We have been serving patient's in Ankeny for over 40 years!! We are committed to being an extraordinary team that treats every patient as family. Meet the caring professionals that runs Ankeny Dental Center and that will provide exceptional service for your whole family!

Kelly Gannon

Dental Hygienist

Kaitlin has been with Ankeny Dental Center since 2014. She really enjoys working with her coworkers and couldn't imagine finding a better and more supportive office to work at! 

Her family moved around quite a bit when she was young until her dad retired from the military and they settled near family in Sioux City, IA. She graduated from Heelan High School in 2004 and then moved to Ames, IA to attend Iowa State University. After having her son in 2008, she decided to pursue the dream she had always had of working in the dental field. She then started her prerequisite classes and enrolled in Dental Hygiene School at DMACC.

While attending dental hygiene school, she worked part time in the Copy & Print Center at Staples where she met her husband. After graduating from dental hygiene school in 2014, they moved to Ankeny. Her husband is a firefighter/paramedic for the City of Ankeny. In her spare time she enjoys quality time with her son, Phil, and daughter, Kennedy!

Lyndy Hamilton

Dental Assistant 

Sue Schlenker

front desk/dental assistant

Kelly, now a dental hygienist, used to work as a dental assistant here at Ankeny Dental Center for 5 years before going back to school for hygiene. She has been working as a dental hygienist for 10 years and has brought some amazing experience to Ankeny Dental Center.
You are in great hands with Kelly, as her main goal is to strive to make patient’s feel comfortable at the dental office. When she is not working or taking her kids to their activities, she enjoys running in races in Des Moines, grilling out, traveling, and relaxing with friends and family.

​Sue has been with Ankeny Dental Center for more than 25 years. She really enjoys making sure every patient has a great experience when scheduling appointments, receiving appointment reminders, getting answers to questions and help with insurance. She loves to welcome every patient to the office!

Sue and her husband Todd live in Maxwell and have two children, Cailey and Cole. When not at the office, Sue enjoys spending time with her family and friends camping, motorcycle riding, BBQing and more!​


Dr. Jackie Smith DDS

​Dr. Smith grew up in Ankeny, Iowa and, fun fact, was a patient of Ankeny Dental Centers (Dr. Jeff Stewart). She completed her undergraduate studies at Grand View University. She then continued her education at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, where she earned her D.D.S. in 2020.  Following graduation, Dr. Smith moved back to Ankeny and began practicing at Ankeny Dental Center in July 2020. She became owner of the practice in January of 2023, when Dr. Jeff Stewart retired. 

Dr. Smith is a member of the Iowa Dental Association and The American Dental Association. She is licensed through the Dental Board of Iowa. She has a passion for dentistry and looks forward to working with people of all ages. 

In her spare time, Dr. Smith enjoys spending time with her daughter, Reggie, her husband, Austin, and their two dogs. She also spends time volunteering, traveling, boating with family, and attending Green Bay Packers and Iowa Hawkeyes games!


Lyndy moved from the Quad Cities to Ankeny in 1994. She started working as a dental assistant at Ankeny Dental Center in 1999 and the office has become her second family. She enjoys getting to know all patients and being there to assist with their needs. 

In her free time, she spends quality time with her husband, daughter, and her crazy dog.

Kaitilin Farrell

Dental Hygienist