​Dr. Stewart grew up in Altoona, Iowa.  He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Northern Iowa. He continued his education at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, where he earned his D.D.S. in 1994.  Following graduation, Dr. Stewart moved to Ankeny and began practicing at Ankeny Dental Center.  

Dr. Stewart is a member of the Iowa Dental Association, The American Dental Association and the Des Moines District Dental Society.  He is licensed through the Dental Board of Iowa.

In his free time, Dr. Stewart enjoys spending time with his wife, Elaine, and their two daughters.  His interests include golfing, cheering for the Iowa Hawkeyes and following his kids activities.  


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. They have a son that attends Parkview Middle School and a daughter that will be 3 years old!

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.  She completed her undergraduate studies at Grand View University. She 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 will begin practicing at Ankeny Dental Center, July 2020. 

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 husband, Austin, and their two dogs. She also spends time volunteering, traveling, and attending Green Bay Packers and Iowa Hawkeyes games!


Dr. Jeff Stewart DDS

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 

Deb Mccleary

Dental Hygienist 

Deb grew up in Ankeny and graduated Ankeny High School in 1974. She started working at Ankeny Dental Center in 1976 as a Dental Assistant. She then graduated from DMACC's Dental Hygiene program in 1982 and has been working as a dental hygienist at Ankeny Dental Center since 2000. The office feels like her family because of her wonderful co-workers and boss, as well as the long association there.

Deb and her husband, Norm, are expecting their first grandchild on July 4, 2020, from their daughter, Anna, and her husband. They also have a son, Paul, who is a student in Almaty, Kazakhstan, learning Russian. They have another son, Scott, who is recently married and is an aerospace engineer working at ISU. 

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

Lyndy Hamilton

Dental Assistant