. Like the rest of our team, Ashley is passionate about personalized care and getting to know her patients on a personal basis. Ashley and her husband are the proud parents of three daughters, a cat and dog. Outside of the office, she loves racing four-wheelers, snowmobiling, fishing, being outdoors, and riding Harleys.

Meet Stephanie

Stephanie graduated from Des Moines Area Community College in 2001 and joined our team in 2017 as a registered dental assistant. Stephanie obtained her expanded functions certification and regularly performs dental hygiene demonstrations at local elementary schools. Stephanie loves the opportunity to meet new people and help her patients smile. She also looks forward to learning about her patients and their families. Stephanie has been married for 16 years and has two children, a nine-year-old son and a seven-year-old daughter. She also has a cat! Outside of the office, Stephanie enjoys watching Hawkeye games and hanging out with her friends, family, and neighbors. Her favorite movie is Beauty and the Beast, and she loves the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Meet Elizabeth

Elizabeth joined our team in 2020, and graduated from Vatterott College with her Registered Dental Assistant degree in 2012. She’s since completed special certifications in CPR. Elizabeth worked in public health for over five years, and also does charity work through her church whenever possible. She loves working with our team, and looks forward to getting to know each of our patients and having a good laugh with them. When not in the office, Elizabeth likes canvas painting, scrapbooking, hanging out with her five kids, playing ping pong, and card games!

Meet Lydia

Lydia grew up in Oskaloosa and now resides in Ankeny with her husband and two boys. She graduated from Hawkeye Community College, where she received her Registered Dental Hygienist degree in 2007. She finds it rewarding to see people who usually fear dental appointments be relaxed in her care. Lydia feels blessed watching families grow over the years. When not in the office, Lydia enjoys making memories with family and friends, scrapbooking, reading, and cheering on UNI men’s basketball!

Meet Melissa

Melissa graduated in 1988 and joined our front office team in 2020. She’s also earned certifications as a medication aide. She loves everything about her job, and enjoys working with patients and helping them on their journey to a healthier smile. When not in the office, she volunteers her time with Panora Pets, a no-kill shelter. Her hobbies include chalk painting, as well as remodeling and renovating older things. Her favorite quote is: “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”

Schedule an Appointment with Our Team

Our team is happy to welcome you to our practice by getting to know you and your unique dental health needs personally. For more information, schedule an appointment by calling Dental Impressions in Ankeny, IA today at (515) 965-0230. We also welcome patients who live in Alleman, Elkhart, Bondurant, and all surrounding communities.